Each year, the Symposium brings you national leaders in palliative care whose presentations will inspire your work and ignite your research. Read on to learn about this year’s keynote speakers!
Strengthening Education, Research and Practice
Daniel Johnson, MD, FAAHPM, National Physician Lead for Palliative Care at Kaiser Permanente’s Care Management Institute, will deliver the opening keynote address. As a recipient of multiple teaching and leadership awards, Dr. Johnson will offer inspiration to Symposium attendees, and underscore the importance of weaving the tenets of palliative care into all levels of instruction, research, and practice.
Dr. Johnson holds numerous appointments, including the Director of Supportive Care Solutions at KP-Colorado, and he serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Permanente Medical Group. He is Clinical Faculty at the University of Colorado (UC) and a Faculty Affiliate for the UC Center for Bioethics and Humanities, and is a recipient of the Hasting’s Center Cuniff-Dixon Physician Award (2013.) Dr. Johnson is also a Soros Faculty Scholar for the Project on Death in America, a graduate of the Harvard Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice, and an inaugural participant in the 2012 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Innovations Advisor Program.
A hospital-based palliative care physician in Denver, Dr. Johnson has been recognized by his physician peers as a 5280 Magazine “Top Doctor” in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Exploring History, Culture, and Beliefs in Research and Practice
Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, a prestigious John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar who serves on a wide array of national boards and committees, will present her research and its implications during a plenary session on Friday, October 12. In her presentation, Dr. Bullock will highlight why some people choose to forego the physical, social, and spiritual support available through palliative care, and discuss how interdisciplinary teams can improve access, quality, and outcomes for those needing palliative care.
Dr. Bullock is Professor and Head of the Department of Social Work at North Carolina State University, in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her research focuses on cancer care and social support for older adults with non-curable illnesses. She earned her PhD in Sociology & Social Work from Boston University, her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and her Bachelor of Social Work degree from North Carolina State University. Dr. Bullock has been licensed as a clinician in the states of New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and North Carolina, and has more than 25 years of clinical practice experience in mental health and aging, with interests and expertise in healthcare disparities and end-of-life care issues.
Dr. Bullock has been a leading force in advancing social work practice, education, and training in gerontology, mental health, palliative and end-of-life care. She has been quoted in the Washington Post, USA Today and L.A. Times as an expert in the areas of end-of-life and palliative care.
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DATES: October 11-12, 2018
ATTENDEES: Faculty From Universities Nationwide
LOCATION: The Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa Mission Bay, San Diego, California
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CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS & CME: Information to be announced