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National Conference Focusing on Developing the Care Continuum for Patients & Families

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 Press Release J E 4
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WHO: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

WHAT: "Developing the Care Continuum: Innovative Models to Meet the Unique Needs of Patients & Families

WHEN: Thursday, August 5 - Saturday, August 7, 2010

WHERE: Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, MA

This conference will examine innovative care delivery and coordination models, lessons learned from providers who have expanded services and strategies for making decisions to expand care. Presented in cooperation with the Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts, National Association of Social Workers, National PACE Association, and the Center to Advance Palliative Care.

The conference features more than 50 concurrent sessions and four plenary presentations. Highlights include:

Richard Raskin, MD, Randal Krakauer, MD, Catherine McFadyen, RNC, ANP, John Mach, MD

Thursday, August 5, 8:30am - 10:00am

To include remarks from NHPCO President and CEO J. Donald Schumacher, PsyD.

Samira K. Beckwith, Hope HealthCare Services

Friday, August 6, 8:30am - 9:45am.

J. Donald Schumacher, PsyD, Diane F. Meier, MD, Shawn Bloom

Friday, August 6, 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

William H. Thomas, MD, Eden Alternative

Saturday, August 7, 8:15am - 9:30am.

Members of the media are invited to all events. Check in at conference desk or contact:

The digital brochure for this conference is available at http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nhpco/meetingseducation2010.

NHPCO is the oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. NHPCO's mission is to lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life, www.nhpco.org.

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Aug. 4/

-- Creating the Continuum: The Health Insurer's Perspective

SOURCE National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
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