Compassion and Healthcare Conference, San Francisco, November 2014

The Charter for Compassion, The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research & Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, and the Tensin Gyatso Institute are jointly hosting a whole week of compassion events in San Francisco, November 10th to 16th, 2014.

Dr. James Doty, Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, is thrilled to invite you to beautiful San Francisco, CA for the second Science of Compassion Conference held November 10th & 11th, 2014. Presented by the Center for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education at Stanford University, 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.

The Science of Compassion conference is a part of the inaugural Compassion Week 2014, co-sponsored by the Center for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education at Stanford University, the Tenzin Gyatso Institute, Inc., and the Charter for Compassion, which includes four back-to-back events converging on compassion. Attendees may purchase tickets for individual events or all of the events. Continuing Education (CEs) credits may be available for select events. Please click the banner below or visit for more information and the registration.

Compassion & Healthcare ConferenceNovember 12Fort 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. Dr Robin Youngson, CoFounder of Hearts in Healthcare, is an invited speaker.

Empathy & Compassion in SocietyNovember 13-14Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Presented by the Tenzin Gyatso Institute, the theme for the 3rd Empathy and Compassion in Society conference is Changing the Way the World Works. 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.

Living Compassionately RetreatNovember 15-16Stanford University, Palo Alto

This two-day experiential CCARE public retreat will allow attendees to learn techniques to cultivate compassion and empathy. Drs. Paul Gilbert and Yotam Heineberg will lead the first day. Dr. Gilbert is a renowned compassion researcher, clinician and the founder of the Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).  Dr. Heineberg is a faculty member at Palo Alto University who also teaches CFT. The second day will focus on Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), led by Monica Hanson, CCARE Senior Instructor of the Stanford CCT Program.

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