Midwest Regional Conference


Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino and Hotel, North Kansas City, MO

OCT. 7th-9th, 2018

Speaker Presentations:

Pre-Conference – Bureau of Home Care Update (Panel Discussion) – Lisa Coots, RN, Bureau Administrator, Kelly Colwell, RN, HFNC, Vickie Heuett, RN, HFNC, Deanna McCarter, RN, HFNC, DHSS – Windsor Room – **Presenters will have handouts on site.**

Palliative Care Pre-conference – Reforming Care Beyond Healthcare: Opportunities & Challenges for True Palliative Care – Dr. Timothy Ihrig – Laughlin Room

Monday Keynote Session – Hospice Regulatory Update – Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC-Director, Regulatory & Compliance, NHPCO  Voodoo Lounge

Concurrent Session I

1 A Evidence-Based Tools to Enhance Effective Communication in Palliative Care – Brian Carpenter, PhD, Meghan McDarby, Graduate Student, Patrick White, MD, HMDC, FACP, FAAHPM – Voodoo Lounge

1 B The Challenges of Symptom Management and the Macy Catheter – Brad Macy, RN, BA, BSN CHPN – Laughlin Room

1 C Telehospice: The Project Plan and The Stories – Sandy Kuhlman, RN, BSN, Adam F. Lomenick,  Research Assistant for Dr Gary Doolittle, Internal Medicine/Medical Oncology – New Orleans Room

1-D Emergency Preparedness Update – Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC – Windsor Room

 Concurrent Session II

 2-A Palliative Care and Hospice Research Updates from 2017-2018 – Patrick White, MD, HMDC, FACP, FAAHP – Voodoo Lounge

2-B Alternative Methods For Stubborn Wounds – Larry Rose, RN, BSN, CWOCN, CFCN – New Orleans Room

2-C Music Therapy Interventions Addressing Pain, Restlessness, Anxiety, and Respiratory Comfort – Sharla Whitsitt, MME, MT-BC – Laughlin Room

2-D Common Psychiatric Disorders at the End of Life – Allison E. Jordan, MD, HMDC – Windsor Room

Tuesday Keynote Session – Making Palliative Care Sustainable for the Future: Advocacy, Workforce and Research – Christian Sinclair, MD FAAHPM  Voodoo Lounge

Concurrent Session III

3-A: Increasing Earlier Hospice Referrals with Chronic Care Management – Jill Wilke, MS, RN – Windsor Room

3-B: Managing the Mysteries of Methadone – Myra Belgeri, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCPS, FASCP – Laughlin Room

3-C: Managing the Big 5: Finances for Clinical Leaders – Jennifer Hale, MSN, RN, CHPN, Carla Roberts, BS – New Orleans Room

3-D: Conquering Conflicts in Hospice Work – Steve Sewell, MDiv, CPS, Chaplain/Grief Counselor – Voodoo Lounge

Concurrent Session IV

4-A: The Palliative Care Social Worker – Joanne Schleicher, LCSW – Laughlin Room

4-B: Palliative Care in the Cancer Clinic: Confessions of a Recovering Oncologist – Michelle Schultz, MD – New Orleans Room

4-C: Drag Shows, Tattoo Parlors, and Church Pews – Greg Volpitto, MDiv, Jen Volpitto, MAC, LPC – Voodoo Lounge

4-D: Antipsychotics in Dementia: Under Control or Over-Prescribed? – Nathaniel Hedrick,Pharm – Windsor Room

Concurrent Session V

5-A: Vents, LVADs, and Hospice Oh My! – Patrick White, MD, HMDC, FACP, FAAHPM, Colleen Gilmore, ANP-BC – Windsor Room

5-B: Non-opioid and Adjuvant Pain Management – Allison E. Jordan, MD, HMDC – Voodoo Lounge

5-C: Educating Our Future Colleagues: Creating an MSW Practicum – Christa Burke, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW – Laughlin Room

5-D: Take Your Challenges Out Of The Box – Sue Risch, BSW, Trish Carcopa, BA & Volunteer Coordinator Committe – New Orleans Room

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Silent Auction:
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MHPCA has obtained a special room rate of $111 for our participants at the Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino and Hotel(1 Riverboat Dr, North Kansas City, MO 64116.) Please call 800-427-7247 for room reservations and reference group name MISSOURI HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE ANNUAL CONFERENCE or group code S1OMHPC. Click on the link https://www.totalrewards.com/reserve/?propCode=NKC&action=FindRooms&groupcode=S10MHPC to reserve your room. The cut off date to reserve your room is 9/14/18.


Current Exhibitors:

  • 5 Star Consultants
  • AdvaCare Systems
  • Aerocare
  • Answer St. Louis –  Business Centers
  • Central Solutions
  • Consolo Services Group, Inc.
  • Delta Care Rx
  • Enclara Pharmacia
  • Enterprise Fleet Management
  • First Choice Medical Supply
  • Global Partners in Care
  • HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc.
  • Heartland Cremation & Burial Society
  • HMP DME Services
  • HospiceMd, Inc.
  • Hospice Pharmacy Solutions
  • Hospice Rx
  • McKesson Medical-Surgical
  • Medcure, Inc.
  • Midwest Respiratory and Rehab
  • Muehlebach Funeral Care
  • Optima Healthcare Solutions
  • Oxycare Medical Supply
  • PDCRx
  • ProCare HospiceCare
  • Southwest Technologies
  • Therapy Support
  • Total Triage
  • University of Missouri
  • Wilbea Medical Equipment
  • Wise Hospice Options

Current Sponsors:

  • Crossroads Hospice
  • Crown Hospice
  • HMP DME Services
  • Hospice Compassus
  • HospiceMd
  • Hospice Rx
  • Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Kansas City Hospice House
  • Kindred Hospice
  • Northcare Hospice House
  • Oxycare Medical Supply
  • Patrick White, MD, HMDC, FACP, FAAHPM