Special Event Webinars

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National Mid-Legislative Session Update

Aired: March 8, 2024

President & CEO Kim Callinan and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer Mickey MacIntyre discuss our legislative successes in 2024 so far and how we can continue to move this work forward across the country.

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Black History Month Discussion: The Future of End-of-Life Care

Aired: February 20, 2024

Watch this engaging and intimate examination of the challenges and opportunities facing end-of-life care in today’s society. Moderated by Dr. Sonja Richmond, internist and National Medical Director for Compassion & Choices, she is joined by our former Doctors For Dignity (D4D) interns Sydney Reed, Caylon Pettis and D’Monte Farley.

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National Doctors Day Webinar – Bedside Stories: My Role as Healer at the End of Life

Aired: March 30, 2023

Join award-winning film director, Joe Fab, in a debut presentation Bedside Stories: My Role as Healer at the End of Life, a series of short films spotlighting physicians who provide medical aid in dying to their terminally ill patients.

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Wooden Nickels National Event

Aired: June 16, 2022

Wooden Nickels Performance Q&A with the creator, Devorah Medwin, and Compassion & Choices President Emeritus Barbara Coombs Lee. Dr. Jeff Gardere led the discussion.

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“When My Time Comes” Documentary Q&A with Diane Rehm and Director Joe Fab

Aired: April 22, 2021

Longtime host of NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show, Diane Rehm, is a decorated journalist and broadcaster. Diane joined the movement for end-of-life autonomy after her husband John, suffering from Parkinson’s disease, chose to end his life in June 2014. This experience culminated in a documentary exploring the complexities of the end-of-life options movement.

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Cinema at the End of Life

Aired: March 4, 2021

Dr. Csaba Mera, writer and executive producer of the movie Here Awhile, discusses his motivation and journey to creating this film about end-of-life choices. He will highlight some of the influences in his personal and professional life that inspired him, and he will highlight key elements of the story. Dr. Katherine Morris will join him and discuss her role as a consultant on the movie and also share some of her medical aid in dying clinical experience as well as her role in the award-winning documentary, How to Die in Oregon.

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Literature and End of Life: Poetry, Books and Patient Stories

Aired: December 3, 2020

Compassion & Choices President Emeritus Barbara Coombs Lee, PA, JD, Joins and esteemed panel to discuss poetry, novels and patient stories that honor the end of life, including some of their own.

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Town Hall – Finances, Funerals, and Finale My Way!

Aired: October 6, 2020

Town Hall – Finances, Funerals, and Finale My Way! You can’t take it with you… But you can leave it behind with greater comfort and security for yourself and your family. Join our experts — leading independent financial advisor, author and podcaster Ric Edelman, and licensed funeral directors and YouTube personalities Lauren LeRoy (Little Miss Funeral) and Joe’l Simmone Anthony (The Grave Lady) — to learn how you can check items off your “Peace-of-Mind Packing List” so you can spend your final days making memorable moments with those you love.

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City of Hope Presents: The Actively Dying Patient

Aired: October 1, 2020

This webinar was recorded on October 1, 2020, and is part of the City of Hope End-of-Life Symposium Webinar Series.

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Every Picture Tells a Story: A Young Photographer Shares Her Husband’s Moving End of Life Experience Through Her Lens

Aired: September 3, 2020

Every Picture Tells a Story: A Young Photographer Shares Her Husband’s Moving End-of-Life Experience Through Her Lens” (Hosted by City of Hope). Join Compassion & Choices President & CEO Kimberly Callinan and photographer Amanda Villegas for a moving inside look at Amanda’s photography and personal story of her husband Chris’ final months. This poignant program kicks off the End of Life Symposium Webinar Series (September 2020 – May 2021), a collaborative effort between Compassion & Choices and the City of Hope, the renowned California-based cancer hospital.

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The Art of Dying (or Palliative Art Making in the Age of Anxiety), Revisited

Aired: 8/25/2020

Acclaimed feminist filmmaker and pioneer of queer cinema Barbara Hammer delivered a lecture to a sold-out audience at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Barbara Hammer, who created more than 100 films on widely diverse topics, died in New York, March 16, 2019 from endometrioid ovarian cancer. She and her partner, Florrie Burke, advocated with the New York State legislature for the option of medical aid in dying. Join Compassion & Choices Corinne Carey and Ms. Burke as they screen this captivating event and discuss Barbara Hammer’s life and her death. Please note some film clips contain nudity.

