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CHAPCA’s 2014 Annual Conference

2014 Conference

CHAPCA's annual conference will be held in Las Vegas at the Caesars Palace Hotel on November 17-19, 2014. This year, we begin with pre-conference workshops on Monday, November 17th. The conference will be launched that afternoon with the Opening General Session, followed by the Opening Reception that evening. Tuesday and Wednesday will be filled with networking and educational opportunities, and then we will close the conference on Wednesday afternoon by celebrating the annual award winners at the closing luncheon and annual meeting.

Conference Highlights

Industry Exhibit Show
Annual Awards Presentation
Education Sessions


Keynote Speakers

Cordt Kassner   Cordt Kassner, PhD, will open the conference with Moving from Surviving to Thriving. This session will demonstrate how the use of key outcome metrics will result in increased viability for your hospice program, despite the troubling times for hospice. Just as the government over-sight agencies are using your data to potentially target you, get ahead of the game and take the wind out from their treacherous sails by understanding and utilizing your own data mine. Key new cost data, shared during this session, will provide you the ammunition to explode your referrals from managed care players. Don’t miss this eye-opening opener for the conference!
Karyn Buxman  

The closing luncheon will feature Karyn Buxman, RN, CSP, CPAE. Karyn is a humorist, nurse and hospice lover. Her presentation is titled From Dazed & Confused to Amazed & Amused! Changes in regulations, surveys, budgets—days that are long on hours and short on resources. It’s obvious that the state of our industry is no joke—but it just may be a laughing matter. If you’ve ever had a day when you thought, “What was I thinking?!” then don’t miss this fun and inspiring session.

CHAPCA Annual Awards Presentation

Each year the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA) recognizes two outstanding individuals and one program for their contributions to hospice and palliative care. This year, we will celebrate the recipients of CHAPCA’s annual awards at the Closing Luncheon on Wednesday.