2018 Conference


Let’s Talk Palliative Care:
Caring for the Complex Patient

March 2, 2018
The Ritz Charles
Carmel, IN

This day-long statewide conference is designed to bring together health care clinicians and researchers to discuss best practices in palliative and end-of-life care. It is being hosted by the IUPUI Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center.

Conference objectives include:

1) Develop a community of clinicians and researchers interested in evidence-based palliative and EOL care to help foster new partnerships for translation research;
2) Bring state-of-the-science research to the health care community

The conference will offer:

  • Keynote Speaker by national expert, Dr. Tracy Balboni, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Networking opportunities
  • Sessions focused on Pediatric, Oncology and Geriatric Palliative and EOL Care issues
  • Communications training sessions
  • Innovations and Best Practices Poster Session

The conference is designed for variety of health professionals including:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Chaplains
  • Researchers
  • Hospice organizations
  • Nursing Home Administrators

The conference brochure will be available in early December 2017.

For more information, please contact Laura Holtz, RESPECT Center program manager, holtzl@iupui.edu;   317-274-9114.

About The RESPECT Center

The mission of the Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center is to build a collaborative, interdisciplinary scientific community of researchers and clinicians to work together to advance the science of communication in palliative and end-of-life care across the lifespan. The RESPECT Center is funded through the IUPUI Signature Center Initiative and the generous support of the IU School of Nursing; the IU School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics; the IU Simon Cancer Center; and IU Health.