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About the Conference 

The Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association (MHPCA) is the state-wide not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support and strengthen coordinated care for terminally ill Missourians and their families through the advancement of hospice and palliative care.

We promote…

  • Hospice concept of care for terminally ill patients and their families
  • Understanding among healthcare professionals of the needs and resources available to the terminally ill patient and family
  • Communication among existing hospice programs and developing programs within Missouri and at the regional and national levels of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization;
  • Improved healthcare legislation, regulation of standards for hospice care at all governmental levels and responsive reimbursement plans
  • Education for the general public pertinent to the hospice concept
  • Research in the field of hospice care.

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10:45 am - 12:15 am 

“Substance Use Disorders/Addiction: What’s Up?"

Presented By Dr. Podesta

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm 

We are a professional network specifically designed for licensed clinicians and vetted treatment providers to confidently navigate client behavioral health. We offer local community with a national reach to providers who meet the highest code of clinical services, ethics, and professional standards.

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LA Department of Health - Office Behavioral Health
The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) manages and delivers the services and supports necessary to improve the quality of life for citizens with mental illness and addictive disorders.
LA Department of Health - Office Behavioral Health
The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) manages and delivers the services and supports necessary to improve the quality of life for citizens with mental illness and addictive disorders.


How to Register

July 2020

About the Conference

October 1 - November 20, 2020 

Midwest Regional Conference on Palliative and End of Life Care 

 2020 Conference 

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Sponsors & Exhibitors



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Gerald D. Shulman, M.A., M.A.C., FACATA

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Joseph M. Kanter, MD, MPH

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 José Calderón-Abbo, M.D

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Arwen Podesta, MD, ABPN, FASAM, ABIHM

 Palliative Care Pre-Conference sponsored by Dr. Patrick White, MD 

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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 

“Opioid Use & Abuse in the Context of a Legal Drug Cultures” 

Presented By Dr. Schulman

12:15 pm - 12:55


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At-A-Glance Agenda

October 1, 2020: DHSS Pre-Conference 

Regulation Updates

Time: 12:00 P.M.-1:30 P.M. CDT

Speaker: Lisa Coots, R.N.

 Administrator for Bureau of Home Care & Rehabilitation Standards with DHSS 

October 2, 2020: Palliative Care Pre-Conference

Palliative Care and Heart Failure 

Speaker: Dr. Winfred Teuteberg, MD 

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine,
Stanford School of Medicine

Time: 11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. CDT

sponsored by Dr. Patrick White, MD 

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October 9, 2020

Thousands of Treatments and Growing: Bringing Integrative Medicine to Inpatient Palliative Care 

Speaker: Pilar Williamsen, D.C. 

Manager, Integrative Medicine, Mercy St Louis Integrative Medicine

Time: 11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. CDT

October 8, 2020: Keynote

Diversity and Inclusion 

Speaker: Laura E. Henderson Kelley, MD, MPH

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Missouri School of Medicine 

Time: 12:00 P.M.-1:30 P.M. CDT

October 15, 2020

WHV: Attaining Level M for Meaningful

Speaker: Linzy R Laughhunn, MDiv. MBA, ACPE, CHPC-CH 

Chaplain, Seasons Hospice, St Louis, MO

Time: 12:00 P.M.-1:30 P.M. CDT

October 16, 2020

Volunteer-Part of the IDT 

Speaker: Stephanie Marquart

Supervisor – Volunteer Services Mercy Hospice 

Speaker: Angel Gregory

Volunteer Coordinator, Village Hospice

Time: 11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. CDT

October 22, 2020

Stressful Management of the Emergency Preparedness Plan During COVID-19 

Speaker: Carla Hustead, MSW, LCSW

Executive Director 

Speaker: Carrol Davenport, Mdiv, CT, 

Spiritual Care and Bereavement Care Coordinator, Hospice of Northeast Missouri

Time: 12:00 P.M.-1:30 P.M. CDT

October 23, 2020

Artificial Hydration in Hospice: An Interdisciplinary Decision 

Speaker: Brad Macy, RN, BSN, BA

President, Hospi Corporation

Time: 11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. CDT

October 29, 2020

Advance Care Planning – Challenges & Opportunities for End-of-Life Care 

Speaker: Carla Baum

Founder and Principal, Meaningful Life 

Speaker: Debra Schuster

Attorney / Elder and Adult Mediator, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal

Time: 12:00 P.M.-1:30 P.M. CDT

October 30, 2020

Chaplains, More than a Bedside Prayer

Speaker: Hamish Seegers, APBCC-HPC, MAR, MAML, M. Div., 

Chaplain, Evelyn’s House/BJC Hospice

Speaker: Rev. Katie Gholson, BJH 

Palliative Care Chaplain

Time: 11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. CDT

November 5, 2020

Palliative Care and Oncology: Getting on the Same Page 

Speaker: Michelle Schultz, MD

Palliative Medicine Physician, Mercy Palliative Care

Time: 12:00 P.M.-1:30 P.M. CDT

November 6, 2020

Connecting the Dots Between Hospice Quality Reporting and Patient Care

Speaker: Sharon Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, Founder and Senior Managing Partner, 5 Star Consultants

Time: 11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. CDT

November 12, 2020

Lessons Learned in a Facebook Support Group for Hospice Families

Time: 12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M. CDT

Speaker: Debra Parker Oliver, PhD

Professor, University of Missouri

November 13, 2020

There is Nothing Artificial About AI Improving Hospice Patient Care

Time: 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. CDT

Speaker: Tim Blackmon, CIO  

Mumms Software

November 19, 2020

Is Your Documentation Able to Withstand Scrutiny?

Time: 12:00 P.M.-1:30 P.M. CDT

Speaker: Judy Morris, RN, BSN, HFNC

Consultant for Home Health and Hospice, 5 Star Consultants


November 20, 2020

Palliative Care Update 2019-2020

Time: 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. CDT

Speaker: Patrick White, MD, HMDC, FACP, FAAHPM

Chief Medical Officer, BJC Home Care Stokes Family Endowed Chair in Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Chief, Division of Palliative Medicine Department of Internal Medicine Washington University School of Medicine

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Welcome Party Registration

You are invited to our first virtual Zoom Midwest Regional Conference Welcome Party, October 1, 2020 at 5 PM (CDT)!  Come on down to the conference opening and welcome party.  There will be fun breakout rooms and drawings every fifteen minutes for prizes that are shown below.  Who can resist a party?  Wear your best party clothes and bring your favorite drink.  We will be waiting to connect.  You must register for Zoom so we can do the drawing and we need to see your faces.  Turn on that video. To register, click the link below and you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the meeting!

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MHPCA Silent Auction

More information coming soon - stay tuned!