2020 GHPCO Annual Clinical and Leadership Conference:

2020: What’s Your Vision?


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’s theme, “2020: What’s YOUR Vision?” provides a broad platform from which to consider our hospice and palliative care goals for 2020 and discuss the changes in our system of care delivery which includes palliative medicine and hospice care. How do we design strategies to maintain regulatory compliance while providing end-of-life care? What is the reality of providing care to people who are living with advanced illness and experiencing dying? How do we anticipate the needs of our patients and families to enhance our reputation with those we serve while meeting the structural demands of hospice and palliative medicine?  As Hospice and Palliative Care providers, we strive to consistently meet the standards related to the principles of leadership, care delivery, process improvement, quality, and ethics and thereby are essential to enhancing the quality and effectiveness of care in 2020.  What’s YOUR Vision?

Join us at the 2020 GHPCO Annual Clinical and Leadership Conference in celebration of our industry as we seek to provide the highest quality hospice and palliative care services throughout Georgia.
Visit www.ghpco.org and https://eventmobi.com/ghpco2020/  for additional details:

Date:  Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – Friday, February 21, 2020


  • Pre-conference on February 19, 2020:
    • What’s Your Vision - NHPCO Updates Session With Judi Lund-Person
  • Main Conference on February 20 – February 21, 2020
    • Opening Plenary:
      • "Strategic Positioning of Hospices For The Next Generation of End of Life Care"
        • John Mulder, MD, FAAHPM, HMDC, Chief Medical Consultant for Hospice and Palliative Care, Medical Director, Trillium Institute- February 20, 2020
    • Closing PlenarySpeaker
      • “Creative Cocooning”-  February 21, 2020
        • Leann Thrapp, OPUS Peace


UGA Hotel and Conference Center

1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602


  • Pre-Conference: $199 members, $259 non-members
  • Main Conference: $389 members, $499 non-members
  • SPECIAL Package: Register for all 3 days (Wednesday – Friday) BEST DEAL
    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: $439 members, $599 non-members
  • Thursday only: $209 members, $269 non-members
  • Friday only: $189 members, $229 non-members

Costs include: registration, breakfast, lunch, breaks, virtual handout materials, and continuing education credits. PARKING IS NOT INCLUDED and is charged separately – please planaccordingly.  There is one Parking Pass issued per Hotel Room.  ALL registrations after January 28, 2020 will incur a $50 processing fee
You may register online, by mail, by fax, or by phone.

Event Cancellation Policies: (1) A cancellation received by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before February 13, 2020, 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 28, 2020. After this date, please call the Georgia Center to request a hotel room inblock code 89727. 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 February 13, 2020.  Dietary restrictions should be indicated on the registration form or during the registration process.