Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Free Educational Workshop on Palliative and End-of-Life Care

11.20.2006

A Caregiver Workshop – Enhancing Quality of Life in Palliative and End-of-Life Care – will be held on Saturday, December 2, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the North Broward Medical Center’s Conference Center, 201 E. Sample Road, Deerfield Beach.

The program is free of charge and is designed for caregivers and health care professionals – physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, hospice caregivers, clergy, case managers, addiction professionals, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and others who routinely deal with palliative and end-of-life care issues. Continuing education credits for health care professionals will be available.

Topics will include palliative care versus hospice, communicating bad news, resources, advance care directives, pain management, complementary and alternative therapies, spirituality, cultural diversity and palliative care, nutrition, and self care for the caregivers.

Featured speaker and moderator for the workshop is Pamela Sutton, M.D., director of the Barbara Ziegler Palliative Care Program, North Broward Hospital District. Workshop chairperson is Phil Fusca, M.S.W., Aventura Hospital and Medical Center.

The event is hosted by the Southeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (SFCCC), a group of individuals and organizations working together to reduce the cancer burden and to reduce cancer disparities in Southeast Florida. Support for collaborative activities is provided by the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Sponsors include American Cancer Society, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Florida Department of Health, Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers, Hospice by the Sea, Interventional Pain Physicians of South Florida, Medtronic, Memorial Cancer Institute, North Broward Medical Center, Ortho-Biotech, Novartis, Southeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Wellness Community Greater Miami, 21st Century Oncology, and University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registrations are requested by calling 1-888-256-7692. For more information visit the SFCCC website, http://sfccc.med.miami.edu.

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