UCSD Kidney/Pancreas Transplant will present Transplant 101: Patient and Family Information Meetings, which are required for all new patients before starting transplant evaluation. The Meetings, which cover the waitlist, financing, medications, and post-transplant life, are held at the UCSD campus in La Jolla. Valet parking is complementary.
The HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is soliciting proposals for research projects to develop, test, and evaluate measures of shared decisionmaking for research conducted in clinical settings. Shared decisionmaking is a collaborative process in which patients and members of their clinical team make health care decisions that are informed by scientific evidence as well as patients’ values and preferences. For more information see http://www.ahrq.gov/news/share.html .
The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California will present a workshop October 19-20, 2016 in Irvine CA on POLST: It Starts with a Conversation. POLST – Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment – is to current treatment as Advance Directives are to future treatment. 10.5 CMEs and 11.5 CEUs are available. You may know POLST as Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST), Medical Orders on Scope of Treatment (MOST), Physician’s Orders on Scope of Treatment (POST) or Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences (TPOPP). While the workshop will work from California’s POLST form, most of the information will apply in any state. For details see http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=4904bc4f7472f06a865fbafee&id=e6b24b0ed6&e=67e1ad4c31 .