Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care
The Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is the premier educational event for hospice and palliative care providers. The Annual Assembly is designed for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers interested in acquiring, maintaining, or expanding the skills needed to function effectively in the field of hospice and palliative care. As leaders in promoting excellence in hospice and palliative care, AAHPM and HPNA combine their expertise to advance the field, this meeting the shared goal of improving the quality of life for patients and families facing serious or life-threatening conditions.

2020 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care

March 18-21, 2020 in San Diego, California

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Clinical Practice Forum
The HPNA Clinical Practice Forum is the premier educational and networking event designed specifically 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.

14th Annual HPNA Clinical Practice Forum

September 10-12 in Dallas, Texas

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ELNEC Train-the-Trainer 
ELNEC is an acronym that stands for End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium.  These courses provide nurses with education in palliative care, preparing them to teach the information to practicing nurses and other healthcare professional.  These courses are written by nurses for nurses, and are designed to educate nursing providing palliative care and improving end of life care, but all members of the interdisciplinary team are welcome to attend.  HPNA sponsors several of these two-day train-the-trainer courses every year, with one each year specializing in pediatric palliative care.  

ELNEC Core Train-the-Trainer 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 
May 14-15, 2020

Embassy Suites Albuquerque
100 Woodward Place NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

ELNEC Core Train-the-Trainer & ELNEC Pediatric Palliative Care
Clearwater/St. Petersburg, Florida
October 22-23, 2020

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Virtual Conference
HPNA, NHPCO, and AAHPM know how important it is for hospice and palliative care organizations to be unified and grounded in our goal to provide high-quality, person-centered care. It is also important to support greater education around quality care and quality measurement. We believe professional education and training is an ongoing commitment that must be part of an organization's culture. The 2020 Virtual Conference will directly focus on quality. 

The 2020 Virtual Conference will focus on quality and will gather physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, spiritual care professionals, and advanced practice professionals as well as program planners, managers, and executives seeking to increase their knowledge, improve their competence, and enhance their professional practice in developing programs and providing the highest quality care. 

2020 Virtual Conference

July 22-23, 2020, Online

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