CIVHC Connect: Caring and Preparing for Serious Illness in Colorado

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Date(s) - 02/22/2019
7:30 am - 3:00 pm

History Colorado


To Register:

Event Cost: $40

7:30-8:00 am • Networking/Registration
8-8:15 • Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:15-9:15 • Navigating the Legal Side of Serious Illness
The challenges of serious illness are not limited to health care. There are many legal aspects that
patients and loved ones must take into consideration when preparing for the future. This session
will walk attendees through the legalities of Advance Care Planning and the different forms used in
Colorado and across the nation.

9:15-10:15 • Panel • Guiding Patients and Clients through the Advance Care Planning
It is human nature to avoid difficult conversations. However, the conversation surrounding serious
illness preparation is one of the most important. The experts on this panel will share insights on
how to make these conversations easier for providers, loved ones, patients, and residential
staff/social services.

10:15-10:30 • Break

10:30-12:00 • The Conversation in Action
Difficult things are always easier with a game plan. This session will teach attendees how to initiate
the Advance Care Planning conversation and gather the facts needed to ensure that patients’
treatment wishes are fulfilled. These skills will be put to work right away as the session moves from
discussion to role-play and practice.

12-12:30 pm • Lunch

12:30-1:00 • Advance Care Planning and Technology: Registries and Portable
Having the conversation and doing the planning will not be useful if the information is not in the
right hands at the right time. Recent technology and innovations are creating opportunities for
patients’ wishes to be easily accessible when needed. Presenters in this session will discuss the
impact of technology on Advance Care Planning and possible solutions to the information gap
surrounding patient treatment plans.

1:15-1:30 pm • Break

1:30-2:00 • The Politics of Advance Care Planning
Colorado is a national leader in health care and has a robust community dedicated to improving the
lives of those with serious illness. This session will highlight recent policy decisions impacting
Advance Care Planning across the state.

2:00-3:00 pm • Bridging the Vulnerable Moments: Current Care Transitions Initiatives
in Colorado
Transitions between care settings can be when patients are most vulnerable. This session will
highlight state and local programs designed to protect patients as they move through serious illness.

3:00 pm • Closing Remarks

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