You are here

Date & Location: Friday, October 27, 2017 7:00 AM - Saturday, October 28, 2017 4:00 PM 
Rockefeller Research Laboratories 430 E 67th St, New York, NY

This interprofessional two day course aims to educate professional stakeholders caring for older patients on the complexities of cognitive decline.

On Day 1, experts will discuss chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment, distress and its effects on cognition, delirium, dementia and depression. The course will also host a unique focus on communication of medical concerns with the older cancer patient (including caregivers and family members), evaluation of decision making capacity as well as how to work with an interpreter with patients who suffer from dementia and have a language barrier.

Day 2 of this symposium will consist of communication skills training where participants will learn communication strategies for difficult encounters with older cancer patients and their caregivers. Experiential learning methodology will immerse participants in practicing newly taught skills in a simulated relevant clinical environment.

Further details on their website.