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Palliative Care – 8/9/2023

August 9, 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.


August 9, 2023

Catherine Habashy, MD

Palliative Care in Pediatric Oncology: Reflections of an Outsider Turned Insider


Catherine Habashy, MD MPH, is a pediatric oncologist and palliative care physician at the University of North Carolina. She completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Kentucky and her fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at the University of Tennessee. During her fellowship training at St Jude Children’s Hospital, she witnessed beautiful palliative care provided by primary oncologists and came to appreciate the important role of primary palliative care in oncology. Much to her now-husband’s dismay, she returned to fellowship training again in 2019 and completed her fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at the University of North Carolina. She lives in Durham with her husband Eric, who is still anxious about her doing more schooling, and her son, Miles, who has made her work much harder than it used to be.



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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.


August 9, 2023
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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