Conference Program

We are currently working on the details to this year's conference program, put together by the HPNA Education Department, and will post it here as soon as it is available. In the meantime, we do have an initial schedule below of times and events at this year's forum.  This program list below is subject to change.

Thursday Preconferences - 7:30am - 5:00pm

HPNA Leadership Conference  (full day) - This is a leadership preconference open by invitation created specifically for HPNA chapters, provisional groups, and district leaders.   
ACHPN Certification Review Course
 (full day) - This one-day provider-directed, provider-paced live intensive course is designed to assist with preparation for the ACHPN exam through didactic course presentation with active learner engagement, case study examinations, practice exam questions, and self-check/reflection to highlight self-identifying topics that require further preparation and study.  This course provides a review of the content areas based on the HPCC detailed test content outline. The educational content may also be used to increase the hospice and palliative advanced registered nurse's knowledge of palliative nursing. 
CHPN Certification Review Course (full day) - This one-day provider-directed, provider-paced live intensive course is designed to assist with preparation for the CHPN exam through didactic course presentation with active learner engagement, case study examinations, practice exam questions, and self-check/reflection to highlight self-identifying topics that require further preparation and study.  This course provides a review of the content areas based on the HPCC detailed test content outline. The educational content may also be used to increase the hospice and palliative registered nurse's knowledge of palliative nursing. 
Pharmacy AM Session (Formal Title TBA) - Presented by Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE
Pharmacy PM Session (Formal Title TBA) - Presented by Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE
Dessert and Coffee Welcome Reception 
Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Presentation - Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits (separate registration)

Friday - 7:45am - 4:45pm

Keynote Plenary Speaker (TBA) - Nurses: Making the Connection to Patient Experience
Break with Exhibitors
Plenary
- Unveiling the Science: Balancing the Evidence with Palliative Nursing Symptom Management
Plenary - What Constitutes a Palliative Emergency?
Lunch with Exhibitors
Concurrent Sessions - Legal Aspects of Decision Making; Moving Palliative Care Upstream to the Primary Care Arena; Aging Out: Transition from Pediatric to Adult Palliative Care

Break with Exhibitors
Concurrent Sessions
 - Hospice Essentials for the Palliative Nurse; Spiritual, Religious, and Existential Aspects of Care; High Complexity Discharges and Complex Patient Management 
Faculty Attended Poster Reception
Exhibit Floor Open

Saturday - 7:30am - 12:45pm

Micro Learning Sessions: Pearls of Wisdom - Structure and Processes of Care; Physical Aspects of Care; Psychological and Psychiatric Aspects of Care; Social Aspects of Care; Spiritual, Religious, and Existential Aspects of Care; Cultural Aspects of Care; Care of the Patient Nearing End of Life, Ethical and Legal Aspects of Care
Plenary - Legal Aspects of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
Plenary/Interactive Panel - What Do We All Have In Common? Finding Our Common Ground 
Plenary/Expert Panel - The Interdisciplinary Team: Best Practices Expert Panel 
Closing Plenary - Transforming Palliative Care Through Professional and Clinical Leadership: Application to Practice 


Networking Opportunities

Welcome Reception - Thursday 

5:00 to 7:00 pm
Marriott City Center, Second Floor

Breaks With Exhibitors - Friday

9:00 to 9:30 am
2:45 to 3:30 pm
Marriott City Center, Second Floor

Lunch With Exhibitors - Friday 

12:00 to 1:30 pm
Marriott City Center, Second Floor

Poster Presentation - Friday 

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Marriott City Center, Second Floor

Exhibit Hall Open - Friday  

5:00 to 7:00 pm
Marriott City Center, Second Floor


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