MGH Medical Grand Rounds

MGH Palliative Care and Geriatrics Grand Rounds
2020-2021

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Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 8:00 AM


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Date/Time Presentation Info Video LINK
June 23rd, 2021
8:00 AM
Alcohol Use Disorder in the Elderly: Are We Missing Something?

Presented by: Melissa D'Souza, MD

June 16th, 2021
8:00 AM
Identity and Palliative Care: The rise of the human voice

Presented by: Angelli Aguilar, MSN, RN, CPHON, CPNP-PC.

June 9th, 2021
8:00 AM
Palliative Care for Uncertain or Life-Limiting Prenatal Diagnoses

Presented by: Andrew McReynolds, MD, MS

June 2nd, 2021
8:00 AM
Development of PharmPAL: A Collaborative Practice Pharmacy Clinic in an Ambulatory Palliative Care Clinic

Presented by:Molly Bacon, Pharm D

May 26th, 2021
8:00 AM
Suicidality, uncertainty, and life-sustaining devices - complexities in end-of-life care for cardiac patients

Presented by: Katharine A Manning, MD

May 19th, 2021
8:00 AM
"Save the Last Dance..." Therapeutic Intersections of Palliative Care and the Arts

Presented by: Eleanor M Frechette, LCSW, MSW

May 12th, 2021
8:00 AM
Lessons from Visitor Restrictions: Reflecting Back, Looking Forward

Presented by: Harry J. Han, MD

May 5th, 2021
8:00 AM
Loneliness and Social Isolation...Not Just a Pandemic Problem in an Aging Population

Presented by: Candice R Ellis, APRN, AGNP-C

April 28th, 2021
8:00 AM
MARIJUANA: A friend or foe in older adults

Presented by: Meenakshi Dagar, MBBS

April 21st, 2021
8:00 AM
Until Every Child Is Living Well: Palliative Care Across the Landscape of Pediatric Care

Presented by: Christina K. Ullrich, MD, MPH

April 14th, 2021
8:00 AM
Can We Do Better? The Case for Formal Integration of Palliative Care into the Critical Care Setting

Presented by: Jessie M. Brain, MSN, FNP-C, CCRN

April 7th, 2021
8:00 AM
#medicallycomplex: Social Media and the Unmet Needs of Parents of Children with Medical Complexity

Presented by: Annie Chen, MD

March 31st, 2021
8:00 AM
"This Wasn't Supposed to Happen": When Hospice and Other EOL Patients End Up in the Emergency Department

Presented by:Jason K. Bowman, MD

March 24th, 2021
8:00 AM
Out on a Limb: Navigating Surgical Culture and Palliative Care

Presented by:Elizabeth J Lilley, MD, MPH

March 17th, 2021
8:00 AM
"Doc you gotta meet me where I am"
Palliative Care Delivery for People Experiencing Homelessness


Presented by: Patrick W Malecha, MD

March 10th, 2021
8:00 AM
VSED: Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking

Presented by: Marlen Ortega Cruz, MD

March 3rd, 2021
8:00 AM
Examining the Early Bereavement Experience in Parents of Children Who Died from Cancer

Presented by: Jennifer Snaman, MD

February 24th, 2021
8:00 AM
Palliative Care in Hematologic Malignancies: Exploring the Evidence and the Opportunities

Presented by:
Alison R. Kavanaugh, MSN, ACNP-BC, ACHPN
Areej El-Jawahri, MD

February 10th, 2021
8:00 AM
Amplifying Family Voices by Improving Advance Care Planning in Pediatric Serious Illness

Presented by: Danielle DeCourcey, MD, MPH

January 27th, 2021
8:00 AM
Person and Family-Centered Care for Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Presented by: Cynthia M Boyd, MD, MPH

January 20th, 2021
8:00 AM
Integrating a palliative care unit in the oncology department at Zanmi Lasante

Presented by: Ruth Damuse, MD

January 13th, 2021
8:00 AM
Spiritual Care in Palliative Care: Effective but Often Overlooked

Presented by: George Fitchett, D.Min., Ph.D

January 6th, 2021
8:00 AM
"God is Able": The Significance of a Belief in Miracles for African American Patients with Serious Illnesses

Presented by: Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, MD, MDiv.

