Expanding Dimensions in Hospice & Palliative Care

WSHPCO Annual Fall Conference

October 23-24, 2023

Campbell’s Resort – Chelan, WA

we are meeting in person and hope you can join us!

We are told that Campbell’s Resort is fully booked but their  Midtowner Motel may have vacancy. Call 1-800-572-0943 and reference Group Block Number 735915 when booking there. Cambell’s Resort tel is 800-553-8225 with Group Block Number 625149 in case there have been cancellations.

Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan has been Washington state’s favorite family getaway resort since 1901. 170 lakeside guest rooms and 1800’ of private beach adorn the resort’s eight acre site situated on Chelan’s historic downtown waterfront. Voted the #1 Resort in the Northwest by King 5 Evening in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2022 and Best Family Friendly Getaway in 2019.

This year we welcome Keynote guest Ginny Heinitz, RN, BSN,CHPN, Outpatient Palliative Care Coordinator, Confluence Health and Plenary guest Hope Wechkin, MD, Hospice and Palliative Care Specialist, EvergreenHealth. Our own Leslie Emerick, MPH will deliver another inspiring Plenary discussion around Public Policy with legislative updates sprinkled in.

Ginny Heinitz, RN, BSN, CHPN

Leslie Emerick, MPH

Hope Wechkin, MD, FAAHPM, HMDC

We’ll be presenting the 2023 Stu Farber Award to this year’s recipient. There will be a Welcome Reception Monday evening. Hilda Harmon’s famous Silent Auction will start Monday morning, concluding Tuesday morning. We will have the annual WSHPCO Business Meeting, including election of board members. There will be opportunities for participants to network with one another. Aligning with the strategic goals of WSHPCO, we will offer a Pediatric Palliative Care track.

There are 24 concurrent sessions covering 4 tracks:

  • Clinical
  • Operational & Regulatory (Monday)
  • Pediatric Palliative Care (Tuesday)
  • Psychosocial & Other

Please take a look at our schedule and session descriptions to learn more about this year’s program.

We are not offering a virtual option this year.

CONTINUING EDUCATION  A maximum of 11.25 CE hours will be offered for Nurses through the California Board of Nursing. Also, this workshop has been approved for 11.25 CEUs by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors; provider number #1975-153.  CANCELLATION POLICY  Substitutes are welcome. Refunds (minus handling/processing fees) are available if notice is made by October 17, 2023. No refund will be granted thereafterWALK IN POLICY    Walk-ins are welcome if space is available and payment is made in full.

Thank you and welcome to our Gold Sponsor:


Thank you to our Welcome Reception Sponsor:

Thank you and welcome to our Exhibitors:

Empeon, VSED Resources Northwest, Wise Hospice Options, Cardinal Health at-Home, Return Home, Peacehealth, Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services, Enclara Pharmacia, OnePoint Patient Care, Viventium, StateServ