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Posted on June 15, 2017 at 5:30 AM
The program for the 2017 Advance Care Planning and End of Life (ACPEL) Conference in Banff is now available.

Pre-Conference Sessions (Part 1)
Session 1: CRIO 
1. How do people with disabilities perceive advance care planning - Robin Gray, University of Calgary

2. Differences in survey methodology of two Advance Care Planning survey polls conducted in Alberta, Canada - Sunita Ghosh, Alberta Health Services-CancerControl

3. Efficacy of Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Designations Discussions: A Randomized Controlled Trial and Video Intervention - Maureen Douglas, University of Alberta
4. Identification of indicators to monitor successful implementation of Advance Care Planning policies: a modified Delphi study - Patricia Biondo, University of Calgary

5. The economics of advance care planning, Konrad Fassbender, University of Alberta; Covenant Health

Session 2: Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning, and Goals of Care: The Challenge to Get It Right in Ontario

Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning, and Goals of Care: The Challenge to Get It Right in Ontario - Tara Walton, Ontario Palliative Care Network Secretariat

Session 3: How to Invite Clinicians to Initiate ACP

1. How to Invite Clinicians to Initiate ACP to Residents, Patients, and Family Carers? - Luc Deliens  
2. Development of a complex intervention to support the initiation of advance care planning by general practitioners in patients at risk of deteriorating or dying: a phase 0-1 study - Aline De Vleminck, Free University of Brussels & Ghent University

Pre-Conference Sessions (Part 2)

Session 1: Faith Based Workshop

Inviting the voice of Spirituality within the conversation of Advanced Care Planning - Thomas Butler, Bon Secours Health System Inc.

Session 2: Respecting Choices and Advance Care Planning    

1. Leadership Matters: Engaging and Sustaining ACP Leadership Support - Stephanie Anderson, Respecting Choices

2. Implementing Respecting Choices Within A Midwestern Quaternary Healthcare Delivery System - Iris Boettcher, Spectrum Health

3. The role of social workers in facilitating ACP conversations - Kathleen Ziemba, Respecting Choices

4. Interprofessional Collaboration: A team approach to assure person-centered decision making and enduring conversations - Kathleen Ziemba, Respecting Choices 
5. Advance Care Planning and Tomorrow's Clinicians - Karen Petersen, Honoring Choices Minnesota

Session 3: Improving the Content of ACP Conversations
Content and documentation of facilitated advance care planning (ACP) conversations: How can they be improved to make a relevant impact on clinical decision making? - Jürgen in der Schmitten, Institute of General Practice, Medical Faculty of the University of Duesseldorf, Georg Marckmann

Opening Keynote

The Power of Collaboration Over Competition in Achieving Person-Centred Conversations
Linda Briggs, MSN, MA, RN, Director, Program Development and Research, Respecting Choices, A Division of C-TAC Innovations

Plenary Session
Are Patients “Competent” to Participate in ACP/GCDs?
Daren Heyland, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Director, Clinical Evaluation Research Unit, Kingston General Hospital

Session 1: Setting-Specific (Part 1)
1. Influence of an ACP intervention on documentation of end-of-life issues – a cluster randomized clinical trial - Trygve Johannes Lereim Sævareid, University of Oslo
2. Advance care Planning and concrete (palliative) emergency planning: The ACP-NOPA project - Barbara Loupatatzis, University Hospital Zurich
3. Improving advance care planning and end of life care in Acute and Community Hospitals, using the Gold Standards Framework Hospital Programme – findings from the accredited teams - Keri Thomas, The National GSF Centre in End of Life Care UK
4. Improving communication about goals of care with hospitalized patients who have serious illness: a Canadian, multi-centre program of research - Marilyn Swinton, McMaster University

Session 2: Ethical Issues        
1. Advance care planning and patient autonomy in cancer: A qualitative study of doctor’s perspectives - Stephanie Johnson, The University of Sydney
2. Putting the cart before the horse: is there a right time to start ACP? - Sumytra Menon, National University of Singapore
3. Advance directives by proxy in German nursing homes: prevalence, formats, contents, and ethical justification - Jürgen in der Schmitten, Institute of General Practice, Medical Faculty of the University of Duesseldorf

