Clinical Communities Speaker Series (CCSS): "Contemporary and Promising Practices in Palliative Care, Cancer and Chronic Pain Management" 27-JUN-2019 Home Study
The Defense Health Agency (DHA), J-7, Continuing Education Program Office (CEPO) Clinical Communities Speaker Series events are designed to address the professional practice gaps of our learners in order to improve the care that our healthcare professionals deliver. These educational series are intended to achieve results that reflect a change in skills, competence, and performance of the health care team, and patient outcomes. Collaboration occurs with several government agencies for recruitment of academic subject matter experts, clinicians, and researchers to present on current evidence-based research and best practices, thus enhancing the overall educational experience provided to participants. Participants are expected to apply what they learned in providing patient care individually and collaboratively as a team towards improved patient outcomes.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Physician Assistants, Optometrists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Kinesiotherapists, Healthcare Executives, and other health care professionals who support/ care for U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.
- Instruct health care providers on successful implementation of relevant evidence-based and best practice strategies for the health care team.
- Demonstrate how learning new skills will improve overall readiness, health outcomes, and possibly reduce unnecessary costs.
- Engage learners in specific training and case vignettes for the application of acquired skills in instilling the importance of applying improvements in the collaborative team approach, which results in positively impacting patient care.
Joon Shik Shin KMD, MS, PHD, S.D.
Seoul, South Korea
Dr. Shin has been working as a back pain specialist for over 30 years. He completed his medical degree at Kyung Hee University, School of Korean Medicine in Seoul, Korea and also received a Masters and Ph.D. Degree in Korean Medicine at the same university. He recently received Honorary Degree of Doctorate of Science from Michigan State University. Dr. Shin is the Founder and Chairman of Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine, designated as a spine-specialty hospital by the Korean Ministry of Health & Welfare.
Dr. Shin is also a founder of Chuna manual medicine, a Korean manual therapy to treat back pain. He has been invited as a lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Rush University Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University, Russian National Research Medical University, and Kazakh National Medical University and many more for back pain treatment.
Wonil Koh, KMD, MS
Seoul, South Korea
Dr. Wonil Koh, KMD, MS, works as a Korean Medicine rehabilitation specialist as well as a clinical researcher at Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine and Jaseng Spine and Joint Research Institute. He also has experimental research background in molecular biology, and visited UT, MD Anderson Cancer Center as a visiting scholar.
Retired Army Col. Steven Cohen, MD
Dr. Steven P. Cohen is Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Neurology and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is also Chief of Pain Medicine at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Cohen has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Among his major contributions are the development of an FDA-approved denervation technique for treating sacroiliac joint pain, helping set-up the first pain clinic in a war zone, performing the first studies evaluating the epidural administration of biological agents for pain, serving as Senior Investigator on the congressionally-mandated study evaluating compounded topical creams for chronic pain, and serving as Committee Chair for the 2018 ketamine guidelines for pain management. He is currently the Chair of an international consortium charged with developing guidelines on lumbar facet joint procedures. Dr. Cohen is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army.
Army Col. Matt Garber PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT
Falls Church, VA
Colonel Matt Garber is the Physical Therapy Consultant to the Army Surgeon General and chairs the Neuromusculoskeletal Clinical Community for the Military Health System. He also serves as the Director, Rehabilitation and Reintegration Division for Army Medicine where he oversees the Physical Performance Service Line, the Traumatic Brain Injury Program, and the Comprehensive Pain Management Program.
His military career has included a variety of clinical, teaching, and leadership positions including chairing the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital; Director, Military Health System Governance for the Army; Director of the Army Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program; and assisting in the development and implementation of the Army Special Operations Command Human Performance Optimization Program. Colonel Garber is a board certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Michelle Grant Ervin, MD
Dr. Michelle Grant Ervin received a Master’s degree in Health Professions Education (MHPE) and her medical degree from the Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine at the University of Illinois. She trained at Cook County Hospital and received Bioethics training from the MacLean Center for Bioethics at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Grant Ervin’s interest in Palliative Medicine began in 1995 when she served as the Chair of the Emergency Department and a faculty member within the College of Medical Ethics Program at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Grant Ervin was then selected as a Project on Death in America Faculty Scholar from 1998-2000, where she received her introduction to and training in end of life care.
Dr. Grant Ervin worked in various Hospice and inpatient Palliative Care settings as a Director and as an Associate Director. She has contributed to the developing body of work in Hospice and Palliative Medicine through speaking engagements, publications, and service on various professional boards.
Michael Kelley, MD
Michael J. Kelley, MD is Professor of Medicine at Duke University, Chief of Hematology and Oncology at the Durham VA Medical Center, and National Program Director for Oncology for the Veterans Health Administration.
He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Duke University and fellowship in Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute where he also was Senior Clinical Investigator and Research Fellow.
As National Program Director for Oncology for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Kelley directs policy and program development that affect the more than 50,000 Veterans diagnosed with cancer each year in the nation’s largest integrated health care system. He was among the VA’s leaders who contributed to the White House Cancer Moonshot Initiative in 2016 and has provided testimony to the President’s Cancer Panel.
Dr. Kelley is an author of more than 100 peer-reviewed primary research articles. He is a recipient of the US Public Health Service’s Achievement Award and inventor for one patent.
Rab Razzak, MD
Rab Razzak, is Clinical Director for Palliative Care at University Hospitals, Cleveland OH and Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD. After obtaining his medical degree from Bangladesh Medical College, he completed his internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine Program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey.
His research and clinical interests include development of palliative care delivery systems, palliative medicine education, self-care, and novel therapies for symptom management for palliative care patients.
Katy LaLone, MD
Dr. Katy LaLone is a Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist at Seidman Cancer Center and University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. After obtaining her medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine, she completed her psychiatry residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and then a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.
Her research and clinical interests include development of integrated psychiatric care for oncology patients, psychiatric education, and physician wellness.
Tim Hsu, MD, FAPA
Silver Spring, MD
Dr. Timothy Hsu is a licensed physician, is board-certified in psychiatry, and currently serves as a Psychiatry subject matter expert (SME) in the Risk Reduction section, Clinical Care branch, Psychological Health Center of Excellence, Defense Health Agency.
Dr. Hsu completed his AB in Biology and Economics at Harvard College and his MD at the College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University. He completed residencies in internal medicine and in psychiatry at Mayo Clinic followed by a clinical fellowship in sleep medicine and a postdoctoral research fellowship in neurobiology at University of Michigan where he then joined the medical school faculty.
In addition to clinical practice in psychiatry, Dr. Hsu has worked extensively in new drug development for neurology, psychiatry, sleep and pain in the pharmaceutical industry prior to joining Defense Health Agency.
- 7.00 Occupational Therapists (ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit)DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. For the purpose of recertification, the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Occupational Therapists may receive a maximum of 7.00 hours for completing this Enduring Material (Home Study) activity.
- 7.00 Physical Therapists (ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit)DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. Physical Therapists will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physical Therapists may receive a maximum of 7.00 hours for completing this Enduring Material (Home Study) activity.