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Annual Clinical and Leadership Conference: Embracing Change & Leading the Way


February 24 - February 26, 2021

About the Conference

This year's theme,"2021: Embracing Change and Leading the Way" provides a broad platform from which to discuss the changes in our system of care delivery while focused on leadership and clinical topics including regulatory compliance, process improvement, quality, and ethics from a variety of local, regional and national experts.

How to Register

To register for the Annual Clinical and Leadership Conference, you will need to complete the following steps:

1. Click the "Register" button to be directed to the ticket selection page. 

2. Select "Full Virtual Pass", or select the day(s) you would like to attend. Add to cart. 

3. Continue through the checkout process and enter your payment information etc. 

4. You MUST have a TPN.Health profile to attend this event. You will be directed to sign up or sign in to TPN.Health in order to complete the checkout process and confirm your purchase. Once you have signed up or signed in to TPN.Health, you will be redirected back to your checkout page to complete the process.  You MUST use the email address associated with your TPN.Health profile at checkout. This is important for tracking purposes. 

5. You will be able to access the event by visiting the "My Events" page within your TPN.Health profile. Please access the event link at this page at least 15 minutes prior to the event's start time to be directed to the conference main hall. 

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions!

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At-A-Glance Agenda

Wednesday, February 24, 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Presented By: Judi Lund-Person, BA, MPH, CHC

Break | 1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm


Presented By: Judi Lund-Person, BA, MPH, CHC

Break | 2:10 pm - 2:20 pm

2:20 pm - 3:20 pm


Presented By: Judi Lund-Person, BA, MPH, CHC

Break | 3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Presented By: Judi Lund-Person, BA, MPH, CHC

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Concurrent Sessions

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

4-1: Integration of Palliative Care in ALS

Presented By: Holy Doe, RN

4-2: Care Planning and Eligibility

Presented By: Roseanne Berry, MSN, RN

4-3: Consent/Guardianship: Complex Care Decisions

Presented By: Kara Silverman

4-4: Virtual Sales-RFP

Presented By: Melynda Lee

Break | 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

5-1: Palliative Care Footprint (Panel Discussion)

Presented By: Anna Skold, MD; Huda Sayed, MD; Petti-Jeanne Sheldon, RN

5-2: Improving Quality with HIS and CAHPS

Presented By: Roseanne Berry, MSN, RN

5-3: Implicit Bias

Presented By: Kim Curseen, MD

5-4: Legality of Phone/Email

Presented By: Jason Bring

Break | 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

6-1: Health Literacy in Palliative Care

Presented By: Courtney Cawthon, MPH, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC

6-2: Respiratory/ Post-COVID

Presented By: Nehal Bhatt, MD, FCCP

6-3: A Survey to Understand the Moral Awareness and Use of Ethics Consultation Service in a Hospice Program

Presented By: Steve Shields

6-4: Pediatric Administration

Presented By: Khaliah Johnson, MD, MS

Friday, February 26, 2021

Keynote Session

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Keynote : Palliative Care Futurist: Matching Care to Our Patient's Needs

Presented By: Diane E. Meier MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Concurrent Sessions

9:00 am - 10:00 am

7-1: Palliative Care in the Neuro-ICU, A Transdisciplinary Approach 

Presented By: Jabeen Taj, MD

7-2: GIP Clinical Updates

Presented By: Kelly Erola, MD, FAAHPM, FAAFP

7-3: Great Conversations Start with "Hello": Using and End of Life Conversation Game to Encourage Advance Care Planning

Presented By: Martha Hage, LCSW; Eric Nelson, LCSW

7-4: The Secret World of the HIS Measures- How CMS Validates and Changes Your Answers

Presented By: Annette Lee, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C

Break | 10:00 am - 10:15 am

10:15 am - 11:15 am

8-1: Safe Opioid Prescribing in Palliative Care

Presented By: Jimi S. Malik, MD

8-2: Pain Management Fentynal Conversation

Presented By: Richard Ackermann, MD

8-3: Terminology of Grief

Presented By: Patricia Shearer, MD, MS, FAAP; Alex Allen, LCSW; Lanise Shortell, RN, CHPPN, CPLC

8-4: Top 10 Hospice Survey Deficiencies

Presented By: Melanie Simon

Break | 11:15 am - 11:30 am

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

9-1: Palliative Care- Lessons Learned During COVID-19

Presented By: Joanne Kuntz, MD; Amanda Lou Newton, LCSW; Jessica Chicken, MDiv, M.S., BCC

9-2: Symptom Management: Dypsnea

Presented By: Richard Ackerman, MD

9-3: What the Zoom?!? Enhancing Your Bereavement Program through Tele-Mental Health

Presented By: Dave Gladson, BCC; Miquel Shanine, LPMT, MT-BC, NMT

9-4: CyberSecurity

Presented By: Chris Paravate, MBA, PMP, CHCIO, CPHIMS

Plenary Speakers

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Judi Lund Person, MPH, CHC
Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance


Diane E. Meier MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care

Sponsors and Exhibitors



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