Past Hospice, Nursing and Caregiver Conferences

If you need to research a past conference, here are the calendar listings from the past 2 years – March 2011 through December 2013 


September 26-28  14th Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive Innovation and Excellence Preconference Dates: September 24-25 Sheraton Kansas City/Westin at Crown Center Hotels Kansas City, Missouri

October 8-10  9th Annual Physicians Board Review Course in Palliative Care The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – Houston, Texas

October 11 – 13  Asia Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Network Conference Bangkok, Thailand

November 3-7 The 14th Annual Science and Clinical Application of Integrative Holistic Medicine  Jointly sponsored with the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine Renaissance Vinoy Resort St. Petersburg, Florida

November 4 – 8 NHPCO’s 2013 Virtual Conference: Live via the Internet
Loss, Grief and Bereavement: Helping Patients, Families and Communities

November 7—9  CAPC National Seminar Palliative Care at the Forefront: Innovation and Opportunity Intercontinental Dallas – Dallas, TX

February 21—23,  Future Directions: Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology  The 16th International Symposium, sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic and Taussig Cancer Institute Key Largo, Florida

February 21—22,  ELNEC Summit Anaheim, CA

February 28 – March 3,   Retreat on Contemplative Practice and Rituals to Serve the Dying – Upaya Institute, Santa Fe, NM

Frank Ostaseski and Roshi Joan Halifax are pioneers in the End-of-Life care field. This unique program is an intensive plunge into core contemplative practices, and is especially suited to clinicians, professional caregivers, hospice workers, and those who tend the dying.

March 6-10,  The 11th International Congress on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease Abstracts due by 10/2012

March 13 – 16  Annual Assembly of the AAHPM  – New Orleans, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

March 17 – 20 NAHC March on Washington / Private Duty Home Care Integrated Conference & Exposition Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC

April 4—5   ELNEC-Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Anaheim, CA

April 10—12, 16th Annual NICHE Conference Forging New Paths and Partnerships Philadelphia, PA

April 11—14 American Academy of Pain Medicine: 29th Annual Meeting
Fort Lauderdale, FL |

April 14 – April 16 Minnesota Network of  Hospice and Palliative Care Conference – DoubleTree Bloomington South 7800 Normandale Blvd. Bloomington, MN 

April 23-25 Fourth National Symposium on Informatics – Technologies for Special Needs King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

April 23   Conversations before the Crisis: The Intersection of Family, Faith and Policy in Advance Care Planning as the premiere policy event at 2013 MLC (see below) from 1:00 pm – 5:15 pm at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

April 25-27, 2013  28th Management and Leadership Conference NHPCO 
Preconference Dates: April 23-24, 2013 Main Conference: April 25-27, 2013
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland

April 27-30, 2013 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity  Honolulu, Hawai’i

April 27-28, 2013 4th Annual Integrative and Holistic Nursing Conference: Bringing Healing to You and Your Patients

April 28  – April 30 The 2013 Annual Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Conference

May 16 – Indiana Alzheimers Assoc Conference Fort Wayne

May 17 – Indiana Alzheimers Assoc. Conference Indianapolis

May 22 – Northeastern NY Alzheimers Assoc Conference – Albany

June 18  Triangle Caregivers Conference, Raleigh, NC

June 5-8 AHNA’s 33rd Annual Conference  (Holistic Nursing) Oceans of Possibilities Norfolk, VA

June 25  Triangle Caregivers Conference, Durham,, NC

March 2011

March 8 8:00 a.m.—5:15 p.m. Care Coordination Summit: Improving Practice in a time of Change
The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV

March 10—12 Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology
2011 Harbor Beach Marriott Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL

March 14-15 First National Palliative Care Summit Washington, DC

16 March Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Twenty-Eighth Annual Minnesota Geriatric Care Conference

March 25 Innovations in Palliative Social Work: Emerging Models, Effective Strategies
Presented by the Wurzweiler School of Social Work—Yeshiva University
8:15 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

March 21Frontotemporal Dementia and Primary Progressive Aphasia Caregiver Education and Support ConferenceNorthwestern University

March 27-30 NAHC 2011 March on Washington & Law Symposium & Exposition March 27-30, 2011 Washington, DC

March 31 6th Educational Conference on Palliative and End of Life Care:
Dying in Old Age: Context and  Community – Toronto, Canada

April 2011

April 7-9, 2011 NHPCO 26th Management and Leadership Conference
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland (A suburb of Washington, DC)

April 10-12 One Vision, One Voice Hospice Palliative Care Conference Toronto Canada

April 12 5th National Conference: Current Issues in Palliative Care London United Kingdom

April 13 29th VNAA Annual Meeting Baltimore Maryland

April 13 Hospice Foundation of America’s 18th Annual Living with Grief® educational program, Spirituality and End-of-Life Care. Available on DVDthe 2 1/2 hour program can be shown according to your schedule beginning on April 13, 2011

April 14 21st Annual Conference for Alzheimers and Dementia Caregivers Salisbury University, Guerrieri University Center Salibury, Maryland

April 26-30 Aging in America Conference San Francisco, California

April 28 AAHPM Webinar Agitation in the Context of Serious and End-of-Life Illness 1 – 2pm EST

April 29 Cancer Pain Conference Scottsdale Arizona – Dr. Lisa Stearns has developed a dynamic conference to assist clinicans in integrating interventional pain management and supportive care in patients diagnosed with cancer. Sessions include traditional lectures, workshops and roundtables.

May 2011

May 4-6 Pennsylvania Hospice Network Annual Conference Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, Harrisburg, PA

May 5-6 Florida Hospices & Palliative Care 2011 Forum “The Heart & Science of Caring” Orlando, FL

May 11 First Annual Leadership Conference in Washington DC at the National Press Club

May 10 – 11 Alzheimers Assn of Indiana Caregivers Conference Fort Wayne and Indianapolis

May 13 Virginia Association for Hospices & Palliative Care Annual Conference “A Kaleidoscope of Care” Richmond, VA

May 17-18 2011 Hoosier Home Care & Hospice Conference
Marriott East Conference Center
7202 East 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

May 25 2nd Global Conference – Making Sense Of: Pain Warsaw Poland
This interdisciplinary conference provides a forum for inquiry into the vicissitudes of pain: its nature and existential significance, and the many ways in which pain plays a part in our lives.

June 2011

June 1 10th Annual Kaleidoscope International Palliative Care Conference Dublin Ireland

June 2-5 AHNA Conference Louisville KY – Holistic Nursing Conference. We’ll be there!

June 5-11 FICCDAT-Toronto (includes family caregiving track) Canada – Caregiving, Aging, Disability and Technology

June 16 -17, The Sixth Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities: An Eye Towards the Future University of North Texas Health Science Center Fort Worth, Texas

June 22—25 Making Connections: Dying, Death and Bereavement in the Global Community
Pre-conference Institute June 21—22, 2011
InterContinental Miami – Miami, FL
Join your peers in thanatology for this exciting event, a combined meeting of the International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society and the Association for Death Education and Counseling

June 22 International Society of Advance Care Planning & End of Life Care Conference 2011 London United Kingdom

July 2011

July 6 – 10 Annual Conference of the American Art Therapy Association Creative Energy, Collective Efforts: Empowering the Art Therapy Journey Washington, DC

July 8-11 5th International Conference on Family Care Leeds, UK

July 13—15 Improving Quality of Life and Quality of Care for Oncology Family Caregivers Location: Anaheim, CA

July 13-15 NAHC 17th Annual Financial Management Conference & Exposition, San Diego, CA

July 15 2011 The Compassionate Friends National Conference, Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota

July 14 9th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2011 – Palliative Care in Mainstream Medicine Georgetown Malaysia

JULY 15-17 COLORADO INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE CONFERENCE; FOCUS ON MIND-BODY MEDICINE AND LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT @ YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado. Effective tools to manage anxiety, stress, pain, depression, and addictions via natural, effective, and cultural inclusive approaches to mindset, lifestyles and diet/nutrition. CONTACT: 970-310-3030;

July 16-20 n4a Annual Conference and Tradeshow
Washington, DC (National Association of Area Agencies on Aging)

July 25-29 SUMMER INSTITUTE: Interprofessional Spiritual Care Focus of 2011 GWish (George Washington University Institute of Spirituality and Health)

July 27th-29th LMHPCO Annual Conference “Face to Face” New Orleans, LA

August 2011

August 4-5 ELNEC-Core and ELNEC-Critical Care Train-the trainer Courses St. Louis, MO

August 19 Care, Conflict and Resilience–Seventh International Carework Conference Las Vegas, Nevada

