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12th Annual Palliative Care Social Work Conference

Re-Imagining Palliative Care: Interprofessional Practice for Better Outcomes

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

This year, hosted virtually, by Metropolitan State University of Denver, Department of Social Work


We are “Re-Imagining” our structure this year!

Based on conference evaluation feedback we’ve invited keynote speakers and interactive in-depth training sessions. “Live”, synchronous programming: 8 am – 1:05 pm, social networking:1:15 pm – 2:30 pm. Live sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

Additionally, attendees can learn from pre-recorded content from poster contributors and sponsors accessible online before and after the conference.

All attendees are eligible for raffle prizes like SWPH memberships, local business, and self-care services!


Preliminary Program “Sneak Peek” :

Morning Keynote: Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D.

Barbara Jones, Ph.D., is the Josleen and Frances Lockhart Memorial Professor for Direct Practice in Social Work, University Distinguished Professor, associate dean for health affairs, and co-director of the Institute for Collaborative Health Research and Practice at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. At Dell Medical School, Jones is associate director of social sciences and community-based research at the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, chair of the Department of Health Social Work, and professor in the Departments of Oncology, Population Health, and Psychiatry. She is also a founding steering committee member of the UT Austin Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) with colleagues at Dell Medical School, School of Nursing and College of Pharmacy.

Afternoon Keynote Speakers Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholars!

Bridget Sumser, MSW, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health

Carey Candrian, PhD, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Advanced Training Sessions:

  • Updates from the field: The realities of Medical Aid in Dying, Viki Carter, LCSW, Sam DeWitt, Karrie Filios, LPC, & Carolyn Fulton. Moderator: Laurel Tropeano
  • The Challenges of Aging Alone, Jane Barton, MTS, MASM, CSA
  • Well-being at work: It’s Not an Oxymoron, Katie Morrison, MD
  • Maximizing communication access for people in palliative care: Interdisciplinary considerations, Christina Perkins, MA CCC-SLP, Aleaza Goldberg,MA,CCC-SLP/L & Jessica Rossi-Katz, PhD, CCC-A
  • Cannabis and Mushrooms as Medicine for End of Life, Deborah A. Mathias DNP, RN, CNE; Shannon Hughes, MSW, PhD; Rob Colbert, MA, PhD
  • Palliative Care in Colorado: Trends, gaps, and Opportunities to Improve Care, Jenn Klus, MPH; Cordt T. Kassner, PhD

PCSWK-Preliminary Program 2021


Registration Costs:

Full Registration: $45 early bird rate (increases to $50 after April 16)

COVID hardship pricing available – $20 for full registration, more information to come.

Student Rate: $10 (free for students who sign-up to volunteer before April 1)

Up to 6 hours of CE Credits approved by NASW-CO. Participation in the training will count towards the requirements of DORA’s 40 hours of Continuing Professional Development all LCSW and LSW.

Register Now!


Sponsorship Opportunities

Would your organization like to be a recognized sponsor for this event? Click below to learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities.

12th Annual Palliative Care Social Work Conference Sponsorship Options Packet

Please contact us at [email protected] with questions and to commit to your sponsorship today! Event Coordination done by the Student Association of Social Workers at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Proceeds will go towards student social work professional development and education.

Sponsorship Payment Link!


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