Event Date/Time: Nov 02, 2007 End Date/Time: Nov 02, 2007
Registration Date: Nov 01, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Sep 09, 2007
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8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Course Directors
Thomas S. Herman, MD, FACS
The Cunniff-Dixon Foundation
Tampa, FL

Peter S. Dixon, MD
Medical Oncology
Internal Medicine
Essex, CT

Keynote Lecturer
Pauline W. Chen, MD, FACS
Author of Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality
Boston, MA

Susan Block, MD
Chief, Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital
Co-Director, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care
Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Arthur Caplan, PhD
Emmanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics
Center for Bioethics
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Edward M. Copeland III, MD, FACS
President, American College of Surgeons
Edward R. Woodward Distinguished Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL

Sharon R. Kaufman, PhD
Professor, Medical Anthropology
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Robert L. Martensen, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Humanities
Brody School of Medicine
Greenville, SC

Winthrop Rutherfurd, Jr., LLB
Partner, White & Case LLP
New York, NY

Abdulaziz A. Sachedina, PhD
Frances Myers Ball Professor of Religious Studies
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Martin Silbiger, MD, MBA
Dean Emeritus
Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Radiology
University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

Target Audience
This course is designed for physicians practicing in all specialties who care for patients at the end of life.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
1. Prepare patients and their families for the transition to the end of life.
2. Implement a strategy to provide a more personal and informed level of patient care and thus enhance the quality of life for terminally ill patients.
3. Recognize the appropriate time to suggest palliative care or hospice for terminally ill patients and facilitate the process.
4. Anticipate common ethical and legal issues that arise in the context of end-of-life medical care.
5. Apply an understanding of the psychiatric aspects of mortality to improve the quality of interactions with terminally ill patients and their families.
6. Recognize and accommodate the needs of patients and families from various cultures and religions coping with the end of life.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of South Florida College of Medicine and the Cunniff-Dixon Foundation. The University of South Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of South Florida College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Additional Information

Registration fee $300 Reduced registration fee for residents ($195)