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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.

Please visit the CCSP/Palliative Care Grand Rounds calendar page to view upcoming events. To receive credit for attending a videoconference, the participant must have access to the video component through Zoom. Participating only via phone is not sufficient to receive CE credit.

Videos of past CCSP/Palliative Care Grand Rounds can be found in our Video Library.

For more information on Palliative care grand rounds please email Katherine Aragon at katherine_aragon[@]

For more information on the Comprehensive Cancer Support Programs (CCSP) please email Justin Yopp at justin_yopp[@]

Regarding CME credit for Nurses

Participants are responsible for checking with their state licensing board or accrediting organization to determine if the event meets their continuing education requirements. The North Carolina Board of Nursing will accept continuing education activities that align with continued competence requirements outlined at

Forms and Policy Documents for download

Slide Presentations

That Person is So Difficult! Transforming Our Judgements to Discover What We Need – P. Hector – 20240712

Through the Looking Glass: Future Landscape of Hospice – L. Patel – 20230927

After Death Communication – S. Janssen – 20230426

Mind, Body and Biofield Science: How Consciousness Catalyzes Healing – S. Jain – 20230308

Reflections on the Coalescing of Integrative Medicine and Palliative Care – D. Spector – 20230111

Variable Symptoms with Etiology in the DSM? – A. Hutto – 20221214

A History of Dying in Corrections – A. Moore – 20221130

Narrative Medicine: As Evidence, Therapy and in Clinical Practice – C. Murray – 20221118

Spiritual Care Generalists and Specialists – S. Byrne-Martelli – 20220824

Buprenorphine for Pain Why and How? – S. Prakken – 20220817

Neuropsychological Considerations in Oncology – R. Kanser – 20220727

Caring for the Dead in a Death Avoidant Society – M.J. Steele – 20220615

Resilience: A Double-Edge Sword – D. Greene – 20220608

Improving the Quality of Caring Registries, QI, and Palliative Care – S. Pantilat – 20220525

Centering Racial Equity in Clinical Trial Participation: A Patient Engaged Research Approach – Marjory Charlot – 3/16/2022

Writing as Rehabilitation: Creativity’s Role in Survivorship – Diana Cejas – 2/16/2022

LGBT+ Inclusive Care in Aging and Serious Illness – Jared Lowe – 1/26/2022

Gender-Affirming Treatment – Lisa Stewart – 1/19/2022

Together We Are Not Alone: Oncology and Palliative Support Groups – Julia Rodriguez-o’donnell – 1/12/2022

Sex and AYAs – Melissa Matson – 9/8/2021