Silver's Zelda Foster Studies at SWHPN

Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN)
5th General Assembly | February 19-21, 2017
Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch | Scottsdale, AZ


Honoring Dory Hottensen, LCSW, MSW Mentor, Leadership Fellow and Zelda Faculty

with the Award of Excellence in Clinical Practice
Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, February 21 at 11:30 AM

Presentation Schedule

NYU Silver Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care Faculty, MSW Fellows, Leadership Fellows,  MSW Mentors and Post-Master's Certificate Program Graduates

All presentations at The Scottsdale Resort. The complete conference schedule is available here.

Sunday, February 19

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Colleen Mulkerin, MSW, LCSW, MSW Mentor
    WORKSHOP – Making the Connection Between Literature, Theory, Practice and Publication
  • Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, MA, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C, Leadership Mentor
    WORKSHOP – Expanding the Social Work Role in Advance Care Planning: Enhancing Leadership and Clinical Excellence

1:00 - 4:00 PM

  • Bridget Sumser, MSW, MSW Fellow
    WORKSHOP – Aging Matters: Assessing and Intervening with Older Patients in Palliative Care


Monday, February 20

10:15 - 11:15 AM

  • Liz Elmquist, LMSW, MSW Fellow
    The Impact of Death Anxiety on Communication and Care Delivery for Patients with Advanced Illness
  • Kristyn Fazzalaro, LCSW, ACHP-SW, Leadership Fellow
    Gazing Into the Looking Glass: The Journey Back to Self
  • Karen Kell Hartman LCSW-R, OSW-C, PELC Certificate Program Graduate
    Helping the Helpers: An Exploration of Clinical Mentoring and Supervision in Palliative and End-of-Life Social Work
  • Dory Hottensen, LCSW, MSW Mentor, Leadership Fellow and Zelda Faculty
    Helping Patients With Advanced Cancer Write Ethical Wills

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Louisa Daratsos, PhD, LCSW, Zelda Faculty
    Toward Veteran Centered Care: Appreciating the Concept of the Veteran Identity to Improve Oncology and Palliative Care in Social Work Practice
  • Skitch Ferguson, MSW, MBA, Leadership Fellow
    "Searching for Double Rainbows": Understanding Disease Continuum in Providing Palliative Care of ESRD Patients
  • Anna McKinnon, LMSW, MSW Fellow
    Searching for Family: Ethical and Clinical Implications for Social Work Practice

1:30 - 2:30 PM

  • Rachel Rusch, MSW, MA, MSW Fellow
    Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen? The Unique Role of Palliative Care Social Work Within a Multiple Provider Framework

2:45 - 3:45 PM

  • Susan Gerbino, PhD, LCSW, Program Director
  • Virge Luce, MSW, LCSW-R, Zelda Faculty
  • Susan Conceicao, LCSW, MSW Mentor and Leadership Fellow
    SYMPOSIUM – Providing Support to Social Work Interns in PELC: A Pedagogical Approach


Tuesday, February 21

10:15 - 11:15 AM

  • Emily Browning, M.Div., MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW, Leadership Fellow
    An Unlikely Partnership: How a Palliative Care Team and an Organ Donation Organization Collaborate to Support Families on the ICU
  • Myra Glajchen, DSW, Leadership Mentor
    SYMPOSIUM - Educating Social Workers for Generalist and Specialty Palliative Care

11:30 AM

  • SWHPN Awards Luncheon
    Honoring Dory Hottensen, LCSW, MSW Mentor, Leadership Fellow and Zelda Faculty, with the Award of Excellence in Clinical Practice

12:45 - 1:45 PM

  • Richard Dickens, LCSW-R, Leadership Mentor
    The Role of Wounded Healers in Social Work at EOL: Bridging the Gap Between Professional, Patient and Caregiver
  • Lori Eckel, LCSW, ACHP-SW, OSW-C, Leadership Fellow
    Lessons from Linda - Navigating Complex Ethical Crossroads
  • Laurel Tropeano, LCSW, MSW Fellow
    Think Outside of the Box: How Social Workers Used Data to Create a Successful Palliative Care Business
  • Ryan Weller, LSCW, Leadership Mentor
    LGBT Veterans and End of Life Considerations

3:15 PM

  • Terry Altilio, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, Zelda Faculty
    PLENARY – The Power of Language: Empowering Social Work to Influence Word Choice Patient-Centered Care


Poster Presentations

  • Elizabeth Ezra, LCSW, OSW-C, Leadership Fellow
  • David Horne, MSW Fellow
    Honoring Loss as a Community
  • Keisha Berlund LCSW, PELC Certificate Program Graduate
  • Diane Farquhar,, LCSW, PELC Certificate Program Graduate
  • Jacqueline Peare, LMSW, MSW Fellow
    Development of Training Program for Palliative Care Social Worker
  • Barbara Jones, PhD, MSW, MSW Fellow and Leadership Mentor
    Evaluation of a Psychosocial Intervention for Families who have a Parent with Cancer
  • Christine Wilkins, PhD, LCSW, Leadership Fellow, MSW Mentor and Zelda Faculty
    Advance Care Planning: A NYC Health System's Commitment to Making a Difference