MGH Serious Illness Care Program Training 2020 on Monday April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020


Monday, April 6, 2020
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Robbins Auditorium 244A
MGH  Founders Building, 2nd Floor 
Massachusetts General Hospital



The Serious Illness Care Program is a systems-based approach to advance care planning. The goal of the program is to facilitate conversations with patients and families about their values, goals, and preferences regarding future medical care to help ensure that people receive medical care consistent with their wishes. Clinician participation in the Serious Illness Care Program can enhance patients' understanding of their illness and prognosis, allow patients control over their decisions, relieve burdens of decision making on family members, and help patients live as well as possible with serious illness.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for MGH clinicians (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, nurses, and others affiliated with MGH).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify their role in a system-based approach to improving care for patients with serious illness.
  2. Practice using the Partners Serious Illness Conversation Guide.
  3. Differentiate between conversations about decisions and conversations about values.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Palliative Care & Geriatric Medicine and Partners HealthCare System


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.30 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 2.25 Participation
  • 2.00 Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/06/2020 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
04/06/2020 - 11:30am EDT



11:00 AM


Juliet Jacobsen, MD


Introduction to Serious Illness Care Program

Juliet Jacobsen, MD


Demonstration of the Serious Illness Conversation Guide


12:00 PM



Skills Practice in Small Groups


  1:30 PM


Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA 02114
United States

All Faculty and Actors are from Massachusetts General Hospital


Division of Palliative Care & Geriatric Medicine
Juliet Jacobsen, MD – Course Director
Corinne Alexander, MD
Sarah Byrne-Martelli, MDiv
Heather Carlson, NP
Eva Chittenden, MD
Noelle Cooper, Np Fellow
Bethany-Rose Daubman, MD
Brooke Duggan, LICSW
Julia Gallagher, MD
Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Khadidjatou Kane, MD
Anne Lebowitz, LICSW
Nancy Mason, NP
Sudha Natarajan, NP
Todd Rinehart, LICSW, ACHP-SW
Jennifer Shin, MD
Mark Stoltenberg, MD
Erica Wilson, MD


Division of General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine Unit
Jeffrey Greenwald, MD

Division of General Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Michael Nathan, MD

Department of Neurology
Kate Brizzi, MD

John Carozza
Jeffrey Gitelle
Kippy Goldfarb
Richard Mason
Ric Maure
June Murphy Katz
Phuong Nguyen
Brian Savage
Bob Sommer

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For Physicians certified by The American Board of Internal Medicine

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) under the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM's) Medical Knowledge Assessment Recognition Program (MKARP).


Instructions for Receiving MOC Points (Part 2) 

Upon successful completion of this activity, if you wish to receive MOC (Part 2) points you will need to enter your ABIM ID number in the evaluation section. The Partners Office of Continuing Professional Development will verify completion of your activity and report to the ABIM. Diplomats must check their ABIM Portfolio for confirmation of their MOC points.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

“Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit."

Nursing Credit

Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development at Massachusetts General Hospital is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91).

Criteria for successful completion include: check-in at the beginning of the program, attendance at the entire event and submission of a completed evaluation. No unresolved conflict of interest exists for anyone in a position to control the content of this activity.

Social Worker Credit

This program has been approved for 2 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 80017.

Available Credit

  • 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.30 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 2.25 Participation
  • 2.00 Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers


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