At two annual conferences, HopeHealth explores topics related to treatment, care delivery models, pain and symptom management, grief and loss, caregiving, and emerging research in Alzheimer's and other dementias.
HopeHealth’s Annual Dementia & Alzheimer’s Awareness Conference
Friday, November 16, 2018
Doubletree Hotel, Hyannis, MA
Overview: Dementia progresses slowly and relentlessly, often for years after diagnosis. Caregivers must adapt to changing needs as the condition worsens, and this responsibility can take a toll.
At our Annual Dementia and Alzheimer’s Awareness Conference, we engage a roster of experts to share information and insights about the latest dementia research and treatments, along with holistic approaches to caregiving.
Audience: This conference is for family caregivers and professional caregivers of people with dementia.
Continuing education credits: 5 CEs for RN/LPN, LICSW and psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars provides accreditation.
Early Bird Cost (before October 16, 2018): $115, including materials, breakfast, lunch and 5 CE's
Cost (after October 15, 2018): $130, including materials, breakfast, lunch and 5 CEs
Sponsors and exhibitors: If you would like to sponsor this event or reserve an exhibit table, call (508) 957-0282.
Learn more or register: For more information, call (508) 957-0282.
Massachusetts Pain Initiative (MassPI) Spring Conference
Overview: MassPI is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending needless suffering from persistent and acute pain and to improving the quality of life for all people affected by pain.
2018 highlights: On March 16, the MPI held its spring conference, “Compassionate Care for the Millennium,” in Marlborough, MA. The event featured the world-renowned Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, a humanitarian and expert in pain management and palliative care, known as the “father of palliative care in India.” Dr. Rojagopal screened his new film, Hippocratic: 18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World, and answered questions.
In addition, our own Dr. Jennifer Ritzau, director of palliative care for HopeHealth, presented on palliative care practice in the U.S.
Audience: This conference is for nurses, physicians and other health care professionals.
Continuing education credits: 5 CME for physicians; 5 CE for nurses, social workers and psychologists.
Learn more: For information on the 2019 conference, contact Kathy DellaPenna at Info@MassPainInitiative.org.