REGISTER HERE!  Special Dinner Meeting on the health care needs of military veterans: November 14, 2019, 6-8 pm, The Godfather Restaurant, 7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

REGISTER HERE! Special Dinner Meeting on the health care needs of military veterans: November 14, 2019, 6-8 pm, The Godfather Restaurant, 7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

Please join us in November for our monthly meeting (at a special evening time) and learn more about how to support our veteran patients and clients in their health care needs. We are pleased to present Ms. Heidi Kraft, from PsychArmor Institute, an organization that provides educational and training support resources for all who work with veterans. Our discussion will focus on how to engage veterans in advance care planning, how to anticipate particular concerns of veterans in this arena, and how to respond effectively. Our meeting will take place at The Godfather Restaurant, 7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Nov. 14, from 6-8 pm. A $35 charge includes dinner and soft drinks, and a cash bar is available. Please RSVP and reserve your seat here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coalition-for-compassionate-care-dinner-meeting-last-meeting-of-the-year-tickets-75795264677

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Register now:  Fourth Annual San Diego Professional Palliative Care Conference:  June 7, 2019, CSU San Marcos campus
Jun
7
8:00 AM08:00

Register now: Fourth Annual San Diego Professional Palliative Care Conference: June 7, 2019, CSU San Marcos campus

CHANGING TIDES: INNOVATIONS IN PALLIATIVE CARE

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, a Yale-educated internal medicine physician and faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine, is the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, for which she wrote the epilogue. Surveying her career as a medical professional and drawing from her personal experience, standing alongside her husband during his life, diagnosis, treatment, and death, Dr. Kalanithi has special interests in healthcare value, meaning in medicine, patient-centered care, and end-of-life care.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Early Bird General Registration ends May 10! Hurry!

TICKETS GOING FAST!!! Get YOURS TODAY!!!

Click HERE for a sponsorship form and for additional information. Sponsorships are more than financial support. They are truly partnerships…a shared commitment to local professional development and to our community’s well-being. On behalf of the CSU Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM and the San Diego Coalition for Compassionate Care, we thank you for your support and participation!

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The Road Ahead II
Feb
7
8:00 AM08:00

The Road Ahead II

  • San Diego County Medical Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SDCCC is re-convening our annual meeting, "The Road Ahead for Serious Illness Care in San Diego,” and we need your help! Join us as we launch a major new educational initiative around community awareness of palliative care and advance care planning. Help us as we plan a new campaign of activities and events, and work with us to make an impact in your community, organization, or patient population. Our initiative is now supported by a generous gift of funding, and we are very excited to get to work. Last year, we identified gaps and opportunities for action; this year, we’ll make concrete plans and get things going.

Focus areas: 

·        Professional Education and Development;

·        Clinician--Patient Communication

·        Delivery of Care

·        Public Education and Engagement

Space is limited. Please RSVP to contact@sandiegocccare.org

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Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Health Care Decisions: Giving Voice to Differing Views Conference

  • Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (map)
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Join us for a conversation with Ira Byock, MD, FAAHMP, a noted author, palliative care physician, and public advocate for improving care through end of life. Dr. Byock authored Dying Well, the Four Things that Matter Most, and the Best Care Possible.

3.5 CEUs will be offered

A buffet breakfast will be served.  If you have any special needs, contact Carol Scimone at (619) 260-4730

This program is designed to bring individuals and health care professionals together to enhance our knowledge of key decisions regarding our health, illness and death.  Important questions to all of us will be addressed by expert clinicians and researchers in the field. Please join the conversation.

To register, click here.

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National Symposium 2018 for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research
Oct
11
to Oct 12

National Symposium 2018 for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research

  • Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina (map)
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Broadly approaching the concept of quality, participants can look forward to keynote, plenary, concurrent sessions, and posters that address quality from every angle: curriculum planning, learning application, outcomes and process improvement, research, decreasing health disparities, and more.

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Death is Inevitable; Dying Well is Optional
Oct
6
6:30 PM18:30

Death is Inevitable; Dying Well is Optional

Each of our lives is unique.  However, there is one thing we all have in common: we do not know the end of our own stories. For many, the topic of death has been off- limits. The time has come to ask ourselves and the medical community the following questions:

  • What can we do to help create a fitting end to our story?
  • How do we best extend compassionate care to those reaching the completion of their lives?
  • Can we create a supportive environment where dignity, comfort and meaning may be found in every lived moment?

Our nation is experiencing a moment of inspired and remarkable cultural change in how we think about and approach the end-of-life. Join us as doctors Shoshana Ungerleider, BJ Miller and Michael Fratkin discuss what it means to live well until the end, as we explore the power of our relationship with death and dying. Learn from their unique perspectives, filled with wisdom and knowledge gained from their own lived experiences.

THE EVENING WILL BEGIN WITH A RECEPTION FEATURING A PHOTO EXHIBIT FROM THE FOUNDATION'S "PORTRAITS OF LOVE" PROGRAM. LIGHT SNACKS AND BEVERAGES WILL BE SERVED.

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The Integration Model Trifecta: Good Medicine, Good Bioethics, and Good Palliative Care
Sep
13
11:00 AM11:00

The Integration Model Trifecta: Good Medicine, Good Bioethics, and Good Palliative Care

  • Scripps Mercy Hospital West Auditorium (map)
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At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to

  • discuss the importance of advance care planning in the healthcare setting,

  • review the principles of palliative care medicine,

  • describe the principles of evidence‐based medical decision making.

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