Regional ELNEC Training/Train-the-Trainer Courses

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Regional Training Sessions and Conferences

Other Non-ELNEC Educational Opportunities

Palliative Care Resources

Click here for a listing of national ELNEC Train-The-Trainer Courses

Regional Training Sessions and Conferences

ELNEC-Core Training Course: April 27 & May 1, 2014; Washington, DC
For further information and/or to register, contact Mina Shyu at or 202-994-9660.

ELNEC-Core Training Course: May 3, 2014; Danvers, MA
For more information and/or to register, contact Mary Crowe at or 978-750-9325.

ELNEC-Core Train-the-Trainer Course (with ELNEC-APRN curriculum included):  May 9-10, 2014; Germantown, TN
For further information and/or to register, contact Pat Keene at or 901-312-1934.

ELNEC-For Veterans Training Course:  May 15-16, 2014; Ocala, FL
For more information and/or to register, contact Ellen Davis at or 386-755-3016 Ext. 3002.

ELNEC-Core Training Course: May 20, 2014; Kansas City, KS
For more information and/or to register, contact Maria Fox at or 913-945-7042. 

ELNEC-Core Training Course: May 27, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK
For further information and/or to register contact Kacy Aderhold at or 405-949-3054.

ELNEC-Core Training Course: May 28-29, 2014; Oconomowoc, WI
For further information and/or to register contact Patty Starr at or 262-928-7967.

ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care Training Course:  May 29-30, 2014; Richmond, VA
For further information and/or to register, contact Deborah Fisher at or 804-828-6781. 

ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care Train-the-Trainer Course:  June 6–8, 2014; Taichung City 40601, Taiwan
For more information about this course and/or to register, click here.

ELNEC-Core Training Course:  July 15-16, 2014; Rockville, MD
For further information and/or to register contact Margaret Mahon at or 240-826-2013. 

ELNEC-Core Training Course:  July 25-26, 2014; Huntsville, AL
For further information and/or to register contact Sue Morgan at or 256-265-7041.

ELNEC-Critical Care/Japan Train-the-Trainer Course: September 27-28, 2014; Kyoto, Japan. 
For further information and/or to register, contact Sayaka Takenouchi at

ELNEC-Core Training Course: October 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2014; Vancouver, WA
For further information and/or to register, contact Cheryl Snodgrass at or 360-514-2023. 

Other Non-ELNEC Educational Opportunities

6th Palliative Care Cruise & Learn
April 7-12, 2014
7-15 contact hours available
Conferences: Storytelling + Palliative Care Update/Hot Topics
Presented by: Cyndi Cramer, BA, RN, OCN, PCRN and Jackie Gilbert, BS, MS, BSN, PCRN
On Board Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas. Round trip Ft Lauderdale with stops in Jamaica and Labadie! Friends & Families Welcome! Contact for brochure or more information. Click here for brochure.

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Cancer Clinical Trials Training for Nurses and Program Administrators,
June 5-6, 2014
Monrovia, CA
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Spiritual Dimension of Palliative Care:  Going Beyond Physical Pain
June 17 - 18, 2014
Germantown, NY
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A Palliative Approach to Dementia Care
June 21, 2014
Chicago, IL
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Preparing Professional Nurses For Cancer Survivorship Care
September 11-13, 2014
Annapolis, MD
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Stress, Self-Care, and Well-Being
April 28-29, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

The Stress, Self-Care and Well-Being workshop prepares health care professional to create and promote well-being within their lives. The nationally recognized expert faculty provides training in mind/body therapies and guidance in the development/implementation of a well-being plan. Click here to view flyer.

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2014 Dignity Therapy Workshop
May 28-30, 2014
Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit is presenting a 2 1/2 day Dignity Therapy training workshop with Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov. The ultimate goal of Dignity Therapy is to help bolster the dignity of dying patients, and address their suffering. This workshop will prepare you to use Dignity Therapy with your end-of-life patients. This workshop will be of interest to:

  • Clinicians working with palliative care and/or geriatric patients who are in a key position to use Dignity Therapy
  • Researchers who wish to include Dignity Therapy in the development of new research projects
  • Health care and nursing home administrators responsible for creating an approach to care that supports and affirms patient dignity and personhood

Registration for the 2014 Dignity Therapy Workshop is now open! For more information and to register, go to

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Virginia Commonwealth University’s  Massey Cancer Center To Pilot FREE Palliative Care Externship Program:   APRNs From Virginia To Be Given Priority

In an effort to increase access to palliative care and promote the development of palliative care programs within Virginia and throughout the country, VCU Massey Cancer Center is conducting a one-year pilot project externship that provides hands-on education in palliative care to advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) who practice in rural or underserved areas of Virginia. The externship offers six free, week-long mentored immersion courses in small cohorts of six participant learners, with preference given to APRNs practicing in underserved areas of Virginia. There are a limited number of spaces left. The externship program will train 32 APRNs with nurses from Virginia given priority, focusing on five specific areas of skill and training development: communication, clinical practice, pain management, symptom and psychological management and resources for integrating palliative care into existing practices.

