Frequently Asked Questions
When is the conference?
October 12 – 30, 2020 – the conference will span three weeks.
How should I block my calendar?
You should try to block your calendar for every Wednesday from approximately 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET (exact times to be announced). This is when live sessions and Keynote presentations will take place. There will be other live content throughout the three weeks and those dates and times will be released at a later date. For now, just try to block your calendar for Wednesday afternoons (Eastern Time).
How does this event work?
The Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference will be very similar to a live conference in terms of overall education and content. There will be more than 60 hours of content, falling within 7 learning tracks, as well as opportunities to network and connect with NHPCO Staff, and download resources that you can view off-line.
How is content shared?
The conference will include live and on-demand content.
Live content including keynotes, will air:
- Wednesday, October 14 | 2:00 pm ET
- Wednesday, October 21 | 2:00 pm ET
- Wednesday, October 28 | 2:00 pm ET
All live sessions will be recorded and available on-demand after the session, so you can view at the times most convenient to you.
Educational sessions will be on-demand (think Netflix) for you to access on your own time. Access to on-demand content begins October 12.
Can I listen on-the-go or during windshield time?
Yes, our sessions will be available via all devices. Please just remember to stay engaged, especially when requesting CE/CME credits and of course, be safe!
How long will I have access to the content?
Don’t worry if you can’t watch all 60+ hours of content within three weeks. Access to the content will be available until December 31, 2020.
How will I access the virtual conference?
Registrants will receive login information prior to the conference — check your email or call 800-646-6460 for more information.
How will I know what’s happening and when?
The conference portal will be your guide. Once finalized, we will provide a list of live activities and will send a summary of activities for each week.
What are the session tracks?
The Virtual IDC will offer peer-to-peer intermediate and advanced educational sessions that will address these specific topic areas:
- Community-Based Palliative Care
- Medical Care
- Supportive Care
Can I share my login?
No, only individual registrations are available. Logins are unique to each individual and may not be shared. Access is only available to registered participants.
Is there a group/organization rate available?
We do offer a discount for registrations of 5 or more. Each registration is for individuals however, not the organization.
Will the sessions be recorded for those in different time zones?
All sessions (60+ hours of content) will be accessible 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. All live sessions will be recorded and posted to the platform for later viewing.
What if I missed the live session?
All live sessions will be recorded and posted to the platform for later viewing.
Will there be networking?
Yes! Through our virtual platform, you will have the ability to connect with fellow attendees in many ways. Choose from many networking opportunities around specific topics, that will be ongoing throughout the conference. You can join the discussion within each session where you can talk with fellow attendees about the content.
Connect with us and share your experiences using #VIDC20 on all channels.
Will there be any social events?
Yes! Each week we host Virtual Happy Hours and Coffee Chats. We will also have a musical event with John Mulder, MD and Grammy Award winner Tricia Walker. Information will be posted on the conference website as it is available.
What does the registration fee include?
The registration fee includes the following:
- 7 Educational Tracks
- 60+ on demand sessions
- Discussion opportunities with faculty
- Virtually network with your peers
- One-on-one office hours for regulatory and palliative care
- 60+ hours CE/CME for nurses and physicians
- Exhibit Hall
- Town Hall on COVID 19 Pandemic
- Happy Hours
- Live Podcasts
- Streaming Music Event
Does this conference offer Continuing Education/Continuing Medical Education Credit?
Yes, the Virtual IDC provides 60+ hours of continuing education credit for nurses and physicians.
How can I stay up-to-date about the Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference?
Visit the conference website for the most up-to-date information: www.nhpco.org/idc2020
How is this different than the Virtual Conference in July?
The July Virtual Conference is a two-day event with a specific focus each year. This year the focus is on quality and is built for teams or individuals. The virtual IDC is more encompassing and will allow for a deeper dive into each of the interdisciplinary topics
Will the conference include an Exhibit Hall?
Yes, you can visit with leading vendors and service providers to learn about the latest trends in products and services for hospice and palliative care providers.
What platform is NHPCO using to run the virtual conference?
How do I check if my system is compatible for the Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference?
There is no explicit system check function. An internet connection and compatible browser is required to access the Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference.
What browsers are supported?
The Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference is compatible on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Edge.
Can I view the Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference on my phone or tablet?
Yes, the Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference can be accessed via the web browser on iPhone and Android devices. No separate app is required.
Is there a mobile app for the Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference?
No, there is not a mobile app for the Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference. The Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference can be accessed via the web browser on iPhone and Android devices.