HPCANYS represents Hospice and palliative care programs, allied organizations and individuals that are interested in the development and growth of comprehensive end-of-life care services. Vendors who support HPCANYS’ mission “to promote the availability and accessibility of quality Hospice and palliative care for all persons in New York State confronted with life-limiting illness” are invited to participate. This meeting brings together over 375 professionals from interdisciplinary teams and collaborating entities throughout New York and its neighboring states.
Who Attends This Conference?
- Administrators/Executive Directors
- Medical Directors/Physicians
- Social Workers
- Spiritual/Bereavement/Pastoral Caregivers
- Volunteers and Volunteer Coordinators
- Long Term Care Professionals
- Patient Care Coordinators
- Palliative Care Coordinators
- Home Care and Residential Care Professionals
- Hospice Board Members
The Annual Interdisciplinary Meeting and Seminar is the largest outreach effort by the Association each year. The annual meeting is held to promote the availability and accessibility of quality hospice and palliative care for all persons in New York State confronted with life-limiting illness. This year’s theme will have workshops and plenary sessions that focus on issues and topics that are important in the caring for the dying patient and the families who care for them. These workshops will focus also on the caregivers giving the care and how they can do the best job they can. Hospice nurses, physicians, social workers, bereavement counselors, administrators and other end-of-life team members will have the opportunity to network, learn and participate in thoughtful discussions to move their profession forward and work together.