2020 National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research Postponed
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research planned for this fall in San Diego. Our Symposium team is grateful for all of you who are caring for patients, leading students, and serving your communities. We are committed to supporting you during this challenging time. Details on the 2021 Symposium will updated here in the coming weeks and months.
Though we cannot gather in person, plans are under way for a series of Symposium Spotlights – virtual gatherings that will highlight recent and significant advances in palliative care, including those that have taken place amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Spotlight speakers and/or events will include:
Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH, a critical care physician and palliative care specialist who is helping to shape the national conversation around how we die in America and shining a light on healthcare disparities that can worsen the end-of-life experience for African American patients and families.
Michael Fratkin, MD, a groundbreaking palliative care physician and telemedicine expert who is the Founder/CEO of ResolutionCare, a community-based palliative care program that serves patients and families in rural communities in Northern California.
Virtual discussion groups exploring important themes in palliative care teaching and practice that have emerged during the COVID-19 crisis.
The National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research, held annually in San Diego, is a unique and interactive multidisciplinary conference designed to highlight the latest in academic palliative care research, teaching, and practice.
The annual conference features a dynamic agenda of plenary, paper, panel, and workshop sessions, with a poster reception that highlights innovations and tools for incorporating palliative care concepts into research, courses, and experiences at all educational levels.