Program Sessions by Track

Day Two: Tuesday, March 17, 2020


Conference Track

Tuesday Morning: Session V

Tuesday Lunch Roundtables

Tuesday Afternoon: Session VI

Tuesday Afternoon: Session VII

Leadership, Professional Development, and Ethics

Unleashing your inner researcher: First steps for clinicians to strengthen palliative social work’s future through practice-informed research

Iris Fineberg, PhD, MSW, ACSW, OSW-C, FNAP, FAOSW


Ethical Considerations in ECMO: A Role for Palliative Care

Megan Prescott, LCSW, HEC-C


How to Transform Your Best Practices to Research and Publication

Ellen Csikai, LCSW, MPH, Ph.D

Karen Bullock, Ph.D

Quentin Maynard, LMSW, MSW, Ph.D

How to Transform Your Best Practices to Research and Publication

Ellen Csikai, LCSW, MPH, Ph.D

Karen Bullock, Ph.D

Quentin Maynard, LMSW, MSW, Ph.D

Pediatrics and Young Adults

Courageous Parents Network: A Web-Based Resource to Enhance Support and Connectedness of Families Facing Serious Pediatric Illness

Janet Duncan

Nicholas Purol, LICSW, MSW

Blyth Lord


STRENGTH Sessions: A Model for Supporting Healthcare Providers After Pediatric Death

Suzanne Miller, LCSW


LivingOutLoud.Life - Shattering the Silence for Young Adults and Teens Living with Advanced Illness

Shelly Cory, MA

Christopher MacKinnon, MA, PhD, OPQ

Clinical Practice

They Think I'm an Addict: Bridging Patient and Provider Experiences of Pain and the Language We Use

Victoria Klein, MSW

The Whole Person Plan: A Tool to Guide Social Workers in Palliative Care Discussions and Consultations

Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA


Supporting the Professional Caregiver: Addressing Psycho-social needs of oncology providers

Ahuva Morris, LCSW, MSW

Batya Reckson, LCSW

Grief Debrief: Bereavement Group for Oncology Staff

Heather Roesch, MSSW, CAPSW, APHSW-C


Embedding Palliative Care Into Outpatient Oncology Clinics: Experiences From Two Practices

Jamie Newell, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C

Susan Hedlund, MSW, LCSW

Cultural Competency

The impact of culture and religion on organ donation and end of life issues

Nicole MacWilliam, MSW

Buddhist Perspectives at End of Life

Betty Jampel, LCSW



Give them a voice: partnering with a lip-reading interpreter team in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Sharon Kimberly, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C




The Dyad and Beyond: Identifying Effective Strategies for Promoting Family Caregiver Communication

Jennifer Portz, Ph. D, MSW

Karla Washington, Ph.D, LCSW

Cara Wallace, Ph.D, LMSW

Stephanie P. Wladkowski, Ph.D, LMSW, ACHP-SW


Death, where is thy sting?: Emotion Regulation in Bereavement

Caitlin Scanlon, MSW, LCSW

Danielle Jonas, MSW, LCSW

Life and Loss after Stroke: Lessons from a Caregiver and Practice Perspective

Courtney Carver, MSW

Natalie Randolph

Michael McCarthy

Caregiver Burden: What Can We Do to Help?

Zainab Suntai, MSW

Students & New to Hospice and Palliative Care

The Role of Advance Care Planning in Providing Quality Person Centered Care

Christine Wilkins, Ph.D., LCSW



I'm Angry at My Client. Now What?

Allie Shukraft MSW, MAT, APHSW-C


Despair, Dismay and Moral Codes

Abigail Nathanson, LCSW, APHSW-C, ACS

Brenda Green, LMSW, APHSW-C

Advanced Topics

Promoting Wellbeing: The Evolution of Wellness in a Palliative Care (PC) Program

Lindsay Minter, LCSW

Delia Cortez, LCSW


The Other Side of Palliative Care: The Critical Work of Engaging and Collaborating With Primary Medical Teams Behind the Scenes

Chris Onderdonk, LCSW

Julia Cain

The Circle of True Compassion: Integrating a Contemplative Framework into Palliative Care Practice

Alison Marcell, LMSW, MPH


Topics in Social Work Education


Using Reflective Teaching Techniques to Prepare Palliative Care Students for Interprofessional Practice

Barbara Head, Ph.D, CHPN, ACSW, FPCN

Kathie Supiano, Ph.D, LCSW, APHSW-C, F-GSA, FT, APHSW-C

Unlearning and Relearning: A Psychosocial-Spiritual Curriculum for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellows,

Jamie Holzmann, MSW, LCSW, CCM, ACHP-SW

Jaime Goldberg

End-of-life care conversations: Exploring the personal dimension of student education

Melissa Lundquist, Ph.D, MSW

Topics in Leadership


Beyond Supervision: Building a Cross-Organizational Community for Social Workers in a Regional Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Training Program

Judith Wood Mintz, LCSW

Amanda (AJ) Creden Fairgrieve, LCSW