Symposium Speakers and Plenary Sessions
A hallmark of the National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research is its intensely collaborative and interactive format. Each day’s events foster new connections and deeper learning through a diverse and invigorating lineup of plenaries, presentations, workshops, paper and poster sessions, and more.
The 2019 Symposium will deliver a learning experience that’s even more transformative and personal with the theme “Advancing Palliative Care: Leading Into the Future.” The program is designed to equip and inspire you to unlock the leader within you so you can even more effectively advance your palliative care research, teaching, practice, and/or advocacy.
Nationally Recognized Speakers
‘Leading Well from Within’
The 2019 Symposium will open with a keynote address from Dr. Daniel Friedland, a renowned physician, author, and global advocate for compassionate healthcare. He is known for his groundbreaking work in the science and practice of high-performance leadership and resiliency.
Dr. Friedland has traveled the world as a speaker and leadership coach, educating and inspiring more than 75,000 healthcare and business professionals in how to unlock the leader within them.
His Symposium address, “Leading Well from Within to Impact the Future,” will draw upon his own journey and research on transforming stress and burnout into compassionate, engaged, values-based work. He will also lead a follow-up workshop that drills down into strategies for empowering the leader within you.
Dr. Friedland is the founder and CEO of SuperSmartHealth, the Founding Chair of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, and a past president of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. He is the author of “Leading Well From Within: A Neuroscience and Mindfulness-Based Framework for Conscious Leadership.”
“What I’m really so excited to share at the Symposium … is an experience in the awakening of conscious leadership: What is the neuroscience foundation, what are the skills and practices, and how can we elevate ourselves to lead from a higher self so that we can have a positive influence on others and together create a healing environment in which everybody can thrive.”
Daniel Friedland, MD, founder and CEO of SuperSmart Health
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Overcoming Obstacles to Advance Palliative Care
Day Two of the Symposium will be opened by palliative care leader and visionary Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH, a gerontologist, physician, researcher, and professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.
Dr. Ritchie’s groundbreaking work has touched nearly every aspect of serious illness and end-of-life care in diverse settings and clinical applications across the country. In her keynote address, she will share the challenges and obstacles she has faced in her work, and how she has overcome them to advance the field and achieve her own measure of balance, meaning, and success.
Dr. Ritchie is board-certified in geriatrics and palliative care and is the Harris Fishbon Distinguished Professor in Clinical Translational Research and Aging at the UCSF. She also serves as medical director of Clinical Programs in the UCSF Office of Population Health.
She co-leads the NINR-funded Palliative Care Research Cooperative and a national Network of Home-based primary care and palliative care practices and is working to develop quality measures appropriate to the homebound population.
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Enhancing Pedagogy and Curricular Development
The Symposium will also offer expanded opportunities for you to showcase your work on the Main Stage. Proposals are now being accepted for participation in a plenary panel focused on “Leading Innovation in the Teaching of Palliative Care.”
For this plenary, the Symposium is seeking proposals that address innovative pedagogy across learning modalities, curricular development, or delivery in academic settings, and that would appeal to the Symposium’s multidisciplinary audience.
Selected presenters will give a 15-minute presentation and field questions from other presenters and audience members. They will also be given the opportunity to present in a workshop during the concurrent sessions.
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Interdisciplinary Program Planning
The 2019 Symposium program is continuing to take shape under the leadership of a stellar interdisciplinary Planning Committee focused on a creating a vigorous learning experience that empowers attendees to advance their own programs and projects by honing their personal missions and activating new leadership skills and strategies.
The Planning Committee includes:
- Debra Hain, PhD, ARNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, FNKF, Associate Professor at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
- Nidhi Mahendra, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, San José State University
- Adam Shapiro, PhD, Professor of Sociology, California State University, San Marcos
- Tara J. Schapmire, PhD, MSSW, OSW-C, FNAP, FAOSW, Assistant Professor of Medicine & Affiliated Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Louisville School of Medicine
- Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA, Executive Director, California State University Institute for Palliative Care
- Maria Brown, M.Ed., MBA, Director of Educational Programs, CSU Institute for Palliative Care
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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