Interprofessional Grand Rounds in Geriatrics and Palliative Care covers a wide range of biomedical, psychosocial, spiritual, and ethical topics involving the care of older adults and those with serious illness. The goal of this conference is to offer healthcare professionals an opportunity to review and learn state-of-the art geriatric and palliative care approaches and principles in an interprofessional format.


All older persons and those with serious illness will achieve maximal health and quality of life.


Submissions from 2017

Approaching Discussions about Hemodialysis at the End-of-Life and Elderly, Rakesh Gulati, MD, MRCP, FACP

Pediatric Palliative Care, Elissa Miller, MD

Palliative Care and ALS: Maintaining hope during serious illness, Susan Parks, MD and Piera Pasinelli, PhD

Targeting Frailty in Older Patients with Heart Failure: The REHAB-HF Experience, Gordon R. Reeves, MD, MPT and Leigh Ann Hewston, PT, MEd

Improving the quality and outcomes of older women's decision-making around breast cancer screening and treatment, Mara Schonberg, MD, MPH

ARTZ@Jeff: Creating a New Paradigm for Empowerment at the Intersections of Arts, Dementia, and Healthcare, Susan Shifrin, PhD and Florence Gelo, DMin, NCPsyA

Submissions from 2016

Improving Food Security and Nutrition for Older Adults, Noelle Dames; Victoria Sutton; Nicole Laverty; and Carly Sedlock, MS4

Family Presence During Resuscitation in the ICU-Arguments for and Against, John W..C. Entwistle III, MD, PhD

Decisional Capacity Conundrums, William C. Jangro, DO

"Over the Hill" or "Still Doing it" Issues on Sexuality and Aging, Michele Marsh, PhD

Polypharmacy in the Older Adult, Bhavik M. Shah, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

Submissions from 2015

Recognizing Early Dementia, Christine A. Arenson, MD


Healing the Suffering Patient, Eric J. Cassell, MD, MACP


The Quality of Mercy is Not Strained: Guiding Geriatric Patients with Cardiac Device Therapy through End of Life Care, Rohinton J. Morris, MD, FACS and Elizabeth Shore, MSW, CSW


Challenges and Solutions to Optimizing Function and Physical Activity Among Older Hospitalized Adults, Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP