CTAC held its National Summit on Advanced Illness Care on Jan. 29-30 at the National Academy of Sciences. The summit name in and of itself doesn’t say much, but the twitterfeed piqued my interest. CTAC2013 focused primarily on ways to improve the quality of care we provide towards the end of life. To visit their website, click on the logo (above) and for more info on the summit see their website here.
As has become habit, I followed the tweets coming out of CTAC very closely and have storified some interesting ones here. This meeting seemed to be well attended and had a strong twitter presence.
- The need to reframe the discussion, merging curative and palliative care into a continuum
- Systems inherently obstruct palliative care, not necessarily by design
- Goals of care and advanced care planning as part of “regular” health care
- Linkage with employer benefits? (session with Goodyear physician)
- Evidence behind end of life and palliative care practices (EBM)
- Chaplains in palliative care
One more thing, this upcoming meeting at the IOM looks to be very interesting:
— InstituteofMedicine (@theIOM) January 30, 2013