ASCO Launches New Webinar: Making Palliative Care a Part of Your Oncology Practice
ASCO President Lynn Schuchter, MD, FASCO, has made access to palliative and supportive care among patients with cancer a central focus of her presidential term. Although not all cancer clinicians can be palliative care specialists, because palliative and supportive care are so essential to every patient’s treatment plan, ASCO is hosting a complimentary webinar, Making Palliative Care a Part of Your Oncology Practice, to provide clinicians with resources to integrate palliative and supportive care into their practices. The launch of the webinar on October 14 coincides with World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.
The webinar is moderated by Dr. Schuchter and Felicia Marie Knaul, PhD, Director of the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, and Professor, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. Panelists include William Rosa, PhD, MBE, MS, Assistant Attending Behavioral Scientist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Ramy Sedhom, MD, Co-Leader of ASCO’s Palliative Care Community of Practice, and Medical Oncologist and Clinical Director, Palliative Care, at Penn Medicine Princeton Health; and Jennifer Temel, MD, FASCO, Clinical Director of Thoracic Oncology, Co-Director, Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
“This webinar provides practical tools and resources you can use to incorporate palliative care into your everyday practice, including information about current and ongoing research, ways to leverage the multidisciplinary team, and how you can empower and develop the practice of palliative and supportive care within your center,” said Julie R. Gralow, MD, FACP, FASCO, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of ASCO, in a video announcing the launch of the webinar.
In addition to the above topics covered in the webinar is a discussion on how the ASCO Palliative Care Community of Practice can offer support, resources, and mentorship to clinicians interested in bringing palliative care into their practices.The content in this post has not been reviewed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) and does not necessarily reflect the ideas and opinions of ASCO®.