Upcoming Conferences

Educational Opportunities for Healthcare Professionals

COMFORT TM SM  Communication for Palliative Care Teams

This two-day course aims to improve the quality of care for patients and families by offering a course focused on communication for palliative care professionals. The course is organized by the themes of the evidence-based and theoretically-grounded, COMFORT TM SM communication curriculum, a national palliative care communication training program. Using a goal-directed method of teaching, faculty will help teams develop three goals for implementing process improvement related to communication. The course will include skill-building exercises, role plays, and include instruction on how to evaluate the curriculum at your institution. The curriculum is appropriate for all core disciplines (physician, nurse, social worker, chaplain). Competitively selected teams from California-based palliative care programs (2 participants per team)
  • July 13-14, 2016: Los Angeles, CA (Apply online)
    Course application deadline: April 1, 2016: Notified by: May 1, 2016.

COMFORT TM SM  Communication for Oncology Nurses

Using the evidence-based COMFORT TM SM Communication Curriculum, this interactive 2-day course will include communication skills-building sessions and provide participants with a communication toolkit that includes a copy of the curriculum, books, USB of video examples with teaching guide, and additional resources. Using a goal-directed method of teaching, faculty will help teams develop three goals for implementing process improvement related to communication. Competitively selected oncology nurse teams from (2 participants per team) will be selected and the curriculum is appropriate for any level of learner (CEUs will be offered. Visit course page for more details).
  • October 6-7, 2016: Anaheim, CA (Apply online)
    Course applications will be accepted as follows

-Early bird application deadline – May 1st, 2016; Notified by May 15th, 2016

-Regular application deadline – July 1st, 2016; Notified by August 1st, 2016

Clinical Trials Training for Nurses and Program Administrators

Experts in cancer clinical trials will provide training addressing such topics as developing and infrastructure to support clinical trials, clinical trials designs, ensuring quality in clinical trials, marketing clinical trials, patient education on clinical trials, data management, and several related subjects.
  • May 19-20, Anaheim, CA (Apply online)
  • October 20-21, Orlando, FL

ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium)

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a national and international nursing education initiative to improve end-of-life/palliative care in the United States and globally.  The ELNEC project is a collaboration between City of Hope, Duarte, CA and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Washington, DC (www.aacn.nche.edu/elnec)


ELNEC- Pediatric

ELNEC- Geriatric

ELNEC- Critical Care

ELNEC- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

All courses offer CE and/or CME units. For more information about ELNEC & registration, please visit:  www.aacn.nche.edu/elnec. For ELNEC registration questions, contact Andrea Garcia-Ortiz: [email protected] 626.256.4673 ext. 63810.