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2019 NHPCA "Living a Good Life... at the End of Life" Annual Conference
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3/12/2019 to 3/13/2019
When: Tuesday, March 12-Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Where: Embassy Suites Lincoln
1040 P St
Lincoln, Nebraska  68508
United States
Contact: 402-477-0204

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session information

Click here to view education session descriptions and speaker information.

conference purpose

The goal of this conference is to improve end-of-life care and conditions across the state of Nebraska by providing education on end-of-life issues for physicians, nurses, social workers, advocates, administrators, and others working in the end-of-life field.


Embassy Suites
1040 P Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

Map and Directions

City parking garages are located on the east and west side of Embassy Suites for a daily parking charge of $11.25. Hotel valet parking is available for $19 per day.

Hotel Reservations
here to book a hotel room online, or call 402-474-1111 and request the Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association block. The group code is NEH. Make reservations by Feb. 22 to guarantee room rate.

2019 awards

Award recipients will be recognized at NHPCA's awards luncheon on March 12, 2019. Nomination forms were due Friday, Feb. 15.

Shining Star Award:
The Shining Star Award recognizes an individual, group or organization that has illustrated outstanding leadership in the promotion of end-of-life services, raised awareness of or educated others on end-of-life issues, developed a new program, or developed or completed outstanding work in an end-of-life coalition.

Spirit of Hospice Award:
The Spirit of Hospice Award recognizes true commitment and outstanding dedication to the hospice philosophy of care. Nominees should have promoted quality hospice care over the last year. They should display openness to the needs of all they have cared for, reverencing the dignity of all areas of diversity.

Outstanding Hospice Volunteer Recognition:
Honors exemplary volunteers from Nebraska’s hospice programs.


trade show

Conference attendees are invited to attend the Trade Show. The Trade Show offers a great opportunity to visit with exhibitors and become better acquainted with their variety of products, services, and equipment. Sign up at participating booths to win a variety of exciting prizes donated by exhibitors!

Trade Show Exhibitors (as of Feb. 20):

  • CHI Health at Home
  • Endless Journey Hospice
  • HomeCare HomeBase
  • Lions Eye Bank
  • Midwest Medical Transport Company
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha Department of Gerontology
  • Weatherbee Resources


nhpca raffle

During the conference, plan to visit the NHPCA Annual Raffle. Winners can take home a variety of fun items and packages! Funds raised through the raffle support scholarships for hospice professionals in Nebraska.

Donate a raffle prize


2019 conference workgroup

Sue Bace, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Hand-in-Hand/Palliative Care
Nicole Beck, CHI Health at Home
Stacy Boden, CHI Health at Home
Sara Bunting Pathways to Compassion Hospice
Nicole Donnellon, CHI Health at Home
Rhonda Lange, CHI Health at Home
Angela McCary, AseraCare Hospice
Mary Oliver, St. Joseph Villa Hospice
Lisa Pham, Hospice Community Care of Nebraska
Diane Randolph
Pamela Truscott, NHPCA
Khristine Gilroy-Johnson, NHPCA
McKenzie Ferguson, NHPCA
Kelsey Saythany, NHPCA
Brittany Terrebonne, NHPCA

registration fees

Full Conference Registration, Both Days (March 12-13)
       Member on/before Feb. 26: $290
       Member after Feb. 26: $340
       Non-Member on/before Feb. 26: $580
       Non-Member after Feb. 26: $630

Daily Registration (March 12 or 13)
       Member on/before Feb. 26: $175
       Member after Feb. 26: $200
       Non-Member on/before Feb. 26: $350
       Non-Member after Feb. 26: $375

Awards Luncheon (March 12)
       Conference Registrants: included with registration
       Non-Registrants: $50


A special thanks to the following for supporting the conference: