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The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is inviting e-Patients to apply for a scholarship to their 8th Annual Summit in Newport Beach, California, on May 12-13, 2016.

The deadline to submit an application is March 10, 2016. Learn more and apply here.

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The e-patient scholarship program is funded by the John and Wauna Harman Foundation, and will cover the full Summit registration fee. Travel and hotel accommodation scholarships will be awarded on an as-needed basis.

Now in its 8th year, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California Annual Summit is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators, chaplains, patients and consumers who are interested in best practices, quality and policy as it pertains to palliative and end-of-life care. In 2016 CCCC is pleased to announce a special pediatric track that will run throughout the event.

The program for the 2016 Summit includes the following topics: Palliative care, patient-centered care, advance care planning, managing serious illness for adult and pediatric populations, end-of-life care, cultural congruency, and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Learn more about the Summit at

A guest post by SPM member Liz Salmi (right).liz_salmi_300px


The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is an interdisciplinary collaborative of thought leaders from healthcare systems and organizations, government agencies, consumer organizations, and the general public. Our goal is to transform healthcare so that medical care is aligned with individual patient preferences—that people get the care they need and no less, and the care they want and no more. We want to create a community where people have support to explore their wishes for care during a serious illness, express their wishes, and have these wishes honored.



Please consider supporting the Society by joining us today! Thank you.