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Palliative Care – 12/14/2022

December 14, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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.


December 14

Alissa Hutto, MD

VSED: Variable Symptoms with Etiology in the DSM?



Areas of interest in CL Psychiatry? I have pretty broad interests for now but I am particularly excited to learn more about critical care psychiatry, delirium, catatonia, and ethics.

Program Strengths / Why you chose UNC for fellowship? I have been here for medical school, residency, and now fellowship, and I never get tired of the camaraderie of UNC. People care about each other and their patients, and they strive for excellence. This is especially true of the CL group, and our CL psychiatrists have been among my favorite faculty since being a medical student. Our attendings have a blend of intellectual curiosity, deep caring, and a healthy dose of

humor that combine to make an amazing environment for training. Our patients are from all walks of life and there are many specialty units at UNC, which makes for a large variety of clinical presentations including very rare diagnoses.

What do you enjoy about the living in the Triangle? I grew up here, and for me it’s hard to beat the weather and the proximity to both coast and mountains. We have a good range of cuisines and indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy here, and a close airport if the triangle gets too small.

Fun Fact about you? Ask me about Guatemala! I lived there for a few months before medical school volunteering as a hiking guide, and I will convince anyone they need to learn more about Guatemalan history or go for a visit.


Register to Attend via Zoom Webinar


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.


December 14, 2022
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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