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Spring 2019 PCQN Conference

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 27, 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. Juliet Jacobsen completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and fellowship training in Palliative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In 2006, she joined the faculty at MGH and Harvard Medical School. Her research interests focus on how clinicians learn to communicate with patients about prognosis and how patients adapt to prognostic information over time, particularly in the outpatient setting. From 2010-17, she directed the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship. In 2017, she was appointed Medical Director for the Continuum Project, an MGH-wide program to improve the experience and engagement of patients and families facing serious illness through large scale communication training and strategic changes to organizational systems.

Edward Machtinger, MD

Dr. Machtinger is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Women’s HIV Program (WHP) and 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 is implementing and evaluating a scalable model of trauma-informed health care. Dr. Machtinger convened, with Positive Women’s Network-USA, a national strategy group to develop a model of trauma-informed health care to guide national implementation and evaluation efforts.

In partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, he now leads a national demonstration site of trauma-informed health care at UCSF. His team is conducting one of the first prospective implementation studies of this model, with the goal of publishing an evidence-based blueprint to guide future research and facilitate implementation in a variety of clinical settings.

Katy Davis, PhD, LCSW

Dr. Katy Davis is the Director of Trauma-Informed Care for the Women’s HIV Program (WHP) at UCSF and is a licensed clinical social worker. Her current role is to develop and implement a model of trauma-informed health care at WHP. She is trained as a trauma therapist and has provided therapy to HIV-positive women since 2003. She received her PhD in clinical social work from Smith College School for Social Work in 2013 and her research focuses on how stigma and attachment inform intervention and understanding of women living with HIV (WLHIV) who experience IPV.


  • 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