Compassion Week

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The Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine at the University of Notre Dame is excited to support the upcoming inaugural Compassion Week 2014 in San Francisco, CA!  Compassion Week includes five back-to-back events converging on the science and practice of compassion across a variety of fields. The week will kick off with the second Science of Compassion Conference, followed by the inaugural Compassion & Healthcare Conference, the third Empathy & Compassion in Society Conference, Charter for Compassion Day, and finally, the ‘Living Compassionately’ Retreat.

Early registration is highly advised, as there are a limited number of early registration seats available for each attendee type until August 15, 2014 (11:59 PM Pacific Time). Get your tickets here: Special discounts are available for attending all of CCARE’s events and in conjunction with ECS!.

Compassion Week 2014

The Science of Compassion 2014, Nov 10-11; Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Presented by CCARE, this event will bring together leading experts in research on compassion, altruism, empathy, social connection and service to discuss their latest scientific findings. They will explore the origins of compassion and compassionate action, how it can be measured, and fostered through interventions and personal practice.

Compassion & Healthcare Conference, Nov 12; Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

The inaugural Compassion & Healthcare Conference is presented by CCARE with Dignity Health, the 5th largest healthcare provider in the U.S. It aims to support a dialogue around research and innovative practices on compassion and healthcare. Leading research experts and healthcare leaders, who have successfully implemented and fostered compassionate action in healthcare systems including hospitals, hospices and clinics, will present.

Empathy & Compassion in Society, Nov 13-14; Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Presented by the Tenzin Gyatso Institute, the theme for the 3rd Empathy and Compassion in Society conference is Compassion: Who Cares? Everyday Choices & Challenges. World-renowned experts and leaders from neuroscience, education, psychology, technology, healthcare and the arts will present the latest research and practical tools for cultivating empathic organizations, teams, and societies. It also offers case studies that show why these methods can help anyone, in any situation or organization.

The Charter for Compassion Day, Nov 15; Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

An all-day conference dedicated to the work of the Charter. Highlights will include new approaches to organizing and sustaining city initiatives, the unveiling of a new community building toolbox for city and partners, and keynote speakers focusing on compassion related to the Charters' sectors (business, education, environment, healthcare, peace, religion/spirituality/interfaith, science and research and the arts).

Living Compassionately Retreat, Nov 15-16; Stanford University, Palo Alto

This two-day experiential CCARE public retreat will allow attendees to learn techniques to cultivate compassion and empathy. The first day will cover techniques in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and the second day will focus on Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT).

The week is co-sponsored by the Center for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education at Stanford University, the Tenzin Gyatso Institute, Inc., and the Charter for Compassion.