Clinical Practice Forum

The HPNA Clinical Practice Forum is the premier educational and networking event designed for practicing hospice and palliative nurses and other healthcare professionals in the specialty.

The purpose of the forum is to enable participants to support the learning curve vital to advance the specialty of palliative nursing through the provision of evidence-based care for hospice and palliative care patients.

Eleventh Annual Clinical Practice Forum

Contemporary Trends in Care for the Seriously Ill
Thursday, September 14 – Saturday, September 16, 2017
Omni William Penn Hotel – Pittsburgh, PA

Follow the link for a list of courses, speakers, and schedules for this year’s Eleventh Annual Clinical Practice Forum.

Our opening plenary speaker this year is award winning journalist and author Suzanne Gordon, who has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and The Atlantic, among other publications, and is the author of ten books.  Her latest, The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Policy Making and Patient Care will be published this spring.

Other topics covered include sessions on “Caring for the Caregiver,” embracing truthfulness in hospice and palliative care nursing, and looking at end-of-life dreams and visions.  A review of the Measuring What Matters project, discussions on physician assisted death and the nurses role, novice to expert educational design, the HPNA-ANA call for action, and a review of the recent Palliative Nursing Summit are all scheduled. Four half-day preconferences are also available on Thursday.

Register here now, and for a full listing of courses and our complete schedule, please follow this link.

Registration Information

Registration Options

Registration Costs

Clinical Practice Forum (HPNA Members):
     $385 for full conference, $435 after August 31, 2017
     $195 for one day (Friday or Saturday), $220 after August 31

Clinical Practice Forum (Non-HPNA Members):
     $485 for full conference, $535 after August 31, 2017
     $245 for one day (Friday or Saturday), $270 after August 31.

Preconferences (Four half day courses):
     $195 per course (HPNA members), $285 per course (non-HPNA members)
 

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

We are pleased to provide our participants with a maximum of 11.0 CNE credit hours for course participation and an additional 1.5 CNE credit hours for participation in our optional collegial offering on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.  In addition, attendees earn a maximum of 1.5 pharmacology credit hours (60-min contact hour) towards national certification for APRNs from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This is one of the highest overall number of credit hours ever provided to our participants for this event.

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the ANCC Commission on Accreditation under provider number P0284. To receive CNE hours and award certificate, the participant must attest their attendance for the entire sessions registered and complete and submit the evaluation form(s) within the time frame required. RN attendees may earn a maximum of 11.0 CNE credit hours for course participation (60-min contact hour) with an additional 1.5 CNE for course participation in our optional collegial offering on Friday evening. In addition to nursing continuing education credit hours offered, attendees may earn a maximum of 1.5 category 1 designated pharmacotherapeutic credit hours (60-min contact hour) towards national certification for NP/CNS from ANCC which includes drug specific information, safe prescribing practices, safe medication administration, prescribing methodologies, and/or new regulations. 2017 Clinical Practice Forum nurse CNE certificates will delineate pharmacotherapeutic hours earned in addition to CNE hours awarded for the conference courses attended.

All CNE pre-conference and conference course hour credits awarded are valid for continuing nursing education through December 31, 2019.

Additional CNE credit offerings include:

Thursday, September 14, 2017 – 8:00 PM – 12:00 PM

Half Day Preconference Concurrent Sessions:
Coordinating Transitions of Care: Beyond the Hand-Off
Palliative Remedies: The Science Behind the Lore

For RNs attending one of these half day courses, you may earn a maximum of 3.75 CNE credit hours (60-min contact hour) per each half day course, and a maximum of 7.5 CNE credit hours (60-min contact hour) for attending two preconferences.  Those attending Palliative Remedies can also receive a maximum of 3.75 category 1 designated pharmocotherapeutic credit hours.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 – 1:00 – 5:30 PM

Half Day Preconference Concurrent Sessions:
A Call for Action: Moving from Theory to Practice
Trends in Palliative Care Pharmacy: Opioid Prescribing for the APRN

For RNs attending one of these half day courses, you may earn a maximum of 3.75 CNE credit hours (60-min contact hour) per each half day course, and a maximum of 7.5 CNE credit hours (60-min contact hour) for attending both preconferences.  Those attending Trends in Palliative Care Pharmacy can also receive a maximum of 3.75 category 1 designated pharmocotherapeutic credit hours, (60-min contact hour) towards national certification for NP/CNS from ANCC which includes drug specific information, safe prescribing practices, safe medication administration, prescribing methodologies, and/or new regulations.

