Save the Date: June 22 & 23, 2021 our Virtual Summit

Working Together: Forging the Future of Serious Illness Care

Kōkua Mau is collaborating with our partners in California and Arizona putting on a virtual summit for those who are working to improve care for those with serious illness.

Join us for two inspirational days of information, rejuvenation, and connection!

June 22 & 23
8:30 am – 1:00 PM HST

Healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers, and all others interested in serious illness best practices and policy advancements are encouraged to attend this premier conference on palliative care and advance care planning.

Attendees will hear from inspiring speakers, get the latest information on the state of serious illness care from thought leaders, connect with colleagues and friends in breakouts and group discussions, and have the opportunity to rejuvenate the mind and spirit with a variety of activities.

We have secured a special rate for residents of Hawai‘i. This special rate is exclusive to our registration process and is not available at the Summit website.

We offer a discount for Kōkua Mau members. If your employer is a Kōkua Mau member you qualify for the discount as well. Please check our membership list for current members.

  • Kokua Mau Member rate: $149
  • Non-Member rate:               $199


  • Register before June 15 to allow us to plan for the virtual meeting and get all the log in information to you on time. (No, you can not register and get a log in link later – please don’t procrastinate!)

Keynote Speakers:

Louise Aronson, MD: Geriatrician, professor of medicine at UCSF, and author of Elderhood: Redefining Age, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life. MORE about Luise Aronson

  • Louise’s talk on June 22 at 9 am HST: Last But Not Least: Embracing Elderhood and Reimagining Life

Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA: Executive Director of the California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care. MORE about Jennifer Moore Ballentine

  • Jennifer’s talk on June 23rd at 10 am HST: Watch Your Language: Three Problems with Language in Palliative Care

Michelle Maldonado, JD: Founder and CEO of Lucenscia, a firm dedicated to human flourishing and mindful business transformation. MORE about Michelle Maldonado

  • Michelle’s talk on June 23rd 9 am HST is titled Finding Wisdom in Challenging Times”

For a complete list of breakout session please see our Newsletter from May 25, 2021

Our partner the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) maintains the website for the summit. For program, a list of speakers, Summit details or CEU information please visit the dedicated website Summit 2021 | Working Together: Forging the Future of Serious Illness Care

This will be a great chance for us to learn about what is happening in other states, share about what is happening in Hawaii and grow our movement together. If anyone would like to be on the program committee, please let us know.