Upcoming Professional Events
San Diego’s 4th Annual Palliative Care Conference Presents
Changing Tides: Innovation in Palliative Care
June 7, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CSUSM University Student Union 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92096
Introducing our Keynote Speaker
Dr. Lucy Kalanithi MD, FACP, is the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, for which she wrote the epilogue. An internal medicine physician and faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, she completed her medical degree at Yale, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, her residency at the University of California-San Francisco, and a postdoctoral fellowship training in healthcare delivery innovation at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center.
At the cross-section of her career as a medical professional and her personal experience standing alongside her husband during his life, diagnosis, treatment, and death, Dr. Kalanithi has special interests in healthcare value, meaning in medicine, patient-centered care and, end-of-life care. She has appeared on PBS NewsHour, NPR Morning Edition, and Yahoo News with Katie Couric, and been interviewed for People, NPR, and The New York Times. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her daughter, Elizabeth Acadia.
Paper and Poster Proposals
Submission Timeline: December 1, 2018 – February 8, 2019 11:59 (PST)
We welcome paper and poster proposals that illustrate innovative approaches or discoveries in Palliative Care for both current and future professionals
- Advance care planning with special populations
- Integrative therapies
- How technology is used to deliver palliative care
- Innovative and successful palliative care approaches
Various scholarships will be available for CSUSM faculty and students in programs relating to palliative care and/or the healthcare field.