The Road Ahead II
Feb
7
8:30 AM08:30

The Road Ahead II

  • San Diego County Medical Society (map)
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SDCCC is re-convening The Road Ahead to review needs and opportunities in order to define how we can support you as a coalition.

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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Changing Tides:  Innovation in Palliative Care
Jun
7
8:00 AM08:00

Changing Tides: Innovation in Palliative Care

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. 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. Dr. Kalanithi has special interests in healthcare value, meaning in medicine, patient-centered care, and end-of-life care.

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! Click here for a sponsorship form and for additional information.

We welcome papers and posters proposals that illustrate innovative approaches or discoveries in Palliative Care for both current and future professionals. Click here to submit papers and proposals. (Submissions close February 8, 2019)

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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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