Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

March 2020

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

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 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
+ Google Map

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,…

Find out more »

Webinar: Understanding and Respecting What Matters Most to Patients and Family Caregivers

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In order to support people living with advanced illness and family caregivers, it is crucial that we understand what matters most to them. In October, WebMD and The John A. Hartford Foundation published findings from an online survey of more than 2,700 older adults and caregivers on their attitudes and experiences related to age-friendly care.  In Age-Friendly Health Systems, value is optimized for all — patients, families, caregivers, health care providers, and the overall system using the “4Ms” framework that…

Find out more »

Listening Session: Building State and Local Coalitions

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom Platform

Building and strengthening local and state partnerships can play a critical role in improving serious illness care on the community level. Mike Simmons, DBA, Founder and Managing Partner of Bridge Builder Strategies, has a wealth of experience in fostering these types of collaborations and serves as a Strategic Advisor to C-TAC for our community engagement work. This webinar will serve as a listening session, where Mike will answer questions from attendees on the challenges and barriers that come with building…

Find out more »

April 2020

Virtual Town Hall: Faith, Medicine, and Serious Illness Care During the Spread of COVID-19

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom Platform

This is the first installment in a series of virtual town halls, hosted by C-TAC, in which we will explore the experiences of our diverse membership in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This discussion will feature the perspective of Shirley Roberson, who is navigating serious illness as well as the COVID-19 emergency. It will also feature the perspective of faith leaders and medical professionals, who will discuss opportunities to work together in order to meet the needs of those with…

Find out more »

Webinar: Crafting Care Planning Tools to Meet the Unique Challenges of COVID-19

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom Platform

We are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, it is critical for people facing serious illness and those who matter most to them to discuss their care preferences and document their treatment wishes. C-TAC is proud to see partners like Respecting Choices® and National POLST developing and distributing resources that provide guidance for those engaging in proactive care planning conversations during this difficult time. During this webinar, leaders from Respecting Choices® and…

Find out more »

May 2020

Webinar: Exploring the Intersection of Spirituality and Medicine in Serious Illness Care During COVID-19

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Meeting the complex needs of those facing serious illness requires multiple disciplines to work together to provide compassionate care. With it’s focus on understanding people and their values, Advance Care Planning provides an opportunity for medical and spiritual care professionals to work together to better serve patients facing serious illness and their important people. As we live through a time of increased stress and uncertainty amid the continued spread of COVID-19, it is now more important than ever for these…

Find out more »

June 2020

Webinar: Supporting Family Caregivers in Faith-Based Communities

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Family caregivers are facing a new set of challenges as they care for their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now more important than ever to support caregivers during this time of increased stress and uncertainty. During this webinar, experts will discuss the challenges of caregiving during the pandemic and shed light on community-level efforts from faith organizations to connect family caregivers with essential tools and guidance. Attendees will also hear from family caregivers and clergy on the…

Find out more »

C-TAC National (Virtual) Policy Forum: Emerging Policy Changes in the Age of COVID-19

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Policy Forum Content Now Available On-Demand The National (Virtual) Policy Forum recorded sessions are now available on-demand. To view the sessions, please log into National (Virtual) Policy Forum platorm. You will need the email address that you used to register (the same email address that you are receiving this message at) and a password. If you have not set your password yet, your temporary password is "password1". You can also reset your password here at any time. The recorded sessions…

Find out more »

July 2020

Webinar – Advance Care Planning in the Age of COVID: Lessons Learned and Policy Implications

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Advance Care Planning (ACP) has never been more important than now. Our recent experience with COVID-19 lays bare ACP gaps and barriers that persist despite many years of promotion of ACP through public and clinical education. Federal and state regulators have implemented ACP waivers to address some of these concerns, but these waivers are temporary. We will evaluate these temporary waivers and determine where there are remaining gaps and barriers. Please join (virtually) our panel of leading experts as we…

Find out more »

Webinar: Intersection of Faith and Community Organizing in Advanced Illness Care During COVID-19

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We are proud to present this free webinar as a collaboration between C-TAC and the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI). Objectives Discuss the role of faith leaders in supporting those in their communities affected by serious illness. Explore how faith leaders can engage with parishioners affected by serious illness. Share strategies with community organizations that they can use to engage w/ faith communities. Panelists Elder, Angela Overton, Senior Advisor to the Interfaith and Diversity Workgroup, C-TAC Gloria Thomas Anderson, PhD,…

Find out more »