Embracing diversity: How we can increase cultural competency in palliative care

The New Jewish Home proudly presents our 20th Annual Palliative Care Conference 

The New Jewish Home’s 20th Annual Palliative Care Conference:

Embracing diversity: How we can increase cultural competency in palliative care

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Virtual Event Cost:
General: $85 | Students: $36
Continuing Education Units available for Social Workers and Administrators. Total credit amount TBA.

Please register by December 2, 2022
For more information, contact Rachel Wagers at 212-870-5097 or RWagers@jewishhome.org.

SPEAKERS

Misa Hyakutake, MD

Misa Hyakutake, MD

Assistant Professor of Medical Education, Keio University School of Medicine (Tokyo, Japan)
Attending Physician, Keio University Hospital (Tokyo, Japan)

Dr. Misa Hyakutake graduated from Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan, in 2014, and completed her internship at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York and the integrated fellowship of Palliative Medicine and Geriatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Hyakutake currently has a dual appointment as Assistant Professor of Medical Education at Keio University School of Medicine and as Attending Physician in the General Medicine Department at Keio University Hospital. Dr. Hyakutake’s interests include Medical Education, Advance Care Planning, Public Health, and Gender Equity.

Topic: Palliative Care in Japan – Differences in the Culture and Healthcare System

Kohei Horiuchi - 20th Palliative Care Speaker

Kohei Horiuchi, MD

Internal Medicine Resident, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Board-certified Thoracic Oncologist (Japan)

Dr. Horiuchi, a board-certified thoracic oncologist in Japan, is currently completing a residency in Internal Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is a graduate of the Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan, and later served as Assistant Professor in its Department of Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Horiuchi has a special interest in serving geriatric populations with oncologic backgrounds, and exploring how cultural competency can enhance palliative care.

Topic: Palliative Care in Japan – Differences in the Culture and Healthcare System

Takeshi Uemura - 20th Palliative Care Speaker

Takeshi Uemura, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Palliative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Uemura is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Palliative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is triple board-certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and palliative medicine. Dr. Uemura completed his Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Prior to his current role, Dr. Uemura served as a hospice medical director and a nursing home medical director in Hawaii. Dr. Uemura is certified as a communication skills educator by VitalTalk, an organization that provides communication training to clinicians, and is a co-founder of VitalTalk Japan (KanwaTalk). He has conducted numerous workshops to help physicians improve their communication skills in Japan, and has published articles on communication, geriatrics, and palliative medicine.

Topic: Palliative Care in Japan – Differences in the Culture and Healthcare System

Lara Dhingra, PhD Director of Health Disparities and Outcomes Research, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Lara Dhingra, PhD

Director of Health Disparities and Outcomes Research, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Associate Professor of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Lara Dhingra is the Director of Health Disparities and Outcomes Research at the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care and an Associate Professor of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Dhingra is a clinical psychologist with expertise in palliative care and health services research. Her career has focused on improving the quality of life of patients with serious chronic illness and on health disparities research.

Topic: Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care and Hospice

Dorothy J. Wholihan, ACHPN, AGACNP-BC, GNP-BC, DNP

Dorothy J. Wholihan, ACHPN, AGACNP-BC, GNP-BC, DNP

Director of the Advanced Practice Palliative Care Specialty Sequence Program

Clinical Associate Professor, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Dorothy J. Wholihan, ACHPN, AGACNP-BC, GNP-BC, DNP, is the director of the Advanced Practice Palliative Care Specialty Sequence Program and a clinical associate professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She is a palliative care nurse practitioner with over 30 years of nursing experience. She has also practiced as an oncology and pain management clinical nurse specialist. Her practice and research interests include spiritual aspects of care, teaching communication skills, and the care of veterans at end of life.

Topic: Palliative Care for Veterans: Caring for Those Who Served for Us

Stephanie Le, MD

Stephanie Le, MD

Assistant Medical Director, The New Jewish Home, Manhattan
Clinical Assistant Professor, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Stephanie Le is the Assistant Medical Director at The New Jewish Home in Manhattan and a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Mount Sinai Hospital in the Department of Hospital Medicine and the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Care. She went to medical school at Brown University, trained in Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center, and completed her Geriatrics and Palliative Care fellowships at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Additionally, she provides consultation services in Geriatrics and Palliative Care at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

Topic: A Case Study Review of Palliative Care at The New Jewish Home

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