Friday, September 15, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Optional course collegial offering included in registration for Clinical Practice Forum attendees, 1.5 CNE credit hours (details coming soon!)

Disclosure:
It is the practice of HPNA to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all program offerings. In compliance with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, we require that faculty disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests over the past 12 months. The planners of this CE activity have disclosed no relevant financial, professional, or personal relationship with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity. Presenters with relevant conflicts of interest will be announced prior to their educational sessions.

Commercial Company Support: This activity is for educational purposes only and will not promote any proprietary interest of a commercial organization providing financial or in-king support.

Non-Endorsement of Products: HPNA’s provider status through the ANCC refers to continuing education and does not imply that there is real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company referred to in this activity or of any company subsidizing costs related to the activity.

CNE Credit Hour Snapshots:

September 14, 2017:  8:00am – 5:30pm, Separate Course Registration: Four Preconferences
CNE Hours: 3.75 CNE for each course, 7.5 CNE for attending two courses, including a maximum of 7.5 category 1 designated pharmacotherapeutic credit hours attending two specific courses (Palliative Remedies, Trends in Palliative Care Pharmacy).

September 14 – 16, 2017:  Eleventh Annual HPNA Clinical Practice Forum, Contemporary Trends in Care for the Seriously Ill
CNE Hours: 11.0 CNE including 1.5 category 1 designated pharmacotherapeutic credit hours

September 15, 2017: 7:00 – 8:30pm, Optional Collegial Offering
CNE Hours: 1.5 CNE

September 15, 2017: (Friday only conference pass)
CNE Hours: 7.5 CNE

September 16, 2017: (Saturday only conference pass)
CNE Hours: 3.5 CNE

Poster Presentations

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

May 30 is the deadline for applying to be a poster presenter for the Eleventh Annual HPNA Clinical Practice Forum. Download this form and return it by the deadline date.

A list of poster presentations for the conference will be here when the information becomes available.

For Poster Presenters
On behalf of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, thank you for presenting your poster at the Eleventh Annual Clinical Practice Forum. Here are just a few reminders for you.

Prior to the conference

  • Notification of acceptance of poster presentations will be sent in July, 2017
  • Be sure you are registered for the conference. Poster presenters must be registered for the Clinical Practice Forum.
  • You will receive a promo code for use toward registration discount.
  • Reserve your hotel room at the Omni William Penn Hotel.
  • All fees and expenses are the responsibility of the individual.

At the conference

  • Set up times are between 8am -11:00am on Thursday, September 14, 2017.
  • To sign in, please go to the conference registration area, and you will be directed to the poster presentation hall.
  • A 4 x 8 ft. display board and push pins to hang your poster will be provided.
  • Posters are to be taken down by 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 16, 2017. HPNA is not responsible for any posters left on display boards after that time.
  • Poster presenters are to be present at their display during certain times to allow colleagues to ask questions.  We will be listing the times here when they are finalized.

Shipping information

If you are shipping materials to the hotel, have them arrive no sooner than Wednesday, September 13, 2017. If materials arrive sooner, storage fees may apply. Indicate that materials will be for Guest (your name). All shipping fees and any expenses are the responsibility of the individual. The hotel address is:

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-281-7100

Plan Your Trip

PLAN YOUR TRIP

The Eleventh Annual Clinical Practice Forum will be held once again at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh’s most elegant and historic hotel. For more information, visit the Omni William Penn Hotel website.

We are fortunate to have obtained special low rates at this beautiful hotel for the Clinical Practice Forum. Rooms are $165.00 (plus tax) when reserved in our room block, and rooms at this special rate will be held until August 23, 2017 at 5pm ET.  After that time, reservations will be made on a space available basis only at the regular hotel rates. Early departure fee of 50% of the room and tax will apply if guest checks out prior to the confirmed checkout date.

