- To delineate the difference between hospice and palliative care and their roles in various practice settings.
- To educate attending clinicians on identification of appropriate transition periods from curative care to non-curative care.
- To identify commonly utilized talking points with families during the transition from curative to non-curative care.
Laura Grace Ferguson, MD 2008 - present Hospice of East Texas Physician 2008 - present Texas Palliative Care Physician Postgraduate Training & Education 2007 - 2008 University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL Palliative Care Fellowship 2004 - 2007 University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL Internal Medicine Residency 2000 - 2004 University of Texas Medical School Houston, TX Doctor of Medicine 1996 - 2000 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science Awards 2005 Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine 2004 - 2005 First Year Resident Spirit Award 1997 - 2000 Dean's List, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Memberships 2008 - present Texas Medical Association 2008 - present Smith County Medical Association 2007 - present American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care-Member 2004 - 2007 UAB Womens Health Care and Primary Care Track 2004 - present American College of Physicians - Member Licensure Texas State Medical License, 2008 Alabama State Medical License, 2006 Board Certified Internal Medicine, 2007 Certification of Added Qualification – Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2008 Research 2005 - present Research Assistant Mentor: F. Amos Bailey, MD Founder/Director of Safe Harbor Project at Birmingham VA Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Palliative Care University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL Our research focuses on the effect the Comfort Care Order Set, instituted at the Birmingham VA Hospital, has had on ordering and administration of pain medications within the last 72 hours of life. Role: Data gathering, data analysis, manuscript writing.
5:30 pm - Dinner/Meet & Greet
6:00 pm - East Texas District Meeting
6:30 pm - CCU Presentation
PT/PTA Members: Complimentary
PT/PTA Non-Members: $5.00