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2021 Pre-Conference Registration Only

Date & Time

November 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Location


Sheraton Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri
2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Event Details

This registration link is for Pre-Conference attendance only!  To register for the 2021 Midwest Regional Conference you must complete the conference registration link.  The Pre-Conference sessions will be held Monday morning and can be attended with conference or individually.  If you do not register for the Pre-Conference you will not be able to attend without registering onsite.  All registrations are checked at the door of the sessions.

Choose which Pre-Conference Session you would like to attend:

DHSS Bureau Update

Palliative Care

Pre-Conference Registration – Separate Registration

Members – Please use your Federal Medicare Number when registering. All registrations will be done online.

Registrations are not refundable, but substitutions are welcome.

The Pre-conference is NOT included in the conference registration. Conference registration has a separate registration form.

If you do not register for the conference and only register for pre-conference, there will be a $10.00 additional charge for CE hours if you wish to receive them.

Educational material will be placed on the website prior to the seminar for download.

The DHSS Pre-Conference is eligible for 3.0 hours.

The Palliative Pre-Conference is eligible for 2.5 hours.

Members: $90.00 Non members: $105.00

Early registration ends on October 14, 2021.

Monday, November 1st

DHSS Conference Track:
8:00AM – 11:00AM

Palliative Care Pre-Conference
8:00AM – 10:30AM

DHSS Bureau Update Pre-conference – Lisa Coots, RN Bureau Administrator, MO DHSS
This session will describe the new regulations for 2021, discuss the waivers that have been granted during the pandemic, explain 5 trends that the bureau has identified with Missouri hospices over the past year, discuss lessons learned from the pandemic. It will identify the top 5 deficient practices cited for Missouri hospices in 2021, then identify strategies that will promote compliance with these regulations, discuss the hot topics the bureau has been dealing with during the past year and the number of hospices coming into the Medicare program.

Palliative Care Pre-Conference – Dr. Jared Dirks & Dr. Irena Zmitrovic – Aspire Healthcare
This session will provide an overview of the Importance/Clinical Impact of Outpatient Palliative Care with integrated care model, Aspire Hospice Collaboration and Integrations, Aspire Inpatient PC Programs and future PC Opportunities.

CE Instructions:
This conference will make available continuing education credits as listed below. Certificates will be issued after the successful completion of sessions and evaluations are completed. Certificates will be mailed to the address given on the evaluation form with credit hours documented. Midwest Regional Conference on End of Life Care, a continuing education activity has been submitted for approval to:

NURSES: MHPCA is currently seeking Nurse CE approval.

MEDICAL DIRECTORS: MHPCA is currently seeking CME approval.

SOCIAL WORKERS: MHPCA, #1359, is an approved provider for social work, continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.asbw.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. MHPCA maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period 2/28/2020 – 2/28/2023. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive up to twelve (12) continuing education clock hours.

DISCIPLINES: Upon completion of the conference attendance and evaluation form a Certificate of Successful Completion will be provided.

NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS: MHPCA is currently seeking CE approval.