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Palliative Care: A Call to ActionPalliative Care: A Call to Action

Palliative care is a movement and you’re a part of it!

Join with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and leaders in the palliative care community as we answer a call to action and explore opportunities that will shape the future of health care in California and across the nation.

APRIL 14-15, 2015

Featured speakers include:

Robert SmithRobert M. Arnold, MD
Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh and in the University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law

Secretary Diana DooleySecretary Diana Dooley
California Department of Health and Human Services
Chair of Covered California
Shirley Otis-GreenShirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Founder of Collaborative Caring
Co-editor of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work
Christine RitchieChristine Ritchie, MD, MSPH, FACP, FAAHPM
Harris Fishbon Distinguished Professor in Clinical Translational Research and Aging, University of California, San Francisco
Cardinale SmithCardinale B. Smith, MD, MSCR
Assistant Professor at the Tisch Cancer Institute and Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Office Hours with:

  • Angelo Volandes, MD, Harvard Medical School, ACP Decisions, Author of The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care
  • Karl Steinberg, MD, Stone Mountain Medical Associates
  • KJ Page, RN, NHA, Chaparral House
  • Pat Forman, MPH, MA, The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare
  • Michele Sacco, MS, The Joint Commission
  • and more!

See a full line-up, along with a list of educational sessions, at

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