UPDATE: This event has been cancelled. We apolgize for any inconvenience this causes. We plan to create a End of Life Webinar later this year. More details to come.


IAFP End of Life Care Course

Coralville Public Library, Coralville, Iowa

April 3, 2020 - 1:00-3:30 pm (light lunch provided)

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$125 to IAFP/AAFP Members and/or those attending the Spring Refresher Course
$175 to Nonmembers who DID NOT attend the Spring Refresher Course



Lecture 1: Palliative Care and Hospice Essentials

At the end of the lecture, the participant will

  • Understand the difference between palliative care and hospice care
  • Have a working knowledge of the universal principles of “primary palliative care”
  • Be aware of the specific circumstances calling for referral to a palliative care team


Lecture 2: Goal setting: The Family Meeting

At the end of the lecture, the participant will

  • Understand the essential elements of the family meeting for goals of care discussion
  • Be able to incorporate those elements efficiently into a limited office visit
  • Learn strategies for managing challenging situations such as requests to “do everything”


Lecture 3: The role of the Family Physician in the application of new technologies in advanced disease

At the conclusion of the lecture, the participant will

  • Recognize new technologies that patients may encounter as they face advanced disease
  • Understand the role of the family physician in supporting patients and families in these situations
  • Be able to support patients in decision making using specific communication tools


This Live activity, IAFP End of Life Care Conference, with a beginning date of 04/03/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  2.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.