Lessons in Listening; Are We Hearing Our Patients?

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. This year’s theme,Lessons in Listening; Are We Hearing Our Patients? provides a broad platform from which to discuss the changes in our system of care delivery which includes palliative medicine and hospice. How do we CONNECT with people to tell the story about end-of-life care? What trends in how people are living with advanced illness and experiencing dying do we HEAR day to day? How do we find our way back to LISTENING to our patients and their families so we can better meet the demands of hospice and palliative medicine? How is LISTENING related to the principles of leadership, care delivery, process improvement, quality, and ethics and thereby essential in enhancing the quality and effectiveness of care?

Join us at the Georgia Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's (GHPCO) Annual Leadership and Education Conference as we explore all the ways we can build upon basic skills and concepts to foster innovation that allows us to LISTEN to our patients and our industry as we seek to provide the highest quality hospice and palliative care throughout Georgia.

Visit www.ghpco.org for additional details!

Sunday, February 21, 2016 to Tuesday, February 23, 2016
  • Preconference (Sunday afternoon only) on February 21, 2016 – Judi Lund Person, NHPCO
  • Main Conference on February 22 – 23, 2016
  • Plenary Speaker February 22, 2016 – Jason Lesandrini, PhD(c), Wellstar Health System
  • Plenary Speaker February 23, 2016 – Brenda Clarkson, RN, DN, RNT(Eng), VAHPC
  • Palliative Care track on February 22, 2016
UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States

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

  • Pre-Conference (Sunday afternoon only): $129 members, $179 non-members
  • Main Conference: $329 members, $449 non-members
  • BEST DEAL: Register for all 3 days!
    Sunday, Monday & Tuesday: $378 members, $548 non-members
  • Monday only: $179 members, $229 non-members
  • Tuesday only: $159 members, $209 non-members

(Education Committee, Board Members and Speakers may also register online and those registration fees are listed on the registration page. Please register in the appropriate area.)

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. There is one Parking Pass issued per Hotel Room per night.

ALL registrations after February 5, 2016 will incur a $35 processing fee
You may register online, by mail, by fax, or by phone as indicated

Event Cancellation Policies: (1) A cancellation received by 6:00 p.m. ET on or before February 12, 2016, 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 6:00 p.m. ET. (3) If an event is cancelled for any reason, the UGA Hotel and Conference Center will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.

Hotel Costs: 

You will be given the opportunity to make a hotel reservation as you proceed through the online registration process. Please refer to GHPCO’s room block code 81988. Room block expires on January 14, 2016.

Contact information: 

Program Contact:
Paula Sanders, State Executive Director
(404) 323-9397

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

Special Needs: If you require special services, contact Jean Mann at Jean.Mann@georgiacenter.uga.edu by February 12, 2016.

Dietary restrictions should be indicated on the registration form or during the registration process.