CCCC hosts one-hour professional development webinars 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.


CCCC members can attend webinars free of charge.



May 4, 2021 | Noon – 1:00 pm PT

Caring & Commemoration: Creative Models for the Dying in the Face of COVID

Presented by Liz Mackenzie, MA, MSW, BCC; and Erin Collins, BSN, RN, CHPN

CCCC Members Attend Free | $49 Standard Registration

1 CEU for nurses and social workers

COVID Conversations

COVID Conversations Webinar Series

In Spring 2020, CCCC hosted a series of FREE webinars on conversations around series illness, COVID-19 and advance care planning.  LEARN MORE


A collaboration between Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, Pennsylvania’s Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (PPCC) and Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC), the 2020 Pediatric Webinar Series was created to raise the visibility of pediatric palliative care in the United States and to build clinicians’ competencies and confidence in providing care to children. Stanford Medical School and the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care have joined the 2020 series as accreditation and education partners. Learn more>>



April 6, 2021 | Trust as a Key to Reducing Health Disparities
Presented by Gregory Hall, MD, Northeast Ohio Medical University 
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March 2, 2021 | Moral Injury and Resilience During COVID: Why Words Matter
Presented by Elizabeth Holman, PsyD, Moral Injury of Healthcare
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Nov 17, 2020 | Palliative Care & Age-Friendly Health Systems: Why “What Matters” Matters
Presented by Amy Berman, RN, LHD, FAAN, The John A. Hartford Foundation
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Oct 14, 2020 | POLST Registry | Project Status, Update, and Future (Free)
Presented by Judy Thomas, JD, and Robert Cothren, PhD
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Nov 17, 2020 | Understanding the African American Experience and its Impact on Serious Illness
Presented by Marilyn Ababio, BA, MPA, and Ali Sharif
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May 27, 2020 | COVID Conversations: COVID Symptom Management in Skilled Nursing (Free)
Presented by Takeshi Uemura, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Division of Palliative Medicine, University of Hawaii School of Medicine, and a Founder of VitalTalk Japan; and Eric Chyn, MD, Geriatrician and Internal Medicine Physician, Community Health of Central Washington View webinar recording | Slides

May 18, 2020 |Empowering Patients as Palliative Care Ambassadors: Experiences, Tips and Templates (Free)
Presenters: Grace Cordovano, PhD BCPa; Sharon Hall; Mary Millard; Michelle (Shelly) Reinhart; and Selene Seltzer, BCCC, BCPC
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May 14, 2020 | COVID Conversations: CCCC Decision Aids, Ventilators, CPR, Transfers, And Comfort Care (Free)
Presented by Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH, Author & Practicing Physician, Alameda Health System, and Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, Medical Director, Hospice by the Sea
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April 22, 2020 | COVID Conversations: Team Approach To Assisting Patients With Advance Care Planning (Free)
Presented by Seiko Izumi, PhD, RN, FPCN, Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Nursing
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April 15, 2020 | COVID Conversations: Difficult Conversations In The Time Of COVID-19 (Free)
Presented by Robert Arnold, MD, Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and in the University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law View webinar recording | Slides

