The IGCS Education360 Palliative Care Certificate Program has received a significant update, and we're thrilled to announce a brand-new release.

This program is designed to equip healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, pharmacists and social workers with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide compassionate and effective care for women facing gynecological cancer at all stages of their journey.

It covers a wide range of topics, including the principles and goals of palliative care, pain and symptom management, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of care, ethical dilemmas, advanced care planning, grief and bereavement support, and the role of interdisciplinary teams. Each section provides a comprehensive overview of the subject matter, incorporating real-life case studies, practical tools, and insightful perspectives from experts in the field.

To access the new release and all its benefits, simply log in to your Education360 account. Whether you've already completed the first version or are considering enrolling, now is the perfect time to explore these updated modules presenting a multidisciplinary approach to palliative care, emphasizing collaboration and teamwork for the holistic support of patients and their families. By focusing on evidence-based practices, ethical considerations, and communication strategies, you will enhance your competence and confidence in delivering compassionate care. 

Thank you for choosing IGCS for your learning journey. We're committed to your continuous improvement, and we can't wait for you to explore what's new.

We gratefully acknowledge the work of Drs Michael Pearl, Raimundo Correa and Peter Grant for their leadership in ensuring a high-quality revision of the first series of modules.

Learning Objectives

After completing the training, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of knowledge, attitudes, and skills that comprise the core palliative care competencies needed throughout the trajectory of comprehensive cancer care.
  • Incorporate the described treatment recommendations and approaches into clinical practice.

Learners who earned a certificate for Version 1 of the Palliative Care Certificate Program have been given access to review the updated curriculum. Existing certificates remain valid. 

Lee-may Chen, MD
Raimundo Correa, MD
Chrissy Donovan, RN
Linda R. Duska, MD MPH
Keiichi Fujiwara, MD, PhD
Noriko Fujiwara, RN, PhD, CRN-BC, OCNS, CCRP
Annekathryn Goodman, MD, MS, MA, MPH
Peter Grant, MD
Katherine D. Hicks-Courant, MD

Thomas Konney, MD
Carolyn Lefkowits, MD (Version 1)
Kristina Lindemann, MD, PhD
Amita Maheshwari, MD
Anisa Mburu, MD
Tashanna Myers, MD
Michael Pearl, MD
Shahana Pervin DGO, FCPS
Julia Zarina Ridley, MD, M.Ed, CCFP(PC), FRCPC
Michael Quinn, AM MGO

Rose Ihuoma Anorlu MD, MPH
Lynette Denny, MD, PhD
Lynn Hallarman, MD
Lois Ramondetta, MD
Paul Cohen, MD

Medical Editor
Jenifer Levin