December 16th, 2020
8:00 AM
Managing Implicit Bias: Teams, Patients, Ourselves

Presented by: Kimberly A. Curseen, MD, FAAHPM

December 9th, 2020
8:00 AM
Update on Memory Systems and Dementia

Presented by: Andrew E. Budson, MD.

December 2nd, 2020
8:00 AM
Aging Cellular Senescence and Senolytic Drugs: The Path to Translation

Presented by: James L. Kirkland, MD, PhD

November 18th, 2020
8:00 AM
Does Evaluating Frailty Lead to Better Surgical Care?

Presented by: Zara Cooper, MD, MSc, FACS
Kessler Director, Center for Surgery and Public Health, BWH
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Rachelle Bernacki, MD, MS
Director of Quality Initiatives. Dept of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at DFCI
Assistant professor, Harvard Medical School

November 11th, 2020
8:00 AM
Supporting residents in nursing homes: Lessons learned from the pandemic

Presented by: Kathleen Unroe, MD, MHA

November 4th, 2020
8:00 AM
Cultivating Collaborative Clinicians: Interprofessional Education in Palliative Oncology and Geriatrics

Presented by: Tara J. Schapmire, PhD, MSSW, OSW-C, FAOSW

October 28th, 2020
8:00 AM
Opportunities to Improve Supportive Care for Patients Who Benefit from Advances in Cancer Therapy

Presented by:
Laura A Petrillo, MD
Physician, MGH Cancer Center Palliative Care Clinic
Investigator, MGH Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

October 21st, 2020
8:00 AM
Cancer Immunotherapy: Balancing the Hope and Hype

Presented by:
Justin Gainor, MD
Director of the Center for Thoracic Cancers
Director of Targeted Immunotherapy
Henri and Belinda Termeer Center
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

October 14th, 2020
8:00 AM
LGBTQ+ Inclusive Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Presented by:
Kimberly D. Acquaviva, PhD, MSW, CSE
Betty Norman Norris Endowed Professor
University of Virginia School of Nursing
No On Demand Video
October 7th, 2020
8:00 AM
Artificial Intelligence and Digital Therapeutics in Palliative Care: Rise of the Robots or the Future of Compassionate Care

Presented by:
Mihir Kamdar, MD
Section Head of Palliative Care Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)


Joshua Lakin, MD
Senior Physician, Division of Adult Palliative Care, Medical Director KidneyPal Program,


Charlotta Lindvall, MD, PhD Instructor, Dept of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care


Haipeng (Mark) Zhang, DO, MMSc
Physician, Dept of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Medical Director, Brigham Digital Innovation Hub

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital

September 30th, 2020
8:00 AM
Using Cultural Humility and Trauma-Informed Care to target Disparities in Mental Health

Presented by:
Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD, MPH
Director, MGH Department of Psychiatry Center for Diversity
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

September 23rd, 2020
8:00 AM
Elder Abuse: Causes, Consequences, Prevention and Detection

Presented by:
Laura Mosqueda, MD
Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Professor of Gerontology, USC Leonard Davis School of Medicine
Director, National Center on Elder Abuse Los Angelos, CA

September 16th, 2020
8:00 AM
PalliCOVID responses within Mount Sinai Health System in NYC

Presented by:
Clair K Ankuda, MD, MPH
Diane W Farquhar, LCSW, ACSW
Edith M Meyerson, DMin, BCC
Christopher D Woodrell, MD
Sarah Byrne- Martelli, DMin BCC
Jay Horton, PhD, ACHPN, FNP-BC, MPH, CENP

Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

September 9th, 2020
8:00 AM
Navigating a Pandemic:
Palliative Care Innovation at Mass General Brigham during the COVID-19 Surge


Presented by:
Mark Stoltenberg, MD
Carine Davila, MD
Leslie Cartagena, CNP
Kathleen Doyle, MD
Sarah Byrne- Martelli, DMin BCC

Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Palliative Care and Geriatrics

Nelia Jain, MD
Richard Leiter, MD
Elizabeth Rickerson, MD
Andrew Lawton, MD

Dana Farber Cancer Institute Department Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care

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