Become an EPEC Trainer
October 5-6, 2017
The Become an EPEC Trainer Conference is a one-and-a-half-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.
Professional Development Workshop (PDW)
October 6-7, 2017
The Professional Development Workshop (PDW) takes place immediately following the ‘Become an EPEC Trainer’ Conference. This one-and-a-half-day workshop is intended to familiarize participants with the theory and practice of adult learning and clinical practice improvement. Individuals who want to further enhance their teaching and leadership skills are welcome at this workshop. Day 1 of the PDW focuses on improving teaching skills. Attendees will first learn about teaching methods in didactic sessions and will then participate in hands-on practice techniques. Day 2 of the PDW emphasizes practice improvement and includes practical exercises that demonstrate the skills of team building, systems research, and advocacy. Participation in a PDW is necessary for those who aspire to the position of EPEC Master Facilitator. Participants can opt to enroll for the first day if the goal is to improve teaching skills, or they can enroll for both days if they also want to learn practice improvement methods.