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You are invited to the 2018 HPCFM Annual Education Conference at the Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood, MA on November 6 - 8.

When: Nov. 6, 7, 8, 2018
8:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Where: Four Points by Sheraton
1125 Boston Providence Turnpike
Norwood, Massachusetts  02062
United States
Contact: Betsy Watt

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November 6, 7 & 8 at the Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, MA


The 2018 Annual Education Conference will kick off on Tuesday, November 6th with the Preconference followed by the General Conference on Wednesday and Thursday, November 7th and 8th, featuring  a comprehensive offering of  24+ workshops each day  informing all disciplines of end-of-life care on a variety of topics


Registration NOW OPEN ~ Register NOW and save on Conference Rates

  •    Early Bird Rate -  Now - October 5 ~ $190* Member/$240* Non-Member
  •    Advanced Rate - Oct 6 - Nov 5  ~  $230* Member/$280* Non-Member
  •    On-site Rate     -  Nov 6,7,8, ~  $275* Member/$325* Non-Member

*Rates are per day, November 6 - 8, 2018

SPECIAL CONFERENCE HOTEL ROOM RATES ($140 per night plus taxes)!!!  
Must Call or email 
before OCT. 10 
Call Four Points at 781-769-7900 or email


Preconference -

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Complementary Therapy for Hospice and Palliative Care Programs

A full day of complementary therapy education for leadership and staff including workshops, discussion and experiential learning.

  • Enhancing Program Distinction Through Complementary Therapy Excellence·
  • Encompassing the Clinical, Financial, Regulatory, and Patient-centered Imperative, Supporting the Argument for a Complementary Therapy Program


Karyn Cooney,  GCNS, RN, MS (APRN), Hospice Consultant, Lakeview Consultancy, West Wareham. 
Ron Hoffman, Author, Sacred Bullet, Founder and Director, Compassionate Care ALS, Falmouth. 
Lisa Kynvi, MA, MT-BC, LMHC, Creative Arts Therapy Coordinator, Board Certified Music Therapist, Care Dimensions, Danvers.
Valerie Masi, BSN, CHPN, CA, Clinical Director, Cranberry Hospice and Palliative Care, Plymouth.
Kelly Tammaro, Volunteer Coordinator, Norwell VNA and Hospice, Norwell.

General Conference -

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Keynote - Day One

The Future of Healthcare: Disruption. Innovation. Change. 

 Dr. Michael BurchamPresident/CEO, Narus Health

The healthcare system of our country is poised for significant change: its future will be built around the consumer and their experience, not a payer nor a provider. New models will fundamentally alter how healthcare organizations interact with patients and one another to deliver care, share information and manage costs.

Michael Burcham is an entrepreneur, investor and healthcare strategist with 30 years experience leading technology-enable healthcare organizations.

Dr. Burcham is currently CEO of Narus Health, a healthcare support and concierge service for individuals with significant illness.  Most recently Michael with the founding President and CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center where his worked help drive Nashville's entrepreneurial growth and was honored by President Obama as a Champion of Change in 2012.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Keynote - Day Two

Inviting the Wisdom of Death into Life

Frank Ostaseski -Founder & Director, Metta Institute

Those of us working in hospice/palliative care know that we cannot be truly alive without maintaining an awareness of death.

Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight. She helps us to discover what matters most. And the good news is we don’t have to wait until the end of our lives to realize the wisdom that death has to offer.

Yet medicine at its core is generally focused on pathologies, addressing symptoms and curing disease. Dying is much more than a medical event. It’s more about relationships and being fully human.

In this talk, Frank will offer mindful and compassionate approaches that address the particular practical, emotional, psychological and universal needs inherent in the time of dying. He will introduce his The Five Invitations, mutually supportive principles, that are both reliable guides for being with dying, and wise companions on the road to living fully and forging a life of integrity, meaning and purpose that is free of regret.

Frank Ostaseski is a pioneer in end of life care. In 1987, he co-founded the Zen Hospice Project, the first Buddhist hospice in America. He guided that groundbreaking work for almost 20 years establishing a longstanding model for mindful and compassionate care. In 2005, he founded the Metta Institute training countless healthcare clinicians and caregivers and building a national network of educators, advocates and guides for those facing life-threatening illness.



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