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San Diego Partners in Advance Care Planning, Palliative Care, and End-of-Life Care

Provider Medical Team

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PT.

Scottish Rite Event Center
1895 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108

No Cost to Attend

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify strategies to improve and enhance advance care planning, palliative care, and end-of-life care.
  • Examine communication and resource tools to facilitate the Conversation.
  • Review new regulatory changes that impact the advance care planning process.
  • Examine the roles and challenges experienced by emergency medical services and first responders.
  • Discuss implementation of key processes to encourage use of the Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) paradigm tool as designed.

Topics and Speakers:

Overview of Advance Care Planning, Palliative Care, and Hospice
Jill Mendlen
Founder/CEO LightBridge Hospice

Advance Care Planning Conversations
John Tastad, SCC, Program Coordinator
Advance Care Planning Program, Sharp HealthCare

Legislative and Regulatory Update
Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC
San Diego Coalition for Compassionate Care

Emergency Medical Services/First Responders’ Roles and Challenges
James Dunford, MD, Medical Director
City of San Diego

Building Bridges—POLST Registry
Daniel Chavez, MBA, Executive Director
San Diego Regional Healthcare Information Exchange

Panel Discussion: Tips and Tricks— Moving Forward to Make Change
Facilitator, Chris Knutson, MSN, RN
San Diego Coalition for Compassionate Care

Who Should Attend:

  • Physicians
  • Emergency Department Personnel
  • First Responders
  • Nursing Homes
  • Residential Care Community Providers
  • Hospitals
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations
  • Community-Based Organizations
  • Other Healthcare Providers and Stakeholders


For registration questions, contact:

Aileen Torres-Mumby,, 818.265.4672

Continuing Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of SynAptiv and HSAG. SynAptiv is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SynAptiv designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Pending approval.

Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. is the CE provider for this event. Provider approved by the Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16578, for 3 contact hours. Pending approval. Application has been made to the California Nursing Home Administrator Program, # CEP1729, for 3 continuing education credits. Pending approval.