April 8, 2020 | COVID Conversations: Medical Decision-making in the Face of Serious Illness (Free)
Presenters: Judy Thomas, JD, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California; and Karl Steinberg, MD, Medical Director, Hospice by the Sea.
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March 25, 2020 | No One Should Die Alone on the Street
Presenters: Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, MA, PhD, MPH, Founder and Director, Joshua’s House
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Feb. 4, 2020 | Unbefriended and Unrepresented: Medical Decision Making for the Incapacitated and Alone
Presenters: Eric Widera, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, UCSF; Timothy Farrell, MD, AGSF, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine; and Anna Chodos, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
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Dec. 18, 2019 | The Palliative Care Movement in California: Looking Back, Moving Forward
Presenter: Judy Thomas, JD, CEO, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
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Sept. 16, 2019 | Opioids for Chronic Pain Management – A Patient’s Perspective on this Double-Edged Sword
Presented by Danny van Leeuwen, Opa, RN, MPH, Health Hats.
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August 7, 2019 | Medical Cannabis: Patient Education for Safe & Effective Use
Presented by: Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP, Holy Names University
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July 18, 2019 | The Care of Adolescents and Young Adults with Life-Threatening Illness
Presenter: Jennifer Mack, MD, MPH
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June 11, 2019 | Public Policy: An Overview of the National Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care 4th Edition
Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN
City of Hope National Medical Center
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January 15, 2019 | What is Quality Spiritual Care and How Do We Measure It?
Presenter: Rev. George Handzo
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September 27, 2018 | End of Life Option Act: Learnings from California’s Experience (Free)
Presenters: Barbara Koenig, PhD; Neil Wenger, MD, MPH; Judy Thomas, JD; Cindy Cain, PhD;  and Helen Stark, PhD
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July 12, 2018 | Promoting Healthy & Resilient Teams
Presenter: Carla Cheatham, MDiv, PhD
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May 29, 2018 | Earth, Fire, Wind & Water: Caring for the vulnerable through natural disasters
Presenter: Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN and Timothy Gieseke, MD, CMD
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December 13, 2017 | 8 Mega Health Care Trends and How They Relate to Palliative Care PLUS the Year in Review
Presenter: Wells Shoemaker, MD & Judy Thomas, JD
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November 2, 2017 | POLST eRegistry Pilot Project: 2017 Overview & Update(Free)
Presenters: Kelley Queale, Judy Thomas, Kate Meyers, Dr. Howard Backer, and others
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September 2017| End of Life Option Act: What are we learning? What’s ahead?
Presenter: Lael Duncan, MD
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May 2017 | 8 Mega Health Care Trends and How They Relate to Palliative Care
Presenter: Wells Shoemaker, MD
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February 2017 | Applying Population Health to Palliative Care
Presenter: Steve Pantilat, MD,MHM, FAAHPM
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January 2017 | The Transforming Power Of Music (Free)
Presenters: Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Amy Sky
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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
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July 2016 | Sex, Drugs & Palliative Care: Addressing Intimacy Issues Of Serious Illness
Presenter: Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, MA, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C, Clinical Director of Consulting Services, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
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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
Presenters: 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 Californiaz
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April 2016 | “What Would This Patient Want?” Identifying Delirium And Its Impact On Advance Care Planning

Presenter: Daniel R. Hoefer, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Outpatient Palliative Care, Sharp HealthCare
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March 2016 | Making The Case For Palliative Care: Free And Low-Cost Tools To Help You Pitch Palliative Care To Stakeholders
Presenter: Kathleen Kerr, Independent Healthcare Consultant
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February 2016 | Courageous Conversations: What Clinicians Need To Know About Palliative Care & Advance Care Planning For Children & Young Adults
Presenter: Claire Vesely, RN, BSN, CHPPN, Palliative Care Coordinator, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
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December 2015 | The Future of Advance Care Planning: A 10-Year Vision for California
Presenter: Judy Thomas, JD, CEO, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
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November 2015 | POLST in 2016: NPs, PAs & the Impact of Assembly Bill 637 (Free)
Presenters: 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
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October 22, 2015 | Integrate vs. Implement: How to successfully integrate a palliative care program into any organization
Presenter: Helen McNeal, Executive Director, CSU Institute for Palliative Care
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September 2015 | Show Me The Reimbursement: Getting Paid for Advance Care Planning Discussions
Presenters: 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
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June 2015 | Soothing the Spirit: Providing Spiritual Care to Palliative Care Patients
Presenter: Rev. Susan Cosio, MDiv, BCC, Sutter Medical Center
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May 2015 | If Only Someone Had Warned Us: Talking with patients about risks
Presenter: Daniel Hoefer, MD, CMO, Sharp HealthCare
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March 2015 | Out of the Box: How technology and innovation are increasing access to palliative care for hard-to-reach populations
Presenter: Michael Fratkin, MD, ResolutionCare
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February 2015 | The Changing Landscape: How Public Policy is Shaping Palliative Care
Presenters: 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
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December 2014 | How to Launch a Palliative Care Task Force in Your City or County
Presenters: 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
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November 2014 | Measuring Value in Community-Based Palliative Care
Presenter: Kathleen Kerr, Healthcare Consultant
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September 2014 | Palliative Care: How Social Workers Make a Difference
Presenters: 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
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August 2014 | Palliative Care & Depression: Clinical Challenges
Presenter: Scott A. Irwin, MD, PhD, Director, Psychiatry & Psychosocial Services; Patient & Family Support Services, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
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July 2014 | Listening Deeply: Lessons in Decision-Making from 24 Families
Presenter: Griff Coleman, PhD, Cultural Anthropologist, Point Forward
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