For hotel reservations: Call 412.281.7100 and mention you are attending the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Clinical Practice Forum to receive the special conference room rate. Or visit our registration link at www.omnihotels.com/hotels/pittsburgh-william-penn/meetings/hpna-clinical-practice-forum-2017.

The local area
You will be in walking distance of the Steel City Plaza subway stop, as well as a variety of restaurants and shopping in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. For additional information about the city, including what is in the downtown area, go to www.VisitPittsburgh.com.

Travel
Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, PA 15231, Phone: 412.472.3500. Also check the Pittsburgh International Airport’s transportation services page for information on ground transportation available from the airport to the hotel.

Ways To Save

WAYS TO SAVE
Cost is the bottom line in every business. To maximize your savings at the Eleventh Annual Clinical Practice Forum, make sure to consider these options:

Register early. Make sure to register by the early bird date to qualify to lower cost registration.

Join HPNA. HPNA members enjoy a savings on both the conference and preconference registration. If you are not yet a member, complete the online application before registering online for the Clinical Practice Forum. Or, mail in the printed paper application with your Clinical Practice Forum registration, along with a check or purchase order for the total amount.

Apply for a scholarship. HPNA members can apply for a scholarship to this conference through the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation.  Visit advancingexpertcare.org/conference-scholarships for more information.

Register as a group. Five or more individuals attending the full conference will receive a discount.  Follow the group registration instructions for more details. Download and follow the group registration instructions for more information.

Book your hotel room early. Registering early will help you get a room within the room block for savings. If you wait too long, the room block may fill up. Review the “Plan Your Trip” information at the top of this page for more information on the room block.

Select your transportation carefully. Visit the transportation services page provided by the Pittsburgh International Airport. There are a lot of choices listed for taxis, shuttles and other options for transportation. Call ahead for rates so that you can determine what’s best for you.

Sponsors and Sponsorship Information

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION 

Interested in a sponsorship? Want more information?
See our Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus.

The available options are listed below for this evidence-based interactive and interdisciplinary annual education conference. Sponsor the entire conference, a single event, become an event supporter, or you can choose an option that interests you. Contact us at 412.787.9301 or at hpna@hpna.org for more information.

Sponsorship Levels

Gold Sponsorship ($5,000)

  • Recognition on event signage
  • Full page advertisement in the inside front or back cover of the program guide
  • Two full conference registrations
  • Ten social media mentions and two mentions in the HPNA newsletter
  • Sponsor ribbon on badges
  • Exhibitor package

Silver Sponsorship ($2,500)

  • Recognition on event signage
  • Full page advertisement in the program guide
  • One full conference registration
  • Eight social media mentions and two mentions in the HPNA newsletter
  • Sponsor ribbon on badges and exhibitor package

Bronze Sponsorship ($1,500)

  • Recognition on event signage
  • Half page advertisement in the program guide
  • One full conference registration
  • Ten social media mentions and two mentions in the HPNA newsletter
  • Sponsor ribbon on badges and exhibitor package

Exhibitor Package ($1,o00)

  • Standard 8ft x 8ft exhibit area, with two exhibitor badges
  • Exhibitor listing in the program guide
  • Post conference mailing list
  • Company listing on website with link to your site
  • Two social media mentions and two mentions in the HPNA newsletter

First Tier Advertiser ($700)

  • Full page color or black and white ad in the program guide
  • Company listing on website with link to your site

Second Tier Advertiser ($400)

  • Half page color or black and white ad in the program guide

Unique Sponsorship Levels

Evening Reception Sponsorship ($10,000)

  • Recognition on multiple event signage and verbal recognition of sponsorship
  • Full page advertisement on the back cover of the program guide
  • Two full conference registrations
  • Twelve month subscription to the HPNA newsletter
  • Ten social media mentions and two mentions in the HPNA newsletter
  • Sponsor ribbon on badges
  • Exhibitor package

Friday Lunch / Booksigning Sponsorship ($8,000)

  • Recognition on multiple event signage and verbal recognition of sponsorship
  • Full page advertisement in the program guide
  • Two full conference registrations
  • Ten social media mentions and two mentions in the HPNA newsletter
  • Sponsor ribbon on badges and exhibitor package

