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David Casarett, MD, and Ira Byock, MDFrom the opening keynote address by David Casarett, MD, to the closing keynote from Ira Byock, MD, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California’s 6th Annual Conference and Summit truly captured the best of the present and future in palliative care.

Our conference theme was “Exploring New Horizons for Palliative Care.” The fantastic line-up of speakers and presenters generously shared their knowledge in the latest and greatest in advance care planning and palliative care, provided education on new tools and best practices, and inspired us to keep the palliative care movement going strong.

Summit attendees learning about how Twitter can advance the palliative care movement.If you are not already a member of the Coalition, I highly urge you to become one now. Membership gives you discounts on future conferences, access to free webinars, and other perks year round. Learn more about becoming a member.

I want to thank everyone who attended the Summit… And if you missed it—we will see you in the spring of 2015.


The following items from the Summit are available here on our website.

All presentation slides have been converted into PDFs and are available for download.

Poster Session
Download a PDF of the Palliative Care Action Project poster session (sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation).

Photos from the Summit can be viewed in an album on Facebook.

Over 400 tweets were logged by more than 50 Twitter users during the conference. Subscribe to our curated list of Twitter users who engaged with #CCCCsummit14.

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