The Coaliton for Compassionate Care of California has announced that their annual CCCC Summit on Sharpening our Vision for Compassionate Care in the Face of Serious Illness, scheduled for August 24-25, 2020, will be fully virtual. They expect details to be released soon. Find more information at https://ccccsummit.org/?mc_cid=067422c114&mc_eid=67e1ad4c31.
The California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care has removed fees from 19 of their online palliative care courses until June 30, 2020, in order to help make healthcare workers better prepared for the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. The courses include continuing education credit. Their many offerings are grouped into these categories:
- Introduction to Palliative Care Principles and Practice
- Advance Care Planning and Documentation
- Difficult Conversations and Communication Skills
- Crisis Intervention and Management
- Primary Palliative Care
- Self-Care for Frontline Clinicians
- Additional Resources – eBooks
Find more information at https://csupalliativecare.org/covid-19-resources/?mc_cid=6ff90d657e&mc_eid=67e1ad4c31.
CCCC will present a May 18, 2020 webinar on Empowering Patients as Palliative Care Ambassadors: Experiences, Tips and Templates presented by CCCC’s ePatient Ambassadors. Find more information and register at https://mailchi.mp/coalitionccc.org/no-one-should-die-alone-on-the-street-746028?e=67e1ad4c31.
The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and the Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition will host their 2020 Annual Summit 5-6 May, 2020 in Sacramento, under the theme of Sharpening our Vision for Compassionate Care in the Face of Serious Illness. Continuing education credits are available for nurses, social workers, physicians, pharmacists, chaplains, and nursing home administrators. Summit timelines include:
- February 5, 2020 – Last day for sponsors to appear in Summit brochure (see https://ccccsummit.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Sponsor-Brochure-final.pdf?mc_cid=5e4eceb32b&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d)
- February 7, 2020 –
- Last day to submit nominations for CCCC and CHPCC Leadership Awards (see https://ccccsummit.org/compassionate-care-leadership-awards/)
- Last day to respond to Call for Posters (see https://ccccsummit.org/2020/01/call-for-posters/)
- February 15, 2020 – Early registration discounts expire
- April 1, 2020 – Discounted cancellation fee expires
- April 15, 2020 –
- Advance registration discounts expire
- Last day for cancellation refund
- April 30, 2020 – Online registration closes (on-site registration is allowed)
- May 5-6, 2020 – 2020 Annual Summit
For registration see https://ccccsummit.org/registration/. For full details on the Annual Summit, see https://mailchi.mp/coalitionccc.org/2020summitsponsorship-745671?e=67e1ad4c31.
CCCC and CHPCC are merging; for details see https://coalitionccc.org/2015/11/childrens-hospice-and-palliative-care-coalition-becomes-program-of-cccc/.
The Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition has announced their 2020 webinar program, with presentations on:
- February 18, 2020 – Burnout! Can Compassion Fatigue?
- March 12, 2020 – Spirituality in Children and Families Facing Serious Illness
- April 21, 2020 – Together in the Sandbox: Palliative Care and Complex Care Partnerships in the Medical Neighborhood
- May 21, 2020 – Guiding Families to Mindfulness Supports Decision Making for Adults & Children
- June 16, 2020 – Ethical Questions in Pediatric Palliative Care
- July 21, 2020 – Beyond Fairytale Endings: Using Storybooks and other therapeutic tools to Explain Death and Dying to Children
- August 20, 2020 – Pediatric Concurrent Care
- September 22, 2020 – Explaining Pain: Pain Education and Mind-Body Tools for Pediatric Chronic Pain
- October 22, 2020 – Through the Eyes of a Grieving Child
- November 17, 2020 – Partnering with Funeral Professionals to Support Families Following the Death of A Child
For details and registration, see https://mailchi.mp/jacobsheart/ppc-webinar-jan-2020?mc_cid=53dd803107&mc_eid=67e1ad4c31.
