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Sixth Annual Advance Care Planning Virtual Summit

Thu, 3/31/2022 at 12:00 pm - Thu, 3/31/2022 at 1:40 pm (MDT)

Join patients, families, community partners and health care providers to continue the conversation around advance care planning in Utah at the Sixth Annual Advance Care Planning Virtual Summit on March 31.

Our keynote speaker will be April Krutka, DO, FAAHPM. Dr. Krutka is a hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) physician with payer, provider, analytic and regulatory experience who completed an HPM fellowship at the University of Kansas. In 2019, she was recognized as a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine for her dedication to advancing the field of HPM. As Intermountain Healthcare’s palliative care associate medical director, Dr. Krutka led the development of Intermountain’s palliative care program from a system level. This included partnering with Cerner to develop their palliative care identification algorithm and the home-based palliative care service line. In Grand Junction, Colorado, she received HopeWest’s Pioneer Spirit Award for Creativity and Passion for building an innovative, full-spectrum palliative care consultation service. In 2014, Dr. Krutka was awarded St. Mary’s Circle of Care Award when her patient donated to the hospital’s foundation in her honor, citing their marked difference in quality of life. In her current role, Dr. Krutka leads Regence health plans’ participation in the CMS VBID Hospice Benefit Component pilot. She also transformed Regence’s Personalized Care Support program operations to increase scale of impact in the health plan’s serious illness population. She has been a practicing hospice and palliative care physician for more than 10 years.

At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Understand best practices for advance care planning across the treatment continuum
  • Describe key steps for emergency preparedness as it relates to all stages of life
  • Apply strategies for inclusive approaches in advance care planning

Click here to view the full agenda.

This event is approved for 1 nursing CEU and 1.5 social work/ethics CEUs.

This event is being co-designed with local community partners, including the Utah Commission on Aging, Comagine Health, Holy Cross Ministries, Home Health and Hospice Association of Utah, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, St. Mark’s Family Medicine, Utah Coalition for Caregiver Support, University of Utah College of Nursing Utah Geriatric Education Consortium, Utah National POLST Representatives and Utah POLST Registry Committee.

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