Steve Pantilat, MD, author of Life after the Diagnosis, signed his book after his panel discussion on policy and quality reporting in palliative care.
Exhibitors Enjoyed Mingling
Academicians and clinicians mingled with Symposium exhibitors throughout the two-day palliative care conference. To exhibit in 2018, click below.
Opportunities for Researchers
Over 60 faculty from 90 institutions from across the US and beyond shared their work through workshop, panel, paper and poster presentations.
What is the Symposium?
The National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research is the premier gathering of palliative care professionals devoted to advancing palliative care education and research with the goal of improving care for those with serious, chronic, or life-threatening illness. The National Symposium features internationally-renowned plenary speakers, an array of concurrent sessions on the latest developments and best practices, and many opportunities to network with peers.
The National Symposium will be of interest to college and university faculty, healthcare practitioners, post-doctoral fellows and students, and anyone engaged in designing and delivering curriculum, performing research, or providing instruction and oversight of professionals in training.
The CSU Institute for Palliative Care’s mission to increase access to and awareness of palliative care by creating educational and workforce training to improve palliative and end-of-life care. The Institute launched the National Symposium to host thought leaders in palliative care scholarship so palliative care concepts are woven into academic, clinical or non-clinical education where future professionals’ expertise in palliative care is cultivated.
The 2018 National Symposium’s theme is “Quality in Palliative Care: Fusing Education, Research and Practice.” Broadly approaching the concept of quality, participants can look forward to keynote, plenary, concurrent sessions, and posters that address quality from every angle: curriculum planning, learning application, outcomes and process improvement, research, decreasing health disparities, and more.
Concurrent sessions will feature educators from across the country who will be sharing their innovations and advancements, giving you tools that you can immediately use in your work. There will be ample time built into the agenda to network with colleagues and supporters, enabling you to expand your research collaborations and resource connections.
An Annual Event
On Sept. 28-29, 2017, the National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research gathered more than 160 academicians and clinicians from over 90 US and non-US institutions, and from disciplines ranging from nursing to social work, from medicine to ethicists and chaplains, in San Diego.
Plenary, paper, panel, and workshop sessions, with a poster reception, showcased the work of over half of the attendees at the two-day event, where they shared their innovative ideas and tools for incorporating palliative care concepts into research, courses and experiences at all educational levels.
National experts including Jean Kutner, MD, Steven Pantilat, and MD, Marian Grant, DNP, addressed the group accenting research, quality and regulatory initiatives. Health disparities experienced by the LGBTQ community were revealed by researchers Kimberly Acquaviva, Ph.D., and Brian deVries, Ph.D. Charles von Gunten, MD, a renowned palliative care pioneer in the US, concluded the symposium with a dialog with Helen McNeal, the former Institute executive director, about the future of palliative care.
Concurrent sessions featured panels, papers and workshops on topics ranging from research gained from a university-health plan partnership that expanded access to palliative care, to advance care planning conversations, integrating palliative care into curriculum, measuring geriatric frailty, and more.
Outstanding event… I was so honored to be there and learn from so many experts!2017 Symposium participant
Be sure to review this website for full details on our keynote speakers, the agenda, travel details, how to register, and opportunities for faculty to apply for seed grant funding! Exhibitors and supporters can read more about these opportunities here.
Whatever your discipline, whether you’re a health care-related scholar, a clinical educator, instructor, or preceptor, or from fields such as technology, arts, communications, or more, come share and discuss your instructional and research approaches for anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering in people with serious, chronic illness. Bring your innovations and challenges. Come explore with colleagues and learn about the latest educational approaches and research in palliative care!
Individuals with disabilities, who would like to attend this event, please contact the Symposium Coordinator at 760-750-7289 regarding any special accommodation needs. It is requested that individuals requiring auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify the event sponsor at least seven working days in advance. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.
DATES: October 11-12, 2018 ATTENDEES: Faculty From Universities Nationwide LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina, San Diego, California TRAVEL AND LODGING DETAILS:Click HERE CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS & CME: Information to be announced