Introduction to the INPCS Education Speaker Series

The INPCS Education Speaker Series aims to educate and empower providers, their teams,
persons living with neurologic disease, and care partners.

Quarterly themes will set the stage for Education Speaker Series content.
Each series will address important topics in neuropalliative
care for all groups affected by neurologic disease.


  • To increase awareness and understanding of important and less commonly discussed topics in neuropalliative care and topics unique to the palliative care of individuals with neurologic disease
  • To create engaging educational content that is concise, digestible, and accessible to those interested in learning more about issues in neuropalliative care
  • To address topics that are inclusive of all audiences regardless of background or role in the care team 

If you have a suggestion for a future speaker or topic,
please submit it using this form.


"Getting Creative: An Introduction to In-Home and Community Services to Support People Living with Neurological Conditions and their Care Partners"
Sarah Mitchell Chen, LCSW, APHSW-C
Ambulatory Social Work Care Manager
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois (USA)

Resources & References:

"Developing an Inpatient Palliative Care Program"
Brandon Gardner, DO
Medical Director, Inpatient Palliative Care
Banner University Medical Center
Phoeniz, Arizona (USA)

August 2022 - Introduction to Hospice

"Introduction to Hospice (for Patients and Carepartners)"
Sara Fohl
Care Coordinator-Palliative Care Clinician II
Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (CHPN)
Emily Couric Cancer Center, University of Virginia

"A Clinician's Introduction to Hospice"
Thomas Caprio, MD
Professor Medicine - Geriatrics; Psychiatry; Clinical Nursing; and Public Health Sciences
University of Rochester Medical Center
Medical Director, UR Medicine Home Care

May 2022 - Communication

Topic: As a provider, how to prepare for and frame the serious illness conversation...
"Provider Communication", Adeline L. Goss, MD

Topic: As a patient or a care partner, questions to consider and address with your provider...
"Introduction to Communication for Patients and Family", Krysta D. Rader, LMSW