AUGUST 25-28 HEALING TOUCH WORLDWIDE CONFERENCE – Celebrate Healing: Bridging Science and Spirit @ Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas. Speakers: Dr. William Bengston, Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson, Steve Bhaerman (aka Swami Beyondananda), Marilee Tolen, Arden Wilken, and others. Learning tracks focus on energy medicine, science, and research; building a holistic practice; self care; and spiritual growth. CONTACT: 210-497-5529;

August 31 INNOVATE! Geriatric Symposium 2011 – Novel ways to look at the New Old Age – This Symposium provides a platform for participants to receive a multidisciplinary perspective on geriatric care, to be exposed to latest developments in geriatric rehab and novel approaches to geriatric care. Held in Singapore, Singapore

September 2011

SEPTEMBER 2-3 ADVANCED CLINICAL NUTRITION 2011 – Nutrients for Prevention and Cure of Disease @ Kurhaus in The Hague, The Netherlands. Special topic: Immunity and Cancer. Organized by the European Laboratory of Nutrients/Vitamin Diagnostics with the World Health Foundation, World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine and the Dutch Society of Anti-Aging Medicine. CONTACT: Dr. J. Breijer,;

September 8-9 Public Health International Conference 2011 London, UK


SEPTEMBER 22-24 FOUR SEASONS HEALTH SEMINAR: FOCUS ON INFLAMMATION @ Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington (near Seattle). Improve your practice and knowledge base with help from researchers and practicing clinicians. Join noted researchers and speaker Mark Schauss. CONTACT: Healthy Medicine Academy, 303-499-4700; fax 303-499-0102;


September 26th-27th Carolinas 35th Annual Hospice Conference Concord, NC

SEPTEMBER 29-30 3rd ANNUAL INTEGRATIVE AND HOLISTIC NURSING CONFERENCE: BRINGING HEALING TO YOU AND YOUR PATIENTS @ Hilton San Diego Resort in San Diego, California. Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine will host a one-of-a-kind CEU program for nurses who are interested in expanding their knowledge in mind-body-spirit healing for themselves and their patients. From prevention and early detection to energy medicine and healthy eating, the attendees will learn about the scientifically validated integrative and complementary approaches that promote health, healing and changes in the healthcare paradigm. CONTACT: Scripps Conference Services & CME, 858-652-5400;;

October 2011

October 1-5 NAHC 30th Annual Meeting & Exposition
Las Vegas, NV

October 2-4 6th International Conference on Creative Expression, Communication and Dementia (CECD) Burlington, Ontario, Canada

October 3-4 NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GERONTOLOGY “Healthy and Productive Aging- The Need Of The Hour” Mumbai, India

October 6-8 NHPCO 12th Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive
Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, CA
Preconference Events: October 4-5

October 8-15 End of Life Issues This is a Live Lecture 7-Night Adriatic Coast Cruise Conference Roundtrip Venice, Italy. 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 14 Contact Hours

October 21 – 24 27th Annual International Symposium on Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics New York, NY, United States

October 21-23 New Directions for Aging: Canadian Association on Gerontology Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

October 24th-25th Midwest Regional Conference on Palliative & End of Life Care “The Faces of Hospice”
St. Louis, MO

October 26 – 27 Fall Education Conference Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts

October 26 Family Support Center of New Jersey National Caregivers ConferenceWoodbridge, NJ

October 27 2011 National Caregivers Conference Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin New Jersey

October 27-29 The Canadian Conference on Dementia, Montreal, Quebec, Canada The Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) will be in Montreal in 2011 with a unique dynamic program! Join us on Oct 27-28-29, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Montreal Hotel for two-and-a-half jam-packed days of exceptional learning opportunities.

October 28-30 Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change – Workshop with Pema Chodron Omega Institute Rhinebeck, NY

November 2011

November 1-4  2011 National Lifespan Respite Conference and Grantee Meeting: The Many Faces Of Respite Glendale, AZ

November 5th Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center’s Annual Caregiver Conference1111 S Lakemont Ave, #101 Winter Park, FL 32792-5469 (407) 647-4083

November 7 – 9 Aging and Society Conference 2011 University of California, Berkeley, CA

November 8 2nd Annual NIH Clinical Center Family Caregiver Day Visit for more information.

November 10 Fall Education Program of Hospice Foundation of America: Beyond Kübler-Ross: New Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief

November 18-23 Gerontological Society of America Conference Boston, MA

December 2011

December 1, 2011 The Challenges of Family Caregiving: What Needs to Be Done?  9:00 AM-Noon (Continental Breakfast Available at 8:30 AM)  Columbus Club, Union Station, Washington, DC  Click Here To RSVP

For those who cannot attend, this forum will be webcast. Click here on December 1.

