Speaker Call For Presentations

We invite you to be part of Colorado’s premier Hospice and Palliative Care conferences.

HPCAR is calling for submission of presentation proposals. This will be a competitive process. Abstracts will be evaluated on their relevance to practice, cohesiveness with overall conference theme and appropriateness for the target audience. While all abstracts may not be accepted for this combined convention, they may be considered for another aspect of HPCAR educational programming for the year.

Presentations should reflect the general theme of the convention. Topics of interest include leadership, vision, quality management, occurrence reporting, resolution process, personnel qualifications, financial management, ethics in healthcare, needs of the fragile/ill, wound care, behavior management, staff training, recruiting & retention, brain health, hospice, bereavement, private pay agency issues, and marketing strategies. These are suggestion and not meant to limit submissions in any way. All breakout sessions are one hour in length. If the presentation takes 2-4 hours to complete, it may be considered for a pre-conference workshop. Submit a separate proposal form for each presentation. Absolutely no commercial sales or marketing presentations of any kind will be permitted.

Workshops that offer concrete tools and techniques, useful research results or direct applications are preferred. We strongly favor workshops that utilize hands-on, experiential learning over “PowerPoint recitations.” We encourage participation from all hospice and palliative care clinical disciplines as well as academics and educators; long-term care, public health, senior service, mental health, and other professionals; consumer-based groups and vendors.

Please complete this form in its entirety.

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The Hospice & Palliative Care Association of the Rockies strongly believes in the value of hospice care as the highest-quality care for patients and family caregivers struggling with serious and life-limiting illness. It is the mission of the HPCAR to work to increase access to palliative and hospice services and promote quality standards of care for all citizens of Colorado and Wyoming. Within this mission it is our vision that all of our citizens will live well at the end of life or in serious illness, and that none will suffer needlessly.

HPCAR is committed to serving the entire hospice and palliative care community. Among our membership are programs large and small, urban and rural, nonprofit and for-profit, government owned and faith-based, single site and multi-site, the variations go on, and this diversity enriches our organization and the field. Despite these differences our commitment to caring and excellence is the same.

Our brand promise ensures that we will connect citizens of Colorado and Wyoming in need with palliative and hospice care information and resources. For our members, we will provide advocacy, education, and best practice models of care.

The Benefits of Membership

The Hospice & Palliative Care Association of the Rockies exclusively gives its members access to professional, regulatory and clinical resources and experts. Our members receive exclusive promotional benefits, including consumer-facing "find a hospice" and "find a palliative-care provider" links. We also advocate on our members' behalf in Washington, D.C., and at the Colorado statehouse. Our members are a who's who of health-industry professionals.  

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Our Core Functions

The core functions and goals of HPCAR are to 1) promote hospice as the highest-quality care for patients and family caregivers struggling with serious and life-limiting illness, 2) serve the entire hospice and palliative care community, 3) pursue commitment to caring and excellence, 4) connect people in need with palliative and hospice care information and resources, and 5) provide its members with advocacy, education and best practice models of care.

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