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Improving Cancer Patients Lives with Palliative Care A large crowd turned up for the second annual New Mexico Cancer Summit: Treating the Person Beyond the Disease. Attendees had the opportunity to learn from a wide range of speakers, and to start laying the ground work for a 2017 palliative care campaign in New Mexico.

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Below are the presentations from the day:
Palliative and Cancer Care: Like Chocolate and Peanut Butter, They're Better Together!
Presented by Esme Finlay, MD

Palliative Care in the Land of Breaking Bad: Unique Challenges and Opportunities in New Mexico
Presented by Lisa Marr, MD

What is a palliative care team and how does a team function?
Presented by Presbyterian palliative care team: Victoria Cain, LMSW, CT; Mary Catherine Casey, MDiv; Janette Kottong, CNP; Lin Sorenson, RN, MSN, CNS, APRN; Patty Wiltz, RN, MN, CHPN; Nancy Guinn, MD

The Palliative Care Program at Christus St. Viincent Santa Fe 2015
Presented by Douglas Egli, MD, FACP

Palliative Care in the Veterans Health Care System: A brief look at progress nationally and locally
Presented by April Volk, MD Advocacy and ACS CAN Presented by Sandra Adondakis, MS and Lacey Daniell,

MPA Regulations Pertaining to Pain Treatment Presented by Joanna Katzman, MD, MSPH Hospice of NM Presented
by Margaret Nolan, MD

Living the Palliative Life
Presented by Cameron Svendsen, LCSW, MSW

Regulatory & Legislative Palliative Care Initiatives at the State and Federal level
Presented by Sandra Adondakis, MS and Lacey Daniell, MPA