Friday Dinner Sponsorship ($6,000)

  • Recognition on multiple event signage and verbal recognition of sponsorship
  • Full page advertisement in the program guide
  • Two full conference registrations
  • Ten social media mentions and two mentions in the HPNA newsletter
  • Sponsor ribbon on badges and exhibitor package

Afternoon Break Sponsorship ($3,500)

  • Recognition on event signage and at break table
  • Full page advertisement in the program guide
  • One full conference registration
  • Eight social media mentions and one mention in the HPNA newsletter
  • Sponsor ribbon on badges and exhibitor package

Morning Break Sponsorship ($3,000)

  • Recognition on event signage and at break table
  • Half page advertisement in the program guide
  • One full conference registration
  • Eight social media mentions and one mention in the HPNA newsletter
  • Sponsor ribbon on badges and exhibitor package

Preconference Course Sponsorship ($1,250)

  • Recognition on event signage and at morning registration table
  • Exhibitor package

 

For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact us at 412.787.9301 or hpna@hpna.org.

Exhibitors and Exhibitor Information

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION 

Interested in exhibiting at the Clinical Practice Forum? Below is the exhibitor package for 2017.

Exhibitor Package ($1,000)

  • Standard 8ft x 8ft exhibit area, with two exhibitor badges
  • Exhibitor listing in the program guide
  • Post conference mailing list
  • Company listing on website with link to your site
  • Two social media mentions and two mentions in the HPNA newsletter

Want more information?
Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus
Terms & Conditions

Need more space for your exhibit? For a small fee add a second table to your exhibit area.
Need more staff at your exhibit? For a small fee add an additional member of your staff to be at your exhibit.
Have another commitment at this time? You can still be represented at the Eleventh Annual Clinical Practice Forum with advertising in the guide book, given to all attendees. Contact us if you are interested.

The deadline for exhibitor applications is August 31, 2017. If you have any questions regarding exhibiting, please contact us at hpna@hpna.org or 412.787.9301.

Become a Sponsor: Interested in more than just exhibiting? Make your organization’s name more visible as a sponsor. Visit our sponsorship information tab above, or contact us at 412.787.9301 or at hpna@hpna.org.

2017 Exhibit Schedule
Information coming soon!

Shipping Information
Information coming soon!

Tenth Annual Clinical Practice Forum

Celebrating 30 Years of Practice: Roots and Growth
Friday,September 30 – Saturday, October 1, 2016
Omni William Penn Hotel – Pittsburgh, PA

Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations

A Systematic Review of Methodologies Used to Facilitate Learning End of Life Care in Undergraduate Nursing Students
Jennifer Carmack, RN, MSN, and Stephanie Kemery, RN, MSN, CMSRN

End of Life Decisions Involving the Unbefriended Patient and Legal Guardian: Strategies for Best Practice
Theresa Vickey, MSN, FNP-BC, ACHPN

Integrating Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning into Chronic Disease Management
Joyce K. Borgfeld, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Kristen J. Overbaugh, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, and Laura Alvarado, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Effect of a Serious Illness Communication Guide on Provider Perceptions and Advanced Care Planning Conversations with Patients
Kelly Bouthillet, MSN, APRN, CCNS, ACNP-BC

Operationalizing an Outpatient Supportive Oncology Protocol to Improve Hematologic Patient Referrals
Gary Shelton, DNP, MSN, NP, ANP-BC, AOCNP

Patterns of Palliative Care Service Consultation in a Sample of Critically-Ill and Non-Surviving ICU Patients
Jennifer B. Seaman, PhD, RN, Amber E. Barnato, MD, MPH, MS, Susan M. Sereika, PhD, Mary Beth Happ, PhD, RN, and Judith A. Erien, PhD, RN 

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Coming Soon!

Testimonials

Coming Soon!

