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Preventative. Palliative. End-of-life Conversations for Primary Care

Join us for this continuing medical education conference examining why lung cancer screening has become a standard of care, and using current evidence-based palliative care strategies to ensure patients comfort as they near end of life. Speakers will equip providers with tools and techniques for the often difficult conversations that establish goals of care for patients with life limiting illnesses.

Featured speakers include:

  • Gregory Loewen, DO - Providence Pulmonary Oncology
    "Lung Cancer Screening"
  • Lisa Stiller, MD - Providence Supportive Care Services
    "Best Practices in Palliative Medicine – Cases”
  • Stuart Farber, MD - University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine
    "Words that Work: Narrative Strategies for Difficult Conversations”

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate the evidence supporting early screening for lung cancer.
  • Recommend palliative care best practices based on case presentations.
  • Improve communication skills with patients regarding end-of-life issues.

Cost is $20 (fee waived for Residents and students with ID); 4 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits available. Credits are applicable for physicians, nurses, and social workers.

Accreditation Notes

Providence Health Care is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association CME Accreditation Committee to sponsor continuing medical education activities for physicians.

Providence Health Care designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 hours in Category 1 to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission. Providence Health Care designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Jackson Williams, Hospice of Spokane
(509) 456-0438