Upcoming Events

12/05/2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
St. Luke's Health Education Center, Room A, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham

William Lombard, MD, nephrologist and medical director, Mount Baker Kidney Center, will discuss the meaning of advanced medical interventions in frank terms, focusing on patient outcomes when these interventions are employed. This presentation addresses in layperson's terms the realities of what these "interventions" mean to average people and their families so that you can make informed decisions about your care. This interactive session will allow for questions and dialogue, and some equipment used in the ICU will be available for viewing. Advance care planning, advance...

12/05/2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
St. Luke's Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225

This program presents in frank terms the meanings of advanced medical interventions, as well as what their outcomes could mean for patients in the short and long term. Advance care planning, advance directives, and the importance of palliative care are discussed. William Lombard, MD, nephrologist and medical director of the Mt. Baker Kidney Center, is the presenter. He will explain the important difference between a POLST and an advance directive. These interactive sessions include Q&A.

For more information, contact Micki Jackson, 

Phone: (360) 201-7840

01/24/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
The Waldorf School 941 Austin Street Bellingham

Two opportunities to discuss the complexities of Advance Care Planning when you or your loved one has dementia - 

EITHER Thursday, October 25, 2018 or Thursday, January 24, 2019. 

TIME IS 6:00 pm to 7:30 on both days. 

Advance Care Planning is a process that takes time and active reflection. With a diagnosis of dementia, it gets more difficult to reflect on goals for end-of-life care.

ACP+D presentations are designed to educate people who have either received a diagnosis of dementia or are...

01/29/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
St. Luke's Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225. Room A

How much medical care would you want if you had Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia?

In collaboration with experts in the fields of geriatrics, neurology, and palliative care, Dr. Barak Gaster has developed an advance care directive specifically designed to support decision making in families dealing with dementia. 

Dr. Gaster will present this directive and discuss how these kinds of documents can help plan for and improve care....

05/17/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Settlemyer Hall, Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

The Spring 2019 Palliative Care Conference will focus on ways to address the totality of the patient’s relational existence—physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual. 

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN EARLY FEBRUARY, but save the date on your calendar.

Conference keynote speakers will provide discussion with embedded case studies to illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of palliative care, and break out sessions will provide a...