Ninth Annual Clinical Practice Forum

Clinical and Professional Issues in Hospice and Palliative Care
October 23-24, 2015
Sheraton Station Square Hotel – Pittsburgh, PA

Poster Presentations

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Advancing Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in Hospice and Palliative Care
Michelle Webb RN MSN(c) CHPCA®

APRN Palliative Care Externship – One Year Post Course Data
J. Brian Cassell PhD, Constance Dahlin MSN ANP-BC ACHPN® FPCN® FAAN, Patrick J. Coyne MSN ACHPN® ACNS-BC FAAN FPCN®

An Assessment of Current Palliative Care Beliefs and Knowledge: The Primary Palliative Care Provider’s Prospective
Yvonne Patten MSN RN CHPN®, Maria M. Ojeda ARNP MSN MPH DNP PhD-c NP-C, Carolyn L. Lidgren PhD RN

Barriers to the Integration of Palliative Care in ICUs in Egypt
Mary Gergis PhD MSC BSC RN

Blurring of Professional Boundaries in Hospice
Amy Beasley DNP RN CHPN®, Shelley Jordon MSN RN JD

ECG Mememto© – An Innovative Approach to Adult Bereavement Care: A Pilot Study
Mary E. Beiermann RN BSN CCRN-CSC

An Examination of Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes of Palliative Care in an Acute-Care Hospital in a Non-Metropolitan Setting
Rachelle L. Burleson DNP APRN-CNS

Facilitating Palliative Care Referrals in the ICU: A Pilot Project
Mimi Jenko MN RN CHPN® PMHCNS-BC, Judith A. Adams PhD MSN RN FNP, Constance M. Johnson PhD MS RN FAAN, Julie A. Thompson PhD, Donald E. Bailey Jr. PhD RN FAAN

Heart to Heart – A Joint Innovative Project of Centra Hospice and Centra Heart Failure Clinic
Abigail Newton BSN, Ronetta Marhoover NP-C, Stephen Rennyson MD, Pat Pletke MD, Martha Hagar GNP-C

Improving the Perceived Self-Efficacy (PSE) of Oncology Patients Resulting in Optimized Symptom Self-Management
Kathryn R. Farr DNP AGNP-C, Dr. Joyce Varner DNP GNP-BC AGPCNP-C GCNS

Knowledge and Perceptions of Palliative Care Among Adult Oncology Outpatients
Gillian McKie DNP APN ACHPN®

The Star Therapy Application and Application Research Effect
Kathy Emerson LPN CHPLN®, Mary Murphy RN MS ACHPN® AOCN, Linda Quinlin DNP RN ACNS-BC NP-C ACHPN®

Use of Spritzers (Spray Bottles) for Oral Care for Hospice and Palliative Care Patients
Barbara Mesaros RN CHPN®, Teri Durkoske RN

Testimonials
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Eighth Annual Clinical Practice Forum

Clinical and Professional Issues in Hospice and Palliative Care
September 18-20, 2014
Sheraton Station Square Hotel – Pittsburgh, PA

Poster Presentations

Insights from Healthcare Professionals Regarding Palliative Care Options on South Dakota Reservations
Mary Isaacson RN PhD, Beth Karel MSN RN, Whitney Steenstra RN BAN, Jordan Tanis-Heyenga RN BAN, Amanda Wagner RN BAN

Digital Storytelling: A Novel, Interactive Approach to Palliative Care Education
Deborah M. Price DNP MS RN, Linda L Strodtman PhD RN, Elizabeth Brough PhD RN, Steve Lonn PhD, Airong Lou PhD

Online Introduction to Palliative Care for Nurses: A Pilot Project
Kathleen Broglio DNP ANP-BC ACHPN®

Gabriel’s Courage
Janet Stevens RNC-OB MSN CNL CPLC CCRN C-RFM, Mary Ellen Polit RN MS, Maribeth McKeever RN MSN CNS, Barbara Lavazoli RNC-OB BSN

Quality Transitional Care: Palliative Care Achieves More than Just Symptom Management in Long Term Care
Rikki N Hooper FNP-BC MBA ACHPN®, Jennifer Allen RN CHPN®

Palliative Care Education in Advanced Practice Nursing Programs
Kari Jensen-Seaman BS BSN, Randy Hebert MD MPH MM

The Lived Experience of Caregivers of Individuals with Glioblastoma
Diane M. Price DrNP ANP-BC CNP-BC ACHPN® RN

Impact of Palliative Care Rotation on Resident Education and Patient Care at Cooper University Hospital
Huda Sayed MD, Barbara Sproge MSN RN OCN CHPN®, Mark Angelo MD FACP

