Each month, CCCC hosts a one-hour professional development webinar to provide education on unique aspects of advance care planning, palliative care, POLST or the end of life. Webinars are designed specifically for healthcare professionals and registration is discounted for CCCC members.


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Past Webinars

May 23, 2017: 8 Mega Health Care Trends and How They Relate to Palliative Care

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Presenter: Wells Shoemaker, MD

February 2017: Applying Population Health to Palliative Care

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Presenter: Steve Pantilat, MD,MHM, FAAHPM

January 2017: The Transforming Power Of Music

Presenters: Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Amy Sky

September 2016: The End Of The Rainbow: What Matters Most To LGBTQ Persons During Serious Illness

Presenter: Tim Vincent, MS,Manager, National Capacity Building Program, California Prevention Training Center

July 2016: Sex, Drugs & Palliative Care: Addressing Intimacy Issues Of Serious Illness

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Presenter: Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, MA, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C, Clinical Director of Consulting Services, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

June 2016: California End Of Life Option Act: An Overview Of The Law And Approaches To Communicating About Treatment Choices In The Setting Of Life-Limiting Illness

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  • Lael C. Duncan, MD, Medical Director of Consulting Services, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
  • Lisa Matsubara, JD, Legal Counsel, Center for Legal Affairs, California Medical Association
  • Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C
    Clinical Director of Consulting Services, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

April 2016: “What Would This Patient Want?” Identifying Delirium And Its Impact On Advance Care Planning

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Presenter: Daniel R. Hoefer, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Outpatient Palliative Care, Sharp HealthCare

March 2016: Make The Case For Palliative Care: Free And Low-Cost Tools To Help You Pitch Palliative Care To Stakeholders

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Presenter: Kathleen Kerr, Independent Healthcare Consultant

February 2016: Courageous Conversations: What Clinicians Need To Know About Palliative Care & Advance Care Planning For Children & Young Adults

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Presenter: Claire Vesely, RN, BSN, CHPPN, Palliative Care Coordinator, UCSF Benoiff Children’s Hospital Oakland

December 2015: The Future of Advance Care Planning: A 10-Year Vision for California

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Presenter: Judy Thomas, JD, CEO, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

November 2015: POLST in 2016: NPs, PAs & the Impact of Assembly Bill 637

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  • Joanne Hatchett, MSN, RN, FNP, ACHPN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Woodland Clinical Medical Group
  • Steven Johnson, PA-C, Physician Assistant, Internal Medicine, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

October 22, 2015: Integrate vs. Implement: How to successfully integrate a palliative care program into any organization

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Presenter: Helen McNeal, Executive Director, CSU Institute for Palliative Care

September 2015: Show Me The Reimbursement: Getting Paid for Advance Care Planning Discussions

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  • Judith S. Black, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Geriatric Service Line, Allegheny Health Network
  • Kenneth Brummel-Smith, MD, Charlotte Edwards Maguire Professor, Chair, Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Robert L. Moore, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Partnership HealthPlan of California
  • Bruce C. Smith, MD, FACP, Executive Medical Director, Palliative Care Services, Cambia Health Solutions

June 2015: Soothing the Spirit: Providing Spiritual Care to Palliative Care Patients

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Presenter: Rev. Susan Cosio, MDiv, BCC, Sutter Medical Center

May 2015: If Only Someone Had Warned Us: Talking with patients about risks

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Presenter: Daniel Hoefer, MD, CMO, Sharp HealthCare

March 2015: Out of the Box: How technology and innovation are increasing access to palliative care for hard-to-reach populations,

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Presenter: Michael Fratkin, MD, ResolutionCare

February 2015: The Changing Landscape: How Public Policy is Shaping Palliative Care

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  • Sen. Ed Hernandez, California State Senate, and Chair, Senate Health Committee
  • Judy Thomas, JD, CEO, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
  • Bob Moore, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Partnership Health Plan
  • Devon Dabbs, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition

January 2015: What We Have and What We Need: Current CBPC Capacity and Resources for Bridging the Gap

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  • Kathleen Kerr, Healthcare Consultant
  • Kate Meyers, MPP, Healthcare Consultant

December 2014: How to Launch a Palliative Care Task Force in Your City or County

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  • Monique Parrish, DrPH, Founder/Director, LifeCourse Strategies
  • Christine Ritchie, MD, Professor, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
  • Anne Hinton, Executive Director, Aging & Adult Services, City & County of San Francisco, CA

November 2014: Measuring Value in Community-Based Palliative Care

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Presenter: Kathleen Kerr, Healthcare Consultant

October 2014: Introducing the Palliative Care Payer Toolkit: How Payers are Supporting Palliative Care

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Presenter: Emily Warner, JD, Senior Policy Analyst, Center to Advance Palliative Care

September 2014: Palliative Care: How Social Workers Make a Difference

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  • Danette Flippin, MSW, MSG, Medical Social Worker, VSC Geriatric Clinic, San Jose
  • Kristyn Fazzalaro, LCSW, ACHP-SW, Palliative Care Supervisor & Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach

August 2014: Palliative Care & Depression: Clinical Challenges

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Presenter: Scott A. Irwin, MD, PhD, Director, Psychiatry & Psychosocial Services; Patient & Family Support Services, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

August 2014: Introduction to the 2014 POLST form

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Presenter: Mark Apfel, MD, Anderson Valley Health Center

July 2014: Listening Deeply: Lessons in Decision-Making from 24 Families

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Presenter: Griff Coleman, PhD, Cultural Anthropologist, Point Forward