APP Development


Advanced Practice Provider Development will be composed of Grand Rounds and additional types of conferences.  Conferences will be recorded using VIMEO subject to availability of recording equipment and participants who could not attend the conference in person will have the opportunity to watch the VIMEO recording and answer 5 questions in order to earn credit.

This APP Development initiative is designed as a self-assessment activity. The content presented in APP Development creates a broad base of knowledge that is essential to maintain competence and to identify areas for continued professional development.

This website provides a listing of the APP Development conference with the date, presenter (with biographical and conflict of interest (COI) information) and a copy of the key messages and/or the presentations for your reference.  This information will be followed by assessments of the content presented during the conference and requires a passing score of 80%. Participation in sessions listed below will provide AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ for MDs and DOs, and ANCC Contact Hours for all nurses, as well as Hours of Participation for non-MD or non-nursing personnel who participate.

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If you questions, please contact: Terri Ellison, MS Email:

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn the credits as explained below.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards 1.0 hours of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM ) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.

University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education (SONCE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

University of Virginia SONCE awards 1.0 contact hour(s) for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

APP Development

Live event taped on October 23, 2018, Expires October 22, 2019

Important medications seen in palliative care: A primer-Andy Whitman, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist – Oncology/Palliative Care


This one hour continuing education activity serves as a basic review of palliative care concepts and important medications in palliative care. Palliative care is a discipline focusing on the holistic care of persons and allowing patients to live and die well. This presentation should not be seen as a comprehensive review.

Goals of presentation:

Understand the importance of pharmacotherapy in palliative care and its history in medicine

Explain the key terminology and concept differences between palliative care, comfort care and hospice

Outline key medications or medication classes used for treatment of common palliative care symptoms

Review basic principles of opioid equianalgesic dose conversion

Discuss polypharmacy, potentially inappropriate medications, and deprescribing in palliative care

Planning Committee: Darla Topley, NP; Drew Walton, NP; Kathryn Bagley, NP; Linda Hanson; Terri Ellison, MS

Disclosures: Speaker and all planning committee members have disclosed no financial relationship or interest with any proprietary entity producing healthcare goods or services.

Requirements/Expectations for successful completion of activity: 

-View entire video at Link to Vimeo before completing the Questions for Credit

-Choose Questions for Credit (link below) Register and sign in (you may need to create an account).  Begin post-test and complete it with an 80% passing score

-Complete the evaluation and print your certificate if you want a copy of it

Link to Vimeo | Disclosure | Questions for Credit



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