Palliative Care

ECHO Clinics

Program currently on hiatus • 12–1 p.m.

If you would like to submit a case for discussion at this clinic please click on the link below to complete the form. After submitting the form download a copy to reference while presenting your case.

Palliative Care Case Review Form

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for an additional 0.5 hour of AMA PRA Category I and Nursing continuing education credit for completing a case review form and presenting it during an ECHO clinic.

We aim to:

Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of palliative care providers in Nevada
Assemble a forum of health care practitioners throughout the state of Nevada whom Project ECHO supports and prepares to deliver basic palliative care
Raise the quality of life for Nevadans living with serious illness
Establish a resource of expertise and education for a diverse health care audience on practices, resources and policy in palliative care

This clinic is led by:

  • Jonathan McCaleb, MD, CMD, HMDC. Dr. McCaleb is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, where he currently holds the faculty position Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine. He completed his residency and his fellowships in Family and Community Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Geriatric Medicine at UNRSOM. Dr. McCaleb is a physician for The Department of Veterans Affairs in the Reno VA's Community Living Center and is board certified in Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.
  • Kelly Conright, MD, CMD is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is an Associate Professor in Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM), is the Program Director for UNSOM's Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, and also serves as core faculty for the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. She is a certified medical director, and has 20+ years' experience as a Medical Director for multiple community and VA based nursing homes. 
  • Jessica Cate, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP. Dr. Cate is a board certified geriatric pharmacist and pharmacotherapy specialist. She obtained her Bachelor degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Touro College of Pharmacy. She completed a one year post-graduate general pharmacy practice residency, followed by a one year post-graduate specialized geriatric pharmacy residency at the VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHCS). She is currently a geriatric clinical pharmacy specialist at the VASNHCS and is core faculty for the VA Geriatric Pharmacy Residency.
  • Kim Anderson is a Magna Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Franklin University in Ohio. She is currently the Chief Strategy Officer for ProCare Hospice. Kim holds many board positions and volunteers as a champion for palliative care initiatives throughout Nevada. Kim has extensive expertise in policy, program development and administration of hospice and palliative programs in a variety of settings throughout the state of Nevada.


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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 1.0 hours of nursing continuing education credit.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 1.00 hours of MFT/CPC education credit.

Previous Palliative Care

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

  • • No Clinic
    Guest Speaker: Veneta Lepera, BA, BSN, RN, Monica Patronik, SW

September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

June 2020

  • Guest Speakers: Kelle Brogan M.D., Alexander Mylavarapu, M.D.

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

    • Topic: Prognostication in Advanced Illness

February 2020

  • Guest Speaker: Patricia Pollina, APRN, ACHPN, NP-C and Mary Ann Brown, RN, MSN

January 2020

  • Topic: Hospice 101

December 2019

  • Topic: Year End Wrap-up: Palliative Care in 2019

November 2019

  • Topic: Nursing Home Based Palliative Care

October 2019

  • Topic: Outpatient Based Palliative Care

September 2019

  • Topic: Home Based Palliative Care

August 2019

  • Topic: Hospital-Based Palliative Care

July 2019

  • Topic: Can We Talk? Advance Care Planning

June 2019

  • Topic: Palliative Care: Who Gets It & Who Needs It?

May 2019

  • Topic: Palliative Care 101