Please note that October 27 will contain our Pre-Summit programming.

The schedule below refers to the U.S. Eastern Daylight Savings Time.

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October 27, 2020

Time
12:00 pm4:00 pm

Bridging the Gap: Enhancing the Model for Complex Illness Management (Presented by HCCI)

Sandra Gomez, MD, Rachel Zimmer, DNP, Michael Kuriland, MS, RN, Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA, Jill Slaboda, PhD, Liane Wardlow, PhD
This pre-Summit session, hosted by the Home Centered Care Institute, focusing on the value and opportunities of bringing together home-based primary care and home-based palliative care.

Advance registration and an additional fee is required for this pre-Summit session. For details, visit www.ctacsummit.org/registration.
12:00 pm4:00 pm

Payment Accelerator for Community Palliative Care (Presented by CAPC)

Laura Patel, MD, Anna Gosline, Tom Gualtieri-Reed, MBA
This pre-conference session, hosted by the Center to Advance Palliative Care, takes the lessons learned from pioneering organizations to define key success factors for strong payer relationships.

Advance registration and an additional fee is required for this pre-Summit session. For details, visit www.ctacsummit.org/registration.
4:15 pm5:30 pm

Summit Kick Off: Honoring Essential Workers in Our Communities

Jon Broyles, Marisette Hasan, Rabbi Richard Address, Rev. Dr. Gus Reyes, Rev. Donnie Anderson, Imam Yusuf Hasan, Mary Remington, Jehan El-Bayoumi, MD, FACP, Rev. Dr. Jerryl Moody, BJ Miller, MD, Elder Angela Overton, Rev. Tyrone Pitts, Rev. Yvonne Delk
Join your fellow attendees before the start of the 2020 Summit for a faith service honoring essential workers in our communities who have played a crucial role amid COVID-19.

October 28, 2020

Time
12:00 pm12:50 pm

Opening & Virtual Plenary

Jon Broyles, Rhonda Chatmon, Amanda Pyle, Jalisa Powell, Jean Accius, PhD, Lucy Kalanithi, MD, Nancy Brown, Ira Byock, MD, Wes Moore, Rev. Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, MPA, Rev. Tyrone Pitts, Rev. Yvonne Delk, Bill Novelli, Tom Koutsoumpas
During the first plenary of the 2020 Summit, C-TAC leaders and other respected voices in the field will discuss the moment in which we find ourselves, and issue urgent calls for action to help us chart a path forward. We'll also explore the importance of bringing communities together to support the most vulnerable.
12:50 pm1:00 pm

Transition

A brief break to get settled in for focused, engaging sessions.

1:00 pm1:40 pm

Caring for the Most Vulnerable Through Community Models

Torrie Fields, Meena Seshamani, Christy Whitney Borchard
The COVID-19 pandemic and our country’s awakening around systemic injustices illustrate the need for more community care models. Learn about the latest models and the policy changes affecting them.
1:00 pm1:40 pm
1:00 pm1:40 pm
1:00 pm1:40 pm
1:40 pm2:10 pm

Transition

Personal time and the opportunity to visit the array of virtual exhibitor presentations that are available and relevant to the C-TAC Summit experience.

2:10 pm2:50 pm

Building Trust at the Local Level

Alisa dePedro, Susan Steppe, Twinette Brown
During this session, experts will share findings from a pilot project that aims to foster health equity by building relationships with community health workers.
2:10 pm2:50 pm
2:10 pm2:50 pm
2:10 pm2:50 pm

State Strategies to Address Palliative Care

Kitty Purington, JD, Judy Thomas, JD, Joy Soares
Learn about current serious illness policy innovations on the state level and cutting-edge approaches to service of everyone with serious illness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2:50 pm3:20 pm

Transition

A second opportunity for personal time and the encouragement to visit the virtual exhibitor presentations that are part of the C-TAC Summit experience

3:20 pm4:35 pm

Creating New Community Models

Torrie Fields, Patrick T. Courneya, MD, Catherine Sevier, Rev. Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, MPA
During this lab, experts will collaborate with attendees to identify new ways that we can expand new community models to improve serious illness care.
3:20 pm4:35 pm

Reimagining Advance Care Planning

Erik K. Fromme, MD, MCR, FAAHPM, Stephanie Anderson, DPN, RN, Tiffany Callender, MSW, Anna Gosline
This Lab will be framed to discuss how we can shape and apply advance care planning in the future and how we can better track the outcomes most important to support patient shared decision making.
4:35 pm4:45 pm

Transition

Personal time and the segue to the day’s final thoughts

4:45 pm5:30 pm

Closing Thoughts

Brad Wolfe, Annette Franqui, Rev. Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, MPA
Our daily host, Rev. Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, will provide a brief recap of the day's discussions and we will close with a keynote presentation from Annette Franqui on the importance of addressing inequities in our healthcare system.

October 29, 2020

Time
12:00 pm12:50 pm

Opening & Virtual Plenary

Arif Kamal, MD, Marisette Hasan, Rev. Dr. Gus Reyes, Julie Smithwick, LMSW, CHW, Gayle Dine’Chacon, MD, Brian Vallo, Emily Haozous, PhD, RN, FAAN, Joseph F. Coughlin, Pastor Alma Wooley, Elder Angela Overton, Rev. Adrian Baker
We will begin the second day of our Summit with an opening plenary that features an array of leading voices from every corner of the serious illness movement. We will be exploring the potential for technology to transform future care, healing through community models, palliative care amid COVID-19 and the unique healthcare challenges that occur in rural areas.
12:50 pm1:00 pm

Transition

A brief break to get settled in for focused, engaging sessions.

