Queen’s Medical Center Conference on Pain and Palliative Care


The Queen’s Medical Center Conference on Pain and Palliative Care

Mission Possible IV:

Thursday, November 11, 2010, 7:30 am – 4:35 pm

The Queen’s Conference Center

For a copy of the conference brochure and full registration information, please click here

Bios of the main speakers:

Anthony Back, MD

Dr. Back received his AB from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California and his MD from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Oncology at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington.  Dr. Back is a medical oncologist and director of Palliative Care at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  His research focuses on patient-doctor communication and palliative care, and he is currently principal investigator on a large study funded by the National Cancer Institute designed to teach communication skills to oncologists.

Judith A. Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN

Judith Paice, PhD, RN is  the Director of the Cancer Pain Program in the Division of Hematology-Oncology and a Research Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University; Feinberg School of Medicine. She is also a full member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Dr. Paice served as President of the American Pain Society from 2006-2008 and as a board member of the International Association for the Study of Pain until 2008. Much of Dr Paice’s clinical work has been in the relief of pain associated with cancer and HIV disease. Her current research interest includes chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. In 2002, the American Pain Society honored Dr. Paice with the Narcessian Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has traveled within the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Taiwan, Tanzania, and Tajikistan to educate health care professionals regarding cancer pain relief and palliative care.  Dr. Paice serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Pain and on the editorial board of the Clinical Journal of Pain and the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. She is the author of more than 150 scientific manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters. She was also one of the original consultants in the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) and has continued serving as a faculty member in this program. 

Recent (CME) additions to the program:

Wednesday 11/10: "Newly Revised NCCN Adult Cancer Pain Guidelines"  before the conference Judy Paice will be giving a presentation at QCC Room 200, 12-1 at the Tumor Conference.

Learning Objectives:
1. Review the NCCN Adult Cancer Pain Guidelines.
2. Describe how to apply the NCCN Adult Cancer Pain Guidelines in a clinical setting.

• More on the QMC website

Friday 11/12, "Mindfulness for Clinicians: Science and Practice". Speaker: Anthony Lee Back, MD
8AM, Mabel Smythe auditorium at QCC.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the concepts of mindfulness.
2. Utilize strategies for using mindfulness to enrich clinical practice.
3. Discuss research linking mindfulness to physician well-being.

• Please visit the CME page of QMC and download the pdf file of their program for details.