The End of Life Symposium is a unique educational opportunity for healthcare professionals to expand their knowledge about providing care to patients whose treatment is transitioning from curative to palliative care. The goal of palliative care is a focus on comfort care and quality of life when curative treatments are no longer an option. Intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, Hospice clinicians, spiritual care representatives and those interested in learning more about end-of-life care.

Date: September 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Location: Cooper Auditorium/Platt Conference Center, City of Hope, Duarte, CA





Barbara Coombs Lee Headshot

Keynote Speaker is Compassion & Choices President Barbara Coombs Lee, author of Finish Strong: Putting Your Priorities First at Life’s End, the guide to achieving the positive end-of-life experience you want and deserve. For more than two decades, Barbara worked in clinical settings as a nurse, a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant, before devoting herself to advocacy for initiatives that allow individuals a full range of options and much greater agency in their healthcare decisions.










Kim Callinan Headshot

Compassion & Choices CEO Kim Callinan will share her thoughts on the end-of-life options movement in the symposium’s closing remarks.  As a thought leader and subject matter expert, Kim frequently testifies at legislative hearings, appears in local and national print and television media and is invited as a frequent conference speaker.  Kim shares her knowledge and expertise about the stark contrast between what healthcare consumers want and existing policies and practices in end-of-life care.


Featured speakers from Compassion & Choices

David R. Grube, MD, National Medical Director will present “End of Life Options Act (EOLOA): The Practice and Resources.”

Samantha Trad, MA, California State Director will moderate a panel discussion focussing on “End of Life Options Act Roundtable Two: Patient Centered & Directed Care at End of Life”. 


Participants will be able to...

- Address and manage symptoms at the end of life
- Define the role of Hospice and advise patients accordingly
- Outline the End of Life Option Act
- Explain the role of advanced directives
- Identify resources to help provide support for the caregivers


Registration and Information
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City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. City of Hope designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information, please contact the Department of Continuing Medical Education at [email protected] or 626-218-5622.