Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds

“Palliative Care for Parkinson’s: Moving from Needs Assessment to Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation”

Benzi Kluger, MD, MS
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Neurology Supportive and Palliative Care Program
The University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus



  • Describe the most common palliative care needs of persons affected by Parkinson’s disease and their family caregivers.
  • Apply a palliative care approach to improve patient and caregiver-centered outcomes in Parkinson’s and related illnesses.
  • Discuss different models of applying palliative care for persons affected by neurologic illness.


  • Planners: Lawren VandeVrede, MD, PhD; Bruce L. Miller, MD; Howard J. Rosen, MD; and Eleanor O’Brien have stated they have no relationships to disclose.
  • Speaker: Dr. Kluger has stated he has no relevant relationships to disclose.

Accreditation: The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds sessions offered January 2019 through June 2019. (1 credit per each 1-hour grand rounds session throughout the year).

NOTE: You must sign in to qualify for CME Credit

Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended for a professional audience. This activity is not commercially supported.

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8:00am to 9:00am

Rock Hall, Pottruck Auditorium, RH 102
1550 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

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Grand Rounds


School of Medicine


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff


Mission Bay


neuroscience, neurology, geriatrics


Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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