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Friday, April 2
 

4:00pm AKDT

Welcome
After a hearty welcome by Dr. Robert Sorrells, move to Room 302 for the first presentation. 

Speakers
avatar for Robert Sorrells, PhD

Robert Sorrells, PhD

Associate Dean, Preclinical Education, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences


Friday April 2, 2021 4:00pm - 4:10pm AKDT
BHH Grand Foyer

4:10pm AKDT

Stop Treating Death as Taboo
Why is death a taboo subject to discuss? Do all cultures share this taboo? 

Speakers
avatar for Robert Sorrells, PhD

Robert Sorrells, PhD

Associate Dean, Preclinical Education, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences


Friday April 2, 2021 4:10pm - 5:00pm AKDT
BHH 302

5:10pm AKDT

Self-Care for Caregivers
Take care of yourself so you can care for others. 

Friday April 2, 2021 5:10pm - 6:00pm AKDT
BHH 107C

5:10pm AKDT

Giving Bad News
Presentation and demonstration for students only.


Friday April 2, 2021 5:10pm - 6:00pm AKDT
BHH 302

5:10pm AKDT

WA Death with Dignity Act: What do you really know?
Learn the true regulations of the Death with Dignity Act.

Friday April 2, 2021 5:10pm - 6:00pm AKDT
BHH 107A

6:10pm AKDT

Physical Changes Near Death
Learn about the physical changes you can expect as your loved one nears death.

Friday April 2, 2021 6:10pm - 7:00pm AKDT
BHH 107A

6:10pm AKDT

Difficult Discussions with Patients
Giving life-altering or bad news to patients can be daunting. Dr. Vandekieft offers advice.

Friday April 2, 2021 6:10pm - 7:00pm AKDT
BHH 302
 
Saturday, April 3
 

4:00pm AKDT

Registration / Appetizers / Welcome
Visit our numerous exhibitor tables and enjoy hors d'oeuvres before heading into the classroom for your chosen session. 

Speakers
avatar for Robert Sorrells, PhD

Robert Sorrells, PhD

Associate Dean, Preclinical Education, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences


Saturday April 3, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm AKDT
BHH Grand Foyer

5:10pm AKDT

Bereavement: Handling Grief
Join us as a licensed clinical social worker discusses bereavement issues. 

Saturday April 3, 2021 5:10pm - 6:00pm AKDT
BHH 107A

5:10pm AKDT

Opioids in End-of-Life Care
Dr. Bilsky discusses the importance of pain management in end-of-life care.


Saturday April 3, 2021 5:10pm - 6:00pm AKDT
BHH 302

6:10pm AKDT

Nutrition & Hydration in End-of-Life Care
Dr. Briggs Early, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, discusses the importance of hydration and nutrition in end-of-life care.


Saturday April 3, 2021 6:10pm - 7:00pm AKDT
BHH 107A

6:10pm AKDT

Prehospital and Emergency Care Perspectives on End-of-Life Incidents
Captain Evers talks about the fire department's role in in emergency situation.

Dr. Monosky will discuss prehospital components and emergency medicine components of end-of-life care.

Saturday April 3, 2021 6:10pm - 7:00pm AKDT
BHH 302
 
Sunday, April 4
 

8:00am AKDT

Registration / Appetizers / Welcome
Stop by our exhibitors, visit the buffet, then head into Room 302 for the keynote presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Sorrells, PhD

Robert Sorrells, PhD

Associate Dean, Preclinical Education, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences


Sunday April 4, 2021 8:00am - 8:45am AKDT
BHH Grand Foyer

8:45am AKDT

Breakfast Buffet - Keynote: What do you say to someone who has lost a loved one?
Take your breakfast to the auditorium to hear a licensed clinical social worker present information on the discomfort most of us feel when we don't know what to someone who suffering after losing a love one. 

Sunday April 4, 2021 8:45am - 9:50am AKDT
BHH 302

10:00am AKDT

Working with a Patient who has Lost a Family Member
Patients who have lost a loved one need more care and sensitive communication than a typical scheduled 15-minute visit. 

Sunday April 4, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am AKDT
BHH 107A

10:00am AKDT

Home Health vs. Hospice Care
Local experts explain the difference between home health care and hospice care. Though both services mY take place in the home, they are completely different services.

Sunday April 4, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am AKDT
BHH 302

11:00am AKDT

What your Funeral Director Always Wanted you to Know
The owner of a local funeral home will present information designed to make a difficult time in everyone's lives, a little easier.

Sunday April 4, 2021 11:00am - 11:50am AKDT
BHH 107A

11:00am AKDT

Cowboys vs. Pit Crews (silo vs. IPT)
TEAMWORK: saving patients' lives every day.

Sunday April 4, 2021 11:00am - 11:50am AKDT
BHH 302

12:00pm AKDT

Lunch & Keynote: Advance Directives
Fill your plate at our lunch buffet, then join us in the auditorium to hear the importance of having an advance directive, regardless of your stage of life. This legal document will ensure your wishes are known and observed.

Sunday April 4, 2021 12:00pm - 12:50pm AKDT
BHH 302

1:00pm AKDT

Advance Directives Workshop
Local authorities will be on hand to answer questions and assist with starting the process of writing out your wishes.  

Sunday April 4, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm AKDT
BHH 302

1:00pm AKDT

End-of-life Care, Public Hospital vs Catholic Hospital in Texas
Ivy shares her thesis on end-of-life care comparing a public hospital's services with those of a Catholic hospital, both dealing with strict regulations.

Sunday April 4, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm AKDT
BHH 107A

2:00pm AKDT

Opioids in End-of-Life Care
Dr. Lauer shares information on treating pain experienced by patients nearing death.  


Sunday April 4, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm AKDT
BHH 107A

2:00pm AKDT

Dementia in End-of-Life Care
A local doctor specializing in geriatric medicine shares information on dementia in end-of-life care.

Sunday April 4, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm AKDT
BHH 302

3:00pm AKDT

Dementia in End-of-Life Care
A local doctor specializing in geriatric medicine shares information on dementia in end-of-life care.

Sunday April 4, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm AKDT
BHH 107A

3:00pm AKDT

Clinical Ethics / Bioethics
Dr. Schwan has researched ethics, moral psychology, and philosophy of emotion. His dissertation explored the nature and role of empathy in moral thinking and clinical settings.

Sunday April 4, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm AKDT
BHH 302

4:00pm AKDT

History of Dying
Dr. Sorrells will  give a brief history of dying and how mankind has perceived it.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Sorrells, PhD

Robert Sorrells, PhD

Associate Dean, Preclinical Education, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences


Sunday April 4, 2021 4:00pm - 4:20pm AKDT
BHH 302

4:30pm AKDT

Young Doctor Experiencing End-of-Life Care
A doctor doing her 2nd year of residency in Yakima will share her experience with end-of-live care and issues. 

Sunday April 4, 2021 4:30pm - 5:00pm AKDT
BHH 302
 
Friday, October 1
 

8:15am AKDT

Registration / Appetizers
Welcome to ACCelerate Oral Health 2021

Friday October 1, 2021 8:15am - 8:30am AKDT
TBA