The Role of Palliative Care in the Ventricular Assist Device Population
Cindy Cohen RN MSN NP-C, Lauren Donnelly RN MSN NP-C

Integrating Three Professional Apprenticeships into an End-of-Life Course
Judith L. Hold ED.D., Barbara Blake PhD RN FAAN, Elizabeth Ward MSN RN

Promoting Primary Palliative Care: An Innovative Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing Clinical Externship
Constance Dahlin ANP-BC ACHPN® FPCN® FAAN, Patrick J Coyne ACHPN® ACNS-BC FAAN FPCN®, J. Brian Cassel PhD

Testimonials

“Many useful tools as well amazing educational opportunity.”

“I received extensive information on moving Palliative Care upstream and what is needed to move toward an outpatient Palliative Care program. I now have insight on developing a NP orientation program. I have also been motivated to pursue my DNP.”

“This conference will greatly enhance my practice by helping me to not only market palliative care, but to help me manage my patients’ symptoms.”

“I will be taking several of the concepts and strategies I learned to our leadership team to disseminate and hopefully implement at least some of them in the hospice where I work.”

“Excellent conference. Will attend again. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication.”

“The marketing information, orientation information and geriatric information will immediately impact my vision and day to day practice both.”

“The information from the conference made me more aware of what is happening at other organizations and how to make my own practice more effective.”

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Seventh Annual Clinical Practice Forum

Integration of Palliative Care Concepts: Neurological Conditions
October 3-5, 2013
Sheraton Station Square Hotel – Pittsburgh, PA
Poster Presentations

Palliative Approach for Patients with Fungating Malignant Breast Wounds
Ronnie Hojnacki, RN. BS, CHPN; Cindy Saraceno, RN-BC, CHPN

Perceived Barriers and Facilitators to the Use of Palliative Care in a Faith-Based African American Community
Tracy Cain English, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CHPN

Case Study: Treatment of Lower Extremity Edema by Subcutaneous Drainage in a Home Hospice Patient
Susan Rodgers, RN; Lorri Birkholz, BSN RN, CEN; Randy Hebert, MD, MPH, MMM

Collaboration for Hispanic-American Family Caregivers Caring for Persons with Dementia
Donna Huddleston, PhD, RN, CHPN

Palliative Care: Is Our Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit Ready?
Diane King, RN, MBA/HCM, CNRN, ATCN; Mary King, MSN, RN, CNRN, CCRN, ACNS-BC; Belinda Molina, RN, CNRN, ATCN

Testimonials

Translating What I Learned Into What I Do

“It really made me think more about what part of the brain is affected and how that affects the pt. as well as what to expect when it comes to their prognosis, etc.”

“The review of neuro A&P was excellent. A great way to start conference. I am going to try harder to find time to review my patients issues and take it back to the A&P, no matter what systems are involved”

“I plan to make changes to my practice based on the information that was presented. ”

“The conference broadened my knowledge of patients with neurological disease and will help me understand and anticipate these patients needs as well as develop an improved plan of care in the clinical setting.”

“The information presented provided me with additional knowledge that will benefit both my patients and their family.”

“I definitely gained knowledge to improve my practice, especially in the titration of opioids.”

“This information will be used every day in maintaining our high standards of patient care and family education.”

“I learned a lot about Palliative Care, which I had not fully understood.”

“I learned about valuable resources, tools and support systems that I will use in practice and share with staff.”

“It will help me to identify spiritual suffering in my patient population. It will help me to understand neuro deficits and ways to work with stroke patients.”

“I especially took back good information about the spiritual assessment. Also the family meeting information will be helpful.”

“The Spiritual Dignity Model and the presentation by Paula Leslie were terrific.”

