Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Office of CME
Jefferson Alumni Hall
1020 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6992
Toll Free: 1-888-JEFF-CME
Fax: (215) 923-3212

Since 2000

SKMC Office of Continuing Medical Education
Palliative Care Spring Symposium

Upcoming Events

    Exhibitor Registration

    5th Annual Palliative Care Spring Symposium

    For Interprofessional Healthcare Providers: Building Palliative Care Skills Together

    June 3, 2016

    Course Location:
    Thomas Jefferson University Campus
    Dorrance H Hamilton Building
    1001 Locust Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

    The goal of the 5th Annual Palliative Care Spring Symposium is to improve the quality and delivery of primary palliative care to all patients and their families with serious, life-threatening illness by acquiring skills and strategies for inter-professional practitioners who care for these patients. The course has been designed to include practical presentations, both large and small group formats, allowing for various learning styles to be accommodated for challenging subjects such as physical, emotional and psychosocial care for complex, seriously ill patients.

    Additionally, look forward to a talk and Q&A with Dr. Lucy Kalanathi, MD, FACP, the widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, for which she wrote the epilogue. At this cross-section of her career as a medical professional and her personal experience standing alongside her husband during life, diagnosis, treatment and death, Dr. Kalanithi highlights both meaning in medicine as well as end of life care.

    Featuring Guest Speaker

    ""When Breath Becomes Air"

    Lucy Kalinthi, MD, FACP
    Stanford School of Medicine

    Meets NJ Palliative Care Credit requirement!


    PHYSICIANS: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Patient safety/risk management credits are available for this activity.

    NURSES: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours: A maximum of 5.30 nursing contact hours will be awarded for this program.

    SOCIAL WORK: CHAPTER 47. STATE BOARD OF SOCIAL WORKERS, etc. The Board finds the following entities have currently met the standards in ยง 47. Accordingly, the following are approved providers: (ix) Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

    OTHER PROFESSIONALS: Continuing Education Hour verification is provided to other professionals (OT) who successfully complete this workshop. A certificate of completion of 5.50 Continuing Education Hours will be provided through the Office of CME, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

    PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. (

    For information about additional continuing education credits, please contact the Office of CME at