Hosted by:

Sheila Stickel, National Patient Advocate Foundation

Date & time



Cambia Grove
1800 9th Ave
Suite 250
Seattle, WA 98101
United States


Do you...

  • Care for a loved one or patient with a chronic or serious illness?
  • Want to talk to your doctor about your own goals and wishes but don’t know how to start the conversation?
  • Need more tools and resources to help you get the best care for you or your loved one?

If you answered yes, please join National Patient Advocate Foundation and UW Cambia Palliative Care Center for Excellence to discuss these important topics and more at:

Can We Talk? An Interactive Conversation About Your Health and What Matters to You.

  • Hear from renown UW experts Dr. Tony Back and Dr. Randy Curtis on the importance and impact of good communication with your doctor.
  • Learn how to talk about the things that matter with the people who matter.
  • Discover new tools and resources to help you with difficult conversations and health care decisions.
  • Find your voice and share your stories.

Everyone's welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Please email to RSVP / for questions, or you may register here.

Learn more at


  • What time is registration? Doors open at 9 AM. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
  • What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking is located at Cambria Grove and nearby pay lots. NPAF will validate/reimburse the parking fee to those who request it. Directions here:
  • Who can I bring to the event? All are welcome! Please bring family, friends, staff and volunteers.
  • How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact Sheila Stickel (206) 915-6375 or
  • Do I have to bring my ticket to the event? No
  • Is it ok if I forget my ticket or the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Yes

About National Patient Advocate Foundation

The National Patient Advocate Foundation, advocacy affiliate of the Patient Advocate Foundation, represents patient voices, both the powerful stories of individuals and the collective needs of the community. Our staff and advocates work at the local, regional, and national level to promote equitable access to affordable, quality health care for people with serious and chronic illnesses. We develop person-centered policies that promote skilled communication, shared decision-making, quality care improvement and safety-net services navigation supporting quality of life for all patients and caregivers.

About University of Washington Cambia Palliative Care Center for Excellence at the University of Washington aims to give every patient with serious illness access to high-quality palliative care focused on relieving symptoms, maximizing quality of life and ensuring care that concentrates on patients’ goals. Interprofessional teams of nurses, social workers, chaplains, pharmacists and doctors must work together to meet the complex medical, emotional and spiritual needs of seriously ill patients and their loved ones, and these teams need support and resources. We lead research, education, and clinical collaborations to advance the field and ensure palliative care has an integral and prominent role in healthcare — regionally, nationally and internationally — for seriously ill patients, their families, and the care team.