Friday, June 7, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM PDT
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Shannon Honour
CSU Institute for Palliative Care at CSU San Marcos

Changing Tides: Innovation in Palliative Care

Fourth Annual Professional Palliative Care Conference 

Save the date and join us for a day of professional level Palliative Care education put on by the San Diego Coalition for Compassionate Care and the CSU Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM. Conference Registration includes parking fees and all meals: Breakfast, Lunch Buffet and an Afternoon Dessert Break.

Early Bird Registration Opens

January 4, 2019

Introducing Our Keynote Speaker

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi MD, FACP, is the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, for which she wrote the epilogue. An internal medicine physician and faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, she completed her medical degree at Yale, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, her residency at the University of California-San Francisco, and a postdoctoral fellowship training in healthcare delivery innovation at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center. At the cross-section of her career as a medical professional and her personal experience standing alongside her husband during his life, diagnosis, treatment, and death, Dr. Kalanithi has special interests in healthcare value, meaning in medicine, patient-centered care and, end-of-life care. She has appeared on PBS Newshour, NPR Morning Edition, and Yahoo News with Katie Couric, and been interviewed for People, NPR, and The New York Times. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her daughter, Elizabeth Acadia.

Paper and Poster Proposals

Submission Timeline: December 1, 2018 - February 8, 2019 11:59 (PST)   

Submission Link: bit.ly/sdpc2019submit

We welcome paper and poster proposals that illustrate innovative approaches or discoveries in Palliative Care for both currentand future professionals 

  • advance care planning with special populations,  integrative therapies, spirituality and how technology is used to deliver palliative care     
  • innovative and successful palliative care approaches

For more information, please visit the submission link. 



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