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2019 Call For Proposals

Call for Proposals

Navigating the Journey with Compassion

Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care 2019 Annual Conference
April 14-16, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis-South
7800 Normandale Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55439

Important Dates

The Call for Proposals is now OPEN! Click on the Start button below to begin the submission process.

Proposals are

due by October 1st, 2018. 

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2019 Conference Goal

To advance the knowledge of healthcare professionals who provide serious illness and end-of-life services.

Target Audience

MNHPC anticipates 1,000 people to attend the 2019 Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care Conference. The conference is designed for nursing, administration, music therapy, physical therapy, chaplaincy, medicine, occupational therapy, social work, physician assistants, home health care, and volunteers. In 2018, attendees broke down approximately as follows:

  • Nurses, 35%
  • Social Workers, 15%
  • Administrator, Director, C-Level, 13%
  • Other, 8%
  • Bereavement Coordinator, Chaplain Services, Spiritual Counselor, 7%
  • Physicians, 6%
  • Volunteers, 4%
  • Licensed or Certified Therapist, Psychologist, 2%
  • Volunteer Manager/Coordinator, 2%

2019 Areas of Emphasis

Click here for a list of suggested topics.

  • Culturally Appropriate Care
  • Ethics
  • Family Dynamics and Trauma
  • Health Access and Community Engagement
  • Innovations in Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Innovative Services Delivery
  • Marketing and Fundraising
  • Mental Illness
  • Optimizing the Team:  Emphasis on  Integration of Allied and Complementary Therapies
  • Pain and Symptom Management
  • Regulatory Review
  • Team Dynamics and Self-Care
  • Workforce & Volunteer Development/Retention

Types of Presentations

Workshop 75

75 minute sessions. Must include participant involvement; emphasis on application of the material presented using simulations, exercises, and tools that support the learning experience. (Maximum 3 presenters; All Levels)

Workshop 60

60 minute sessions. Must include participant involvement; emphasis on application of the material presented using simulations, exercises, and tools that support the learning experience. (Maximum 3 presenters; All Levels)

Concurrent 75

75 minute sessions. Explore topics in-depth, discuss application of detailed approaches, tools, strategies or information and may include up to 3 presenters. Includes 10-15 minutes for questions/discussion. (Maximum 3 presenters; All Levels)

Concurrent 60

60 minute sessions. Provide pertinent topical information, discuss successful strategies and/or provide tools/resources that can be replicated in other settings. Include 10-15 minutes for questions/discussion. (Maximum 3 presenters; All Levels)

*Please note there are a limited number of 75 minute slots. 

Levels of Presentations

Fundamental Proposals

Must contain experience-based learning scenarios (may contain case studies) and introduce participants to basic strategies, resources or tools.  Designed for attendees who are new to hospice and palliative care (i.e. those who meet the criteria for novice competency, based on NHPCO’s Interdisciplinary Team Competency Grid) and/or those relatively new to presenting.

Proficient Proposals

Must contain case studies or experience-based learning scenarios and introduce participants to strategies, resources or tools.  May introduce innovative new approaches, technologies, delivery systems, or provide current information on critical and timely topics.  Designed for a broad range of attendees at all levels, but particularly for those who meet the criteria for proficient competency, based on NHPCO’s Interdisciplinary Team Competency Grid.

Advanced Proposals

Must contain case studies or experience-based learning scenarios and are grounded in evidence-based knowledge.  May introduce innovative new approaches, technologies, delivery systems, or provide current information on critical and timely topics.  Designed for attendees with in-depth experience/knowledge in the topic or field of study (i.e. those who meet the criteria for expert competency, based on NHPCO’s Interdisciplinary Team Competency Grid.)

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