PCARE 2019 4th Annual Updates in Palliative Care

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UC Davis Health, Education Building

4610 X Street

Sacramento, CA 95817

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Improving Access to Hospice and Palliative Care for Underserved Communities


8:00 am - 9:00 am: Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Session Title: Hospice and Palliative Care for the Homeless Population
David Steinhorn, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, PANDA Palliative Care Program
Children's National Medical Center

10:00 am - 10:15 am: Break

10:15 am - 11:45 am
Session Title: Flattening The Hierarchy: Patient/Clinician Innovations in Palliative Care
Michael Fratkin, MD
President and Founder, Resolution Care

11:45 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch, Poster Presentations

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Session Title: Challenges and Strategies for Increasing Access to Palliative Care for Hard to Reach Populations
Kathleen Kerr, BA
Kerr Healthcare Analytics

Stephen Franey, MBA
CEO and Chief Strategy Officer, Resolution Care

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm: Break

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Session Title: Increasing Access to Care in Underserved Populations with Creative Arts Therapies
Russell Hilliard, PhD, LCSW, LCAT, MT-BC, CHRC
Senior Vice President, Patient Experience and Staff Development, Seasons Hospice
Founder, Center for Music Therapy in End of Life Care

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm: Wrap-up, CE Paperwork


​Poster Abstracts on Research, Quality Improvement, and Hospice and Palliative Case Studies

The PCARE committee encourages all interested parties to submit a poster abstract to be presented in the Poster Abstract Hall. This is a great opportunity for presenters, speakers, participants and sponsors to interact and network in a collegial setting. Submit a poster abstract online here.

Before I Die Wall

Reflect on death and life and add your own thoughts to our local area Wall. Read more about this global art project here.


$15 fee to reserve parking spot, breakfast and lunch.

This is an open access event. The event depends on and is generously funded by sponsors and voluntary fees. All are encouraged to attend regardless of financial ability. Upon request, the event will be happy to refund any or all of the reservation fee after successful attendance.

CEU's are planned for nurses, social workers and physicians.​

Filming and photographing may occur during the conference. Attendance at the conference grants permission and consent to capture and/use any media of any and all kind whatsoever under any legal condition including, but not limited to copyright, publicity, illustration, marketing, and/or web content. If you wish to minimize being inadvertently captured on media, please notify the organizers on the day of the conference and you will be seated away from cameras, although there is no guarantee that you will not be captured on media.

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UC Davis Health, Education Building

4610 X Street

Sacramento, CA 95817

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