2020 Call for Proposals is Open! 

The 2020 MNHPC Annual Conference will be held April 5-7th, 2020, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in Saint Paul, MN. The conference theme is "Honoring our Past, Building our Future." 

The call for proposals is now open. Please note that you must complete your submission in one setting. There is no save and return function. To prepare your proposal, please review our submission guide. The guide outlines key elements of the proposal. 

2020 Proposal Submission Guide

The submission portal will close on October 15th, 2019. 

Submit a Proposal

Each year we ask conference attendees to identify topics for further education. See our list of suggested topics to help craft your proposal. 

Topic Suggestions 

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 and interventions 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 and families with serious illness or at the end-of-life.

  6. Hospice and palliative care regulations, policies, and reimbursement strategies and methodology for compliance.

  7. Strategies to raise awareness of the benefits 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, speech language therapy, social work, physician assistants, integrative therapy, home health care, hospice aides, and volunteers.