Calendar of Activities

Please note all education is virtual at this time until further notice.


Who Decides? Adressing Capacity & Medical Decision Making

Wednesday, October 13th

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Anthony Kelada, MD
Emma Cook, LCSW | Palliative Care Social Worker, MGH

What’s an Advanced Directive? What is a DPOA of finances? How does delirium and depression affect decision making capacity? The interprofessional healthcare team will learn many terms associated with the capacity for decision making and how to identify the decision making abilities of palliative care patients as they progress through their care.



Motivational Interviewing for Pediatricians

Monday, October 25th

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Sufen Chiu, MD | Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

This interprofessional educational activity targets pediatric providers (physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners), and will provide the background and research supporting the effectiveness of motivational interviewing, and give learners the skills and strategies to help motivate their patients and their parents to change unhealthy behaviors. There will be an opportunity for an open Q&A forum where the clinicians can ask any questions they have surrounding the implementation of motivational interviewing in their practice.



Pediatric Psychiatry - Ask the Experts

Monday, November 15th

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Karl Zeff, MD | Mercy Medical Group Psychiatry Division Head
Sufen Chiu, MD, PhD | Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Alexis Lyon-Claus, LMFT | Manager, Behavioral Health Private Programs

This educational activity targets the interprofessional healthcare team of pediatric providers, and gives them the space to ask any lingering questions they have from the previous educations on childhood depression, pediatric ADHD, and motivational interviewing to our panel. Please submit questions in advance to [email protected]


For further information, contact the Dignity Health Office of Continuing Medical Education Program:

[email protected]