Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Conferences

Become an EPEC Trainer

The Become an EPEC Trainer Conference is a two day conference for participants who want to become EPEC trainers in order to teach the essential clinical competencies of palliative care to others. Topics covered include communication skills, symptom management, and ethics relevant to palliative care. Participants are exposed to a variety of education techniques based on adult learning principles, including interactive lecture, role play, and case-based teaching. In addition, participants receive EPEC educational materials including the EPEC Curriculum, PowerPoint slides, and trigger videos. Upon completion of the conference, participants are designated as EPEC Trainers and are encouraged to use their knowledge and skills to educate fellow clinicians in the core competencies of palliative and end-of-life care.

Every Autumn we host two “Become a Trainer” Conferences simultaneously.
“Become an EPEC Trainer” is our core curriculum and is suitable for all specialties and disciplines. 
“Become an EPEC-EM Trainer” is an adaptation of our core curriculum specifically designed for clinicians working in Emergency Medicine.

Professional Development Workshop (PDW)

The target audience for this workshop is those who want to further enhance their teaching and leadership skills. The Professional Development Workshop (PDW) features in-depth teaching and feedback opportunities for participants, and is a required course for participants interested in becoming EPEC Master Facilitators.