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Daniel Johnson, MD, FAAHPM, Will Deliver Opening Keynote Address at 2018 Symposium

Daniel Johnson, MD, FAAHPM, Will Deliver Opening Keynote Address

The National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research is pleased to announce that Daniel Johnson, MD, FAAHPM, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2018 event in San Diego. The symposium – “Quality in Palliative Care: Fusing Education, Research, and Practice” – is being held at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina on October 11 and 12, 2018.

The CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care hosts the National Symposium each year to facilitate collaboration and advancement in palliative care education and research, with the goal of continually improving care for those with serious, chronic, or life-threatening illness. The symposium will be of interest to college and university faculty, clinical practitioners, post-doctoral fellows and students, educators, and anyone engaged in designing and delivering curriculum, performing research, or providing instruction and oversight of professionals in training.

A Palliative Care Visionary

Nationally recognized as a tireless educator, Dr. Johnson shares his visionary palliative care philosophy and practice with audiences ranging from community groups, hospice employees, medical residents and fellows, primary care physicians and hospitalists, to national policy groups, researchers, and palliative care experts. His keynote presentation will offer inspiration, and underscore the importance of weaving the tenets of palliative care into all levels of instruction.

Dr. Johnson is the National Physician Lead for Palliative Care at Kaiser Permanente’s Care Management Institute, and the Director of Supportive Care Solutions for Kaiser Permanente-Colorado. He is Chair of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Permanente Medical Group. Dr. Johnson holds a clinical faculty appointment in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center, and is a Faculty Affiliate with the University of Colorado Center for Bioethics.. He practices as an attending physician in the inpatient Palliative Care Consultation Team at Exempla St. Joseph hospital in Denver, CO.

Expert Credentials, National Recognition

In addition to his board certification in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine, Dr. Johnson completed a postgraduate certificate in public health; the program for palliative care excellence from Palliative Care Leadership Center (PCLC) at the Centers to Advance Palliative Care, UC San Francisco; the Harvard Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice in Boston; and the Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program conducted by Harvard Business School. He served as the founding medical director and clinical educator for Life Quality Institute, Denver.

Dr. Johnson is a recipient of the Hasting’s Center Cuniff-Dixon Physician Award (2013), and a Soros Faculty Scholar for the Project on Death in America. He is an inaugural participant in the 2012 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Innovations Advisor Program. In addition to multiple teaching and leadership awards, he has been recognized repeatedly by his physician peers as a 5280 Magazine “Top Doctor” in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

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