Public Speeches and Presentations
Compassion & Choices is making waves in the federal space. We want policymakers to know that we are serious about expanding care and increasing options at the end of life. We are often making your voice heard at briefings on the Hill, conferences and seminars. Here are some notable presentations:
- Raben Group Policy Breakfast Presentation
- December 2016, Washington D.C.
- Chief Program Officer Kim Callinan joined Dan Diaz, Brittany Maynard’s husband, at the Raben Group’s Policy Breakfast. They discussed how Brittany’s story transformed the end-of-life care movement, how her legacy continues to drive activity, and where the movement is going with the victories in Colorado and DC.
- Consumer Voice Presentation
- November 2016, Washington, D.C.
- At the Consumer Voice Conference, Chief Program Officer Kim Callinan, National Director of Social Marketing Kim Taccini, and Federal Affairs Director Mark Dann gave a presentation on how patients are being empowered by having more control over their end-of-life care and how those ideas are being utilized by the Truth in Treatment Campaign and the Federal Affairs program.
- Dr. David Grube: Being Mortal
- September 2016, Corvallis, OR
- National Medical Director, Dr. David Grube gives a presentation on best selling author Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal. First he provides a brief biography of Gawande, from his political career to his publications. Then, he discusses the major themes of the book and gives brief summaries of each chapter. Finally, Dr. Grube uses Being Mortal to discuss his take-aways from the book and his own experience in the medical field.
- National Quality Partners Identifying “Vital Signs” of Person-Centered Advanced Illness Care
- June 2016, Washington, D.C.
- Federal Affairs Director Mark Dann facilitated a NQF breakout group on Physical Needs & Symptoms that people have who face an advanced illness. The group reviewed progress on how physical needs & symptoms are taken into consideration with an advanced illness; how they can be incorporated into person-centered care, identify key aspects of the barriers to achieving them and Identify successes and best practices to catalyze transformational change in advanced illness. These recommendations are helping to shape the NQF report on advanced illness care and direction of NQF quality measures.
- National Alliance for Caregiving Membership Call
- January 2016
- Federal Affairs Director Mark Dann and UMT Executive Director Brian Lindberg led a call for the National Alliance for Caregiving to discuss the Federal Agenda and the UMT campaign. There were over 40 participants representing organizations and government on the call.
- Presentation at the 2015 Consumer Voice Conference: Consumer-Centered End of Life Care: Doing Better in LTC Facilities
- November 2015, Arlington, Virginia
- Compassion & Choices’ Chief Program Officer Kim Callinan and Pam Edgar, End-of-Life Care Manager discuss improving care in long-term care facilities.This presentation includes an overview of current research surrounding end-of-life care, caregiving, advance directives, and unwanted medical treatment. It provides tools and information about end-of-life care, including a “know your rights” guide, suggestions on discussing your care goals, documenting your wishes, and understanding your choices.