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A Conversation with Anna Camp

Aired: 7/21/2020

Compassion & Choices offers an in-depth conversation with actress Anna Camp, who gives us a behind-the-scenes look at her new film — Here Awhile. Anna, known for her role in the HBO series True Blood, talks about how she prepared for the role and her feelings about depicting a young woman with cancer who is making the difficult decision to use Oregon’s Death with Dignity lawRecorded Tuesday, July 21, 4 – 5 p.m. ET

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“Ask Me Anything” — A Conversation With the Compassion & Choices End-of-Life Consultants

Aired: June 25, 2020

End of life, for ourselves and our loved ones, can be one of the most difficult, confusing and overwhelming events we experience. Enter Compassion & Choices’ end-of-life consultants who field your questions daily on every aspect of end-of-life care with compassion, empathy and expertise. In this webinar, you’ll learn their most common questions and the answers to help people plan, prepare for and experience a peaceful end of life.Recorded Thursday, June 25, 2020

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A simplified graphic image of the coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19.How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Changing End-of-life Care: The Clinician Perspective on the Good, the Bad, and the Way Forward

Aired: June 19, 2020

It’s been several months since the coronavirus was declared a global pandemic. To address the unique realities of the pandemic, dozens of policy changes have temporarily been made that impact how healthcare, including end-of-life care, is being delivered. Join Compassion & Choices President and CEO Kim Callinan as she interviews three clinicians who are on the front lines (the New York metropolitan area) to hear how these changes are translating into bedside care.

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Becoming a Powerful Virtual Advocate: How Can Your Online Presence Inspire Action?

Aired: June 16, 2020

Competition for people’s attention is tough in today’s digital world. How do we successfully compete to galvanize other supporters to take action to expand end-of-life options? To help you become a powerful digital advocate, we’ll teach you how to make your content stand out from the rest and help you discover the best ways to gain followers and inspire action through different platforms and mediums

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Opportunities to Expand Telehealth Use Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aired: June 2, 2020

As the nation grappled with how to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Compassion & Choices saw the vital need to address how people with other serious or terminal illnesses can still receive care without potential exposure to the coronavirus at healthcare facilities. Telehealth was the obvious solution and has been gaining traction at a rapid rate as a solution to replace brick-and-mortar medicine and allow for care in the safety of one’s home. Partnering with national leaders in the field of telehealth and building on our strong relationships with state-level decision makers, Compassion & Choices has worked to secure important changes in the way that patients access care. Learn more about these efforts and what is in store for the future to improve the delivery of care at life’s end through telehealth.

What does it mean to Finish Strong? A conversation with Barbara Coombs Lee

Aired: April 30, 2020
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A Conversation on Grief and Loss

Aired: April 28, 2020

Join us for a one-hour discussion that explores grief, loss, and how our grieving impacts the way we plan and prepare for the end of life. During this dialogue, we will speak to some of the collective grief being felt currently as individuals are experiencing loss of loved ones and experiences of disruption due to the current pandemic. Participants will also be provided with some coping strategies and tools for engaging with their own personal grief.

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Living and Dying With Dementia: Taking Charge of Your Personal Values (Hosted by the American Society on Aging)

Aired: April 21, 2020

Hosted by the American Society on Aging Dementia is a devastating, incurable disease currently affecting almost 6 million people living in America today and by 2060 that number is expected to soar to 15 million. Kim Callinan leads a panel of thought leaders to address national efforts to combat dementia and Alzheimer’s and how those with an early diagnosis of dementia, and their loved ones, can implement proper planning to stay in control of their lives and care in the early stages of a dementia diagnosis. Attendees will hear the personal story of Dan Winter, who has early stage Alzheimer’s disease and watched his father live with dementia for 13 years. Participants will learn of new online resources to help them and loved ones document their own values and priorities when facing a dementia diagnosis.

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Diane Rehm on Charting Your Personal Journey from Life to Death (hosted by the Raben Group)

Aired: April 20, 2020

Join us for a thoughtful discussion with Diane Rehm, host of NPR’s “On My Mind” podcast. In the upcoming film and new book, When My Time Comes, she explores the issue of medical aid in dying through interviews with terminally ill patients and their families, as well as physicians, ethicists, and representatives of those who vigorously oppose the movement. The documentary is currently in post-production and will appear on public television next year. We will also be joined by Kim Callinan, president and CEO of Compassion & Choices, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization that advocates for improving and expanding health care options for the end of life and offers free planning resources for individuals and families facing difficult decisions related to a terminal illness. The Raben Group’s Elliot Williams will lead the discussion.

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National Healthcare Decisions Day: End-of-Life Decisions Guide and Toolkit

Aired: April 16, 2020

In the midst of the current pandemic, end-of-life planning and care are at the forefront of many public conversations. Join Compassion & Choices National Medical Director, Dr. David Grube, for an hour-long overview of advance care planning. Participants will learn more about potential medical interventions at the end of life, learn new terminology and be given tools for planning.

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How to Become a Powerful Virtual Advocate

Aired: April 14, 2020

This webinar will help introduce Compassion & Choices supporters and volunteers to the many digital tools available in this new time where all of us are staying at home and learning how to move our lives online. No matter how familiar you are with Facebook, Twitter, and other online tools, attendees will learn new skills for making their voices heard in the digital sphere.

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