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February 2020

Webinar: Leveraging Video Technology to Enhance Patient Safety and Deliver Concordant Care

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Advance care planning conversations are the first step in ensuring that people communicate their preferences and goals of care, but how can we make sure that those wishes are understood and honored? TRIAD VIII was the first evidence-based study to evaluate how Scripted Patient To Clinician Video messaging can allow clinicians to hear what matters most to a patient straight from the patient’s mouth, even when a medical crisis renders them unable to speak for themselves. MIDEO®, a state of…

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Innovative Community Health Workforce Strategies

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Southern California (USC) Andrus Gerontology Center Room 224, 3715 McClintock Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089 United States
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C-TAC is convening this Regional Research Forum at University of Southern California's (USC) Andrus Gerontology Center in collaboration with America's Physician Groups (APG) to present PCORI-funded research studies that have the potential to significantly improve workforce development and create actionable strategies. The Forum’s aim is to place these PCORI projects in the hands of implementers – health system leaders, faith leaders, providers, payers, community and state organizations, and others – who can use the PCORI research findings to implement systemic…

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C-TAC Partner Event: 38th Annual Convention of the TX & NM Hospice Organization – Santa Fe, NM

February 27 @ 8:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm
La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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The Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization is excited to hold its Annual Convention at the La Fonda Hotel on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Feb. 27 - March 1, 2020. They invite you to join them in our celebration of our 38th Conference. They are expecting over 400 professionals in attendance again this year.

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March 2020

The Evolution of Hope in Advanced Illness: A Key to Health System Transformation

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, 23 Everett St., 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Despite most patients’ preferences to die at home among their loved ones, many with end-stage cancer, heart failure and other advanced illnesses spend their last days in the hospital. Many clinicians resist telling patients that treatments are not working or that their prognosis is poor, fearful of destroying their hopes for cure. Difficult but honest and needed conversations about patients’ prognosis can be blocked by an unrealistic view of hope focused solely on cure.  But, as cure becomes less likely,…

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April 2020

How to Communicate to Improve Advance Care Planning: Putting Research Into Practice

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
InterContinental Cleveland, 9801 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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With support from the Person-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as part of their Eugene Washington Engagement Award for Capacity Building grant, C-TAC is convening this Forum in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic to highlight the findings of three pioneering research studies on communication, ACP, and decision-making. These three studies are led by distinguished PCORI-funded academic investigators. The purpose of this Forum is to place these person-centered, actionable PCORI studies in the hands of implementors – health system leaders, individual providers, payers, community and state coalitions, and advocacy groups – who can…

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October 2020

National Summit on Advanced Illness Care

October 28 - October 30
Hyatt Regency, 300 Reunion Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207 United States
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More information will be available soon!

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