Thank you for helping us make the 7th Annual Advances in Palliative Care Conference a resounding success!

If you wish to receive CEU/CME credit for attending, completing the evaluation is a requirement.


You can complete the survey in one of two ways:

  1. You will receive an email with a link to the survey and you can complete it there
  2. You can click on the link below and complete it here

Please make sure your evaluation is returned by the deadline, Friday, November 30

Conference presentations, where available, are posted below


Marking Mortality Moments
Herbert Anderson, MDiv, PhD

Population Health and Palliative Care: A Natural and Synergistic Partnership
Christine Ritchie, MD, UCSF

“It Takes a Village: Caring for Veterans with Advanced Dementia (and Their Caregivers)”
Eric Widera, MD, UCSF, SFVAMC

Beyond Code Status: Palliative Care Begins in the Emergency Department
David Wang, MD, Scripps Health

Medical Cannabis: Patient Education for Safe & Effective Use
Mariavittoria Mangini PhD FNP-BC

The Wisdom of El Buen Morir (Dying Well)
Silvia Austerlic, MA

Communication & Coaching in Palliative Care
Wendy Anderson, MD, UCSF


What You Said About This Year’s Conference

A selection of comments by this year’s attendees.

“Thank you for all of the work to put on a wonderful conference.”

“I attended last year and really enjoyed it so I planned to go again this year. I’ll be back next year!”

“You always put on a local, wonderful program.”

“Great job and thanks to those involved in planning and carrying out this wonderful program.”

“Will come back next year”

“I think this conference was very informative with many useful takeaways and reinforced the importance of palliative care.”

“As a new Palliative care nurse 5 years ago, I have learned so much through by attending these conferences every year.. I hope they continue as I believe it really keeps PC in the forefront in the community. It is also wonderful to see more and more HCP’s from the community attend and who are finally understanding what PC is. Maybe fundraising needs to happen if costs is an issue to keep the conference going.”

Presented by Collabria Care & Partnership HealthPlan of California

Sponsored by St. Joseph Health


1. Examine the synergism of community based palliative care and the population health model
2. Discuss challenges of prognosticating and assessing palliative needs of patients with dementia
3. Describe uses of cannabis for symptom management in seriously ill patients
4. Share the inspiration and spiritual dimensions of living fully when death is near
5. Consider cultural dynamics regarding illness, death, and dying in the Latino community
6. Explore scenarios in which the clinician-coach can improve communication and support of patient and family
7. Identify palliative care opportunities and challenges unique to starting the conversation in the ED