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. 
A Case-Based Approach to Care Transitions Across Settings (am) - Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE
Hospice Challenges: Connecting the Dots with Assessment Strategies (pm) - 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

We Are Nurses and It Matters (keynote) - Clareen Wiencek, PhD, RN, ACNP, ACHPN, Past President of AACN 
Break with Exhibitors
Unveiling the Science: Balancing the Evidence with Palliative Nursing Symptom Management
- Heather Coats, PhD, MS, APRN-BC
What Constitutes a Palliative Emergency? - Susan Jessell, MSN, CRNP-BC
Lunch with Exhibitors
Moving Palliative Care Upstream to the Primary Care Arena (concurrent) - Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN
Aging Out: Transition from Pediatric to Adult Palliative Care (concurrent) - Eileen O'Shea, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC, CHPPN

Break with Exhibitors
Hospice Essentials for the Palliative Nurse
(concurrent) - Leslie Moses-Grubenhoff, DNP, AGNP-CNP
Spiritual, Religious, and Existential Aspects of Care
(concurrent) - Kristopher Halsey, D. Div, PhD
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
Legal Aspects of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
What Do We All Have In Common? Finding Our Common Ground (interactive panel)
The Interdisciplinary Team: Best Practices (expert panel)
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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