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Palliative Care – 7/26/2023

July 26, 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.


July 26, 2023

Christina Vaughan, MD, MHS

Palliative Care in Neurology



Christina Vaughan, MD, MHS, is an associate professor of Neurology and Medicine at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus and Chief of the section of Neuro-palliative Care. She completed fellowships in Movement Disorders at Rush University and in Palliative medicine at UCSD/Scripps. She has neuro-palliative clinics at the Univ of Colorado Anschutz Medical center and at the Rocky Mntn VA where she sees patients with a multitude of chronic neurologic diseases. She also attends the inpatient Palliative Care service at UC Health Hospital. In her role as clinician-educator she is heavily involved in teaching at all levels of medical training and is also participating in several clinical research projects assessing the unique palliative care needs in populations such as those with early onset dementia and refractory epilepsy. She is a palliative care coach for the Parkinson’s Fdn and involved with a national project to implement palliative care for people living with PD in community-based neurology practices.


We Offer:
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.


July 26, 2023
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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