Co-hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Emory University
Date: Thursday - Saturday, November 17 - 19, 2022
Location: Hilton Birmingham at UAB, Birmingham, Alabama

The mission of the Southeast Institute for Innovation in Palliative and Supportive Care at UAB is to expand palliative and supportive care expertise and increase access for people living with serious illness in the Southeast and their loved ones. Through collaborative research and interdisciplinary training opportunities, we intend to build a network of professionals committed to growing palliative and supportive care services.

Aligned with our mission, we are excited to announce that University of Alabama at Birmingham and Emory University have partnered to co-host the Forging the Future of Palliative Care 2022 Summit: Culture, Communication, and Care in the American South!

The purpose of this three-day conference is three-fold:

Connecting - Connecting clinicians, educators, researchers, and administrators dedicated to the field of palliative medicine in the Southeast.
Learning - Learning about evidence-based practice, strategies to reduce health disparities,and effective cultural communication.
Sharing - Sharing of palliative care expertise and evidence, which can address gaps and challenges to providing palliative care everywhere for everyone.

Registration Rates

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CEUs/CMEs: Currently, we are in the application phase for CEU and CME credits. Once awarded we will update this site with the credits available.

Conference Fees: Fees include lunch on Thursday and Friday, breakfast on Friday and Saturday, evening reception on Thursday at the hotel and a networking reception at Vulcan Park and Museum on Friday evening.

Cancellation Policy: There will be a $50 cancellation fee for cancellations received prior to September 30, 2022, after which time there are no refunds. UAB reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the Summit due to unforeseen circumstances.

Special Offer!

Pre-conference Workshop: African-American Communities Speak
Thursday, November 17: 8:00am – 11:00am

Do you take care of African American patients with a serious illness?  
Do you sometimes wish you could better understand the cultural values of the African American community so that you can provide them with outstanding care that takes into consideration the needs of the patient and family within a cultural context?

This three-hour skills-based training incorporates videos created by the community to elicit empathy and shed light on biases in clinical care. Self-reflection and active learning techniques provide participants the foundation needed for changed behavior and improved communication with patients and caregivers.

There is a $100 additional fee for this workshop. Space is limited to 32 attendees only!

Hilton Birmingham at UAB
808 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205
Contact: (205) 933-9000

For More Information Contact: 

Stacey Miller
Phone: (205) 434-6104