Join leading experts in palliative, hospice and contemplative care for 4 days of collaborative learning.
Presented by the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and the Garrison Institute
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The Garrison Institute and New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care are launching the first ever Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium to give practitioners tools and insights to provide the most effective palliative and end-of-life care possible. We believe this groundbreaking gathering will encourage leading researchers, physicians, spiritual care providers and patient advocates to learn from each other and grow as healers. Participants will share contemplative best practices and experiential teachings, while collectively beginning work toward common standards of practice.
Neuroscience research has demonstrated the effectiveness of meditation and mindfulness-based techniques in both patient healing and caregiver self-care. Mindfulness practices are increasingly being explored and used, particularly by palliative and end-of-life care teams. Many institutions with an integrative medicine focus are exploring how to incorporate contemplative techniques into their standard of practice, with the objective of cost-effectively improving both patient and staff outcomes.
Who Should Attend
Professionals working in palliative and hospice care, including doctors, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers.
CME and CEU Credits
CME credit for medical doctors certified by Beth Israel Medical Center & St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals, for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Click here to learn more.
There are 15 Continuing Education Credits (CEU) available for Social Workers, and 14.75 Contact Hours available for Nurses. Click here to learn more.
Anthony Back, Diane Meier, MD, Koshin Paley Ellison, Judy Lief, Robert Chodo Campbell, Radhule Weininger, MD, Michael Kearney, MD, BJ Miller, MD
Some keynote highlights:
DR. ANTHONY BACK: STRENGTHENING YOUR CLINICAL PRACTICE
Delve deeper into contemplative care practices by learning which techniques can provide a more complete clinical experience for your patients. In this session, we will bring to life the latest revelations in neuroscience research on contemplation and how they can be best operationalized into one's clinical practice.
DR. DIANE MEIER: PALLIATIVE CARE - DEPLOYING MINDFULNESS TO TRANSFORM THE CARE OF SERIOUS ILLNESS
Examine how and why palliative care integrates key principles of listening and presence into care; the reasons for its rapid growth in the US over the last 10 years; and what next steps are needed to assure that all persons with serious illness and their families have reliable access to high quality palliative care teams.
DR. BJ MILLER: VANISHING POINT - THE AESTHETIC POTENTIAL OF PALLIATIVE CARE
Whatever happens to us upon death, at the very least we are bidding goodbye to our material and sensory lives. This represents a universal denominator, and beauty remains a common salve. Given this, why does sensory fulfillment receive so little attention from the healthcare community? Those things which confer meaning and profound joy in our daily lives are lacking right when they would prove most powerful. The purpose of this lecture is to explore the therapeutic value of the aesthetic domain.
Scholarship for medical students and fellows: the scholarship provides a 20% discount on double, triple or quad rooms and commuter registrations. See the registration form for details.
30 healthcare professionals, medical students and nurses need your help to attend the Contemplative Care Symposium. Please donate to our scholarship fund by contacting Bridget Connors at Bridget@garrisoninstitute.org or call 845.424.4800, x109. Full scholarships are $600 per person, partial scholarships are $400 per person. Sponsors who donate $4000 and above will receive 2 free passes to the full Symposium and sponsors who donate $2000 and above will receive 2 passes to attend one day of the symposium. All donors will receive recognition in the program and reports.
Space is limited. Single rooms are no longer available; double and triple room, commuter and single-day registration are remaining available options.
Get complete symposium information at zencare.org, with full details on speakers, schedule, proposals, CEU credit, and sponsors.