Preconference: October 10-11, 2020
Main Conference: October 12-14, 2020
Statehouse Convention Center | Little Rock, AR
Proposal Submission Deadline: February 24, 2020
Proposal Notification: April  2020

The 2020 Interdisciplinary Conference is the premiere conference for hospice and palliative care teams and individuals. Join your colleagues to experience a unique blend of keynotes, educational sessions, preconference learning and networking opportunities grounded in the philosophy of the interdisciplinary team.

The Conference Planning Committee seeks proposals designed to advance the knowledge, competence and performance of hospice and palliative care professionals that addresses one or more of the conference areas of interest and learning outcomes listed below.

Areas of Emphasis and Learning Outcomes

  • Community-Based Palliative Care
    Discuss successes and new models of community-based palliative care programs;
  • Interdisciplinary Team Leadership
    Lead and enhance the practice of interdisciplinary teams;
  • Medical Care
    Practice evidence-based, ethical, effective and efficient medical care;
  • Pediatric
    Describe best practices in collaborative, interdisciplinary care for pediatric patients;
  • Quality
    Share key strategies within the health care team that can be used to assess and improve quality programs and practices;
  • Regulatory
    Identify hospice compliance and regulatory requirements;
  • Supportive Care
    Employ advanced approaches in psychosocial, spiritual and bereavement care.

New for 2020

  • Discussion Session option – Submit a proposal to lead a highly interactive discussion session focused on a current topic or issue. Discussion leaders open the discussion to set the context, encourage participants to share their perspectives and then provide a summary and closure to the session.
  • Innovation Question – Explain why you consider this education session or discussion unique or innovative.
  • Interdisciplinary Team Impact Question – Provide details on how your initiative, project or discussion advances and impacts the interdisciplinary team.

Review the designing your proposal information before submitting.