End of Life Symposium


8:30 – 8:40 AM  Welcome & Announcements
Chandana Banerjee, MD, HMDC | Course Director, City of Hope

8:40 – 8:50 AM  Opening Remarks
Vijay Trisal, MD, FACS | Chief Medical Officer; Dr Norman & Melinda Payson Professor in Medicine, City of Hope

8:50 – 9:15 AM Keynote Lecture: Finish Strong
Barbara Coombs Lee, PA, JD | President, Compassion & Choices
Author of “Finish Strong”


Role of Advance Directives
Blanca Rivas, LCSW, ACHP-SW | City of Hope
Victoria Ramirez, LCSW, ACPH-SW | City of Hope                                      

Having Difficult Conversations
Betty R. Ferrell, PhD, FAAN | City of Hope       

Susan Elizabeth Wang, MD, FAAHPM | Kaiser Permanente 

Cultural Perspectives at the End of Life
Chandana Banerjee, MD, HMDC | City of Hope                                    


Pain Management & Palliative Sedation at the End of Life
Sorin Buga, MD, FACP | City of Hope                                                    

Other Symptoms at the End of Life
Purvi Patel, MD, MBA | City of Hope       

Depression, Anxiety & Delirium at the End of Life
Jaroslava Salman, MD | City of Hope

1:45 – 2:15 PM The Role of Hospice
Stephanie Marquet, MD | Kaiser Permanente

2:15 – 2:30 PM  End of Life Option Act (EOLOA): The Practice and Resources
David R. Grube, MD | National Medical Director, Compassion & Choices

2:30 – 3:30 PM  End of Life Option Act Roundtable One: The Southern California Experiences
Moderated by David R. Grube, MD

Cary D. Nelson, MD | Olympia Hospice Care, Inc.
Karen Morin Green, RN | End of Life Choices California
Elaine Ahmad, LCSW | Kaiser Permanente
Blanca Rivas, LCSW, ACHP-SW | City of Hope

3:40 – 4:40 PM  End of Life Option Act Roundtable Two: Patient Centered & Directed Care at End of Life
Moderated by Samantha Trad, MA|California & Hawai’i State Director, Compassion & Choices                                                     

Thomas Whaley, BS | EOLOA Patient Caregiver
Yelena Zatulovsky, MA, LCAT | Seasons Healthcare Management
Dan Diaz | California EOLOA Advocate
Daniel Turner-Lloveras, MD | Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

4:40 – 5:25 PM  Supporting Caregivers: The Role of Spiritual Care and Death Doulas at the End of Life
Jill Schock, MTS | Death Doula LA
Martha Kay Nelson, MTS | Mission Hospice Affiliate

5:25 – 6:00 PM  Closing Remarks
Kim Callinan, MPP | Chief Executive Officer, Compassion & Choices

*Bonus Presentation  Emergencies in Palliative Medicine
Heather Bitar, DO | City of Hope

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City of Hope may find it necessary to substitute faculty with comparable expertise on those rare occasions necessitated by illness, unforeseen scheduling conflicts or extraordinary occurrences.