Huntington Convention Center | Cleveland, OH
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Angelo Volandes is a physician, writer, and patients' rights advocate. He practices internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and is on faculty at Harvard Medical School. He is Co-Founder and President of Advance Care Planning (ACP) Decisions, a non-profit foundation implementing systems and technologies to improve the quality of care delivered to patients in the health care system. He is the author of the new book "The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care," about how people can empower themselves to get the right medical care at the right time and on their terms.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he was educated at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania. He lectures widely across the country, and spends his time in Massachusetts with his wife Aretha Delight Davis, MD, JD and their two daughters.
This panel will describe how to implement an evidence-based advance care planning program to explore and document patient's wishes with the objective to respect patient's preferences. This panel will provide a structured and measurable process that optimizes eliciting patient's goals of care to offer and provide treatments aligned to them. This panel will also address innovative solutions to empower patients to document their values and wishes using their patient portal and the use of videos to help patients to make informed decisions.