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Pain & Palliative Care Conference Online registration is closed.
Please register in person
June 16 starting at 8:00 a.m.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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

Prentice Women's Hospital
250 E Superior St, Chicago
Conference Room L
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The 11th Annual Pain and Palliative Care Conference attracts a broad audience of nurses, physicians, social workers, chaplains, psychologists, and other healthcare 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

Debra Gordon, RN, DNP, FAAN
Debra Gordon, RN, DNP, FAAN
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Conference Chair

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

Keynote Topic

American Pain Society Postoperative Pain Management Guidelines:
Time to Build a New Bridge

Other Topics

  • Palliative Care in End Stage Renal Disease
  • Caring for "Difficult" Patients and Families
  • There's An App For That: Innovative Techniques for Providing Support
  • Special Needs of Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Cancer
  • Pain Management in Cancer Survivors
  • Discussing Prognosis and Engaging the Team

Target Audience

Nurses, APRNs, physician assistants, physicians, social workers, chaplains, psychologists, and other healthcare 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

  • Discuss the scope and key questions of the American Pain Society postoperative pain guidelines
  • Describe common symptoms in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and discuss challenges in the provision of palliative care for those with ESRD
  • Discuss spiritual distress and sources of conflict at the end of life
  • Illustrate the role of web-based technology in providing support
  • Portray major concerns expressed by adolescent and young adult (AYA) survivors
  • Contrast principles of pain treatment in cancer survivors with care provided to those in treatment or at end of life
  • Describe the role of the palliative care team in advance care planning

Contact hours

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

Please contact Erin Donoghue, Manager of Professional Education, at 312.695.1391 or for more information.


Registration Type Northwestern Affiliate* Non-Northwestern Affiliate
Student, Resident, Fellow $20 $20
Nurse/ Health Professional $25 $50
Physician $25 $60
Industry Representative $250

Onsite registration will be available, but we encourage all participants to register in advance.


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 $17 if you arrive between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and depart by 7:30 p.m. (minimum of 4 hours). Discounted parking is not available at any other garage. No validation of tickets is needed from the conference staff or the hospital.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Erin Donoghue, Manager of Professional Education, or call 312.695.1391.