The tentative dates for the six courses are:

  • March 24-28, 2014
  • May 12-16, 2014
  • June 16-20, 2014

This program is made possible thanks to generous funding from the Jessie Ball du Pont Foundation. For more information about the program or to download the application, please visit Limited space left.

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COMFORT: Communication Modules
The COMFORT modules are offered to assist health care professionals in their practice of narrative health care and patient-centered communication in end-of-life care. For further information, go to

The Clinical Communication Collaborative, is a resource center for teaching palliative care communication. Years of research have contributed to formal development of the COMFORT communication curriculum, an evidence-based, theoretically-grounded and tested curriculum that addresses the specific role of nurses (COMFORT-NURSE) and interprofessional care (COMFORT-IPE). The website houses all needed materials, including powerpoint lectures, course activities, and assessment forms.

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Life and Death Matters:  This site offers a wide array of palliative care on-line lectures, pocasts, etc.

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Palliative Care Leadership CentersTM (PCLC)
Intensive, Customized Training and Yearlong Mentoring
Palliative Care Leadership CentersTM (PCLC) are eight leading palliative care programs that provide intensive, customized training and yearlong mentoring for palliative care programs at every stage of development and growth.
Learn more and enroll at

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Palliative Care Leadership Center (PCLC) Training
Benefit from two days of on-site, hands-on training and a full year of follow-up mentoring by training at one of six
Palliative Care Leadership CentersSM (PCLC). Learn from the experience of established palliative care programs how to finance, design, market and operate a successful program.

Interdisciplinary team approach - targeted to physicians, nurses, social workers, administrators and other healthcare professionals interested in starting palliative care programs. A national initiative of The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC).

Approved for 13 Hours, Category 1, Physician CME Credit. Nursing and Social Work Accreditation Pending

Palliative Care Resources

City of Hope Pain and Palliative Care Resource Center (PRC)
This resource includes numerous articles, books, list of videos, quality improvement initiatives, clinical and research tools addressing quality of life, pain, psychosocial assessment, medical staff knowledge and attitudes, brief pain surveys, palliative care and needs assessments from various sources. 

The Institute for Palliative Medicine (IPM) focuses on the palliative care education and research for healthcare professionals. IPM provides training to over 2,000 healthcare professionals annually, conducts research studies to improve care for patients with advanced illnesses and also has an online store for palliative care educational products. 

The IPAL-ICU Project
The IPAL-ICU Project provides essential tools and resources to support the improvement of palliative care for all ICU patients and their families. IPAL-ICU is committed to assisting providers across disciplines to deliver outstanding palliative care as an integral component of comprehensive critical care, from the time of ICU admission, regardless of prognosis. The IPAL-ICU Project is supported by the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging.  

Launched on November 10, 2011:  IPAL-EM:  IPAL-EM (Improving Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine) is a new, national initiative to improve and integrate palliative care in emergency medicine. IPAL-EM is the only initiative of its kind.  Developed by an interdisciplinary team of experts in emergency medicine and palliative care, IPAL-EM will be the central U.S. hub for shared expertise, evidence, tools and resources.  The goal is to promote a paradigm shift in the way that patients, and their families, are cared for in the emergency department. IPAL-EM is part of The IPAL Project and is supported by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and the Olive Branch Foundation.  All resources are free. IPAL-EM can be found at

Palliative Care Leadership Centers™(PCLC) Intensive, Customized Training and Yearlong Mentoring
Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (PCLC) are nine leading palliative care programs that provide intensive, customized training and yearlong mentoring for palliative care programs at every stage of development and growth. Learn more and enroll at 

LION IN THE HOUSE Educational DVD Modules Are Available
The real-life intimate case studies serve as conversation starters to assist health care professionals and students to sensitively explore issues of childhood and young adult cancer.  The seven modules include: Nurse-Patient-Family Relationships, Pediatric End-Of-Life Case Studies, Siblings Stories, Disparities, Spirituality and Childhood Cancer, Childhood Cancer and School Issues and Childhood Cancer Survivorship Stories.

These educational DVD Modules are available through Aquarius Health Care Media, or 1.888.440.2963.  The accompanying curriculum materials are available as free downloadable PDFs.

Life and Death Matters
This site provides hospice/palliative care education and resources for all caregivers.  Examples of resources include, Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care, Study Guide for Health Care Worker Students:  Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care, Reflections in Hospice Palliative Care:  A Personal Writing Journal.  You will also find some media resources and instructional videos, as well as online learning opportunities. 
Click here to review resources.


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