Course Information
Fourth Annual Integrative Medicine and Mental Health Conference - The Healing Power of Spirit: Overcoming the Fear of Death & Dying

Semel Institute, UCLA Campus
760 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California
March 09, 2019 to March 10, 2019
*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.



Course Description

This two-day conference will provide didactic lectures and experiential workshops on spirituality in the end-of-life care across lifespan.

Registration Information

Enrollment

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By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Fourth Annual Integrative Medicine and Mental Health Conference
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Course Fees

Profession Two Days One Day
Health Practitioners $100 $50
Para-professionals / Trainees / Students $50 $25
     

Refunds

Due to the low enrollment fee, no refunds will be given for this conference.

Faculty

Course Chair

Helen Lavretsky, MD
Semel Scholar in Integrative Mental Health*
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
UCLA

Faculty

Donna Ames, MD
Professor in Residence
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences*
Department of Psychiatry, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center
UCLA

Ira Byock, MD, FAAHPM
Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Active Emeritus Professor
Institute for Human Caring
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Anna I. Corwin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
St Mary’s College of California

Alejandro De Jesus, PhD, BCC, HPC
Clinical Chaplain
Hospice and Palliative Care
South Texas Veterans Health Care System

Sara Eaglewoman
Medicine Woman and Urban Shaman
The Role of Traditional Native American Healers in the End of Life Care

Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN
Professor and Director
Division of Nursing Research and Education
City of Hope National Medical Center

Charles Grob, MD
Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Pediatrics*

Rev. George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB
Director, Health Services Research & Quality
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

Ka-Kit Hui, MD
Wallis Annenberg Professor in Integrative East-West Medicine*
Professor, Founder and Director, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
Chair, Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine
UCLA

Trisha Jauchler, MS, MA, RDT-BCT, CBF, CT, CDP
Founder and Director of On Bright Wings
Registered Drama Therapist, Certified Thanatologist and Death Doula
Cerificated Bereavement Facilitator, Certified Dementia Practitioner
On Bright Wings Services for Aging, End-of-Life, and Bereavement

Yuan Miao
Himalayan Master

Christina Puchalski, MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM
Professor of Medicine and Health Science
Institute for Spirituality and Health / Supportive and Palliative Outpatient Clinic
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Gay Aileen Walker, RN, CHPPN
Former Director and Clinical Supervisor
Certified Compassionate Bereavement

*David Geffen School of Medicine

Program Agenda

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Morning
8:00 Registration & Breakfast
8:45 Introduction & Logistics
Helen Lavretsky, MD
Plenary Session: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Patient-Centered Spirituality-Based End-of-Life Care
(9am-12pm)
9:00 Spirituality and End of Life Care in Healthcare Settings
Christina Puchalski, MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM
10:00 Fostering Opportunities for Well-Being Through the End of Life
Ira Byock, MD, FAAHPM
11:00 Providing Culturally Appropriate Spiritual Care in the Context of the End of Life Care
Rev. George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB
12:00 Lunch
Afternoon
1:00 “Moral Injury” and Spirituality Among Veterans
Donna Ames, MD
1:45 The Unique Challenges of Chaplain Ministry in the End-Of-Life Care for Veterans
Alejandro De Jesus, PhD, BCC, HPC
2:30 Spirituality in Children and Families Facing Serious Illness
Gay Aileen Walker, RN, CHPPN
3:30 Experiential Workshop: The Role of Traditional Native American Healers in the End of Life Care
Sara Eaglewoman

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Morning
8:00 Breakfast & Registration
8:30 Resilience and Aging - Is There a Good Death?
Helen Lavretsky, MD
9:30 Successful Aging or Meaningful Decline: Comparative Approaches to the End of Life
Anna I. Corwin, PhD
10:30 The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing
Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN
11:30 Psilocybin Treatment for Anxiety at the End of Life
Charles Grob, MD
12:30 Lunch
Afternoon
1:30 The Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the End of Life and Integrative Oncology Care
Ka-Kit Hui, MD
Traditional Healing Practices in the End-of-Life Care Experiential Workshops
2:00 Experiential Workshop: How to Use the Yoga of Joy to Fearlessly Embrace the Inevitability of Death
Yuan Miao
3:30 Experiential Workshop: Live Fully, Die Well
Trisha Jauchler, MS, MA, RDT-BCT, CBF, CT, CDP
4:30 Closing Remarks & Acknowledgements
Helen Lavretsky, MD

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss multidisciplinary approaches to patient-centered spiritual care in the palliative care setting
  • Use spirituality-based therapeutic approaches to manage the fear of death and dying
  • Apply the principles of traditional spirituality-based healing modalities to end-of-life care

Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Miscellaneous

Location

Semel Institute
C-Floor Auditorium (C8-183 CHS)
760 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90024