2018 GHPCO Annual Clinical and Leadership Conference

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 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 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 maintain regulatory compliance while providing end-of-life care? What is the reality of providing care to people who are living with advanced illness? How do we enhance our reputation with patients and their families while meeting the demands of hospice and palliative medicine?  Are we maintaining the highest principles of leadership, care delivery, process improvement, quality, and ethics and thereby 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 hear our patients and our industry as we seek to provide the highest quality hospice and palliative care throughout Georgia.

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Date:   Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – Friday, February 9, 2018


Preconference Track Options on February 7, 2018 include:

    • Palliative Care Preconference – topics include:Stroke, Prognostication, Heart Failure and Communication
    • Regulatory Hot Topics Session with Judi Lund-Person, NHPCO
Main Conference on February 8 – February 9, 2018
  • Opening Plenary Speaker February 8, 2018 –Tammie Quest, MD, FAAHPM Director, Emory Palliative Care Center, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, President-Elect, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 
  • Closing Plenary Speaker February 9, 2018 – Jason Lesandrini, PhD(c),Wellstar Health System


  • Pre-Conference (either track): $159 members, $209 non-members
  • Main Conference: $359 members, $479 non-members
  • SPECIAL Package: Register for all 3 days (Wednesday – Friday) BEST DEAL
    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: $399 members, $569 non-members
  • Thursday only: $199 members, $249 non-members
  • Friday only: $169 members, $219 non-members

Visit www.ghpco.org for additional details


UGA Hotel and Conference Center

1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602

See map: Google Maps

ALL registration, breakfast, lunch, breaks, virtual handout materials, and continuing education credits. PARKING IS NOT INCLUDED and is charged separately – please plan accordingly.  There is one Parking Pass issued per Hotel Room

ALL registrations after January 23, 2018 will incur a $50 processing fee
You may register online, by mail, by fax, or by phone as indicated

Event Cancellation Policies: (1) A cancellation received by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before January 31, 2018, 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 706-542-7493, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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. 

To change or cancel your hotel reservation, call (800) 884-1381 or (706) 542-2134.

The hotel block will drop on January 10, 2018. After this date, please call the Georgia Center to request a hotel room in block code 87477. If a room is available, you will receive the group rate.

 Contact information: 

Program Contact:
Paula Sanders, GHPCO Executive Director
(404) 323-9397
[email protected]

Registration Contact: The Georgia Center
(706) 542-7493
[email protected]

Special Needs: If you require special services, contact Nette Penn at [email protected] by January 31, 2018.

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