Summit Schedule

AT-A-GLANCE (Subject to change)

OPENING EVENT: MONDAY, MAY 4 – 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Movie Screening: The Elephant in the Room Feature-length film with panel Q&A and discussion

Crest Theatre – 1013 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

DAY 1: Tuesday, May 5

7:30 am – 8:30 am | Registration & Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30 am – 4:45 pm | Summit Sessions

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Poster Sessions and Reception

Setting the Stage: Making the Most of the Summit | Judy Thomas, JD, CEO Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

Creating a Vital Continuum for the Seriously Ill | Martha Twaddle, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Public Policy Presentation

Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

  • One: (Pediatric Track) Child Life Psychosocial Support: From the Pediatric Unit to Adult Care | Colleen Cherry, MS, Playwell Child Life Services
  • Two: Update: Medical Aid in Dying | Lael Duncan, MD; Lonnie Shavelson, MD, Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN Bay Area End of Life Options
  • Three: Bonnie Freeman’s Legacy: Transforming the C.A.R.E.S. Tool into Populace Mediums | William Dale, MD, PhD, Finly Zachariah, MD, City of Hope Medical Center
  • Four: Palliative Care Data: Latest Updates | Kathleen Kerr, Kerr Healthcare Analytics; David O’Riordan, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Five: Caring for the Caregivers of Seriously Ill Patients| Ashley Bragg; Amy Yotopoulous, MS, MPH, Stanford Health Care

Networking Lunch

  • Interactive Sessions | Small group sessions involving either hands-on practice or facilitated discussion. May include healing touch, case studies, discussion with a thought leader, meditation, and more.
  • Spreading the Word: Patients as Ambassadors for Palliative Care | Panel
  • Watch Your Mouth: Three Problems of Language in Palliative Care | Jennifer Moore Ballentine, CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care

Poster Session & Reception

DAY 2: Wednesday, May 6

7:15 am – 8:15 am | Buffet Breakfast

8:30 am – 4:30 pm | Summit Sessions

  • Opening Remarks/Inspiration | Judy Thomas, JD
  • Dying, Out Loud and Queer: Reflection of a Lesbian Widow on Palliative Care | Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, University of Virginia School of Nursing
  • Developing a Roadmap for Aging: California Master Plan for Aging | Panel
  • Interactive Sessions | Small group sessions involving either hands-on practice or facilitated discussion. May include healing touch, case studies, discussion with a thought leader, meditation, and more.
  • Leadership Awards Luncheon | Recognizing the innovative and compassionate efforts of individuals and organizations who have dedicated themselves to this important work.

Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

  • One: (Pediatric Track) Between a Rock and a Tender Place: Unique Dynamics of Pediatric Palliative Care | Rev. Susan Cosio, MDiv, Sutter Health
  • Two: Mindful Caregiver Education: Building Resilience While Improving Quality of Care | Roy Remer, Executive Director, Zen Caregiving Project
  • Three: The Impact of Advance Care Planning in the Acute Care Setting | Karen Zanetell, Honoring Choices Napa Valley; Doug Wilson, MD, Providence St. Joseph
  • Four: Serving Diverse Populations | Panel
  • Five: Trends and Experiences with POLST | Amy Vandenbroucke, JD, National POLST

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief | David Kessler, FACHE, Author/Speaker