September 18, 2023
(8:30am – 3:30pm)
5 Contact Hours

This conference offers 5 contact hours – 5 ANCC, 5 CME, 5 NJBSWE CE


Douglass Student Center, 100 George St, New Brunswick, NJ


As the landscape of palliative care continues to evolve, it is crucial to recognize and address the diverse cultural needs and preferences of patients and their families. This conference aims to foster a deeper understanding of the role cultural relevance plays in providing compassionate care to individuals facing serious illness.
Join us for an enriching and insightful gathering of palliative care professionals, with a particular focus on the importance of cultural considerations.

Conference Highlights:

• Dr. Aziz Ansari, renowned expert in the field of palliative care, will focus on cultural bias and its impact on end-of-life care.
• Interactive workshops and breakout sessions exploring strategies for enhancing cultural sensitivity and inclusivity in care delivery.


Aziz Ansari
Dr. Aziz Ansari

Dr. Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari, DO, SFHM, FAAHPM, FACP is a Professor of Medicine and is the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Optimization and Revenue Integrity at Loyola University Medical Center. He graduated from Midwestern University and completed his residency training at Loyola University Medical Center. He is a practicing and board-certified hospitalist and palliative care physician. His responsibilities include utilization management (UM), clinical documentation improvement (CDI), care management, inpatient clinical operations, length of stay reduction, overseeing unit medical directors, developing the physician advisor program and incorporating palliative medicine in care delivery for patients with serious illness. He also serves as medical director of the observation unit.

Dr. Ansari has over a decade of speaking and teaching experience and lectures frequently on the impact hospital medicine has on the mid-revenue cycle, the role of primary palliative care in improving health care delivery, primary communication skills in serious illness, opioid prescribing, and the role of cultural humility in challenging one’s implicit biases at the bedside. He has published on cultural humility and implicit biases as it relates to patient care and leadership. Lastly, Dr. Ansari has several years of leadership experience in developing primary palliative care training conferences for healthcare executives and clinicians and development of summits tailored towards training physician advisors and healthcare leaders.


General Registration – $225
Rutgers Faculty, Alumni, Students – $195
RWJBarnabas Employees – $195
Advanced registration and payment is required to confirm your registration.

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Planners and Speakers have no conflicts of interest to disclose regarding this educational activity.

There is no commercial support or sponsorship for this activity.

This conference is made possible by the generous support of The Schwimmer Family, The VNA Health Group of New Jersey, and the RWJBarnabas Health Home Care and Hospice.


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In support of improving patient care, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

PHYSICIANS Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSES This activity is awarded 2 contact hour (120 minute CH). Nurses should only claim those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity. 

SOCIAL WORKERS This program is approved for GENERAL social work continuing education hours by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care in accordance with New Jersey administrative code 13:44G-6.4 and recognized by The New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners.