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2017 Management and Leadership Conference a Success

For Immediate Release:
May 15, 2017

Edo Banach welcomes Congressman Tom Reed and Eugene Robinson among the distinguished speakers

(Alexandria Va) – NHPCO’s new President and CEO Edo Banach, along with staff and the board, welcomed more than 1,200 hospice and palliative care professionals and supporters to the Washington Hilton for the 2017 Management and Leadership Conference, on May 1 – 3.

Banach delivered his keynote message on Monday and stressing the importance of innovation while protecting the heart of hospice that is such a palpable part of the philosophy of care. 

Featured distinguished plenary speakers were author and strategic leadership expert Nick Tasler, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Eugene Robinson, and Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY), all of whom offered diverse perspectives on leadership, the political landscape and the importance of advocacy and community dialog. 

The Exhibit Hall was sold to capacity with additional exhibitors set up in the International Terrace Foyer of the Washington Hilton.

The MLC began on April 29 with preconference offerings that included the two-day training of NHPCO’s Hospice Manager Development Program and preconference seminars focused on community-based palliative care, regulatory issues, leadership development and access issues.

Other notable activities from the conference included the Advocacy at MLC event, which took providers to Capitol Hill on the afternoon of May 3. This coincided with a Capitol Hill Briefing on the 10th anniversary of National Healthcare Decisions Day (see page x for more on Hill activity). And a highlight of the week was the National Hospice Foundation’s Annual Gala that raised support for NHF’s signature Lighthouse of Hope Fund.

Providers are encouraged to mark their calendars for next year’s Management and Leadership Conference set for April 23-25, 2018 at the Washington Hilton (preconference offers will be on April 21-22).

Learn more about NHPCO’s professional development opportunities at nhpco.org.

The opening plenary presentation at MLC 2017.


Jon Radulovic
Vice President, Communications
Ph: 703-837-3139