Meet the Expert: Meet the Experts Breakfast Session: Heart Failure Throughout the Continuum of Care: Where Does Palliative Care Fit In?

KellyAnn Light-McGroary, MD

Saturday, March 19, 2016 • 6:30 AM-7:45 AM • Osceola B

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In this session, KellyAnn Light-McGroary, MD, will discuss the impact of heart failure from a population and an individual perspective as well as explore the ways in which palliative care and hospice can be integrated into a chronic disease model such as heart failure. She will review the common symptomatic challenges often faced by advanced heart failure patients and how a variety of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions can be employed to palliate them. Finally, Dr. Light-McGroary will explore the challenges that exist in having conversations about goals of care in patients with advanced heart failure and what strategies can be tried to deal with these issues. Breakfast will be provided and served from 6:00 AM - 6:30 AM. The presentation will start promptly at 6:30 AM.

Learning Objectives:

KellyAnn Light-McGroary, MD

  • Compare and contrast palliative care and hospice and how each can be useful in the heart failure patient.
  • Discuss the various symptom manifestations of advanced heart failure and the possible “palliative” interventions.
  • Identify the challenges of having conversations about goals of care in advanced heart failure.