In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re adapting our programs to continue to connect with you through a webinar series. Throughout the series, we are inviting guests to talk about navigating your preferences for the end of life. Compassion & Choices’ Tools to Finish Strong lays the groundwork for our conversations. Our hope is that you will leave these webinars with information that makes you more comfortable and empowered to navigate these challenging times. Stay connected. We will stay stronger together.

Upcoming Webinars

You can view and RSVP to all upcoming national webinars on our events page. Here are our current offerings:

Medical Aid in Dying: Ensuring Access to the End-of-Life Options You Want (Hosted by American Atheists)

Monday, July 15, 8 – 9:30 p.m. ET
In multiple national surveys, across multiiple demographics, people support having options to end their suffering. You’ll join C&C President & CEO Kim Callinan and Samantha McGuire, National Field Director, American Atheists, in a frank discussion about civil liberties and how you can become part of the advocacy effort to expand end-of-life options.

Health Care Rationing and End of Life Decisions: Who and How? (Hosted by Arena Stage)

Monday, July 20, 4 – 5:30 p.m. ET
Join Washington DC’s Arena Stage in a Civil Dialogue on health care rationing and end-of-life decisions. Amitai Etzioni, author and professor at The George Washington University, will moderate the conversation with five special guests offering diverse viewpoints, to include Kim Callinan, President & CEO at Compassion & Choices.

COVID-19 Toolkit

COVID-19 has given us a new awareness of our own mortality and raised the relevancy of end-of-life planning. With that awareness is a new set of challenges: concern over whether a ventilator will be available if you need it; confusion over treatment options; and concerns about dying in complete isolation from family. We have created these resources to address some of the challenges and help you chart your end-of-life care during this difficult time.

COVID-19: Understanding Your Options
COVID-19: Using Telehealth to Reduce Your Risk
COVID-19: Advance Care Planning
COVID-19: Advance Directive Addendum
COVID 19: Impact on Underserved Communities
Juego de Herramientas del COVID-19

Previous Webinars

We will be posting recordings of some of our webinars to this page after they occur. Please check back for those videos!

“Ask Me Anything” — A Conversation With the Compassion & Choices End-of-Life Consultants (Recorded on Thurday, June 25, 2 – 3 p.m. ET)

Becoming a Powerful Virtual Advocate: How Can Your Online Presence Inspire Action? (Recorded on Tuesday, June 16, 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET)

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Changing End-of-life Care: The Clinician Perspective on the Good, the Bad, and the Way Forward (Recorded on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at 2 p.m. ET)

In the Time of COVID-19: Preserving Access to End-of-Life Care Through Telehealth (Recorded on Tuesday, June 2, 2 – 3 p.m. ET)

Engaging Communities of Color: Ensuring All Americans Are Prepared for the Inevitable End of Life (Recorded on Tuesday, May 26, 5-6 p.m. ET)

Medical Aid in Dying Across the States: Ensuring Terminally Ill People Can Access the Law (Part 2 of 2) (Recorded on Thursday, May 21, 2020, 5-6 p.m. ET)

Medical Aid in Dying Across the States: A Compassionate End-of-Life Care Option (Part 1 of 2) (Recorded on Thursday, May 14, 2020, 4-5 p.m. ET)

What does it mean to Finish Strong? A conversation with Barbara Coombs Lee (Recorded on Thursday, April 30, 2 – 3 p.m. ET)

A Conversation on Grief and Loss (Recorded on Tuesday, April 28, 2 – 3 p.m. ET)

Living and Dying with Dementia (Recorded on Tuesday, April 21, 2-3 p.m. ET)

Diane Rehm on Charting Your Personal Journey from Life to Death, Hosted by the Raben Group (Recorded on Monday, April 20, 2 – 3 p.m. ET)

National Healthcare Decisions Day: End-of-Life Decisions Guide and Toolkit (Recorded on Thursday, April 16, 2 – 3 p.m. ET)

Download Dr. Grube’s Slides from this Presentation.

National Healthcare Decisions Day Town Hall: Navigating End-of-Life Care and Choice During the Pandemic (Recorded on Monday, April 13, 2 – 3:30 p.m. ET)