Leadership and Advocacy Come Together

Categories: Leadership.

As palliative care and hospice leaders and managers, it’s important to recognize that 2018 will continue to be a pivotal time for the future of hospice and palliative care, as well as healthcare in general. It is critical that members and partners of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization – as well as the broader U.S. hospice and palliative care community – be active participants in charting the future course.

To meet this need, NHPCO and its affiliate organization the Hospice Action Network has made a change to the annual Management and Leadership Conference and the Advocacy Intensive, bringing the two events together, April 23-25 in Washington, DC, at the Washington Hilton Hotel.

On April 23 and 24, hospice and palliative care leaders will take advantage of educational offerings focused on timely topics and new approaches to successful leadership and program management. More than 60 concurrent sessions and numerous networking opportunities are part of the three day conference experience.

On Wednesday, April 25, the focus shifts to advocacy, starting off with a morning plenary and concurrent sessions at the Washington Hilton Hotel and moving in the afternoon to Capitol Hill for participants to meet their legislators. The three days will be capped off with a Congressional Reception at the historic Russell Senate Office Building adjacent to the Capitol.

An array of preconference offerings, that include the Hospice Manager Development Program’s Foundational Course, are being offered on April 21 and 22 that may be taken alone or as part of the full conference experience.

Adding to the excitement of the conference is the National Hospice Foundation’s Gala hosted at the hotel on April 24 (please note, separate Gala tickets are required).

Visit the NHPCO conference website for more information. Online registration is available through April 2. Onsite registration will begin at the Washington Hilton on April 21.

An additional participation form is necessary for those who wish to attend meetings on Capitol Hill.