Continuing Education

Continuing Education information will be available on this page once the conference program has been finalized and approved for CEU's.

Conference Goal

To advance the knowledge of healthcare professionals who provide serious illness and end-of-life services.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will self-report a knowledge gain related to:

1. Best practices and innovations in serious illness and end-of-life care.
2. Specific pain and symptom management interventions for patients receiving hospice and/or palliative care.
3. Common emotional and spiritual needs of patients, families, and professionals caring for patients with serious illness and end-of-life.
4. Techniques to address complex family dynamics, grief, bereavement, and trauma at the end-of-life.
5. Ethical challenges related to caring for patients with serious illness or at the end-of-life.
6. Hospice and palliative care regulations, policies, and reimbursement strategies and identify strategies for compliance.
7. Strategies to raise awareness of hospice and palliative care across all Minnesota communities.
8. Strategies to improve quality of hospice and palliative care services for underrepresented groups.

Target Audience


This conference is designed for nursing, administration, music therapy, physical therapy, chaplaincy, medicine, occupational therapy, social work, physician assistants, home health care, and volunteers.

Social Work 

This conference has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Social Work requirements and is approved for 15 clock hours: Sunday = 3.5 hours; Monday = 5.75 hours; Tuesday = 5.75 hours. (CEP#490)