Session 3: Prepare Workshop
Rebecca Sudore, MD, Professor, UCSF School of Medicine

Panel Session: Successful Strategies to Engage Clinicians and Administrators 

Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: Setting-Specific Questions (Part 2)
1. ‘Going for Gold’- Achieving top quality end of life care in GP Practices and mainstreaming Advance Care Planning (ACP)  discussions - findings from the first 10 GSF Accredited GP practices - Keri Thomas, The National GSF Centre in End of Life Care UK

2. “What is the one thing that makes it very hard to talk to your family doctor about end-of-life medical treatments?” Examining patient barriers to talking about Advance Care Planning (ACP) with Family Physicians - Amy Tan, University of Calgary
3. Advance Care Planning in the acute hospital setting - lessons learnt from the MAPS trial - Tanja Krones, University Hospital Zurich

4. General practitioners’ experiences with timely end-of-life discussions. An interview study, Scientific Institute for Quality of Heathcare (IQ healthcare) - Anne Wichmann, Radboud University Medical Center

Session 2: Nudging: The Notion of choice architechture and whether it has a place in shared decision making  
Pat Tadel, Respecting Choices

Session 3: Improving communication about goals of care with hospitalized patients who have serious illness: A Canadian, Multi-centre program of research  
John You

Plenary Sessions

ACP in the Netherlands
Agnes van der Heide, MD, PhD, Professor of Decision Making and Care at the End of Life  

Serious Illness Conversations
Rachelle Bernacki, MD, MS, Associate Director, Serious Illness Care Program, Ariadne Labs

Plenary Session

 Evolution of advance care planning in Federal, Provincial and Regional Canada – Three levels of engagement, education and research
Jessica Simon, MD, FRCPC, Division Head, Palliative Medicine, University of Calgary

Concurrent Sessions
 Session 1: Health Care System

1. Definition and recommendations for optimal advance care planning: an international consensus - Judith Rietjens, Erasmus Medical Centre

2. Evaluating uptake of a system-wide program of advance care planning and goals of care designations - Eric Wasylenko, Health Quality Council of Alberta

3. Healthcare System Interactions Influence Advance Care Planning in Developed Countries - Hillary Lum, University of Colorado School of Medicine and VA Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
4. When, where, and who is appropriate to have Advance Care Planning conversation with our patients? - Seiko Izumi, Oregon Health & Science University         

5. An integration of Legislation and policy. How advance care planning and Goals of Care Designation works in Alberta - Alexandra Kushliak, Alberta Health Services

 Session 2: Change Management (Part 1)      

1. Introducing advance care planning in Norwegian nursing homes: an effectiveness-implementation randomized clinical hybrid trial (2013-2017) - Irene Aasmul, University of Bergen 
2. Sustaining Advance Care Planning in a New World -  Cari Borenko, Fraser Health 

3. An Advance Care Planning Volunteer Service, Exploring ACP Prevalence in the Community - Linda Nolte, Advance Care Planning Australia
4. Assessing the effectiveness of an Alberta Health Services-led Advance Care Planning change management intervention to improve team process and patient oriented outcomes for cardiac patients across four clinical contexts - Marta Shaw, University of Calgary

Session 3: Serious Illness Conversations Guide Workshop
Rachelle Bernacki, MD, MS, Professor, Harvard Medical School

Concurrent Sessions
Session 1: Patient-Specific Questions (Part 2)

1. “Confronting but we need to live in the real world”: an interview study of patient and caregiver perspectives on advance care planning in CKD - Marcus Sellars, Kolling Institute, Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Australia

 2. Health care professionals’ experiences with conducting advance care planning conversations in oncology: an international focus group study - Marieke Zwakman, University Medical Center Utrecht

3. Efficacy of the PREPARE website to engage patients in advance care planning in primary care and cancer outpatient care: a prospective study - Neha Arora, McMaster University
4. Co-designing ACP resources with the Korean Community in New Zealand - Shona Muir, Auckland District Health Board & the New Zealand ACP Cooperative
5. Advance care planning in adolescents with life-threatening illness: Dispelling myths and misconceptions - Jennifer Needle, University of Minnesota
Session 2: Change Management (part 2)   

