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Seminar series on palliative care

Marymount University in Arlington established a new academic partnership with OpusCare, a Miami-based nonprofit, to offer a certificate seminar series on palliative care.
This series will offer specialized training and research opportunities on issues related to palliative, or “comfort care,” a holistic approach to treat individuals facing a serious illness to keep them comfortable  and improve their quality of life. The series will feature seminars at locations across the country.

“The partnership between Marymount and OpusCare will benefit our students, faculty and the entire health care community for generations to come,” said Irma Becerra, Marymount president. “Providing education, research and interdisciplinary training on palliative care under Marymount’s academic disciplines and accreditation is a fantastic opportunity.”
In addition to physician- and nurse-specific training, the seminars will include topics related to business and health care professionals. 
“Palliative care will be at the forefront of our health care delivery system, and we have to create trained professionals and educational programs to raise awareness in our communities,” said Dr. Ismael Roque-Velasco, president and CEO of OpusCare.
"This is just the first step," added Dr. Hesham El-Rewini, Marymount provost. "By partnering academia with the health care industry, we can truly make a difference."

Earlier this year, Marymount postponed a conference with OpusCare in Miami due to COVID-19. The one-day event is set to be rescheduled later this year. 

Find out more

Go to marymount.edu/Academics/Malek-School-of-Health-Professions/Continuing-Education.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2020