December 9-11 – 9th Annual Dr. Roizens Preventative and Integrative Medicine Conference. Sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic. Miorage Hotel and Resort, Las Vegas, NV

December 11-14 – XIX WFN World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders. For more information visit


January 21-25  The 14th Annual Pain Management Symposium. Cleveland Clinic Department of Pain Management We invite you to join us in the beautiful setting of the M Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada

January 23-25 – 7th Annual Private Duty Home Care Leadership Summit & Exposition, Las Vegas NV

February 2012

February 6-8, 2012 9th Annual Medicare Conference, Lowes Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando FL

February 27  PCORI National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST  The National Press Club 529 14th St., NW  13th Floor Washington, D.C. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will hold a National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue on February 27, 2012. We will present PCORI’s Draft National Priorities and Research Agenda and welcome three-and-a-half hours of public comment by individuals attending in person and by phone. In addition, there will be two moderated discussion panels on the priorities and agenda featuring patient advocates, caregivers, clinicians and other stakeholders.

February 23 – 25 Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology, Key Largo, FL  Sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic. National and international experts will challenge the audience to explore new options with the goal of improving patient outcomes.

March 2012

March 1 – 3 International Conference on Nutrition & Growth – N&G 2012 For more information visit

March 3-7 NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) 2012 Annual Conference. For more information visit

March 7-10  27th Intl Conference on Alzheimers  Science, Fact and Fiction; London, England – Organized by Alzheimers Intl.

March 7-10 2012 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly The Colorado Convention Center Denver, CO Register Now

March 19-22  1st World Conference on Healthy Aging; Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Perseketuan, Malaysia

March 28–April 1  Aging in America, the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging in Washington, DC.

March 29 – 31 NHPCO 27th Management and Leadership Conference, Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, MD

April 2012

April 4  Looking after older people: Rights and wrongs; sponsored by the Royal Society of Medicine, London England. The aim of the day will be to promote the importance of primary and secondary care and health and social care professionals in working effectively together with the purpose of providing quality care for the elderly.

April 19 Hospice Foundation of America Spring ProgramEnd-of-Life Ethics

April 27 AFTD Annual Conference  AFTD’s Annual Meeting and Caregiver Conference will be held in Atlanta, GA

April 27  Dying in Canada: Medical, Cultural and Spiritual Communication in Palliative Care; Toronto-Markham, Ontario, Canada Cultural, Spiritual and Medical aspects of
Communication with dying patients and their families in pediatric, geriatric, acute and
chronic care contexts. The comforting role of  religions and culture in End of Life Care.

April 29- May 1 Annual Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Conference 2012; Toronto, Ontario

May 2012

May 2-5 VNAA 30th Annual Meeting Phoenix AZ Mark your calendars now to be in Phoenix, May 2- 4, 2012, to celebrate the VNAA’s 30th Annual Meeting as we move home healthcare and hospice forward! The VNAA Annual Meeting is the premier event for nonprofit home healthcare and hospice providers. Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 7 September 2012

May 13 – 15 The International Conference on Integrative Medicine. For information visit

May 15-16 Hoosier Home Care & Hospice Conference Marriott East Conference Center (7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219)

September 2012

September 1-3  Prosperity Path Workshop – IDHHB presents The Prosperity Path Workshop.  The Prosperity Path is a new active meditation affirmation created by EJ Gold – find out more or  To register or for more information, write us, or call 530-271-2239

September 4-6 8th Annual Intensive Physician Board Review Course in Hospice and Palliative Medicine @ Univ Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX

September 5-7 Ageing: Moving Beyond Boundaries Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom. Interdisciplinarity of ageing research: contributing insights from across disciplines; moving beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries through exploring common strategies and solutions.

September 7-816th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine   The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – Houston, Texas

Sept. 8 – Advanced Clinical Nutrition – Bunnik, The Netherlands, Mental Diseases

Sept 12-15  13th Annual Conference on Integrative Medicine in Women’s Health @ Hilton Sedona Resort in Sedona, Arizona.

Sept. 13 NHPCO Webinar  Pediatric Palliative Care: Putting Standards into Practice

Sept 13-16 10th Annual International Restorative Medicine Conference @ Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, California. Pre-Conference intensives on optimizing body temperature and thyroid function; natural hormone replacement therapy; and mindfulness and mind-body therapy.

