Mingle and exchange ideas with colleagues from all disciplines at this unique Symposium. Two days of sessions are packed with new ideas and research.
Schedule Your One-on-One Meeting
As a symposium attendee you can meet with an NIH official to discuss your work and funding strategies. Sign up for an “office hours” appointment.
Advance your Research with a Seed Grant
Fuel your project with a seed grant! This is the third year seed grants will be awarded. Read about projects that have been funded, and how to apply.
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.
Learn more from an attendee, professor, and seed grant winner about why you should attend the 2019 National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research in San Diego:
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.
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 2018 National Symposium’s theme was Quality in Palliative Care: Fusing Education, Research and Practice. Broadly approaching the concept of quality, participants enjoyed 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 featured educators from across the country who shared their innovations and advancements, giving attendees tools that they could immediately use in their work. There was ample time built into the agenda to network with colleagues and supporters, enabling participants to expand their research collaborations and resource connections.
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.
National experts Dan Johnson, MD, FAAHPM of Kaiser Permanente, Marie Bakitas, DNSc, CRNP, NP-C, AOCN, ACHPN, FAAN, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, of North Carolina State University, and more, will be addressing the audience in keynote sessions on best practices in palliative care education, research and findings on innovative care models, and disparities in end-of-life care. Learn More HERE.
Concurrent sessions will feature panels, papers and workshops on topics ranging from research gained from a medical facility/health plan’s experience in incorporating access to palliative care, to advance care planning conversations, integrating palliative care into curriculum, using simulation for difficult conversations, and more. To view the full program, click HERE.
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 Harbor Place, San Diego, California TRAVEL AND LODGING DETAILS: TBD CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS & CME: TBD