End of Life (EOL) Forum, Pre-Conference

2021 Annual Educational Conference

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 ~ 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Cost per person: On site $150.00 (Includes breakfast and lunch)
Virtual $75.00
5.75 CME Credits

6:30 Rosary

7:00 Mass

7:30 Breakfast

8:00 Welcome and Overview of the Day

Natalie Rodden, MD and Rafael Rosario, MD

8:15 Catholic Teachings on the EOL: a Review of the Documents and Guidelines for Medical Practice (with additional coverage of the new Vatican document: Samaritanus Bonus!)

Fr. Dan Mindling

9:15 Practicing EOL Care as a Catholic: Palliative Medicine and Hospice 101 (and applying SB)

Natalie Rodden, MD

10:15 Break

10:30  Updates from the USCCB and Vatican on Catholic End of Life Care Initiatives

Greg Schleppenbach

10:45 Palliative Care in the Trenches: Practice Cases with the Team

Karen O’Brien, MD, Fr. John Raphael, Jordan Bauer, RN, Sarah Hill PhD

12:00 Networking Lunch

1:15  Suffering and The Caring for Patients in the ICU in the Age of Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia (PAS/E)

Wes Ely, MD

2:15 Legal Panel: State of the Union of PAS/E and What Catholics Need to Know about it

William Toffler, MD, Nikolas Nikas, JD, Dorinda Bordlee, JD

3:15  Break

3:30 Communication Skills Primer for Difficult Conversations 

Rafael Rosario, MD and Natalie Rodden, MD

5:00 Closing Remarks and Sending Forth

Natalie Rodden, MD and Rafael Rosario, MD