Welcome to Lake Superior Hospice
Lake Superior Hospice in collaboration with Lake Superior Palliative Medicine is hosting its second annual Upper Great Lakes Regional Palliative Care and Hospice Conference “A Patient’s Right to Quality Care….Providing the Care Patients Desire and Deserve”. The conference is scheduled for October 21 & 22 at Northern Michigan University. Registration is now open for those seeking to deepen their knowledge and practice in hospice and palliative care. Registration is available at the rate of $125 for those who register before October 12th.
The focus of the conference includes advance care planning, ethical care options/treatments, and providing quality hospice care. Other topics presented at the conference will include the future of hospice and palliative care, MI-POST progress report, symptom management at end of life, evidence based advance care planning methods, palliative sedation, how palliative care is being used in the Upper Peninsula and legal issues surrounding end of life care.
A diverse, expert panel of presenters will bring this information to attendees. This conference will offer more than 20 distinguished speakers. Keynote speakers include Stephanie Anderson, a senior consultant/faculty for Respecting Choices at Gundersen Health System, Dr. Patrick T. Smith, an Ethics Coordinator for the Angela Hospice Care Center, and Dr. Tom Tomlinson, a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University.
“We are very pleased about the return of the Conference this October. The level of enthusiasm we have received from speakers, sponsors and attendees points to the need healthcare providers have for this conference,” said Kate LaBeau, Conference Chair. “We look forward to bringing together leaders in hospice and palliative care, to network and discover practices for life-long learning. In the end, this will not only allow us to better serve our patients, but serve them in the way they determine. We feel that a conference such as this is important as we work to change the way we practice healthcare in our communities.”
Sponsors for the event include Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region, Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Michigan, The Michigan Center for Rural Health, Barrier Free Store, War Memorial Hospital, Geriatric Education Center of Michigan, Thrivent Financial, Bell Hospital, Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice, Bishop Noa Home, NMU School of Nursing, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter- U.P. Region, YMCA of Marquette County, Downtown Eye Care, and VAST.