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AHCJ San Francisco Chapter: Reporting on end-of-life care

01/10/13     San Francisco Bay Area, CA

AHCJ chapter event

When:
Thursday, Jan. 10, 6-8 p.m.

Where:

San Francisco Chronicle
901 Mission Street
San Francisco

Please RSVP to BayAreaAHCJ@gmail.com -- we need to provide an attendance list to the Chronicle.

Light refreshments will be served; $5 donation requested to defray cost.

Speakers:

  • Lisa Krieger, a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News, will talk about her award-winning series: "The Cost of Dying." She'll describe obstacles and challenges in reporting, and how she got around them.

  • Steven Pantilat, M.D., is a professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, the Alan M. Kates and John M. Burnard Endowed Chair in Palliative Care, and founding director of the UCSF Palliative Care Program. Pantilat is also the director of the UCSF Palliative Care Leadership Center that trains teams from hospitals across the country how to establish Palliative Care Services. He will discuss recent innovations in palliative care practice.

  • Dr. V.J. Periyakoil,  director of palliative care education and training, Stanford University; director, Stanford University Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program, Stanford University; director, VA Interprofessional Fellowship in Palliative Care, VA Palo Alto Health Care System System; and associate director, Palliative Care Services, VA Palo Alto Health Care System System. She will talk about cross-cultural health issues that arise in working with patients and families.

  • Laurie Udesky, Moderator, independent health journalist, member of the Board of Directors, Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter, and member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.