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2017 Midwest Regional Conference on Palliative & End of Life Care

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October 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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2017 Midwest Regional
Conference on Palliative & End of Life Care

“À vaillant coeur rien d’impossible.-Jacques Cœur”
“For a valiant heart nothing is impossible.”

October 22nd-24th, 2017

Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
St. Louis, MO

The Midwest Regional Conference on Palliative and End of Life Care is sponsored by the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association.   The conference is designed to assist health care professionals in understanding the health care issues when treatment changes from curative to palliative care.  Palliative care focuses on comfort and quality of life rather than cure and prolongation of life.   Palliative care is the foundation of hospice services, however the principles are applicable to any setting where care is being provided to the terminally ill.

The Midwest Regional Conference on Palliative and End of Life Care seeks to provide education for a multidisciplinary group of health care professionals to increase the quality of end of life care.

Target Audience
Physicians and their staff; Hospital Nurses, Social Workers & Discharge Planners; Hospice Nurses, Social Workers, Administrators, Medical Directors, Chaplains, Volunteer, Volunteer Coordinators, Bereavement Coordinators and Nursing Home Administrators.  Ethics Committees; Long-Term Care Nurses, Social Workers, Medical Directors, and Administrators; Palliative Care Nurses, Physicians, Coordinator/Administrators.

Conference Goals

  • Improve standards of practice through education of professionals and others involved in providing end of life care;
  • Improve access to appropriate end of life care through the alignment of individualized needs with available care; and
  • Stimulate dialogue on ethical issues related to end of life care.

Conference Objectives

Participants attending the conference will be able to:

  • Describe and apply tools used to identify patients appropriate for end of life care;
  • Use effective pain and symptom management medications and treatments to improve outcomes;
  • List communication tools to improve difficult and painful discussions of end of life concerns, and apply to practice;
  • Recognize importance of coordination of care when multiple providers are involved, and utilize in the clinical setting ;  and
  • Examine current policies and regulations for providers of end of life care.

$275 Main Conference (Includes Reception on Sunday, and Breakfast and Lunch on Tuesday) (Save by registering for both days!)
$145 Monday Only  –  (Includes Reception)
$190 Tuesday Only  –  (Includes Breakfast and Lunch)

Non Members:
$350 Main Conference (Includes Reception on Sunday, and Breakfast and Lunch on Tuesday)
$175 Monday Only  –  (Includes Reception)
$210 Tuesday Only  –  (Includes Breakfast and Lunch)

Volunteer/Med Student:
$225  Main Conference –Non Member: $235
$115 Monday Only  –  (Includes Reception)  –  Non Member: $125
$150 Tuesday Only –  (Includes Lunch) – Non-Member $160

Registration Brochure 2017

An MHPCA member rate is provided for Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Illinois Hospice Association members and NHPCO members.

Early registration ends September 9th, 2017.  There is a $40.00 late fee assessed after Sept. 10th,  2017.  Registration closes Oct. 14th, 2017.

There is a $50.00 printing charge for bound copies.  All bound copies should be ordered at the time of this registration.

There is a $25.00 fee for processing continuing education credits.

This course provides 9 nursing contact hours.

This course provides 9 social worker contact hours.

Hotel registration should be done through the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac by calling 1-800-325-7800 and reference group code Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association or online from http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/S/STLFHHF-MHPCA-20171021/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. Room rates are $139.00 a night. There is no charge for parking. Our room block cut off date is September 30th, 2017, so book your room early!

End of Life Conference registration is a separate registration from the Pre-Conference on Department of Health & Senior Services Updates and the Palliative Care Pre-Confrence on Palliative Care.

Please be aware that seminar fees are non-refundable, but substitutions are welcome.

Please be sure to use your Medicare Federal ID number as your membership number or you will be charged the non-member rate.

Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association, #1359, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 2/28/2017 – 2/28/2020.   Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 12 (3 pre-conference; 9 conference) continuing education clock hours.