21st NHHPCO Annual Conference


Thursday, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
8am - 4pm
SERESC, Bedford, NH

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Joanne Lynn, MD, MA, MS, award winning author, geriatrician, hospice physician, health services researcher, quality improvement advisor, policy advocate, and leader of the Center on Elder Care and Advanced Illness for Altarum Institute.
Caring for Frail Elders - Getting What We Want and Need
Kate Lally, MD, FACP, Chief of Palliative Care, Care New England Health System, Medical Director at Integra ACO and Hospice Medical Director of Care New England VNA Hospice. Dr. Lally was named an "Inspiring Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leader Under 40" by the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine.
Developing Community Palliative Care
Jennifer Ballentine, MA, President, The Iris Project, has more than 15 years' experience in hospice and palliative care, healthcare ethics and public policy, adult education, program development and management, change design, and nonprofit leadership.
Ethical Reflections on Physician Assisted Suicide and Hospice Values
Becky Field, Photographer, Concord, NH
Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire's Cultural Diversity

Program Schedule

  • 8:15 – 9:15 Joanne Lynn, MD – Altarum Institute – Caring for Frail Elders – Getting What We Want and Need
  • 9:15 – 10:15 Kate Lally, MD – Developing Community Palliative Care
  • 10:45 – 11:30 Becky Field, Photographer - Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire's Cultural Diversity 
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30 – 1:30 Breakout sessions
    ♣ Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, FPCN, Palliative Care, DHMC – Managing Pain in Individuals with Serious Illness and Comorbid Substance Abuse Disorder
    ♣ SAGE Maine - Supporting the Unique Needs of LBGT Adults
    ♣ Kristin Barnum, RN, MBA, Bayada Hospice – Medicare Care Choices Model project
    ♣ Kate Lally, MD – Having the POLST Conversation
  • 1:30 – 1:45 Break
  • 1:45 – 3:15 Jennifer Ballentine, MA, President, The Iris Project – Ethical Reflections on Physician Assisted Suicide and Hospice Values
    Includes panel discussion facilitated by Rob Spencer, MD and featuring John Saroyan, MD, Paul Drager, and Rev. Mary Francis Drake.
  • 3:15 – 3:30 Break
  • 3:30 – 3:55 Reverend Gary Rolph, Chaplain, VA Medical Center, Manchester – Coming Home: Veterans from Troy through Baghdad to Where?
  • 4:00 Evaluations / Adjourn

Please join us for the
N. H. Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Annual Palliative Care Clinician Dinner Meeting


Wednesday November 9, 2016
SERESC Conference Center, Bedford
5:45 – 8:30 pm

** Registration form (CMEs provided)

Agenda includes:
5:45 pm
~ Registration, networking, wine and beer

6:00 pm ~ Welcome and Introductions – Don McDonah, MD

6:10 pm ~ Death Over Dinner – exploring a national initiative – Deb Turiano, MD

6:50 pm ~ Drew Mihalyo, President and COO of Delta Care Rx

7:40 pm ~ Hospice EMT Protocol for NH – Eric Jaeger

8:15 pm ~ Other issues / Updates from the floor

8:30 pm ~ Adjourn 

We thank our dinner sponsor:

   Hospice and Palliative Care News

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