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Montgomery Hospice

Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

Culturally Sensitive Advance Care Planning

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General Registration Apr 9, 2017 $50.00 $0.00
Registration w/CEUs   more info Apr 9, 2017 $60.00 $0.00

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Culturally Sensitive Advance Care Planning

Thursday, April 20, 2017

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Silver Spring Civic Center at Veterans Plaza

*5 CEUs offered for SW, NHA/ALMs, Professional counselors & therapists and morticians

Conference Description

Making decisions today about a relatively distant tomorrow comes with a myriad of challenges that are further compounded by an individual’s culture.   Confusion and fear about doing the wrong thing often results in people doing nothing while they have the capacity and calm to consider their wishes and make plans. This conference will provide insight on some of the cultural factors which influence advance care planning and how to imbue cultural sensitivity into these often difficult conversations to promote more effective outcomes.  A panel of culturally diverse healthcare providers will share real-life experiences and practical tools for initiating effective dialogues and avoiding conversation stoppers.


 8:00    Registration/Breakfast

 9:00    Welcome

 9:15    Advance Care Planning Landscape

10:00   Difficult Conversations: Starters and Stoppers

10:45   Break

11:00   Panel Discussion

12:30   Lunch

1:30     Courageous Conversations on Death & Dying

2:30     Closing Remarks

2:45     Q and A /Evaluations

Conference Agenda

Multicultural Advance Care Planning Landscape: where we are, and where we are going

Presented by: Anna Moretti, RN, JD, ANP-C, Montgomery Hospice 

Difficult Conversations: Starters and Stoppers

Presented by: Judith R. Peres, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Worker & Founding Member, Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network 

Healthcare Providers Panel: Cultural Sensitivity in the context of advance care planning discussions and decision making

Facilitator: Steve Roberts, American journalist, political commentator, professor, & best-selling author 


  • Geoff Coleman, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Montgomery Hospice
  • Anna Maria Izquierdo-Porrera, MD, PhD, Executive Director,Care for Your Health, Inc.
  • Leelie Selassie, MD, Critical Care Attending, Mid Atlantic Critical Care Service
  • Kate Lu, LCSW-C,Clinic Director, CCACC-Pan Asian Volunteer Health Clinic

Courageous Conversation on Death and Dying

Presented by: Shahid Aziz, MD, FAAHPM, Medical Director, Palliative Care, Laurel Regional Hospital

Closing Remarks

Presented by: Geoff Coleman, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Montgomery Hospice  

 Learning Objectives

 After this presentation, participants will be able to:

1.      Explain the types of, purpose for, and legal implications of advance care plans.

2.      Explore the impacts and influences of cultural on advance care planning.

3.      Explain common elements of successful conversation starters.

4.      Recognize conversation stoppers and know how to avoid them.

5.      Describe strategies to address cultural barriers when assisting patients in advance care planning.

Continuing Education

To receive your continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire session.

  • Maryland Board of Professional Counselors & Therapists: 5 CEUs (pending  approval)
  • Board of Social Work Examiners of the State of Maryland:  5 CEUs, Category 1(Approved)
  • Maryland State Board of Morticians: 5  CEUs (pending approval)
  • National Association of Longterm Care Administrator Boards: 5 CEUS (Approved)

For more information regarding contact hours, please Beza Gebrehana at 301-527-4092. 

Registration fees

*Online and mail in registration ends April 9, 2017.

General registration          $50

Registration with CEUs      $60

Walk-in registration (if space available) $70/$75 (w/CEUs)

Who should attend?

Social workers, nursing home and assisted living administrators, professional counselors & therapists, morticians, nurses,  physicians, clergy, aides, volunteers, and others interested in multicultural issues in advance care planning and end-of-life care.  


Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza

One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910


Thanks to our 2017 Corporate Partners and Supporters.


Family & Nursing Care


Joseph Gawler’s Sons, LLC

Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home


Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care, Inc.

Metropolitan Shuttle

Visiting Angels

Other Sponsors

Montgomery County End of Life Coalition

Questions? Contact Beza Gebrehana at or call 301-527-4092 

Have questions about Culturally Sensitive Advance Care Planning? Contact Montgomery Hospice

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Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
1 Veterans Place
Great Hall
Silver spring, MD 20910

Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Montgomery Hospice

Montgomery Hospice is a community-supported nonprofit organization that has been providing hospice care to people in Montgomery County, MD for 35 years.  Besides hospice services, we provide professional grief support for patients and families, as well as support groups and workshops for county residents.  

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