The Cases Have Been Selected

The 2008 Cases have been selected. We had a great turnout this year, and the AAHPM and HPNA have been gracious enough to expand the presentations to 9 from the originally scheduled 6. The reviewers had a difficult time choosing because of the high quality of numerous submissions. For those who did not get selected, individual feedback is available by emailing csinclair @t kchospice d0t org.

Some facts on the submissions:
61 cases submitted
From 57 individuals
(There are no rules to prevent double submissions! Good strategy!)
From 43 different institutions
6 RN submissions
4 Medical Student submissions
Congratulations to the selected cases.
The Cases Selected Are:

Session 505 - Sat Feb 2 - 8:30-9:30AM

Erin Remster, D.O. Student
Aminocaproic Acid to Prevent Hemorrhage in a Patient with Metastatic Hypophayrngeal Cancer
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Swee Ng
The Man Who Refuses to Die: The Challenges of Protracted Imminent Death
Summa Health System - Palliative Medicine Fellowship (Ohio)

Dr. Andrea White
Alcoholism at the End of Life on a Palliative Care Unit
University of Alabama at Birmingham - Palliative Care Fellowship

Session 515 - Sat Feb 2 - 9:45-10:45AM

Dr. Urviben Patel
Depression? Dementia? It Makes a Difference for the Patient, Family and Care Givers
University of Alabama at Birmingham Internal Medicine Residency

Dr. Elizabeth Winstein
Exploring a ‘Desire to Die’ Statement from a Patient Undergoing Evaluation for Lung Transplantation
University of Pittsburgh Palliative Care Fellowship

Donita Overend, BSN
The Inconsolable Irritable Infant with Krabbe’s Disease
HRSA Nurse Residency Program with San Diego Hospice & Palliative Care

Session 530 - Sat Feb 2 - 1:45-2:45PM

Dr. Pareshkumar Patel
Control of Sickle Cell Crisis Pain in the Setting of Acute Renal Failure and Multiple Opioid Allergies
MCVH-VCU: Palliative Care Fellowship

Dr. Kristina Newport
Recurrent ICD Firing in a Patient with End-Stage Heart Failure
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center - Internal Medicine Program

Dr. Staci Mandrola
When Family Conflict Masquerades as Religious Differences
University of Louisville - Palliative Medicine Fellowship

The reviewers were:

Giovanni Elia, MD
San Diego Hospice & Palliative Care & Vice-Chair of the AAHPM PIT-SIG

Kelli Gershon, MSN APRN BC-PCM
Anderson Cancer Center

Laura J. Morrison, MD

Section of Geriatrics Baylor College
of Medicine &
Division of Palliative Medicine, The Methodist Hospital

Christian Sinclair, MD
Kansas City
Hospice & Palliative Care
Monday, November 12, 2007