1:00 pm1:40 pm
1:00 pm1:40 pm
1:00 pm1:40 pm
1:00 pm1:40 pm
1:00 pm1:40 pm

No Person Left Behind: Making Sure the Telehealth Revolution Works for Those with Serious Illness

Walkitria Smith, MD, Sean Cavanaugh, Jessica Martensen
This session covers policy innovation around telehealth for those with serious illness and how it has changed the care delivery and payment landscape.
1:40 pm2:10 pm

Transition

A second opportunity for personal time and the encouragement to visit the virtual exhibitor presentations that are part of the C-TAC Summit experience

2:10 pm2:50 pm

Advanced Illness Care in Long-Term Care Facilities: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mairead Painter, Brian Lindberg, Mollie Gurian, Gelila Selassie
The COVID-19 Pandemic has had its most tragic impact in our nation’s long-term care facilities, with disproportionate infection and death rates for both residents and staff. This panel will provide insights from resident advocates and providers.
2:10 pm2:50 pm

Community Collaboration to Reduce Fracture Risk Caused by Osteoporosis

Alison Kocanda, Keyla Brooks
Only 20% of patients who experience a fracture caused by osteoporosis are assessed and or treated for the underlying cause for that fracture. Due to the fact that there is a 5x higher risk of another fracture within 12 months following a fracture, it is imperative that we find a way to close this care gap to improve the health outcomes for this patient population.
2:10 pm2:50 pm

Faith Leaders Partnering to Support Caregivers

Marilyn French Hubbard, PhD, Rita Hubbard-Robinson, JD
Join this session to learn about the innovative strategies used to convene faith leaders in Buffalo and Detroit in order to provide vital support for caregivers.
2:10 pm2:50 pm
2:10 pm2:50 pm
2:50 pm3:20 pm

Transition

Personal time and the opportunity to visit the array of virtual exhibitor presentations that are available and relevant to the C-TAC Summit experience.

3:20 pm4:35 pm
3:20 pm4:35 pm

Reimagining Long-Term Care

Joanne Lynn, MD, Salina Patel, RN, BSN, Robyn Stone, DrPH
Experts with differing points of view will discuss on the future of skilled nursing facilities, and the lab will serve as a space for attendees to identify policy options for future models.
4:35 pm4:45 pm

Transition

Personal time and the segue to the day’s final thoughts.

4:45 pm5:30 pm

Closing Plenary

Arif Kamal, MD, Julie Benson, MD, Lisa Iverson, RN, Deb Watson, Brad Wolfe, Stephanie Anderson, DPN, RN
Our closing plenary session begins with a keynote address that explores the enduring power of the conversation to create a well-prepared surrogate decision-maker to advocate for those who are underrepresented in our healthcare system. Conversations matter. We'll also explore the challenges that come with delivering palliative care and facing COVID-19 in rural areas.

October 30, 2020

Time
12:00 pm12:50 pm

Opening & Virtual Plenary

Shirley Roberson, Lou Gagliano, Sandy Severson, Tony Fonze, Cardinale (Cardi) Smith, MD, PhD, Torrie Fields, Brad Wolfe, Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
We will be kicking off the final day of our Summit by identifying lessons learned during the previous day's highly-interactive visioning labs. We'll also hear calls to action from a leading voice in our field as well as a patient advocate. We'll also discuss strategies for measuring success and take a closer look at C-TAC's initiative in Arizona, putting our ACT Index to work for people and providers on the ground.
12:50 pm1:00 pm

Transition

A brief break to get settled in for the opportunity to observe C-TAC member organizations to offer their responses, their commitments to the C-TAC “Moonshot” goal of assuring that, by 2030, 12 million people living with serious illness will have a high quality of life.

1:00 pm1:50 pm

2021 and Beyond: The Election’s Impact on Health Policy for Underserved Communities

Joanne Kenen, Romilla Batra, MD, MBA, Andrew MacPherson, Bob Blancato
This session will feature a panel of policy experts who are well connected in the political world, who will explore possibilities for public policy in whichever administration emerges from the presidential election.
1:50 pm2:00 pm

Transition

A brief break to get settled in for the opportunity to observe C-TAC member organizations to offer their responses, their commitments to the C-TAC “Moonshot” goal of assuring that, by 2030, 12 million people living with serious illness will have a high quality of life.

2:00 pm3:20 pm

Commitments

Jon Broyles, Torrie Fields, Alex Drane, Brynn Bowman, MPA, Peggy Maguire, John Amoroso, Will Kennedy, MD, Ravi Parikh, MD, MPP, FACP, Anthony Back, MD
Comments and commitments to action by members of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care. Interspersed with the commitments, we will share insights gained as the overwhelming effort to provide health equity gains attention, momentum and impact.
3:25 pm3:30 pm

Closing Comments and a Blessing

Jon Broyles, Rabbi Richard Address
As our Summit comes to a close, C-TAC Executive Director Jon Broyles will offer final thoughts, moments of inspiration, opportunities to communicate and share. This will be capped with a preview of the 2021 C-TAC Summit on Advanced Care Illness, scheduled to be held in Washington, DC in October 2021. We will conclude with a blessing from Rabbi Richard Address.

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