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Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Time: 12–1 p.m.

Contact: Lyndsey Loughran

About the Event

This session of the Internal Medicine Grand Rounds features Elizabeth Kvale, M.D., MSPH, presenting It’s All Positive: The Paradox of Palliative Care.” Kvale is an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the director of the Supportive Care and Survivorship Program and medical director of the cancer treatment program at Livestrong Cancer Institutes. She is leading the team implementing the CaLM model of clinical care.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 13 at 5 p.m. to receive Zoom information.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of palliative care on people with advanced illness.
  • Define the implementation gap in palliative care delivery.
  • Identify opportunities for expansion of palliative care services.

Target Audience

  • Primary: Department of Internal Medicine faculty
  • Secondary: Department of Internal Medicine residents and health care team members


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient care; medical knowledge; practice-based learning and improvement; professionalism; system-based practice
  • IOM: Providing patient-centered care; working in interdisciplinary teams; employing evidence-based practice; apply QI
  • IECC: Interprofessional communication; teams and teamwork

Speaker Disclosure

Kvale does not have relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planner Disclosure

The following planners for this educational activity Dayna Diven, M.D.; Annie Feagins, M.D., AGAF; Kevin Hackshaw, M.D.; Parker Hudson, M.D.; Mrinalini Kulkarni-Date, M.D.; Paul Nader, M.D.; Ollieta Nicholas; Kirsten Nieto, M.D.; Snehal Patel, M.D.; René Salazar, M.D.; Cassandra Ryan; and Lyndsey Loughran do not have relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Feagins, planner for this educational activity, receives Grants/ Research funding from Arena Pharmaceuticals and Corrona Pharmaceuticals.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed have been mitigated.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.