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Working Along the Margins: Social Work and Palliative Care with At-Risk Populations

Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Silver

Presented by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the NYU Silver School of Social Work

This event is sponsored by Jewish Foundation for Education of Women
 
March 3, 2015
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Rockefeller Research Laboratory Building
430 E 67th St (corner of York Ave and 67th)

Agenda

8:30 - 9:00 am Check-in and Registration
9:00 - 9:15 am

Welcome

Penny Damaskos, Director, Department of Social Work, MSKCC

Susan Gerbino, Director, Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, NYU Silver School of Social Work\

Elizabeth Kraiem, Executive Director, Jewish Foundation for Education of Women

9:15 - 10:30 am

Social Work Role in Pediatric Palliative Care

Barbara L. Jones, PhD, Assistant Dean for Health Affairs & Associate Professor Co-Director, The Institute for Grief, Loss, and Family Survival UT Austin School of Social Work, Mentor, Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

10:30 - 10: 45 am Break
10:45 - 11:45 am

Panel: Health Disparities among Vulnerable Populations

Daniel Gardner, PhD, Associate Professor, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College Research Director, Hartford Silberman Center of Excellence in Gerontological Social Work Faculty and Mentor, Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Meagan Leimena, LMSW, MPH, MSW Fellow, Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care Jewish Foundation for Education of Women Fellow

Rebecca Freeman, LMSW, Palliative Care Social Worker, Bellevue Medical Center, MSW Fellow, Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation Fellow

12:00 - 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 pm

Break Out Sessions (Registrants will select one of the following on the registration form)

A. Working with Veterans

Louisa Daratsos, LCSW, Psychosocial Coordinator for Oncology/Palliative Care, Community & Social Services, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System Brooklyn Campus, Adjunct Faculty, Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

B. Understanding Mental Health Issues in Palliative Care

R. Garrett Key, MD, Assistant Attending Physician, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

C. Building an Understanding of EOL care for the Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled

Heidi Weiss, LMSW, MHA, Palliative Medicine Service, WESTMED Medical Group, Adjunct Faculty, Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Break Out Sessions (Registrants will select one of the following on the registration form)

A. Medical Social Work Considerations for the LGBT Population

Penny Damaskos, PhD, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, Director, Department of Social Work, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mentor, Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Jack Burkhalter, PhD, Clinical Health Psychologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

B.   The Impact of Immigration on End-of-Life Care

Amanda Amodio, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Linda Mathew, LMSW, OSW-C, Clinical Social Worker, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Leadership Fellow, Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

C.   Clinical Interventions for Managing Mental Health Issues in Palliative Care

Bridget Sumser, LCSW,  Social Work Coordinator, Adult Palliative Care Service,  University of California San Francisco,  MSW Fellow, Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care,  Jewish Foundation for Education of Women Fellow

3:15 - 4:30 pm

Intimate Partner Abuse: Strategies for the Palliative Care Social Worker

Christine Wilkins, PhD, LCSW, Manager, Palliative Care Program and Social Work Services, NYU Langone Medical Center

 

Learning Objectives

Through attendance at this event, participants will:
 
1. Gain an increased understanding of the unique palliative care needs of at-risk populations;
2. Develop clinical skills to better meet the social work needs of these groups; and
3. Increase knowledge of evidence informed interventions with at-risk clients and their caregivers.

REGISTRATION

Registration for this event is now closed.  Please contact Jocelyn Walls (jocelyn.walls@gmail.com) for more information.

Continuing Education Units

The Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0012.

Attendance at this event result in receipt of five-and-a-half (5.5) continuing education credit hours.

Learning Assessment
In order to obtain the credits, all participants are required to complete a short post-event learning assessment. The learning assessment will be sent out electronically via the e-mail address provided at registration. Upon completion of the learning assessment, the credits will be e-mailed to the participant.

Attendance Fees

  • General Admission: $150
  • Current MSW Students: $10

Cancellations and Refunds

In the event that after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning offers refunds on the following basis:
 
Refund requests made on or before February 24 (by midnight): full refund
Refund requests made on or before March 1 (by midnight): 50% refund
Refund requests made on or after March 2: no refund
 
In the instance of event cancellation, all registrants will be fully reimbursed.
 
If you can no longer attend this event and wish to be reimbursed, please complete the form located here.
 

Contact Us

NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning
1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Email: stephanie.kaplan@nyu.edu
Phone: 212-998-5897
Fax: 212-995-4497