Webinars COVID-19

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

Our main COVID-19 page – regularly updated


A lei from Honolulu's Lei Day

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:

Thur 9/24 How to Communicate to Improve Advance Care Planning: Putting Research Into Practice – Webinar

Compassionate care starts with a conversation. With support from the Person-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as part of their Eugene Washington Engagement Award for Capacity Building grant, C-TAC is convening this Virtual Forum in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic to highlight the findings of three pioneering research studies on communication, advance care planning, and decision-making. These three studies are led by distinguished PCORI-funded academic investigators.

This Forum puts person-centered, actionable PCORI studies in the hands of implementers – health system leaders, individual providers, payers, community and state coalitions, and advocacy groups – who can use the research findings to improve the delivery of care for patients living with advanced illness. More


COVID-19 Webinars offered by JABSOM Geriatric Medicine

10/21 Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders Caring for Kupuna in the COVID-19 Challenge

Kuni Kekoaoha
Poki‘i Balaz
J. Kaholokula

The series COVID-19 Webinars offered by JABSOM Geriatric Medicine (2:00 – 3:00pm) 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

Kōkua Mau Virtual Meetings

Sept. 24 – Kōkua Mau Virtual Monthly Meeting 3-5ish PM

At our virtual Kōkua Mau Meeting, joins us for hands-on (zoom) presentation about TFT or Thought Field Therapy with Dr. Caroline Sakai.

Are you looking for innovative ways to address and deal with stress and anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic? More

Oct. 5 – Nurses in Palliative Care4-5pm

TBA Social Workers 3-4 PM

Please join us for a Zoom get together of social workers. All are welcome and RSVP to Hope Young. This is a wonderful chance to talk about what you are experiencing now with COVID-19 as well as share resources and get feedback from colleagues.

Recorded Webinars – most recent first

9/14 Provider becomes Patient becomes Provider

Presenter: Lucio Pascua, MD, Pediatric Specialist, Wahiawa Health Center. For a recording go to: https://geriatrics.jabsom.hawaii.edu/grand-rounds/


8/27 Funerals & Memorials are very different these days. What are new ways to grieve, mourn, comfort and honor?

How are we supporting people in our community whose loved ones have died but are not able to go to funerals or memorials in a usual way because of the pandemic? Watch our (Virtual) Kōkua Mau Monthly Meeting from August 27, 2020.

In Hawai‘i, about 1,000 people die a month so nearly 6,000 people have died since gathering restrictions began impacting 10s of 1000s of people have not been able to grieve, mourn and comfort each other. 

Learn about what is happening in our community and strategize about solutions. Click on the time code to jump to a specific presentation on our YouTube channel.

  1. 0:03 Context and introductions
    by Jeannette Koijane, Executive Director, Kōkua Mau
  2. 03:15 Military rituals in the time of COVID by Patricia W. Nishimoto, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Tripler Army Medical Center
  3. 12:01 What resources are available? Support groups and extra support in the time of COVID? by Valerie Payton MA, LCSW, Bereavement Social Worker, Home Hospice, St. Francis Community Health Services
  4. 35:39 What are mortuaries seeing in these times when no one can come together – by Pete Dilwith, Pete Dilwith, CFSP, CPC, CCO, VP of Operations, Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
  5. 54:42 Clarence Liu, Retired chaplain (navian), local boy

8/19 COVID-19 Webinars offered by JABSOM Geriatric Medicine

Hospice Care in the Time of COVID with Ritchell Dignam, MD

  • PPE protocols.
  • Challenges with caregiver COVID status and patient status.
  • Challenges of recognizing COVID sx vs. underlying hospice dx symptoms.
  • Challenges of symptom management – and the use of the Community Paramedicine program as an integral part of the strategy for symptom management., including training in use of comfort packets, etc.
  • Lessons learned about Hospice Care in the Time of COVID from New York.

The series COVID-19 Webinars offered by JABSOM Geriatric Medicine (2:00 – 3:00pm) 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


8/10 Trial Drugs for COVID-19: Perspective from the Queen’s COVID Unit

Stephanie Guo, MD will presented at the Grand Rounds of the Department of Geriatric Medicine at JABSOM. Recordings on their website

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the historical and clinical basis for drugs selected for study for COVID-19
  2. Review preliminary data from major ongoing clinical trials
  3. Hear about clinical trials available at Queen’s and the team’s experience

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


7/29 Managing Ongoing Surges: Lessons from the Front Line

The twelfth COVID-19 Conversations webinar will discuss what best practices and lessons learned from the early months of COVID-19 can be gathered and applied to states and localities now combating surges, from both a health system and public health perspective. The “COVID-19 Conversations” series of rapid-response webinars from the National Academy of Medicine and the American Public Health Association is addressing the state of the science on COVID-19 and explore emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact.


7/22 Coping with Grief and Compassion Fatigue Webinar

Islands Hospice invites you to this free educational Webinar for healthcare workers and caregivers. Recording information pending.


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). 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. Webinar information here.


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.

Recorded Webinars here and find the zoom details. CMEs offered for this presentation upon completion of an evaluation. Evaluations can be found on their website

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.

For a full list of all their Recorded Webinars: click on ‘Recorded Training Sessions‘.

Examples of session in May and June 2020
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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