Clinical Practice Forum

At HPNA's Clinical Practice Forum we explore advancement sin palliative nursing, examine the latest best practices, expand our kenowledge of caring for patients with serious illness, and network with other hospice and palliative nurses. 

August 26-27, 2021 
Location: Virtual
Register for the Clinical Practice Forum


Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care

The Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care, presented by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), is a 3-day event that brings together more than 2,400 of your colleagues and peers to share research, clinical best practices, and practice-related guidance to advance the specialty and improve patient care. 

February 19-21, 2022
Location: Nashville, TN
Learn more about the Annual Assembly



Live Virtual Certification Review Courses

Available for the ACHPN, CHPN, CHPLN, and CHPPN exams
These instructor-led certification review courses are designed to help prepare you for your upcoming Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) certification exam. They provide a framework to prepare, and a process to assess strengths and weaknesses of content for your upcoming exam. Courses are facilitated by nationally recognized subject matter experts. 

Location: Virtual
Register for an upcoming Live Virtual Certification Review Course 


"Fall into Leadership" Mini-Conference
The Palliative Nursing Leadership Journey
Join HPNA on October 22, 2021 as we "fall into leadership" with our second ever mini-conference. More details coming soon.

October 22, 2021
Location: Virtual



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 Pediatric Train-the-Trainer
December 2-3, 2021
Location: Virtual
Register Here

ELNEC Core Train-the-Trainer
December 2-3, 2021
Location: Virtual

Register Here


Virtual Conference

HPNA, NHPCO, and AAHPM recognize the profound and historic impact of the global health pandemic. That is why the 2021 Virtual Conference theme is "transformation". Content will include both clinical and programmatic perspectives creating an opportunity for the interdisciplinary team to explore each unique viewpoint and how they intersect. 

July 2022
Location: Virtual