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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  20+ workshops each day  informing all disciplines of end-of-life care on a variety of topics.

Keynote – Day One

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Michael Burcham is an entrepreneur and healthcare CEO with over 20 years of experience leading disruptive and technology-enable companies..

The Future of Health Care: Disruption. Innovation. Change.

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.

Keynote – Day Two

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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 illnes.    

Inviting the Wisdom of Death into Life

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 sponsored by Compassionate Care ALS ~


Who Should Attend?

All professionals working in End-of-Life Care including Hospice CEO/Administrators, Medical Directors, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Hospice Health Aides, Social Workers, Chaplains, Volunteers and Volunteer Managers, Bereavement Specialists, Quality Assurance professionals

CEU’s for Nursing and Social Work will be applied for, CME’s for Physicians will be applied for. 

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