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Friday, June 5, 2015

9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Prentice Woman's Hospital
250 E Superior St, Chicago
Conference Room L
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The 10th Annual Pain and Palliative Care Conference attracts a broad audience of nurses, physicians, social workers, chaplains, psychologists, and other therapists from around the region. This conference covers important information on how to provide care to patients with life-threatening illness and support caregivers.

Agenda and Faculty List

Keynote Speaker

Paula Tanabe, PhD, RN
Paula Tanabe, PhD, RN, FAEN, FAAN
Duke University
Durham, NC

Conference Chair

Judith Paice
Judith Paice, PhD, RN
Cancer Pain Program
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Keynote Topic

Overcoming Barriers to Pain Management in Sickle Cell Disease

Other Topics

Palliative Care in the Mentally Ill
Role of Chaplains in Palliative Care
Role of Music in Improving Quality of Life
Palliative Care and the Needs of Children
Pain in Addictive Disease
Palliative Care in Non-Cancer Populations

Target Audience

Nurses, physician assistants, physicians, social workers, chaplains, psychologists, and other therapists.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of this program is to enhance the knowledge of nurses and other healthcare professionals regarding the care of patients and families living with pain or illness.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the complexity of sickle cell disease along with recommendations for evidence based pain management
  • Identify the pain and palliative care needs of patients who may be stigmatized or underserved within healthcare systems, including those with substance use disorders and the mentally ill
  • Discuss the importance of spirituality and the role of chaplains in providing support for patients and their caregivers
  • Describe innovative strategies to provide music for patients, family members and staff

Contact hours

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Approval valid through 5/25/2017. Assigned ONA #18086

This activity will provide 5.5 contact hours.


Registration Type Northwestern Affiliate* Non-Northwestern Affiliate
Student, Resident, Fellow Complimentary Complimentary
Nurse/ Health Professional $25 $55
Physician $65 $75
Industry Representative $250


Daily discounted parking is available at the 321 E. Erie Self-Park Garage (Parking C) at the corner of Erie St. & Fairbanks Ct. The early-bird flat rate is $16 if you arrive between 5 am and 9:30 a.m. and depart by 7:30 p.m. Discounted parking is not available at any other garage.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Megan Cahill, Manager of Education Programs, or call 312.695.1391.