Each year, GHPCO strives to create an annual educational conference focused on leadership and clinical topics from a variety of local, regional and national experts in many different fields. This year's theme, "Making the Compassion Connection: Purpose – People – Principles" provides a broad platform from which to discuss the changes in our system of care delivery and the continuum of care which includes chronic illness care, palliative medicine and hospice. What are the forward-looking trends in how people are living with advanced illness and experiencing dying? What about historical perspectives? How do we find our way back to the PURPOSE of hospice and palliative medicine? How do we connect with PEOPLE – both inside our organizations and in the community – to tell the story about end-of-life care? What PRINCIPLES of leadership, care delivery, process improvement, quality, and ethics are necessary as we move along toward a new future? Register today to join your colleagues in an environment of collaborative learning and conference fun!

Visit the Georgia Hospice & Palliative Care web site for additional details! 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 to Friday, March 1, 2013

Preconference on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Main Conference on February 28 – March 1, 2013 

UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States

All sponsors can be found at the Georgia Hospice & Palliative Care Organization web site.


Preconference (Wednesday)

  • Member: $179
  • Non-member: $229

Main Conference (Thursday and Friday)

  • Both days (Member): $329
  • Both days (Non-member): $449
  • Thursday ONLY (Member): $199
  • Thursday ONLY (Non-member): $259
  • Friday ONLY (Member): $149
  • Friday ONLY (Non-member): $209

Complete Package (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) – BEST DEAL!

  • Member: $429
  • Non-member: $549

CHPNA (Thursday Only)

  • Member: $179
  • Non-member: $229 

Costs include: registration, breakfast, lunch, breaks, handout materials on CD, and continuing education credits. PARKING IS NOT INCLUDED and is charged separately – please plan accordingly.

ALL registrations after February 1, 2013 will incur a $25 processing fee
You may register online, by mail, by phone or by fax as indicated

Parking charges are not included in your conference registration fee. During your visit, parking is available in the University's South Campus Parking Deck, located just north of The Georgia Center. For more information about parking rates, please see the transportation tip sheet (pdf).

Event Cancellation Policies
(1) A cancellation received by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before February 20, 2013, will be refunded, minus a $35 processing fee. No refunds will be issued thereafter; substitutions will be allowed. (2) To change or cancel your registration, call 800-884-1381, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. (3) If an event is cancelled for any reason, The Georgia Center will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.

Hotel Costs: 

You'll be given the opportunity to make a hotel reservation as you proceed through the online registration process. 

Contact information: 

Program Contact: Jennifer Hale, State Executive Director
(404) 323-9397

Registration Contact: The Georgia Center
(706) 542-2134
(800) 884-1381

Special Needs
If you require special services or facilities, contact Jean Mann at (706) 542-2237 or Jean.Mann@georgiacenter.uga.edu by February 20, 2013.