1. Co-designing the New Zealand ACP Plan and Guide - Shona Muir, Auckland District Health Board & the New Zealand ACP Cooperative

2. A Preliminary Analysis of the Role of Systematic Advance Care Planning in Reducing Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents - Susan Hickman, Indiana University

3. The role of social workers in facilitating ACP conversations - Kathleen Ziemba, Respecting Choices
4. Advance Care Planning: National Prevalence in General Practice, Aged Care and Hospital-Interim Findings/Protocol - Linda Nolte, Advance Care Planning Australia

Session 3: Enhancing ACP Community Capacity in Canada

1. Enhancing ACP Community Capacity in Canada, Sharon Baxter & Chad Hammond

2. Serious Illness Conversation Program Initiative in a Canadian Provincial Setting - Elizabeth Beddard-Huber, BC Centre for Palliative Care

Session 4: Legal Issues Workshop & Meeting (3.5 hours - 30 minute Break) 
1. Health & Legal Sector Collaboration to Support Advance Care Planning, Nola Ries

2. Can one size fit all?, Bernadette Richards, University of Adelaide

Plenary Sessions

Nationwide implementation of ACP in German long-term care institutions: Struggling for a consistent quality standard

Georg Marckmann, MPH, Institut für Ethik, Geschichte und Theorie der Medizin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Advance Care Planning in Australia: the past, the present and looking towards the future       

Karen Detering, MD, Respiratory Physician & Clinical Ethicist, Respecting Patients Choices Program, Austin Health  

Making Sense of Birth, Life & Death
Louis Hugo Francescutti, MD, PhD, MPH, FRCPC, FACPM, CCFP, FACP (Hon), ICD-D, Physician & Storyteller

Plenary Session
Title TBD
Rebecca Sudore, MD, Professor, UCSF School of Medicine     

Concurrent Sessions
Session 1: Research Methods

1. Using a novel mixed-method approach to study communication during treatment decision making - Kristen Pecanac, William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
2. A Leadership Guide to Implementing Advance Care Planning Programs - Stephanie Anderson, Respecting Choices, a division of C-TAC Innovations

3. Passing out of place: Adolescent and young adult preferences for where they die meet a different reality - Chad Hammond, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association 
4. What’s Important to Me? Acceptability and potential utility of a novel values clarification tool to facilitate person-centred conversations about goals of care - Anna Consoli, University of Calgary - W21C

 Session 2: Education      
1. Identifying best practices for volunteers and lay health navigators to enhance advance care planning, Hillary Lum, University of Colorado School of Medicine and VA Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)

2. Facilitating Goals of Care and Care Planning Discussions at End of Life:  Customized Training for Oncology Fellows - Sarah Thirlwell, Moffitt Cancer Center

3. ACP Conversation communication strategies and their impact - Leigh Manson, National ACP Cooperative

4. Development and Achievement of Education for Implementing End-of-Life Discussion (E-FIELD) project - a nationwide ACP project in Japan - Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Kobe University School of Medicine

Session 3: Patient-Specific Questions (Part 2)

1. Advance Care Planning (ACP) in patients with incurable cancer: a randomised controlled trial of a nurse led intervention, Stephanie Johnson, The University of Sydney
2. Uptake, impact and cost-effectiveness of a nurse-led facilitated advance care planning intervention: A randomised controlled trial among patients with severe respiratory disease, Craig Sinclair, University of Western Australia

3. Presentation Matters in Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Conversations, Shannon Cunningham, Alberta Innovate
4. Congruence in Treatment Preferences Decreases Suffering among Adolescents Living with HIV/AIDS through Facilitated Advance Care Planning Conversations, Maureen Lyon, Children's National Health System; The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Session 4: Workshop: Advance Care Planning. Whose Job?

1. Advance Care Planning. Whose Job? - Josie Dixon, Assistant Professororial Research Fellow, PSSRU, LSE

2. Examining the use of a guideline for ACP-conversations in nursing homes - Lisbeth Thoresen, University of Oslo 

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