The California Dialysis Council will hold their 38th Annual Educational Conference 2020 in Rancho Mirage CA on April 2-4, 2020. Topics include home dialysis, palliative care, nephrology social work, living with CKD, adherence, mental health, transplant, CEO and CMO panels, a legislative update, and a Network update. Continuing education credits are offered for nurses, dietitians, and social workers. Critical dates include:
- Early registration deadline March 1, 2020.
- Exhibitor registration deadline March 2, 2020.
- Room reservation deadline March 12, 2020.
- Online registration deadline March 27, 2020.
- Conference April 2-4, 2020.
On-site registration at the conference is allowed. For full details see https://www.californiadialysis.org/annual-conference.html.
The National Kidney Foundation 2019 Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM19) present a unique opportunity for renal health care providers to learn new developments related to all aspects of nephrology. An important objective of SCM19 is to present the latest insights into CKD care through a combination of interesting courses, practical workshops, thought-provoking symposia and insightful debates. SCM19 will be held May 8-12, 2019 in Boston MA. In-person registration is allowed, but many registration fees are discounted if you register online before May 6.
Extra-cost pre-conference course topics on May 8 include dialysis success, vascular access, ultrasound, supportive care, and updates on new developments in transplant, critical care, and glomerular disease. Topics for extra-cost lunch workshops during the conference will include vascular access, electrolytes, hyponatremia, glomerular disease, reproductive health, hypertension, communication, and board review. For those unable to attend in person, live-streamed conference sessions will be available on burnout, obesity, safety, fluid management, opioids, social media, diabetes, community, lifestyle interventions, palliative care, and KDOQI update.
For more information and registration, see https://www.kidney.org/spring-clinical.
The Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients will present a 15 November 2018 webinar on Mapping the Future: Implementation Strategies for Kidney Supportive Care. This is the first in a series of webinars that parallels a series of Nephrology News & Issues articles on “supportive care” for kidney patients that will begin in the November 2018 issue. Direct any questions you have to Kelly Brooks at email@example.com or 804-320-0004 x2706
Register for the webinar at https://qualitynet.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=qualitynet&service=6&rnd=0.9781770900950815&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fqualitynet.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000004cb0a9a58476d6bd293b5a9f17210c9e047618e1f532c1a7922440c6f4b391fed%26siteurl%3Dqualitynet%26confViewID%3D107244241343796963%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAATkodchRe-HYk3NR3hmhP3ljworAPoym4g8yOkYBUMOqg2%26.
Current plans include future webinars in the series on Providing Supportive Care: Tools & Resources for the Journey in December and Best Case/Worst Case and Older Patients in January. Once they are scheduled, you can register for these webinars at https://qualitynet.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=qualitynet&service=6.
The Coalition for Supportive Care is an evolution of the earlier Kidney End-of-Life Coalition. Their mission is to “Promote effective interchange among patients, families, healthcare professionals, and payers to ensure the provision of patient-centered supportive care for patients with kidney disease. Supportive care is the continuum of palliative care and includes providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness. The goal of the Coalition is to improve the quality of life for both patients and families from the time of diagnosis through to end-of-life care.” Find out more about the Coalition for Supportive Care at https://kidneysupportivecare.org/Home.aspx.
The OR SW-Wa Chapter of CNSW will present a November 7, 2019 Nephrology Palliative Care Workshop in Portland OR. For full details see below:
The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California will host two more presentations this year in their Pediatric Webinar Series. The first will be 13 November on Getting a Better Handle on Parents’ Bereavement: Supporting Parents Anticipating Their Child’s Death and Afterwards, and the second 6 December on Deep in the Weeds: Medical Marijuana and Pediatric Palliative Care. Find out more and register at https://mailchi.mp/coalitionccc.org/2018-spring-education-schedule-744635?e=67e1ad4c31.
Along with the Children’s Hospice Palliative Care Coalition, CCCC will also co-sponsor the 2019 Palliative Care Summit April 8-9, 2019 in San Francisco. For more information see http://ccccsummit.org/. Registration gets progressively more expensive after January 31, March 7, and April 1, 2019.