Annual Conference
April 8-10, 2018
"Embracing the Continuum: The Patient, The Family and The Team"
Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey Hotel
Harrisburg, PA

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The PHPCN Annual conference is the only three-day conference in Pennsylvania designed specifically for all hospice and palliative care professionals to advance the knowledge of health care professionals who provide serious illness and end-of-life care services. This national-caliber conference attracts end-of-life care colleagues from across Pennsylvania and neighboring states offering exceptional educational and networking opportunities.  
Join your colleagues, April 8-10, 2018 at the Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey to educate and celebrate 38 years to 
"Promote Excellence in Palliative and End-of-Life Care" to individuals and families throughout our communities.

PHPCN Call for Presentations
As part of PHPCN’s continuous effort to provide quality educational programs, PHPCN invites its members and professionals of the palliative and hospice communities to submit presentation proposals for the 2018 Annual Conference to be held April 8-10, 2018 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, PA. 

PHPCN Annual Conference Scholarship
Apply or nominate a college for  the PHPCN Annual Conference Scholarship program recognizing Joan K. Harrold, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAHPM, for her tireless efforts to make available exceptional end of life care education to the hospice and palliative care community.  This is an annual scholarship providing financial assistance for a member of a hospice and/or palliative care team to attend the Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network’s Annual Conference

Dr. Harrold is the Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Services of Hospice & Community Care in Lancaster/York, PA and has almost two decades of experience in hospice and palliative care. Board certified in Internal Medicine with added qualifications in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, she also completed a Master of Public Health degree with special emphasis in epidemiology and biostatistics.  

She serves on the Board of Directors of NHPCO and previously served as a director on the Boards of the Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network (including terms as president and vice-president), the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (ABHPM), and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation.  She has also served as the Physician Section Leader of the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals.  Additionally, Dr. Harrold serves on the inaugural Examination Committee of the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board.  She formerly served on the American Board of Internal Medicine Examination Committee for Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Examination Committee for the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Call for Posters

PHPCN is soliciting submissions for the Poster Session held during the Annual Conference on April 8-10, 2018 at the Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey in Harrisburg, PA.
Topic Areas for Poster Submissions:                                  

  • Education

  • Specific patient populations (i.e., Pediatrics, Veterans)

  • Integration of hospice/palliative care to specific settings (e.g. hospital, ICU, home, nursing home, clinic)

  • Equitable access to hospice/palliative care for vulnerable populations

  • Palliative Care Payment models

  • Psychosocial interventions and/or case studies

  • Intervention strategies/team based care planning

  • Care transitions

  • Ensuring quality in advance care planning

  • T eam wellness

  • Quality improvement

  • Other 


Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

The 2018 Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network Annual Conference promises to be an exciting event and we invite you to be a part of it! The PHPCN Annual Conference attracts end-of-life care colleagues from across Pennsylvania and neighboring states. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to network with influential attendees and display new products and services. We hope you can join us!