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.
The local chapters of ANNA, NANT, and NKF will present the Annual Renal Update 2018 conference in Irvine CA on 21 October 2018. Topics will include pediatric nephrology, medications, dialysis history, zero infections, extracorporeal circuits, transpants, fluid management, and patient care techncians. The conference fee will include eight CE hours, breakfast and lunch. For details and registration see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/ANNA/ANNA18.18.pdf – and don’t miss the map to the venue on page 2.
April 8-9, 2019: CCCC Annual Summit, San Francisco, for everyone who wants to learn more about palliative care, share innovative practices and be part of a growing movement to improve the care of seriously ill people of all ages. For details see http://ccccsummit.org/?mc_cid=9688cbc52e&mc_eid=67e1ad4c31.
* Check with CCCC about times for these webinars; their bulletin says PST, but the rest of California is on PDT, so it’s hard to say which they intend.
On September 24, 2017, NW Kidney Kids will sponsor a benefit 5K, 10K, and Family Run/Walk in Portland. This first-annual event will celebrate all people impacted by kidney disease and bring together the community to support children living with chronic kidney disease. You can create your own team to raise donations, join an existing team, register to participate in one of the races or Run/Walk, or simply make a donation, all at https://www.crowdrise.com/strutyourkidney . Find a colorful poster announcing the event at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/NWKKstrut0917.pdf . If you have questions or want to get involved in the event or organization, contact Race Director Lauren Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-499-2018. NW Kidney Kids is the only organization in the Northwest focused on serving children and teens with chronic kidney disease and their families.