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Grand Rounds – Jennifer McEntee, MD, MPH, MA & Andy Lobonc, MD “The Use of Ketamine in Palliative Care and a Review of the UNC Ketamine Policy”

April 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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Wednesdays at 8am, Patient Family Resource Center Conference Room (Ground Floor, North Carolina Cancer Hospital)

Hosted by the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) and the UNC Palliative Care Program.


Presenters: Jen McEntee, MD & Andrew Lobonc, MD

Title: “The Use of Ketamine in Palliative Care and a Review of the UNC Ketamine Policy”


Dr. Jennifer McEntee is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. She is a board certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and is board eligible for Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. McEntee is an attending physician in both UNC’s adult and pediatric palliative care programs. She is also a hospitalist at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough campus. Dr. McEntee received her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. She also received her Masters in Public Health in International health from Tulane University School of Public Health and her Masters in Arts in Education from the University of Notre Dame. She received her residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UNC. She is passionate about medical education and improving access and providing health care to all. She is excited to return home to UNC to serve the people of North Carolina in this new capacity.

Dr. Andrew Lobonc was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. He attended Saint Louis University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Theology, and then he obtained his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. After graduating he completed his transitional internship at Mercy Saint Louis while his wife finished medical school. He then moved to North Carolina where he completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Given a strong interest in chronic pain, he completed a pain medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following his fellowship training he stayed on as faculty as an assistant professor of anesthesiology at UNC Chapel Hill and primarily practices pain medicine though still enjoys working in the operating room doing some general anesthesia.  His professional interests include working on allowing ketamine infusions for pain throughout the hospital, advocacy, and thoracic outlet syndrome. Outside of work he enjoys most outdoor activities including running, cycling, kayaking, and hiking. A fun fact is that every year since he moved to North Carolina (2011), he has successfully completed the Krispy Kreme Challenge.


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The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education Statement

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1™ activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC Boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and respiratory therapists.  Other health care providers may also be able to use these certificates, depending on their particular license requirements.  (License requirements are subject to change. Participants should check with their licensing boards for specific questions.  UNC and its partners are not responsible for changes in license requirements.)

Disclosure statement

This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director and planning committee, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD).  The course director, planning committee, presenters, and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.


April 24, 2019
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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