Upcoming events

    • August 10, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
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    Objectives

    • Gain knowledge about the origins of the EOL doula movement, and the current model of care
    • Learn the definition of an end-of-life doula
    • Become aware of the services EOL doulas offer
    • Understand the scope of their role
    • Identify the overlap and differences in services between hospice volunteers and EOL doulas
    • Discover how some hospices are integrating EOL doulas 
    • Identify the impact EOL doulas have on every department within hospice
    • Discuss opportunities for those wishing to pursue EOL doula work

    Resources will be available for those interested in further exploration - both the individual and the agency

    More about the Speaker: Patty Burgess, CEOLS, APCE, President of Possibility

    Teaching Transitions - Doing Death Differently

    While spending every day from diagnosis to death with a dear friend, Patty was introduced to the beauty and benefits of hospice. After becoming a hospice volunteer, volunteer trainer and community educator for hospices agencies in Atlanta and Philadelphia, she started an end-of-life training company.   

    Her company Teaching Transitions - Doing Death Differently, trains hospice volunteers, staff, and caregivers across the county, ranging from small to large multi-site hospice organizations. Doing Death Differently, a sister site trains end-of-life doulas, or “death doulas” - a new, emerging non-medical profession supporting those facing the end of life (EOL) and their loved ones. 

    Patty was one of seven (7) original founders of NEDA, the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance in 2018, a membership organization supporting end-of-life doulas.  What began as an idea, now supports over 1000 members.  She was also chosen as one of the founding members of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) End-of-Life Doula Council, which was also created in 2018. Its development was in response to hospice agencies' growing curiosity, concern, and interest in this developing field.  The mission of the EOL Doula Council is to offer education and resources about end-of-life doulas to the NHPCO membership and the general public.   

    Patty co-founded Your Voice Directives, a training organization using an innovative, video advance care planning tool that focuses on patient safety and honoring wishes at the end of life.   

    She is a well-known national trainer, speaker and educator in end-of-life matters.  Her company has trained over 10,000 volunteers, staff, and end-of-life doulas with her Medicare-compliant online hospice volunteer training program, and her Certified End-of-Life Specialist (CEOLS) training.

    For more information, please visit...
    www.teachingtransitions.com  - For Hospices
    www.doingdeathdifferently.com - For EOL Doulas
    www.yourvoicedirectives.com  - For Advance Care Planning
    www.nedaalliance.org  - NEDA - EOL Doula Membership Organization
    NHPCO End-of-Life Doula Council Formation  - EOL Doula Education for Hospices and the General Public

    • September 26, 2022
    • (CDT)
    • September 27, 2022
    • (CDT)
    • Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort, 45 Hillman Road, Baraboo, WI 53913
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    Save $25 if you register by August 31, 2022.

    Agenda (subject to change)

    September 26

    7:00 – 8:00 pm – Welcome Reception

    September 27

    8:00 – 9:00 am – Registration & Breakfast

    9:00 – 10:30 am - Providing Culturally Sensitive Care at End of Life
    Tracy Schroepfer, PhD, MSW, MA, Professor, University of Wisconsin – Madison

    • Articulate the importance of equity over equality, and cultural humility and responsiveness over cultural competence in service provision
    • Understand more deeply the role historical trauma plays at end of life
    • Assess end of life cultural values and beliefs
    • Collaborate with communities on how best to provide community members culturally sensitive and responsive end-of-life care

    10:30 – 10:45 am – Break

    10:45 – 11:45 am – BLOCK 1

    The Macy Catheter: An In-depth Introduction to How it is Used and Why it is Becoming an Emerging Standard of Care
    Brad Macy, RN, BSN, CHPN, President and Co-Founder, Hospi Corporation

    • Verbalize how the Macy Catheter is inserted and medications and fluids administered
    • Describe how the Macy Catheter can decrease nursing burden of care and improve patient outcomes
    • List three ways the Macy Catheter could positively affect the overall operational efficiency and quality of patient care of a hospice agency.

    Unconventional Growth Strategies for Today’s Hospice Landscape
    Jonas Fortenberry, Revenue Enablement Manager, Trella Health

    When it comes to marketing, many hospices struggle with where to start. Without a clear view of market potential in their area, they may approach the problem with the perspective of attempting to fix something that’s broken. Fortenberry said, “It’s not necessarily about what to fix – it’s about how to optimize your marketing strategies to be the most impactful.” To do this, hospices must have insights into their current referral partnerships and data around acute providers in their market.

    In this session, attendees will learn:

    • Strategies to Improve Hospice Conversion Rates
    • Increasing Referrals for Underserved Populations
    • Addressing Physician Underutilization

    Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the importance of data for improved hospice performance.

    11:45 am – 12:45 pm – Lunch, Annual Meeting and Legislative Update

    12:45 – 1:45 pm – BLOCK 2

    Preparing for A Different Future: How VBID May Change What We Do and How We Do It
    Meg Pekarske, JD, Attorney, Husch Blackwell LLP
    • Learn key ways the hospice industry has and will continue to evolve into the future.
    • Identify what matters most to Medicare Advantage and how this differs from the current payors for hospice services.
    • Understand what actions hospices can begin taking now to thrive into the future.

