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Friday, June 24, 2022

YoloCares, Northern California’s first accredited, community based palliative care program is hosting a national summit dedicated to exploring emerging ideas and approaches to palliative and supportive care with industry leaders and thinkers. 

The Quintessential Care Summit will be an engaging and robust experience for care providers big and small as well as community members interested in the end-of-life experience. 

YoloCares is proud to partner with California Hospice Network as well as Sacramento State University, who will host the Quintessential Care Summit on their beautiful campus.

RNs and LVNs can earn up to six Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for various presentations. Speakers offering CEUs include Teepa Snow; Dale Beatty, DNP, RN, NEA-BE; and Steven Pantilat, MD. All other presentations offering CEUs are denoted with a yellow star.

Speaker Highlights

Keynote Speaker:
BJ Miller, MD

BJ Miller is a hospice and palliative care physician who has worked in all major settings—inpatient, outpatient, hospice facility, home—and now sees patients and families at Mettle Health in Mill Valley, CA.

An Ivy League educated physician, Miller completed a palliative care medicine fellowship at Harvard and is known for his founding role at San Francisco’s Zen Caregiver Project.

Miller speaks internationally on the themes of living well in the face of illness and death. He has co-authored authored the book, A Beginner’s Guide to the End. One Continuing Education Unit is available for this presentation.

Steven Pantilat, MD

Steven Pantilat, MD is an internationally recognized expert in Palliative Care who has published over 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers and authored two dozen book chapters. Dr. Pantilat is the Board Chair for the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative, an national organization dedicated to improving the quality of care for seriously ill people and their families. One Continuing Education Unit is available for this presentation.

Teepa Snow

Teepa Snow is one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia or other forms of brain change. Snow is an occupational therapist with 40 years of clinical and academic experience. Her advocacy efforts led her to the development of the GEMS® State Model for understanding the progression of dementia and changes in abilities. Snow is the founder of the Positive Approach to Care. Two Continuing Education Units are available for Snow’s presentation.

Dale Beatty, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Dale Beatty is a senior healthcare executive at Stanford Healthcare, a clinical instructor, coach and professional speaker. Beatty has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is a Board Certified Nurse Executive. Beatty has significant experiences in leading organizations to achieve the ANCC Nursing Magnet designation. One Continuing Education Unit is available for Beatty’s presentation.

Read more about each speaker in the Quintessential Care Summit Speaker Deck below.

About Your Hosts

YoloCares is dedicated to the spirit of collaboration and the advancement of palliative care locally and nationally. As an affiliate of the California Hospice Network, YoloCares has a track record of being a regional leader in end-of-life care. 

YoloCares is proud to be one of only two providers in the Sacramento Valley to be accepted into the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation. The agency’s key CMS quality indicators exceed national averages for quality of care with the majority of families reporting 100% satisfaction. YoloCares was named as one of the top 40 Best Places to Work by Modern Healthcare in 2020 and 2021.

Sacramento State

Sacramento State is a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement, dedicated to the belief that there are no limits to our students’ potential for excellence and success. Sacramento State is powering the capital region though groundbreaking partnerships and more than 260,000 proud Hornet alumni. A vibrant and diverse community, the student body is united by their shared intellectual curiosity, commitment to improving the world, and passion for redefining the possible.

Napa, California

Sacramento, a metropolitan city of 2.5 million, is known nationally as America’s Farm to Fork Capitol. Sacramento boasts a bustling downtown district with a host of world-class restaurants, entertainment venues, innovative hotels and a rich, diverse history. 

Sacramento is centrally located in beautiful Northern California, equidistance between the world-renowned Napa Valley Wine Region and stunning Lake Tahoe in the Sierras. The Quintessential Care Summit is an excellent opportunity to explore the natural and cultural splendor that only Northern California can offer.

Register Today!

The Quintessential Care Summit will deliver an exceptional one-day educational program hosted on the beautiful Sacramento State campus. Included in the general ticket price is access to all scheduled speaker sessions, on-campus parking and lunch.

General tickets: $202 if purchased after April 15

Tickets are limited! Click here to purchase your tickets today.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your agency’s sponsorship of the Quintessential Care Summit honors your agency’s commitment to innovation and the expansion of palliative and supportive care in your community. For more information on becoming an event sponsor, please contact Louise Joyce, director of community development, at 530-758-5566 or