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Webinar: LGBTQ+ Adults: Unique Opportunities and Inclusive Approaches to Care

June 5, 2024

About this Webinar for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals

This webinar will help improve understanding of the distinct healthcare needs of the LGBTQ+ community while focusing on patients who are nearing the end of life.

Attendees will learn how to provide equitable, respectful, affirming, and clinically appropriate care to the LGBTQ+ adult regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. By improving knowledge, comfort with LGBTQ+ needs, and terminology, attendees are equipped to prevent suffering and establish patient trust with clinicians.

This webinar is offered for both CE and CME credit:

  • CE credit is available to nurses (RN, LPN, LVN; in California, Registered Nurses only), social workers and certified case managers, as well as licensed nursing home administrators in the states of Florida and Illinois.
  • CME credit is available to physicians (MD, DO), nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA).

Attendees can earn one continuing education hour. See below for full certification information and instructions.

Register for “LGBTQ+ Adults: Unique Opportunities and Inclusive Approaches to Care”

Participants must sign in to the live webinar using the same email address they use to register. To earn CE or CME credit, participants must view the webinar in its entirety and complete an online, post-event evaluation. They then receive a certificate to download, print, and fill out.


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Satisfactory Completion - Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

Physicians - In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and VITAS Healthcare. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and Case Managers

To earn CE credit, attendees must view the webinar in its entirety, complete an online, post-event evaluation and download their own CE certificate. Participants must register and sign in to the live webinar using the same email address.

This activity is approved for one continuing education credit hour for nurses (RN, LPN, LVN, ARNP; in California, Registered Nurses only), social workers and certified case managers. Licensed nursing home administrators in the State of Florida and Illinois may also receive one hour of continuing education credit. Attendance for the entire online webinar, as well as completion of a brief online evaluation, is required. Certifications are made available after completion.

Featured VITAS Expert

Jaime Collazo

Jaime Collazo

General Manager - Broward County, FL, VITAS Healthcare

JJaime Collazo, general manager for VITAS Healthcare in the Broward program, is one of VITAS' most seasoned educators on issues surrounding end-of-life healthcare for LGBTQ+ patients.

As an advocate for access to the Medicare Hospice Benefit for all hospice-eligible patients, Collazo served in progressive roles on the business development team for VITAS since 2015, most recently as senior director of market development. Mr. Collazo spent an additional 12+ years as an operations manager for VITAS. He serves on the VITAS Leadership Council and is a member of Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE) and the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

Collazo earned his bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration from Barry University in Miami.

If you require an accommodation for a disability, please email us at webinars@vitas.com.


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