Webinars COVID-19

We list upcoming webinars here. Selected recorded webinars are listed when available.

Our main COVID-19 page – regularly updated


April 30, 2020, NPR, Morning Edition: Coronavirus Disrupts Hard Decisions About End-Of-Life Treatment. The coronavirus means more people are dying alone in ICUs. Families are having to make abrupt decisions at a distance about terminal care. Palliative care specialists try to adapt. Listen to the 4 minute NPR program.


Upcoming Webinars:


7/13 Pain Management Near the End of Life – Grand Rounds Webinar

With Kōkua Mau’s own Daniel Fischberg, MD, PhD, FAAHPM will present at the Grand Rounds of the Department of Geriatric Medicine at JABSOM.

July 13, 2020
12:30-1:30pm

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review standard approaches to pain management near the end of life.
  2. List three reasons for opioid refractory pain.
  3. 3. Describe the use of opioids to manage dyspnea at the end of life.

They will be offering CMEs for this presentation upon completion of an evaluation. Evaluations can be found on their website


7/15 HCCIntelligence™ Webinar: Intersection of Faith and Community Organizing in Advanced Illness Care During COVID-19

A collaboration between C-TAC and the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI).

Wed. July 15
11 – 12:00 noon

During this webinar, experts will discuss the role of faith leaders in supporting those in their communities affected by serious illness. Speakers will also explore how faith leaders can engage with parishioners affected by serious illness. Register here.


7/15 COVID-19 Webinars offered by JABSOM Geriatric Medicine from 2:00 – 2:30pm.

The series COVID-19 Webinars offered by JABSOM Geriatric Medicine (2:00 – 2:30pm) is organized by Dr. Aida Wen and the Geriatrics Department at JABSOM and CEUs are available. More information (click on ‘Upcoming sessions‘ for details) and registration page

7/15 – COVID Facilities and Cohorting – Tentative – TBA
8/18 – Hospice Care in the Time of COVID – Tentative – TBA


Wed 7/15 Virtual Palliative Pupus

Wed. July 15
5:15 to 7:00 PM

Virtual Palliative Pupus on zoom? Of course you say by now. Last time, over 60 people joined so join us for our third virtual Palliative Pupus.
Palliative Pupus is our exciting local networking and clinical education opportunity. Participate in an interactive interdisciplinary story from the cutting edge of hospice and palliative care. If you are involved with palliative care cases or want to know more about what palliative care is, you are invited. Please tell your colleagues and friends.

   •   Register in advance for Palliative Pupus

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the zoom meeting.

8/24 & 25 CCCC Virtual Summit

Sharpening our visions for Compassionate Care in the Face of Serious Illness is the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) virtual summit for 2020. This special event is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators, chaplains, and others interested in education, clinical research, quality, and policy as it pertains to palliative care and advance care planning. 6 CEU/CMEs.

Recorded Webinars – most recent first

7/7 Advanced Care Planning in Times of COVID

Behavioral Health TeleECHO Clinic presents: Advanced Care Planning in Times of COVID. Presenter: Hope Young, Advance Care Planning Coordinator and Jeannette Koijane, Executive Director, Kōkua Mau

ECHO sessions are recorded. We will add the link here once it becomes available.

6/24 Disparities in Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

C-TAC’s upcoming Policy Forum will feature an expert panel session addressing the disparities in care that minority and underserved communities are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial security, reliable transportation and other social determinants of health shape a person’s quality of life. These factors are especially important for those living with serious illness. Register and details


6/17 Supporting Family Caregivers in Faith-Based Communities

Webinar, organized by C-TAC, AARP and the American Muslim Senior Society, featuring experts who will discuss the challenges of caregiving during the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will also shed light on community-level efforts from faith organizations to connect family caregivers with helpful tools and guidance. Register and more information.


5/27 Therapeutic Response to Trauma and Loss in the COVID-19 Pandemic

This webinar by the Hospice Foundation of America will identify the issues of trauma and loss that visit us in today’s pandemic, explore how they influence each other, survey the short- and long-term challenges that are created, and delineate effective strategies for coping with the unique issues posed by COVID-19 trauma and loss. The focus will be on one’s work as a professional, as well as on personal self-care. 1.5 Complimentary CEs Available. Register here


5/14 COVID Conversations: CCCC Decision Aids, Ventilators, CPR, Transfers, and Comfort Care Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how people consider treatment options in many ways. CCCCs (Coalition for Compassionate Care of California) decision aids for CPR and Ventilator help explain these complex, invasive, yet potentially life-sustaining treatments with evidence-based information using consumer-friendly language. Presented by: Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH, Author & Practicing Physician, Alameda Health System, and Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, Medical Director, Hospice by the Sea. Recorded Webinar (available 30 days)


COVID-19 Webinars offered by JABSOM Geriatric Medicine from 2:00 – 2:30pm.

