NHPCO Hosts National Conference Focusing on Hospice Leadership to Begin April 25

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Plenary speakers at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's 28th annual Management and Leadership Conference will include Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Don Berwick, Dan Heath, and Ellen Goodman.

NHPCO Management and Leadership Conference 2013

The conference will be held, April 25 - 27, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

Approximately 2,000 hospice and palliative care CEOs, senior leaders, managers and other industry experts will gather to explore best practices that expand hospice...

Approximately 2,000 hospice and palliative care CEOs, senior leaders, managers, and other industry experts will gather at NHPCO's Management and Leadership Conference to explore best practices that expand hospice and palliative care service delivery, define excellence, and enhance quality throughout the care continuum.

Who: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

What: 28th Annual Management and Leadership Conference

When: Thursday, April 25 – Saturday, April 27, 2013

Where: Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center, National Harbor, MD

The conference features more than 100 concurrent sessions, four plenary presentations, an exhibit hall, and more.

Speakers include:

Congressman Earl Blumenauer
Opening plenary remarks and introduction of Don Berwick
Thursday, April 25, 8:30 a.m.

Don Berwick, MD, former Administrator of CMS and founding CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Rapidly Improving Care in the Last Years of Life to Achieve the Triple Aim
Thursday, April 25, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Dan Heath, MBA, author and senior fellow at Duke University’s CASE Center
Decisive: Making Better Choices and Decisions
Friday, April 26, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Ellen Goodman, journalist and founder of The Conversation Project
Advancing “The Conversation”
Saturday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Members of the professional print and broadcast media are invited to attend the plenary presentations. Social media professionals may register at the advanced conference rate.

Additional Events:
Held in conjunction with the conference is the NHPCO and the Hospice Action Network’s first Policy Symposium, "Conversations Before the Crisis: The Intersection of Family, Faith and Policy in Advance Care Planning," on Tuesday, April 23; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

On Friday evening, April 26, the National Hospice Foundation will host its 9th Annual Gala at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Greta Kreuz of WJLA Channel 7 will be the special Emcee.

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