October 23, 2017 - 1:30pm

Texas Health and Human Services Commission Brown-Heatly Building, Public Hearing Room
4900 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751

This event also is available via webinar.

Register to Attend In Person

Register to Attend via Webinar

For more registration information, please see the attached PDF document.


Recommendations for the Texas Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council

James Castillo, MD, FACP
Medical Director, Harlingen Physician Network

In this session you will learn to:

  • Align policies, practices and protocols with consensus-based recommendations for advancing Supportive Palliative Care in Texas
  • Educate others on the spectrum of care for serious illness from Supportive Palliative Care to Hospice Palliative Care

Having Conversations that Matter: Communication in Serious Illness

Robert Fine, MD, FACP, FAAHMP
Clinical Director, Office of Clinical Ethics and Palliative Care
Baylor Scott & White

In this session you will learn to:

  • Describe the relationship between communication and patient care outcomes in the realm of serious illness care
  • Explain information and education to promote care consistent with patients’ values, preferences and goals

CEUs and Certificate of Attendance

Two ethics continuing education/contact hours available for the following (live event only):

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Continuing Nursing Education
  • Social Worker

A certificate of attendance is available for those not seeking the credits/contact hours listed above.


If you have any questions, email Palliative_Care@hhsc.state.tx.us.