Jun 1

Palliative Care Considerations for Older ED Patients in the age of COVID-19

June 1, 2020
3:00–4:00p EST

This webinar is free and open to all. Please register below.




  1. To present evolving ED-based models for palliative care.
  2. To provide a framework for ED-based goals of care conversations that elicit patient goals and values, explore illness understanding, address prognosis, and make recommendations.
  3. To review symptom management for older adults with COVID-19.
  4. To consider strategies to enhance access to palliative care in the ED.


Don Melady, MD
GEDC Faculty

Expert Panel

Tammie Quest, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Palliative Medicine
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Emory Palliative Care Center

Martine Sanon, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai, New York

Erin O’Connor MSc MD
Clinician Investigator,
Divisions of Emergency Medicine and Palliative Medicine
University of Toronto


Don Melady


Dr. Don Melady is an emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada and a founding member of the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative. He is the author of the website www.geri-EM.com – a CME accredited program for geriatric emergency medicine education – and the chair of the Geriatric EM committee of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine.

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