Advance palliative care education and be inspired by leadership expert Dr. Daniel Friedland and palliative care visionary Dr. Christine Ritchie!
Explore our lineup of speakers, plenaries, workshops, panels, and poster sessions. Join us and our amazing lineup in sunny San Diego!
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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 Shiley 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. Now in its fifth year, the Institute convenes 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.
“If you want to be able to lead well in the world, the first place we need to know how to lead is (to) lead well inside ourselves. Fundamentally, how do we navigate stress, uncertainty, and self-doubt to be able to focus on what really matters?”
Daniel Friedland, MD, founder and CEO of SuperSmart Health
The 2019 National Symposium’s theme is “Advancing Palliative Care: Leading Into the Future.” A robust and diverse combination of plenary speakers, workshop presentations, paper sessions, and poster sessions will highlight exciting evidence-based approaches and strategies for enhancing palliative care teaching, research and practice, and will inspire attendees to explore the leader within themselves.
Concurrent sessions will feature educators from across the country who will share their innovations and advancements, giving attendees tools that they can immediately use in their work. There will be ample time built into the agenda to network with colleagues and supporters, enabling participants to expand their research collaborations and resource connections.
This conference is uniquely focused on the needs of those who teach and do research in universities and academic medical centers across the country. The opportunities to discuss new ideas with people within or
We are currently finalizing the 2019 program, but in the meantime view our past programs:
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!
The National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research gathers academicians and clinicians from all over the US and several foreign countries. Attendees are physicians, PA’s, advanced degree nurses, social workers, psychologists, ethicists, allied health professionals, chaplains, and more.
The multidisciplinary conference, held annually in San Diego, has a dynamic agenda of plenary, paper, panel, and workshop sessions, with a poster reception, which showcases innovations and tools for incorporating palliative care concepts into research, courses and experiences at all educational levels.
Stay tuned for program updates!
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, 2019 ATTENDEES: Faculty From Universities Nationwide LOCATION: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California TRAVEL AND LODGING DETAILS:Click HERE for Details COST:Click HERE for Details CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS & CME: TBD