The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners certifies that this program meets the criteria for up to 5.0 credit hours of Category 1 continuing education for Social Workers in Maryland if all CEU presentations are attended.
2019 SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE
7:45 – 8:30 AM | Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 – 9:45 AM | Opening Session - Courage, Hope and Transformative Leadership: Key Components in Connecting Culture to Caring for Those with Serious Illness - 1 CEU
Speaker: Karen Bullock, Ph.D., LCSW | Professor and Assistant Dean of the School of Social Work at North Carolina State University
Topic: Racial and ethnic disparities continue to exist in access and utilization of palliative and hospice care for those with serious, life-limiting illness. This opening session will address the connection between culture and end-of-life decision making.
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Implicit Bias and Racism in End-of-Life Care - 2 CEUs
Speaker: Yolonda Wilson, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Howard University
Topic: Identify, explore, and address the issues of implicit bias that African Americans experience in end-of-life care, including inadequate pain management and other forms of comfort care. We will also discuss how this implicit bias affects the families of the dying.
Community Track - Living with Serious Illness (no CEUs)
Part 1 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM | Myths and Misunderstandings
Rudolph Willis, MD | Physician at Hospice of the Chesapeake
Koretta Skelton, LCSW-C | Social Worker at Hospice of the Chesapeake
Topic: Discuss some of the myths and misunderstandings related to serious and life-limiting health conditions. Address available options in navigating serious illness to include palliative and hospice care.
Part 2 | 11:00 – 11:30 AM | Power of Paperwork
Speaker: Cereta A. Lee | Registrar of Wills, Prince George's County
Topic: Address the importance of making healthcare decisions in advance - what they are and why they matter.
Part 3 | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Panel Discussion with Presenters
Moderator: Ben Marcantonio | President and CEO of Hospice of the Chesapeake
Topic:Q&A session with morning presenters.
LUNCH 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Visit Exhibitor Hall and Wellness Space
1:00 – 3:00 PM | This is Too Hard! - 2 CEUs
Speaker: Deborah G. Haskins, Ph.D. | President for the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling
Topic: Learning to breathe through homicidal losses and providing hope for survivors. Examine the differences experienced when loss is due to a homicide and strategies used to assist those who are grieving.
Community Track - Finding Hope and Coping with Loss (no CEUs)
Part 1 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Conversations of Hope - When Hopes are Challenged
Rev. Brian Madison, M.Div. | Chaplain at Hospice of the Chesapeake
Rev. Laurie Hogge, M.Div. | Chaplain at Hospice of the Chesapeake
Topic: Address how spirituality plays a part in living with serious illness.
Part 2 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Living with Loss
Roberta P. Rook, MA, LCPC | Bereavement Counselor and Program Coordinator at Hospice of the Chesapeake
Patricia (Pat) Padgett | Assistant Director for the All Things New Family Support Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FBCG)
Topic: An overview of the types of loss and how it affects our grieving.
3:00 – 4:00 PM | DocTalk with Faith-Based Leaders - Q&A Session
Eric Bush, MD, RPh, MBA | Chief Medical Officer at Hospice of the Chesapeake
Rev. Dr. Henry P. Davis III | Pastor First Baptist Church of Highland Park
Nadia Hassan, MBA | Founder and Executive Director of Young Leaders Institute
Alvin L. Reaves, III, MD, FACP, FAAHPM | Director of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care at Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
Rabbi Steve Weisman | Spiritual Leader of Temple Solel of Bowie