Kansas City is Site of National Conference and Pediatric Intensive Focusing on Clinical Aspects of Hospice and Palliative Care

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National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization will host more than 1,000 hospice and palliative professionals and industry experts will gather to explore best practices for hospice and palliative care provision.

NHPCO Clinical Team Conference

NHPCO's annual Clinical Team Conference brings together hospice and palliative care professionals from across the country.


WHO: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
WHAT: 14th Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive
WHEN: Thursday, September 26 – Saturday, September 28, 2013
WHERE: Sheraton and Westin Hotels at Crown Center, Kansas City

Conference Highlights:

Mark Nepo, poet and philosopher
Opening Plenary: The Healer’s Call and Self-care – Holding and Listening
Thursday, September 26, 8:30am – 10:00am.

Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH, physician, researcher and social scientist
Plenary Session: Connected—the Surprising Power of Social Networks, How They Shape our Lives and Impact the End of Life
Friday, September 27, 8:30am – 10:00am.

Joan K. Harrold, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAHPM, hospice medical director
Afternoon Plenary I: When the Patient is Clearly Terminal, but the Diagnosis Isn’t
Friday, September 27, 1:15pm – 2:30pm.

Brian Carter, MD, neonatologist
Afternoon Plenary II: Evidence-based Neonatal-Perinatal Palliative Care
Friday, September 27, 1:15pm – 2:30pm.

Exhibit Hall – featuring 70 vendors and organizations
Thursday, September 26, 5:00pm – 7:00pm; and Friday, September 27, 7:00am – 1:00pm.

From Kansas City to Africa – a special fund-raising event hosted by FHSSA that celebrates US and African partnerships; Friday, September 27, 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

The conference is presented by NHPCO in cooperation with the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association.

NHPCO gratefully acknowledges the following organizations for providing support for the 14th Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive: Hospice Pharmacia, the Gold Conference Supporter; Brighttree, Purdue, Suncoast Solutions, The Corridor Group, Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc., Correct Care Solutions, and Home Healthcare Solutions.

Members of the professional print and broadcast media are invited; social media professionals or industry media may register at the advanced conference rate. Check in at conference desk or contact NHPCO.

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