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Sixth Annual Clinical Practice Forum

Managing Complex Chronic Illness: Trajectories and Transitions
September 14-15, 2012
Sheraton Station Square Hotel – Pittsburgh, PA
Poster Presentations

Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)
Eunju Lee, LMSW, MSOD; Sarah Egan, MD; Elizabeth Packer, RN, MSN, CHPN®

Creativity in Aging: Promoting Quality of Life Factors in Palliative Care
Marcia Nell, PhD; Walter Drew, Ed; Terri J. Drew, ANP-BC, BSN, MFA

An Evidence-based Approach to Care of the Schizophrenic Patient at End-of-Life
Richard Pessagno, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FT

An Educational Program Changed Clinicians’ Attitudes about Caring for the Dying
Diane Gerhart, RN, BS, CHPN®; Dominic Glorioso, DO, FAAHPM, FACOI; Crystal Stiffler, BSW; Rod Grim, MA

Facilitating Communication for Non-Verbal ALS Patients with Utilization of a Low-Tech Laser Pointer
Karen Cafeo, RN, BSN, CHPN®

Taking the ELNEC Core Curriculum to the Next Level Concept Application through High Fidelity Hybrid Simulation Scenario Training
Joan K. Sacerio, RN, MHSA, BBN, RN-BC, CHPN®; Belena Adkins, RN,BSN, CHPN®; Mark McIntosh, MD; Paul Borgman, DO

Mentoring Palliative Care Programs: A Transformational Journey
Donna Leno Gordon, RN, MS, MPA, CHPN®; Anna Krakowski, RN, CHPN®; Mary Guarneri, RN, MSN, INC; Robert Smeltz, RN, NP

The Bridge Project: A Nurse-Led Collaborative Intervention to Promote Early Family Meetings in the ICU
Abigail Gretter, RN, BSN, CCRN; Rachel Dumford, RN, BSN

Palliative Wound Care with Multi-Organ Failure at the End of Life when Healing is Not an Option
Basya Nemoy, RN; Chad Smith, RN; Mary N. Shannon, DNP, CWOCN

Spiritual Warfare: Moral Distress
Jennifer H. Gentry, ACHPN®; N. Galanos, MD; Leslie Bryan, MD

A Quality Improvement Study: Use of a Rectal Medication Administrative Device, an Intervention to Manage End-Stage Symptoms in Hospice Patients when the Oral Route Fails
Brad Macy, RN, BA, BSN, CHPN®; Debi Clancy, RN, BSN, CHPN®

Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A Double Edged Sword
E. Anne Lansley, RN, MSN, CHPN®; Susan Boice, FNP-C; Linda Christy, FNP-C; Cheryl Cooper, FNP-C; Susan Thompson, LCSW; D. Morris, MD; M. Galicia-Castillo, MD

Building Bridges and Towers: Developing a Palliative Care Program in Two Diverse Campuses
Jeanette Meyer, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS, PCCN, ACHPN®; Edith O’Neil-Page, RN, MSN, AOCNS

Intermittent Subcutaneous Button at End-of-Life
Jacqueline Copeland, MSN, APRN®, FNP

Reflexology for Treatment of Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia: Protocol Development for an Exploratory Controlled Trial
Nancy A. Hodgson, PhD, RN

Research Roles and Opportunities: A Career Roadmap for Nurses
HPNA Research Committee 2012

Testimonials

“This year’s forum was so wonderfully Informative! I am so excited to bring back what I learned……….from new ways to understand disease trajectory to implementing appropriate pain management and how to make our team work to achieve the goals of the patient. So much useful information this year. Exceptional speakers!”

“I was so honored to be able to attend this conference. I learned hospice and palliative care is an ongoing learning experience. The speakers did an excellent job.”

“Every speaker provided knowledge that I brought back and shared with my colleagues.”

“The case study was a great way to cover a lot of material that will help shape practice. I appreciate the tips on how to manage difficult situations with patients with multiple co-morbidities.”

“As I am newer in the field of hospice this conference was so interesting and a confidence builder as well as the education.”

“The program was excellent. HPNA is admirable in its efforts to consistently strive to improve on palliative care.”

“Great poster presentations!”

“Everything was done in a professional method, easily accessible and fun to attend each session.”

“HPNA out did themselves this year with such Wonderful Speakers and topics!! I truly enjoyed myself!!!!”

“Ever hear the saying, “It can’t get any better than this!” That’s my feeling. I can’t wait until next year!”

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Mark Your Calendar 

Eleventh Annual Clinical Practice Forum

September 14 – 16, 2017

Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

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