10th Annual Summit

APRIL 10-11, 2018

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and leaders in the palliative care community listened to, learned from and engaged with inspiring innovators and thought leaders who are taking palliative care to the next level. Many thanks to all who attended, sponsored, exhibited and participated in this unique event!

Keynote & General Sessions

Title Speaker(s) Session Description
Taking Palliative Care Mainstream Charles F. von Gunten, MD, PhD Presentation PDF| Presentation Video
Creating a Better Future for Serious Illness Judy Thomas, JD Presentation PDF | Presentation Video
If Only Someone Had Warned Us Daniel R. Hoefer, MD Presentation PDF | Presentation Video
Together We Can Do Anything Dianne Gray Presentation PDFPresentation Video

General Session Panel Presentations

Title Speaker(s) Session Description
Patient-Informed Care and PTSD: Stories from the front lines
MarlaJan Wexler & Devon Dabbs Presentation Video
The Healing Power of Now: Using presence as a therapeutic tool
James McGregor, MD, moderator Presentation Video
Understanding the Needs and Concerns of Those Experiencing Functional Change for the First Time: Lessons from the disability community
Gretchen Alkema, PhD, LCSW, moderator Presentation Video
After the Act: Lessons learned and benefits for the broader population after the End of Life Option Act implementation
Lael Duncan, MD, moderator Presentation Video

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Title Speaker(s) Materials
The Road Ahead in San Diego Karl Steinberg, MD, and John Tastad, SCC Presentation PDF
Cultivating Our Capacity for Compassion Ann Allegre, MD, FACP, FAAHPM Presentation PDF & Handout
Starting From Scratch Mary Matthieson and Lisa Deal Presentation PDF
Oil Blending for Pain and Symptom Management David Sine, MD, Don Anderson, Sean Hunt and Lee Thai Presentation PDF
Holding Onto Hope Rev. Susan A. Cosio Presentation PDF
Taking Psychedelics Seriously Ira Byock, MD, and Charles Grob, MD Presentation PDF & Handout
Patients with Disabilities Clarissa Kripke, MD Presentation PDF
Bridging the Gap Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, MPA, Valeria Steinmetz, Janice Bell, MN, MPH, PhD, and Jill Joseph, MD, PhD Presentation Unavailable
Patient-Informed Care and PTSD MarlaJan Wexler, BSN, RN, CPN Presentation PDF
Targeting Strategies to Improve Advance Directives in Major Cancer Hospitals Finly Zachariah, MD, and Lindsay Emanual Presentation PDF
Care Concordance and the Evolution of End-of-Life Wishes Jennifer Hopping-Winn, LCSW, and Melissa Stern Presentation PDF
It’s Different with Kids Marta Fiedman, LCSW, AHSW, JD, and Christy Torkildson Presentation Unavailable
Who Decides When Adolescents and Adults Don’t Agree Ilanit Brook, MD, Linda Radbill, PhD, and Mari Radzik, MA, PhD Presentation PDF
Healing Power of Now  Panel Discussion Presentation Handout

Thanks to Our Sponsors & Exhibitors

Continuing Education Information (CEUs and CMEs)

Type Details
Nurses This course meets the qualifications for approximately 12 contact hours. This provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP15403.
Social Workers This course meets the qualifications for an estimated 12 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CCCC is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs and LMFTs, Provider #91987
Nursing Home Administrators An application has been made to the California Nursing Home Administration program (NHAP# CEP
1735) for an estimated 12 NHAP/P credits. Determination is pending.
Chaplains This program may be used for continuing education credit for chaplains certified with the Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc.
Physicians & Physician Assistants Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. CME credits are sponsored by Partnership HealthPlan of California.

Program (PDF)

Compassionate Care
Leadership Award winners

The Individual Award honors a California leader in palliative and end-of-life care whose work has improved the care for seriously-ill patients and their families. This year’s individual honoree is Suzanne Engelder, MSW, of St Joseph Home Care Services in Anaheim.

Organization Award:
The Organization Award honors a California organization which strives to improve the care provided to patients with serious illnesses or life-threatening conditions, whether in a hospital, hospice, nursing home, or at home. Honorees are organizations whose contributions and passion for change are transforming people’s lives. This year’s organization honoree is the Home Palliative Care Team of Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco.

Innovator Award:
We’re also proud to honor Christine Ritchie, MD, University of California San Francisco, with the 2018 Compassionate Care Innovator Award for her extraordinary role in improving the quality of advance care planning and palliative care in California.

Event photos

See event photos on Facebook.