EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN - May 12, 2017 Helping ‘til it Hurts: Building Resilience for Caregivers

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Settlemyer Hall, Bellingham Technical College,

2017 Annual Palliative Care Institute Conference 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSED at midnight on APRIL 12!   On-line registration continues until midnight May 10.  On-site registration from 8:30 am-9:00 am May 12.  Scroll down to the REGISTRATION BUTTON at the bottom of the page!

This day-long conference will include keynotes, break-out discussions, and interactive sessions to deepen our engagement with the themes of building resilience and combating compassion fatigue for both clinical professionals and family members working in palliative and end of life care introduced at last year’s PCI conference. We will Learn about the hazards of caregiving –  burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma –  and the solutions/antidotes/protective measures both home caregivers and health providers can take to guard against burnout and build resilience.

After conference, learners should be able to:

  1. Describe the influences contributing to health providers and family caregivers experiencing compassion fatigue; 
  2. Identify negative outcomes in patient care associated with compassion fatigue and caregiver burn-out; 
  3. Describe the difference between the concepts of resilience and anti-fragility; 
  4. Apply concepts of resilience and anti-fragility to specific provider case studies;
  5. Describe the ways that providing and receiving care across cultural differences and boundaries can impact care and caregiver burn-out;
  6. Apply an understanding of these subjects to oneself in order to make choices and put in place changes that will make a difference. 

Keynote Speakers and topics include:

Beyond Resilience: Building an Anti-Fragile Approach to Compassion Fatigue - Casey Shillam, PhD, RN-BC, Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program Nursing Program, University of Portland.

Oxygen for Caregivers: Guarding Against Burnout, Building Resilience, Sustaining Compassion - Simon Fox, Executive Director, Adventures in Caring Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA

Caregiving across Cultural Differences or Barriers, Sandra Hernandes, Education Director, Familias en Acción, Portland, Oregon

REGISTRATION IS OPEN.   5.5 Hours Continuing Medical Education Credit Available.  For on-line registration click the REGISTER button below. If you need phone assistance, please call 360-650-3353.  


Regular: $75 – no CME
Student: $50 – no CME

Regular with CME $100
Student with CME $75

5.5 Hours Continuing Medical Education Credit Available

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Washington State Medical Association through the joint providership of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Western Washington University.  PeaceHealth St. Joseph is accredited by the WSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeaceHealth St. Joseph designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity meets the criteria for up to 5.5 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

Accreditation Equivalency: Category 1 CME credits generally are accepted on a 1:1 equivalence by nursing, social work and other health related licensing authorities. Care providers are advised to check with their licensing authorities in advance.