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PCQN conferences are an excellent opportunity to learn, share, and network with a diverse
group of palliative care colleagues from around the country in an intimate setting.

Membership in PCQN includes attendance fees for up to four team members.

This activity is designated for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category credit(s)™


The Spring 2019 Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, in Burlingame, CA.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

The deadline to guarantee a room reservation at the discounted group rate is March 19, 2019. To make your reservations, please click here:

If you need additional assistance, please contact the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport at 877-803-7534

If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.


  • SFO is the closest airport to the Hyatt with OAK easily accessible by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) via SFO.
  • The Hyatt offers complimentary daily shuttle service to-and-from SFO every 10-15 minutes. Shuttles are located at the Departures Level center island – look for the area marked “Hotel Shuttle.” The shuttle bus is marked “Hyatt Regency and Marriott.” For arrivals and departures between 12:00 a.m. and 4:46 a.m., free shuttles pick up guests every 30 minutes.
  • The Hyatt is but a 10 minute drive from SFO, just off of US Highway 101, with validated self-parking at $7/day.
  • For more detailed directions on getting here by car or public transportation, please follow this link:


Click here to view the April 2019 Conference agenda


Juliet Jacobsen, MD, DPH Dr. Jacobsen is the Director of the Harvard Palliative Medicine Fellowship. She joined the Palliative Care Service in 2006 after completing an internal medicine residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and a palliative care fellowship at MGH. She is involved in academic research and writing on the subjects of patient grief and demoralization, inpatient advanced care planning, and outpatient palliative care practice. 

“I enjoy dealing with families and knowing the personal histories of my patients. From each meeting, I hope to gain some wisdom and experience so that I can better guide my patients through the process of serious illness.”

Edward Machtinger, MD Dr. Machtinger is a Professor of Medicine, Director of the Women’s HIV Program (WHP), and Director of the Center to Advance Trauma-informed Health Care (CTHC) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

The current focus of Dr. Machtinger’s research, advocacy and clinical innovation has been towards developing, implemented and evaluating a scalable model of trauma-informed primary care. Dr. Machtinger has convened, with Positive Women’s Network-USA, a national strategy group to develop the trauma-informed primary care model to guide national implementation and evaluation efforts. 


  • Chocolate lover? Locals and tourists alike have reported sudden urge to have chocolate while in the area. E. Guittard Co. is a chocolatier that’s been in business since the Gold Rush Era. In fact, they just celebrated their 150th anniversary last year! You may just get a whiff of the local factory making chocolates during your stay!
  • Take a trip down memory lane at the Museum of PEZ Memorabilia
  • Downtown Burlingame is easily accessible by car or the free trolley from the hotel. Enjoy shopping, food and entertainment in this area. A popular meal choice for locals is Burmese cuisine at Mingalaba
  • Need some R&R or just some great photo opportunities? Take a relaxing stroll through the San Mateo Japanese Gardens