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The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is excited to announce the keynote speakers for our Summit 2020 | Sharpening our Vision for Compassionate Care in the Face of Serious Illness, which will be held May 5-6, 2020 in Sacramento.

Martha L. Twaddle, MD
Medical Director for Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care
Northwest Medicine – Lake Forest Hospital

Martha Twaddle

Dr. Martha L. Twaddle combines nearly 30 years of experience in the care of seriously ill people and their families in a variety of areas of service. Her academic work includes developing curriculum, guidelines, and models of care for healthcare professionals to provide care for the seriously ill in all settings. In addition, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, she works with teams that are evaluating the impact of communication skills training on healthcare culture along with creating and testing systems of care for seriously ill people and their families across settings of care. On behalf of the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), Dr. Twaddle serves as the Co-Chair for the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care, which is revising the clinical practice guidelines for the field.

Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW, CWE
Betty Norman Norris Endowed Professor
University of Virginia School of Nursing

Kimberly Acquaviva

Dr. Kimberly D. Acquaviva, Betty Norman Norris Endowed Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, is nationally known as an innovator and authority on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ) aging and end-of-life issues as well as a leader on interprofessional aging research and policy.

David Kessler

David Kessler

David Kessler is one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life, even after life’s tragedies. David’s personal experience as a child witnessing a mass shooting while his mother was dying in a hospital helped him begin his journey.

2020 Summit Registration Now Open

CCCC has opened registration for our 2020 Summit. Register early to receive the best price and ensure your participation in this premier gathering.

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