    1:45 – 2:00 pm – Break

    2:00 – 3:00 pm – BLOCK 3

    Comprehensive, Strategic and Sustainable Hospice Grief Support
    Jenny Boeckman, LPC, Grief Services Director, Unity

    • Understand William Worden’s Tasks of Mourning and the role of theoretical approaches to working with bereaved.
    • Identify components of grief support strategy
    • Discuss benefits of community collaboration including engagement and reimbursement

    Supporting Resilient Workforce : Equipping Hospice Professionals With Emotional Intelligence + Stress Management Techniques
    Abby Waters, COTA, LPN, CPEQ, CPD, CPDF, Employee Retention Consultant | Leadership Coaching for Healthcare, PeopleScience Solutions

    • Understand the research and behind emotional intelligence and stress management techniques and how will these sciences impact the healthcare professional from day to day.
    • Healthcare professionals will identify strategies for growing in professionalism and welcoming deeper collaboration and productivity in the workplace.
    • Reflect on how applying EQ skills will help health and hospice professionals achieve future leadership goals and contribute to a more resilient and positive workforce.

    3:00 – 3:15 pm – Break

    3:15 – 4:30 pm – What is the State of Hospice Ethics in 2022?
    Timothy Kirk, PhD, HEC-C, Professor of Philosophy, City University of New York

    • Explain the ethic embedded in the original hospice philosophy of care
    • Understand how changes in social, cultural, demographic, and economic conditions present a complex ethical landscape for hospice in 2022
    • Identify key conceptual tools for hospice clinicians and administrators to identify and engage ethical opportunities and challenges

    Accommodations

    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort at a special group rate of single: $90, double, triple, quad: $109. Contact the hotel directly at 1-800-867-9453 and tell the reservation agent that you are booking a room for the Wisconsin Hospice and Palliative Care Association, Leader #931409.

    To guarantee this rate, reservations should be made by Saturday, August 27, 2022.

    Venue

    Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort
    45 Hillman Road, Baraboo, WI 53913

    Cancellations/refunds

    • A full refund of the registration fee, less a $50 processing fee, will be granted if cancellation is received by September 12, 2022. No refund will be granted if cancellation is received after that time.
    • September 26, 2022
    • (CDT)
    • September 27, 2022
    • (CDT)
    • Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort, 45 Hillman Road, Baraboo, WI 53913
    Register

    This will be an in person event. Showcase your products and services to hospice and palliative care professionals throughout Wisconsin.

    Exhibit Hall Hours

    Monday, September 26

    • 6:00 – 7:00 pm Exhibitor Set-Up
    • 7:00 – 8:00 pm Reception

    Tuesday, September 27

    • 7:00 – 8:00 am Exhibitor Set-Up
    • 8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast with Exhibitors & Sponsors
    • 10:30 – 10:45 am Break
    • 11:45 am – 12:45 pm Lunch with Exhibitors & Sponsors
    • 1:45 – 2:00 pm Break
    • 3:00 – 3:15 pm Break
    • 4:30 pm Exhibitors Dismantle

    Opportunities

    Sponsor - $2,500 (2 spots)

    • Logo included on attendee name badges
    • Introduction of representatives at keynote address
    • Introduce one of our keynote speakers
    • Option to place promotional items or literature for each attendee in session room
    • Signage recognizing sponsorship at registration
    • Logo inclusion in the sponsor/exhibitor slide show
    • Premier placement of exhibit display in expo hall ($75O value)
    • Company listing in event program
    • Name badges with sponsor recognition ribbons
    • Recognition on the WiHPCA website with link to your company website

    Exhibit - $1,250 (unlimited)

    • Display includes a skirted table and two chairs
    • Two staff registrations
    • Non-competitive exhibit viewing times
    • Incentive game for conference attendees provided to encourage comprehensive viewing
    • Roster of attendees provided onsite to each exhibitor upon arrival at the WiHPCA Conference
    • Complimentary meals and refreshments during exhibit hours
      (Tuesday lunch included)

    Additional Options

    • Booth electricity available for $50
    • Exhibitors/sponsors may purchase additional badges for $50 each. The cost for additional badges covers conference meals and breaks.

    Accommodations

    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort at a special group rate of single: $90, double, triple, quad: $109. Contact the hotel directly at 1-800-867-9453 and tell the reservation agent that you are booking a room for the Wisconsin Hospice and Palliative Care Association, Leader #931409.

    To guarantee this rate, reservations should be made by Saturday, August 27, 2022.

    Venue

    Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort
    45 Hillman Road, Baraboo, WI 53913

    Cancellations/refunds

    • A full refund of the registration fee, less a $50 processing fee, will be granted if cancellation is received by September 12, 2022. No refund will be granted if cancellation is received after that time.

     


    • October 11, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
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    More about the Presenter: Tom O'Day, Partner, Husch Blackwell

    Tom advises and represents employers through sophisticated labor and employment matters, with a particular focus on the healthcare and education sectors.

    Tom provides measured counsel to hospitals, physician groups, health systems and individual providers regarding complex employment and medical staff matters. Clients value Tom’s experience and practical guidance on day-to-day operations, growing business and navigating what can feel like the volatility of litigation. Tom assists employers with a full range of human resource issues, including:

    • Employment and severance agreements
    • Independent practitioner contracting
    • Peer review matters
    • Noncompete agreements
    • Proactive compliance
    • Policy handbooks
    • Medical reporting obligations
    • Healthcare Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA)
    • Discrimination, harassment and wage claims

    Tom understands that proactive compliance is often the best and most cost-efficient defense, and works closely with clients to write policy, provide training, and meet or exceed regulatory benchmarks. He monitors legal trends in the healthcare industry and strategizes with clients on how best to grow a business in tandem with changing regulations. When investigation or litigation occurs, he’s a fierce advocate for clients, helping them to resolve issues with minimum interruptions to daily operations while implementing best practices to avoid future litigation.

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