Wednesday, April 15, 2009

24th Management and Leadership Conference

Healthcare Reform, Advocacy, FDA Session and More on Agenda at National Hospice Leadership Conference in DC

DeParle, Edwards, FDA, Capitol Hill Day all highlights of NHPCO Management and

Leadership Conference April 22-25

(Alexandria, Va) – Over 1,600 hospice and palliative leaders, industry experts, and providers will gather to discuss the importance of hospice and palliative care in the healthcare reform debate and carry the voice of the hospice and palliative care community to Capitol Hill.

Plenary speakers include White House health reform “czar” Nancy-Ann Min DeParle, Elizabeth Edwards, Patrick Lencioni, and J. Donald Schumacher, NHPCO president/CEO. They will discuss the how quality end-of-life care is critical to the wellbeing of our nation’s healthcare landscape.

Hospice advocates will bring important messages about end-of-life care to Capitol Hill on Wednesday reminding legislators that hospice provides more care that costs less to dying Americans and their families.

The Food and Drug Administration will participate in a special listening session to discuss the impact of opioid availability. Hosted by NHPCO, AAHPM, CAPC, and HPNA, this session will allow participants to ask questions about the FDA’s plans regarding opioid production.

NHPCO’s Management and Leadership Conference will feature more than 80 concurrent workshops, awards, networking opportunities, and more. Highlights include:

  • Hospice Capitol Hill Day – Wednesday, April 22, an all day event ending with a reception at the Capitol Visitor’s Center beginning at 5:00pm.

  • Elizabeth Edwards – “Reforming Healthcare and Improving End-of-Life Care: Awakening Our National Conscience,” Thursday, April 23, 8:30am. Mrs. Edwards will also receive NHPCO’s Person of the Year Award.

  • Special FDA Listening Session – to discuss opioid availability, Thursday, April 23, 12:15-1:15pm.

  • Nancy-Ann Min DeParle, Director of the White House Office of Health Care Reform – to discuss health care reform and hospice/palliative care, Friday, April 24, 8:30am.

  • Patrick Lencioni – “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” Friday, April 24, 9:00am.

  • National Hospice Foundation Gala and Awards – “Bricks and Diamonds,”Friday, April 24, 6:30 – 11:00pm. Omni-Shoreham Hotel, Regency Ballroom.

Advocacy in Action: Mobilizing People and Organizations to Lead Change

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization24th Management and Leadership ConferenceApril 22-25, 2009Omni-Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC
Those interested in attending may register at the conference registration desk.

Credentialed members of the media are invited. To RSVP prior to conference, contact Jon Radulovic. During conference, please check in at conference registration desk. Additional conference info available at


Jon Radulovic, vice president communications

Ph: 703-837-3139

Cell: 571-259-5026

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1 comment:

Drew Watts said...

Have never attended such healthcare conference. But would love to be a part of them in future. Came to know from a friend that one of meeting space San Francisco will be arranging a healthcare conference where many health specialists will be present. Will surely attend it.