Networking Meetings and Presentations


Upcoming presentation

June 12, 2024 -

Dania Ballich, Title TBA. Topic ‘Wound Care at End of Life’
Abhilash Padi, ‘ Physician-Assisted End of Life’ Title TBA       

Past Presentations

May 8, 2024 -Norm Hesser, DO. ‘Everyone Poops…Hopefully. (Anticipating and mitigating bowel induced limitations on function and dignity in serious illness)’  

Jochen Granja Vasquez, DO. 'Partnering with Medical Interpreters to Mitigate Healthcare Inequities and Improve Patient Outcomes'

April 12, 2024 - Caring for the Caregiver to Provide Better Care: 2nd Annual Conference

Our second annual conference, co-sponsored by the Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End of Life Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging from the School of Aging Studies, took place on Friday, April 12th, at the USF Embassy Suites, 'Caring for the Caregiver to Provide Better Care;' the conference brought together community caregivers and professionals, with 100 individuals and almost 50 caregivers in attendance. Sessions included how to cope with stress, medical and health issues caregivers often face, and resiliency and advocacy. Caregivers participated in activities, including a Q & A with a panel of experts, and learned about resources available within the community. Distinguished University Professor Bill Haley, PhD, gave the keynote address. 

A big thank you to Moffitt Cancer Center for providing free chair massages to caregivers. 

Pictures of the conference

March 20, 2024, 12:00-1:30pm. Professor Mark Jackson, MB, PhD from the University of Exeter, UK. Presentation on international research on retirement.
Location: HON 2020 (Judy Genshaft Honors College Building)

February 14, 2024  - Christine Caldwell, "End of Life Psychedelic Care"

January, 10, 2024  - Dr. Iraida Carrion. Title: “Not having the family, not having insurance, not having money, experiencing lots of pain”: Fears about cancer among Older Latino Men.

December 13 - Dr. Jonathan Fleece and Rev. James Andrews
"Spiritual Care in Hospice"

October 11, 2023 - PI: Janet Roman, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CHFN, ACHPN. Title: “Improving Well-Being of Frontline Hospice Healthcare Practitioners in COVID-19 Scenario and Identification of Burnout for Managers Early Intervention.”  

September 13, 2023 - Dr. Tara Friedman, Title: “A Case Study of Hospice Eligibility Determination

June 14, 2023 - Kinaree Patel, MD. Title: “Pediatric Palliative Care."
Charlotte O’Leary, MD. Title: “Culturally Considerations in End-of-Life Care.” 
Presentation Dr. Kinaree Patel 

May 10, 2023 - Kayla Forrester, MD. Title: “Managing Anxiety and Depression in Palliative Care.” Phison Pham, MD. Title: "Medical Futility”

April 21, 2023 - The Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End of Life Studies and the Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, The Enhancing Care and Communication at the End of Life: Best Practices in Advance Care Planning Conference took place last Friday in the USF Embassy Suites Hotel. Click for pictures

March 8, 2023Dr. Hillary Rouse & Dr. Angel C. Duncan “The ADvance Study & Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease.”

February 8, 2023 - Dr. Debra Dobbs: “Palliative care education in assisted living and the efficacy of ACP discussions” 

December 14, 2022- Dr. Leah Buck: “A taste of Iowa: Highlights of current end-of-life and palliative care research” 

October 12, 2022- “Bereavement and Convoys of Care” - Sara Hackett, PhD 

September 14, 2022: "A Theoretical Framework for Understanding Breast Cancer Survivors' Post-Treatment Lived Experiences in An Educational Program: A Qualitative Data Analysis" - Dr. Katherine Lin

June 8, 2022: "Planning for the Future" Dr. Stefani Beale. Dr. Stefani Beale. "Cannabis & Cannabinoids in Palliative Care" - Dr. Peter Ngo.

May 11, 2022: "Buprenorphine and Pain Management" - Dr. Iman Makki. "Advanced Dementia" - Dr. Georgetta Bundley. 

April 13, 2022: "Emotional intelligence end-of-life care simulation for undergraduate nursing students: A quantitative and qualitative study" - Dr. Nasreen Alghamdi  

March 9, 2022: "Music intervention in dementia care and beyond: Preliminary evidence and future directions" - Dr. Daniel Meng 

January 12, 2022: “Pilot Study of Voicing My CHOiCESTM Advance Care Planning Tool for Young Adult Cancer Patients” - Dr. Lora Thompson 

December 8, 2021: “Managerial Moderator Strategies to Reduce Stress and Improve Well-being of Hospice Frontline Healthcare Practitioners in COVID-19 scenario” - Paula Souto Stefani, Dr. Janet Roman, Dr. Angela Hill, and Dr. Karla Doreen MacAulay 

February 10, 2021: “COVID-19: Latest Research and Available Data – Dr. Debra Dobbs and Carlyn E. Vogel

April 7, 2021: “Improving the Quantity and Quality of Donated Organs: An Examination of the Point at which it is Acceptable to Donate” – Honors College undergraduate student Megan Weis and Dr. Lindsay Peterson

June 9, 2021: Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellows.

“Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)” – Dr. Domenic DiBartolomeo
“Palliative Care in Stroke Patients” – Dr. David Rutenberg
“Palliative Care in Surgical Patients” – Dr. Brittney Williams

September 8, 2021: “The Delta variant, Fourth Wave of COVID and Hospice” – Facilitated by Dr. Debra Dobbs

October 13, 2021: "Creative Approaches to End-of-Life Study" – Dr. Lindy Davidson and Honors College student Isha Harshe