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HSCO Medical Aid in Dying Workshop

Sat, January 19, 2019
8:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Hawaiian Standard Time)

On April 5, 2018, Governor David Ige signed the Hawaii Our Care, Our Choice Act into law—allowing mentally capable, terminally ill adults with six months or less to live to request medical aid-in-dying medication from their doctor which they self-administer if their suffering becomes unbearable, to bring about a peaceful death.

Attend our workshop to gain a deeper understanding of how this law, effective starting Tuesday, January 1, 2019, will impact your cancer practice, patient safety, and physician accountability.

Thank you to everyone who already registered for the conference. The response has been overwhelming, and we are now at full capacity. To be added to the waitlist, please email Cindy Tracy.


8:00 AM

Registration Open, Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM

Welcome & Review of the "Our Care, Our Choice" Act
Charles F. Miller, MD, FACP
University of Hawaii Cancer Center

8:45 AM

Health Professionals' Roles & Responsibilities
Tracey Bush, MSW, LCSW
Kaiser Permanente

Angela Forcucci, PharmD
Advance Care Pharmacy

David Grube, MD
Compassion & Choices

9:30 AM

Integrating & Implementing the Act into Health Systems

Lorrin Kim, MA
Hawaii State Department of Health

Keola K. Beale, MD
Kaiser Permanente

Michelle Cantillo, RN
Hawaii Pacific Health

Daniel Fischberg, MD, PhD, FAAHPM
Queens Health System

Jeannette G. Koijane, MPH
Kōkua Mau

Rae Seitz, MD
Hawaii Medical Service Association


10:45 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM

Panel Discussion and Q&A
Tracey Bush, MSW, LCSW
Kaiser Permanente

Angela Forcucci, PharmD
Advance Care Pharmacy

David Grube, MD
Compassion & Choices

Barbara Higa Rogers, LCSW, MPH, PsyD
Hawaii Psychological Association

John Radcliffe
Patient Representative

11:30 AM

Closing Remarks
Enjoy a lunch to-go!

Venue & Parking Information

UHCancerCenterUniversity of Hawai’i Cancer Center
Sullivan Conference Center
651 Ilaho Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

The Sullivan Conference Center is located within the University's Cancer Center building. A map of the Cancer Center campus may be found here.

Limited first come, first served parking is available in Lots A & B. Alternative guest parking is also available in Lot C for $3/hour or $6/day.

There are a total of 98 metered stalls surrounding JABSOM and UH Cancer Center. There is a two-hour time limit for these stalls. A map of metered stall may be found here. Please do not park at the Kakaako Waterfront Park.

CME/CE Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

The Institute for Medical and Nursing Education, Inc. (IMNE), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. IMNE designates this live activity for 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
IMNE is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC’s) Commission on Accreditation. This educational program provides 2.75 contact hours of continuing education credit.