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Yale Palliative Medicine CME Program: "Why Be Afraid?" on Nov. 13

October 30, 2019

Yale Palliative Medicine CME Program: "Why Be Afraid?"

Date & Location

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Yale West Campus Conference Center, Orange, CT



A part of this program will use theatrical devices to tell the story of how palliative medicine is supportive of curative care in any medical setting with patients living with serious illnesses.  In the context of a growing population of people of all ages living for many years with serious chronic conditions, spread of new care models and new skills organized around the dominant needs of this group are necessary.  In the last decade, accumulating evidence demonstrates the value of palliative care approaches in terms of both improved quality and satisfaction, and greater efficiency of care .


  1. Explain how Palliative Care is supportive of curative medicine and is appropriate for all people living with serious illness, regardless of diagnosis, prognosis, care setting or age
  2. Review how the deployment of a palliative care approach (quality of life focused care concordant with patient goals) must become the responsibility of all front-line clinicians serving people with serious illness, including primary care practices, specialty practices, and setting-specific staff such as hospitalists, nursing home clinicians, and clinic staff
  3. Discuss with clinicians how to begin to develop a practice toolkit that incorporates the 8 Domains of Care as described in the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition


Registration fee* includes light refreshments:

  • Physicians – $75
  • Nurses/PAs/Allied Health Professionals – $40
  • Yale Residents/Fellows/Students – complimentary, registration required

*All cancellations must be received in writing (or via e-mail) at least one week prior to the start of the conference to receive a refund. Any requests for refunds received after this date, or by telephone, will not be honored.

If paying via check, include conference name in the memo, make check payable to Yale University and send to:

Center for Continuing Medical Education
Yale School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street, SHM CE-3
PO Box 208052
New Haven, CT 06520-8052

*Online registration will close the afternoon before the program. Onsite registrants accepted. 


Accreditation Statement

The Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement

The Yale School of Medicine approves this live activity for 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Yale School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.  All faculty participating as speakers in these programs are required to disclose any relevant financial relationship(s) they (or spouse or partner) have with a commercial interest that benefits the individual in any financial amount that has occurred within the past 12 months; and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of the commercial interests.  The Center for Continuing Medical Education will ensure that any conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity occurs.

Driving Directions

This conference is being held at Yale West Campus Conference Center, 800 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT. 

GPS: Updated devices can enter 100 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT. This is the entrance gate/welcome center to West Campus. Once you arrive at the gate, following signs to Building 800- the Conference Center. If you are taking a shuttle tell the driver Building 800, West Campus.
Download West Campus Map

Coming from the South:
If you are coming from the South (New York), take I-95 North and get off at Exit 41 (Marsh Hill Rd). At the end of the ramp, go straight through the light. This is West Campus Drive and the entrance ramp to I-95 Northbound. Stay in the right lane and bear right at the fork.  Follow signs to building 800- Conference Center.  
Coming from the North:
If you are coming from the North (Hartford/New Haven/Madison, etc.), take I-95 South. Get off at Exit 41 (Marsh Hill Rd). At the light at the end of the exit ramp take a left onto Marsh Hill Road. At the next traffic light, take a left onto the West Campus Drive/I-95 Northbound entrance ramp. Follow this to the fork, stay in the right lane.  Follow signs to building 800- Conference Center. 
Coming from the Merritt Parkway:
Take the Merritt Parkway North to Exit 54 (Milford Connector). Go under the I-95 overpass and exit onto the ramp designated to New Haven (I-95 North). Get off at Exit 41 and continue with the directions above (Coming from the South) to reach West Campus.

Parking Information
Complimentary parking is available on-site. 

Yale West Campus Shuttle Information
If you are taking a shuttle, please inform the driver you are going to Yale West Campus, building 800 (The Conference Center). 

The Yale University Shuttle provides transportation for the Yale community between the West Campus and the Central and Medical School campuses. If you are taking a shuttle, please inform the driver you are going to Yale West Campus, building 800 (The Conference Center). 
The Green line runs Monday - Friday and travels directly between the West Campus and Science Hill, Lot 22. The Purple line runs 7 days per week and travels directly between the West Campus and the Medical School and also to Union Station.   
Please click here to be directed to the Yale West Campus Visitors page and access information on the shuttle service and schedule.

Please click here to view the West Campus Shuttle Schedule.   Click here to view the vehicle locations in real-time through the shuttle locator. (West Campus shuttle: Green and Purple) This is a FREE service that runs year-round with the exception of the following University Holidays: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and the following Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Yale Shuttle Contacts
First Transit
West Campus Security 203.737.3111
For comments, Ed Bebyn, Director of Parking and Transit

Submitted by Robert Forman on October 30, 2019