2019 Palliative Care Symposium Announced

The 2019 National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research will focus on “Advancing Palliative Care: Leading into the Future” when it convenes Oct. 11-12 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

This year’s theme reflects the Symposium’s continuing drive to foster collaboration, highlight new research, and promote effective teaching strategies that enhance each person’s power to advance palliative care, with the goal of improving quality of life for patients and families experiencing serious, chronic or terminal illness.

Diverse Gathering of Researchers, Educators, Clinicians

Hosted by the California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care, the Symposium draws educators, researchers, and clinicians from universities and teaching hospitals around the country. The two-day conference showcases the latest trends, developments, and best practices presented by the nation’s leading palliative care scholars, educators, and practitioners.

The Leader in Everyone

The theme, “Advancing Palliative Care: Leading into the Future,” will encourage attendees to explore the leader within themselves and share experiences that assist colleagues in advancing their work or overcoming barriers to improving whole-person, patient-centered care.

Keynote speaker Daniel Friedland, MD, will share stories about his challenges as a physician, and how he changed his life and personal mission so he could help others better navigate stress, clarify vision and purpose, and create a thriving ecosystem to multiply their positive impact in the world.

Call for Proposals Coming in January

A Call for Abstract Submissions will be issued January 29 for those interested in presenting their work at the Symposium. Proposals for papers, panels, workshops, or posters on the Symposium’s theme of making a personal impact are being sought; selected submissions will be shared during concurrent sessions and at a poster reception during the two-day event.

Topics that encompass curriculum planning, learning application, outcome and/or process improvement, research, decreasing health disparities, or other perspectives on quality in palliative care are encouraged to be submitted.

Program Shaped by Multi-Disciplinary Committee

A multidisciplinary Planning Committee is guiding the development of the 2019 Symposium. Committee members are:

  • Debra Hain, PhD, ARNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, FNKF, Associate Professor at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
  • Nidhi Mahendra, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, San José State University
  • Adam Shapiro, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, California State University, San Marcos
  • Tara J. Schapmire, PhD, MSSW, OSW-C, FNAP, FAOSW, Assistant Professor of Medicine & Affiliated Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA, Executive Director, California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care
  • Maria Brown, MA, Director of Education Programs, CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care

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