Pre-Conference End of Life (EOL) Forum

Forum on End of Life Issues

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 ~ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
InterContinental Dallas Hotel ~ Crystal Ballroom I & II
Cost per person $ 150.00
CME Credit TBD

7:30 Breakfast

8:00 Forum Opens.  Welcome and Introductions: brief overview of the day

Natalie Rodden, M.D. and Deacon Alan Rastrelli, M.D.

8:10 End of Life Issues–The State of the Union of Physician Assisted Suicide and Palliative Care in our Health Care System Deacon Alan Rastrelli, M.D.

8:50 Catholic Teachings on the EOL: a Review of the Documents and Guidelines for Medical Practice

Fr. Dan Mindling and Jozef Zalot, Ph.D.

9:50 Break

10:05 You Can Lead a Body to Water, But… A Review of the Teachings and Clinical Applications for Artificial Nutrition and Hydration

Fr. John Raphael and Rafael Rosario, M.D.

 10:35 Suffering in the Ill and Dying: Church Teachings and Experience in the ICU with Dying Patients

Wes Ely, M.D.

11:15 Q & A with panel of morning speakers.

Fr. Dan Mindling, Jozef Zalot, Ph.D., Fr. John Raphael, Rafael Rosario, M.D., Wes Ely, M.D.

Facilitated by Natalie Rodden, M.D. and Deacon Alan Rastrelli, M.D.

 11:45 Break

12:00 Lunch

“I will give no deadly drug:” My Journey on the Oregon Trail and Physician Assisted Suicide

Bill Toffler, M. D.

12:45 Break

1:00 Practicing EOL Care as a Catholic: Palliative Medicine and Hospice 101

Natalie Rodden, M.D.

1:30 “Doc, this tylenol is not working:” Pain Management in Advanced Illness and Becoming Comfortable with Making Patients Comfortable

Karen O’Brien, M.D.

2:10 “It’s not just the pain” Non-pain Symptom Management: Creatively Addressing Disabling Side Effects and Symptoms

Rafael Rosario, M.D. 

3:00 Break

3:15 Managing Existential Distress: Consulting with the Divine Physician in Serious Illness and the End of Life

Deacon Alan Rastrelli, M.D.

3:50 Advance Care Planning: Finding Courage to Have a Conversation that Matters

Bob Sawicki, M.D.

4:40 Building a Catholic EOL Culture and Engaging the Public Sphere: Real Life Pearls

Elliott Bedford Ph.D, M.C. Sullivan RN JD, Bob Sawicki, M.D., Bill Toffler, M.D.,

Facilitated by Natalie Rodden, M.D. and Deacon Alan Rastrelli, M.D.

5:30 Forum Closes.  Brief Closing Remarks and Sending Forth

Natalie Rodden, M.D. and Deacon Alan Rastrelli, M.D.