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Palliative Care – 2/15/2023

February 15, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Palliative Care and Comprehensive Cancer Support Programs (CCSP)

CCSP/Palliative Care Grand Rounds


Welcome to CCSP/Palliative Care Grand Rounds

The Palliative Care and Comprehensive Cancer Support Programs (CCSP) co-organize weekly presentations on the care of seriously ill patients and their families, including individuals living with cancer, relevant to interdisciplinary clinicians. Individual topics address pain and symptom management, communication approaches with patients and families, strategies to facilitate coping and support, quality improvement and research in these disciplines.


February 15

David Y. Hwang, MD, FAAN, FCCM, FNCS

Supporting Surrogate Decision Makers in Neuroscience Intensive Care Units



David Y. Hwang is a Nominated Professor of Neurology and Division Chief of Neurocritical Care at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He was previously faculty member in the Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology at the Yale School of Medicine from 2012 to 2022. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, he earned his BS in Chemistry at Emory University and his MD at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in neurology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, serving as chief resident in his final year. He then completed a fellowship in neurocritical care at the same institutions.

His academic interests include how surrogate decision making in intensive care units (ICUs) can be improved and how families of ICU patients can be best supported. Dr. Hwang is a past recipient of the American Brain Foundation Practice Research Training Fellowship, the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) Research Training Fellowship, the Robert G. Siekert New Investigator Award at the International Stroke Conference, the First-Place Patient and Family Support Abstract Award at the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Critical Care Congress, and an Outstanding Oral Presentation Award at the NCS Research Conference. He is a recent Chair of the American Academy of Neurology Critical Care and Emergency Neurology Section, a past member of the NCS Board of Directors, and a recent Chair of the SCCM Patient and Family Support Committee. He is currently a member of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Patient Engagement Advisory Panel.



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The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education Statement
The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1™ activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC Boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and respiratory therapists. Other health care providers may also be able to use these certificates, depending on their particular license requirements. (License requirements are subject to change. Participants should check with their licensing boards for specific questions. UNC and its partners are not responsible for changes in license requirements.)

Disclosure statement
This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director and planning committee, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD). The course director, planning committee, presenters, and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.


Please visit the CCSP/Palliative Care Grand Rounds calendar page to view upcoming events.


February 15, 2023
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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