Sept 14-15  Evidence-Based CAM for Cancer Conference in San Francisco, California. Speakers include Dana Ullman, Donald Abrams, Beverly Burns, Gwen Stritter, James Forsythe, Tony Jimenez, and more. CONTACT: 561-749-0084;

Sept 14-16  Seminar and Workshop on Acupuncture and Electro Therapeutics @ the Holiday Inn-Manhattan in New York City, New York. Includes demonstrations of 5 minute non-invasive screening of malignancies and increasing normal cell telomere & Sirtuin 1 longevity gene for safe, effective treatment of cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, pain, etc. Organized by the International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics (chartered by the University of the State of New York, State Education Dept.).

September 17 – 21 13th International Conference on ’Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons’ TRANSED 2012 to be held in New Delhi, India

September 20-21 7th Annual Black Hills Brain Injury Conference Rapid City, South Dakota, USA

September 20-22 National Adult Day Services Association Annual Conference
Pittsburgh, PA

September 27 Bridges to Healthy Living Fundraising Event  5pm to 9pm at the Drake Centre (802 West Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO).  Come learn the latest on nutrition and fitness based on science to prevent chronic illness and stay healthy from a nationally renowned speaker, Jim Hill, PhD, Co-Founder of America on the Move.

Sept. 28 – 30  International Conference on Cupping Therapy – Cupping is an ancient healing technique

October 2012

October 1-4  Hospitals and Communities Moving Forward with Patient- and Family-Centered Care: An Intensive Training Seminar—Partnerships for Quality and Safety @ Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti MI

October 9-12 19th International Congress on Palliative Care – Montreal, Canada

October 12 – 14 Practical Aspects of Palliative Care: Integrating Palliative Care into Clinical Practice @ Harvard Medical School

October 16-17  Home & Community Care: Redesigning Training to Deliver Person Centred Models of Care Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

October 16 – 19th Fifth Asian-Pacific International Conference on Complementary Nursing. This scientific meeting is designed to foster dialogue regarding research, practice methods and techniques used in complementary therapies.

October 18 – 20 Aging in a Changing World: 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Abstracts due by April 2nd

October 19 – 20 5th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference: Translating Neural Engineering and Novel Therapies, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

October 24-26 Grantmakers In Aging  2012 Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH

October 24 – 25  Rosalynn Carter Institute’s annual Summit and Training Institute –  “Enabling Caregiving Communities Across the Lifespan.”

October 25-28 Inclusion International Conference Achieving Inclusion Across the Globe,
Washington, DC, USA

October 28 – Nov 4  13th Annual Science and Clinical Application of Integrative Holistic Medicine @ Hilton San Diego Resort in San Diego, California.

November 2012

November 1  National Caregivers Conference Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel Iselin, New Jersey

November 2 8th Annual Caregiving Conference: “The Roadmap to Caregiving” Sponsored by St. Francis Hospital. At the Villa Borghese, Wappingers Falls, NY

November 2 “Circles of Caring” Family Caregivers’ Conference at the Holiday Inn, Kingston, NY. Sponsored by Jewish Family Services of Ulster County 845-338-2980

November 1 – 3 The Center to Advance Palliative Care National Seminar is designed to help you develop solutions to your specific issues and challenges. In addition to focusing on core operational elements that are integral to program success and sustainability, every seminar offers new cutting-edge content and topics.

November 5-7 13th Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive NHPCO @ Walt Disney World Preconference Dates: November 3-4

November 7 – 13 Program in Palliative Care Education & Practice Sponsored by Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care

November 8-11 Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium presented by the NY Zen Center for Contemplative Care at the Garrison Inst. Garrison, NY

November 14 – 16 Hospice New Zealand 20th Palliative Care Conference – The conference will be strategic, practical and forward thinking, it will challenge your thoughts & inspire you in your work caring for people with a life limiting condition. Community, choice & collaboration are the corners stones of the conference.

November 14-18 Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
65th Annual Scientific Meeting: Charting New Frontiers in Aging 
San Diego, CA

November 15 – 16 Healthy Ageing 2012 The conference is an excellent platform for networking in and with the industries working on making foods for the elderly, clinical and medical markets.  Frankfurt, Germany

November 28 – December 1 2012 TASH Conference Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion for People with Disabilities,Long Beach, California, USA

November 29-December 1 International Council On Active Aging
2012 Annual Conference 
New Orleans, LA



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