Recorded Webinars: click on ‘Recorded Training Sessions‘.

6/10 COVID Testing and Surveillance Updates
6/3 COVID Tracking Logs and Checklists
5/27 COVID Challenges and Opportunities in Assisted Living
5/20 NHSN COVID-19 Reporting Updates
5/18, 2020 – Helping Dementia Residents through COVID Challenges.

5/4 Dr. Takeshi Uemura and his colleague Dr. Eric Chyn will be talking about COVID symptom management. Dr. Chyn is currently in Yakima Washington, overseeing the care of 150 COVID-19 patients in 9 facilities. We heard him speak on 4/29, and he has front line experience of caring for patients, supporting families, etc.


4/29 Disenfranchised Grief and COVID-19

By the Hospice Foundation of America. Disenfranchised grief refers to losses that are not publicly acknowledged, socially supported, and openly mourned. In the COVID-19 pandemic such losses are myriad – complicating grief. 1.5 complimentary CE credit hours available for one year following the live program. More details.


4/29 Essential Conversations: Planning for Care and Serious Illness During the COVID Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing many of us to think about the kind of care we would want if we became seriously ill. Do you have questions or want to talk to loved ones about care preferences?

The call, geared to patients and the general public, will feature panelists Judy Thomas, JD, CEO of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and Steve Pantilat, MD, Distinguished Professor of Palliative Care, UC San Francisco Department of Medicine for a discussion about how to plan for care during COVID-19.  


4/27 COVID-19 Discussion on Effective Virtual Visits

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), in collaboration with the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (NCHPC) is hosting the webinar. CE/CME credit will be available for nurses and physicians. Register.

4/22 COVID Conversations: Team Approach to Assisting Patients with Advance Care Planning. Recorded webinar

Presented by: Seiko Izumi, PhD, RN, FPCN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Sciences University. . Learn various situations where advance care planning conversations are critical in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Izumi will also discuss how the healthcare team works together to assist patients and their families with advance care planning and goal-concordant care.

4/15 COVID Conversations: Difficult Conversations in the Time of COVID-19

Recorded Webinar. Presented by: Robert Arnold, MD, Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Learn how to talk to patients about advance care planning in the era of COVID-19, including addressing goals of care and attending to the emotions associated with the pandemic. In addition to his work at the University of Pittsburg, Dr. Arnold is one of the founders of VitalTalk, which teaches clinicians how to be better, more compassionate communicators with seriously ill patients and their families.

4/15 HCCIntelligence™ COVID-19 Update. recorded webinar. Presented by HCCI in collaboration with the American Academy of Home Care Medicine.

4/8 COVID Conversations: Medical Decision Making in the Face of Serious Illness. Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) CEO, Judy Thomas, partnering with Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, Medical Director, Hospice by the Sea, Solana Beach. Recording pending.

4/3 Making Funerals Meaningful in the Age of COVID-19 by the Hospice Foundation of America. Recorded webinar

3/31 Briefing: Serious Illness, Palliative Care, and the Impact of COVID-19 by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). Recorded webinar. CAPC provided an update to their previous briefing on what they are seeing, hearing, and learning about the impact of COVID-19 on patients with serious illness (in New York). They also describe the tools, skills, and training health systems should deploy immediately to ensure appropriate symptom management and patient communication in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

3/26 How to Develop and Manage Virtual Grief Support Groups by the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA). Recorded webinar
Grief support groups around the country have had to cancel their in person support groups due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These sudden and unpredictable changes in our daily lives have caused havoc everywhere. As we know, when someone is grieving, they are especially isolated.

3/26 The Impact of COVID-19 on Home-Based Primary Care Providers, Practices, and Patients – one-hour webinar by the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI). Recorded webinar.

3/25 NHPCO COVID-19 Executive Dialogue by NHPCO.
Registration details. The recorded program might be available according to NHPCO.

3/25 Hospice and End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes During COVID-19 by the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA). Recorded webinar

3/21/ Telechaplaincy Recorded webinar
The Chaplaincy Innovation Lab is joined by a team of chaplains and researchers to discuss practical tips for implementing telechaplaincy, as well as what growing research says about this significant method of spiritual care.

3/18 Palliative Care and the Impact of COVID-19. Recorded webinar from CAPC with Dr. Diane Meier and Dr. Sean Morrison.


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