Tuesday, April 5, 2011

NHPCO Management and Leadership Conference 2011

After Hill Day is over, NHPCO will be hosting their 26th Management and Leadership Conference at the nearby Gaylord National Conference Center.  Just in time for the end of the Cherry Blossom Festival! I have never been to the MLC before but have been to the Clinical Team Conference a few years ago.  This session looks to be much more about the administrative issues as opposed to the medical-clincal aspects of the AAHPM and NHPCO CTC conference.  I am only able to go for the Friday sessions, but after looking over the sessions this past week I see many more topics that I would be interested in.  Reading through many of them I am reminded of the absence of a voice in the blogosphere since Hospice Guy at Hospice Blog left in 2009.  We don't have anyone really covering the day to day administrative issues of running a hospice.  (If you are out there Hospice Guy - email me, I have been wanting to talk to you and you have not answered your emails for the past two years!)


If any one is attending MLC and would like to tell us what you learned, we are open to hearing from you. Feel free to write a guest post.  I will report back this weekend on interesting things I picked up from the conference.

If you any Pallimed readers are attending feel free to email me at christian@pallimed.org and hopefully we can meet up. Another opportunity to get together would be the Social Media session on Friday from 11a-Noon at which I am co-presenting with Jon Radulovic (NHPCO) and Melissa Delacalzada (@mdelacalzada) (San Diego Hospice) I will be bringing the Palimed 'P' stickers and flyers for you to take home for you to continue our reader supported awareness initiatives.  We are not having a formal Pallimed get-together but who knows what the future may bring!

What do you all like about the various major meetings? Are there any others you would add to this list?
  • NHPCO MLC
  • NHPCO CTC
  • AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly
  • CAPC 
  • International Congress on Palliative Care (Montreal)

Should we cover these meetings in more depth? Or less? Do you want to volunteer to cover any of them?

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