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Courses & Programs


Courses & Programs


Advanced Practice Palliative Immersion Training

Where Learning Leaves the Classroom and Changes Practice


The Advanced Practice Palliative Immersion (APPI) Training Program is designed for advanced practice providers seeking to enhance their communication and clinical management skills to better serve patients with complex, advanced illnesses. This course is ideally suited for individuals aspiring to or currently working in palliative care.  However prior palliative care training is not necessary.  Instruction is evidence-based and case-based.

Training includes clinical shadowing, full day conferences, communication skills training with simulated patients and a resilience workshop. Didactic sessions address assessment and management of pain and non pain symptoms, communication skills, palliative management of patients with cardiac disease, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and neuropsychiatric symptoms, billing and documentation, and consult etiquette. Lectures are presented by expert faculty and include time for Q & A.

The APPI deepens providers’ ability to provide excellent supportive care in any practice setting.  Our intimate, training cohorts foster networking and peer and faculty support and interaction. The APPI welcomes professionals willing to travel to attend.

APPI Dates

Fall 2021 TBD

CE Credits:


Locations: TBD
Applications are not currently available
Presentation Snippet:
Overview of APPI Training Schedule:
  • 3 CE conferences
  • 6 CE webinars presented live and available on demand
  • 16 hours of clinical shadowing, scheduled to accommodate trainee/faculty schedules – not available during COVID-19
  • 2 hours conference pre-work and supplemental readings
  • Provider resilience workshop
  • Simulated patient encounters with live actors and real-time feedback
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APPI Rates:
Physician Assistants $1,800.00
Advanced Practice Nurses $1,800.00
Physicians $2,00.00

For more information, please contact
Aliza Baron

Frequently Asked Questions

"The curriculum and faculty are both excellent."

"Priceless and valuable information. Opportunities for networking. Developing providers to promote and provide excellent care. I really appreciated the pace and the length of the program. The price after all is all worth it."

"Great way to learn basic palliative care skills in a safe and collaborative environment."

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