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2019 EC HPCFM Annual Education Conference

October 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT


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October 28th, 29th, and 30th at the Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, MA


The 2019 Annual Education Conference will kick off on Monday, October 28th with the Preconference followed by the General Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday October 29th & 30th, 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 4 ~ $195* Member/$245* Non-Member 
  •    Advanced Rate – Oct 5 – 25  ~  $235* Member/$285* Non-Member 
  •    On-site Rate     –  Oct 28-30 ~  $280* Member/$330* Non-Member 

*Rates are per day, October 28, 29, and 30th


General Conference – 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Keynote – Day One

Palliative Care: Palliative Care: A Healthcare Imperative


Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM


Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Co-director, Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center
Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics, Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai.

Recent public opinion research shows that palliative care is still relatively unknown among the general public.  Now, more than ever, education for consumers and physicians is necessary to make a difference.  Dr. Meier will describe effective palliative care models in home, telemedicine and outpatient settings.  The presenter will also highlight the importance of access to quality palliative care for all persons with serious illness and their families; as a healthcare imperative.  

As founder and director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)—a national organization dedicated to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States—Dr. Meier has put palliative care on the map. In the last ten years alone, the number of palliative care programs in U.S. hospitals has more than tripled, moving CAPC closer to its goal of bringing palliative care everywhere.As part of her professional mission, Dr. Meier has made a career-long commitment to palliative care education, research, and advocacy


Wednesday, October 30th

Keynote – Day Two

Bridging the GapLive Well Die Well Tour

Kimberly Paul-Author and Speaker 


Death is not just a medical event. It is a human event.  Healthcare providers and caregivers, from all backgrounds, can radically change the way individuals and families view, talk and experience death and ultimately, improve lives now and in the future.


In 2016, Kimberly left her job at a local hospice in North Carolina, cashed in her retirement and created a new platform that invites everyone around the table to have open conversations about death and dying.  Kimberly’s stories will empower and inspire you to live a life less ordinary.  The presenter will focus on the importance of “Bridging the Gap” … getting back to the basics when caring for those facing end-of-life. In a world of regulations and restrictions, how do we keep connection our main priority?



October 9, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts


Four Points by Sheraton
1125 Boston Providence Turnpike
Norwood, Massachusetts 02062
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