2/21 CCCC Palliative Care Webinar

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) will present a webinar February 21, 2017 on Applying Population Health to Palliative Care featuring Steven Pantilat, MD.  For details and registration see http://coalitionccc.org/training-events/webinars/ .  CEUs will be offered for nurses and social workers, and the webinar will be free to those who are registered for the March 13-14, 2017 CCCC Palliative Care Summit in Sacramento (see http://ccccsummit.org/ ).  

12/9 Palliative Care Posters Due

Poster proposals on programs and projects that increase access to community-based palliative care, for the March 13, 2017 Palliative Care Summit in Sacramento CA, are due by December 9, 2016.  The Summit is co-sponsored by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and the Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition.  For more information see http://ccccsummit.org/2016/10/call-for-posters-9th-annual-palliative-care-summit-in-sacramento-ca/ and http://ccccsummit.org/ .

1/13+ NKF Spring Clinical Stipend Deadline

NKF has announced the following deadlines for their April 18-22, 2017 Spring Clinical Meetings in Orlando FL:

They’ve also announced:

  • NANT will have their own program at the Meetings, including both clinical and biomedical sessions
  • Added pre-conference courses on kidney stones, ultrasound, palliative care, and vascular access
  • ABIM MOC points will be offered
  • More inter-professional sessions
  • 5K Fun Run on April 22, 2016

The Spring Meetings have separate programs for physicians, pharmacists, advanced practitioners, nephrology nurses, renal and clinical dietitians, nephrology social workers, transplant professionals, and dialysis technicians.  Find the conference programs at https://www.kidney.org/spring-clinical/program , general information at https://www.kidney.org/spring-clinical , and register at https://www.kidney.org/spring-clinical/registration/fees .

Palliative Care Summit Keynote

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California has announced that Eric J. Cassell, MD, MACP will keynote their 9th Annual Palliative Care Summit in Sacramento CA March 13-14, 2017.  An early pioneer of palliative care, Dr. Cassell is well known for authoring The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine, considered by many to be a founding cornerstone of the palliative care movement.

The Annual Summit, co-sponsored by the Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition, is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators, chaplains, patients and consumers who are interested in palliative care best practices, quality and policy.  Poster proposals may be submitted until December 9, 2016; for more information see http://ccccsummit.org/2016/10/call-for-posters-9th-annual-palliative-care-summit-in-sacramento-ca/ .  Find general information about the Summit at http://ccccsummit.org/ .

12/9 Palliative Care Posters Call

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition invite the palliative care community to submit poster proposals for presentation at their 9th Annual Palliative Care Summit on March 13, 2017 in Sacramento CA.  The deadline to submit poster proposals is December 9, 2016.  For details on proposal submission see http://ccccsummit.org/2016/10/call-for-posters-9th-annual-palliative-care-summit-in-sacramento-ca/ and for the Summit http://ccccsummit.org/ .

9/8 SC CCCC Palliative Care Webinar

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California will host an SB1004 Palliative Care Stakeholder Webinar October 8, 2016.  The California Dept. of Health Care Services will continue their discussions of the final policy in the 2014 California law, and their efforts to follow it.  For details see http://coalitionccc.org/2016/08/save-date-palliative-care-sb-1004-stakeholder-webinar/ .

8/18 Compassionate Care Webinar

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) will present an August 18, 2016 webinar on The End of the Rainbow: What matters most to LGBTQ persons during serious illness.  The webinar will cover key components of diversity, challenges of managing a diverse staff, and skills in creating protocols.  One CEU will be available for nurses and social workers.  Find more information and register at http://coalitionccc.org/training-events/webinars/ .

The same web page includes descriptions of and links to previous webinars and their recordings, including sessions on advance planning, intimacy, delirium, palliative care, communication, reimbursement, depression, California’s new EOL law, and POLST*.  Many more webinars, tools, and resources can be found at http://coalitionccc.org/training-events/

The CCCC Annual Palliative Care Summit will be held in Sacramento CA March 13-14, 2017, and CCCC is now calling for presentations.   Find out more at http://coalitionccc.org/training-events/annual-conference/cccc-annual-summit-call-presentations/ ,  http://coalitionccc.org/training-events/annual-conference/ (including links to presentations from earlier Summits),  and http://ccccsummit.org/ .

* POLST, or Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, serve the same function for current-time treatment, as Advance Directives do for future treatment.  For more information on POLST, see http://www.polst.org/advance-care-planning/polst-and-advance-directives/ .