This year we welcome Janet Bull, MD, MBA, HMDC, FAAHPM as our Keynote Speaker. She holds board certifications in Obstetrics-Gynecology, Endoscopy Surgery, Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Hospice Medical Director Certification. In 2016, she completed her MBA at East Carolina University. Dr. Bull has authored or coauthored a multitude of publications on palliative care and quality data reporting. She is Program Director of the Palliative Care Immersion Course, which has trained hundreds of clinicians across the country since 2010 and directs Four Seasons’ Center of Excellence which offers consulting services in hospice, palliative care, and research. She has received many distinguished awards and, in 2014, was named one of the Top 25 Visionaries in the Field award by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Click HERE to listen to an interview with Dr. Bull about her year as President of the AAHPM.

Leslie Emerick, MPA, this year’s Plenary Speaker, has 23 years of public policy experience. She has represented WSHPCO since 2007 as a lobbyist and now as the Director of Public Policy. She was a Douglas County Commissioner and a legislative liaison for the state Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health. She has a Master of Public Administration degree, a BA in Speech Communication and Secondary Education with a minor in Political Science. Leslie started her contract lobbying business in 2006 and currently has five health care association clients.


The Chelan conference agenda is filled with content-rich clinical sessions, regulatory compliance information, leadership topics and other topics including psychosocial care, self care and spiritual care. There is also a Palliative Care track. Conference participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss challenges faced by palliative care and hospice programs around the state.
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and share solutions.
  • Strengthen collaboration and networking among palliative care and hospice professionals and programs statewide.
  • Practice evidence-based, ethical, effective and efficient hospice and palliative care.
  • Enhance attendees’ abilities to identify internal biases, increase cultural competency and improve cross-cultural communication techniques.
  • Identify, discuss and share innovative approaches for psychosocial, spiritual and bereavement care.

Continuing Medical Education – This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Washington State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (WSHPCO). The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To receive credit, you must complete and return a program evaluation.

Nursing, Social Work and Other CE – A maximum of 10.25 Education Contact Hours approved by California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP14488. 

This program has been approved for a maximum of 10.25 CEUs by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors are eligible.  Provider number #1975-153.

For participants whose disciplines are other than Nurse, Physician and Social Worker, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO/WSHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance.


No handouts will be printed for attendees. Please download session handouts from the WSHPCO website after 10/15/19. A link for conference attendees will be provided.


Campbell’s Resort is located on the shore of Lake Chelan, within driving distance of Seattle, Spokane, Everett, Portland & BC, or fly into Wenatchee.  Rooms are available at a rate of $100-$114 per night. Please call Campbell’s to make your hotel reservation: 800.553.8225 (refer to room block #464122).  Registration fee does not include lodging.  Campbell’s Resort is located at 104 West Woodin Ave., Chelan, WA 98816.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

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