Saturday, October 19, 2019

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The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners certifies that these combined programs 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.
The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors & Therapists certifies that these combined programs meet the criteria for up to 5.0 credit hours of Category A continuing education for Counselors and Therapists in Maryland if all CEU presentations are attended.


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.


Professional Track

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


Professional Track

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