Midwest Care Alliance
2013 Annual Conference:
Transforming Our Future
Tuesday, November 5 - Thursday, November 7, 2013
DoubleTree Hotel Columbus/Worthington
175 Hutchinson Avenue
Columbus, OH 43235
The Midwest Care Alliance Annual Conference is the premier educational meeting for the Ohio home, hospice and palliative care industry. Every year, both members and non-members come together to network, learn about the evolving industry of care and how to enhance their business operations.
Call for Presentations
Midwest Care Alliance (MCA) is a statewide association committed to developing and providing current, applicable, high-quality education to meet the needs of those practicing in the hospice, home care, and palliative care fields. As part of the effort to provide quality educational programs, the Midwest Center for Home, Hospice & Palliative Care Education (MCE), an affiliate of MCA, invites submissions of presentation proposals for the 2013 Annual Conference for Home, Hospice and Palliative Care.
- Identify new developments in home, hospice & palliative care to enhance the practice and expertise of health care professionals within these populations
- Examine ethical dilemmas facing health care professionals caring for patients and family in home, hospice and palliative care populations
- Describe practical skills for discussing appropriate treatment with patients and families related to each population
- Examine various skills and knowledge needed to maintain competency in home, hospice, and palliative care
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION
Application Deadline has passed. Thank you to all who submitted.
A committee will review submitted proposals using the following guidelines:
- Practical application of material
- Relevance to practice
- Clearly identified objectives
- Expertise of presenter
- Case-based presentation, if appropriate
- Research-based clinical presentations
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION
As a non-profit organization, we do not pay an honorarium or reimburse presenters responding to the Call for Presentation for hotel, travel, or per diem expenses.
Proposals should be free of commercial bias as well as any reference to commercial services. Presenters are required to disclose the existence of any significant financial interest with a sponsor of any commercial product or service that is directly or indirectly related to the educational presentation.
All presentations are to be 75 minutes in lenght. If submitting more than one proposal, a separate application form must be submitted for each presentation.
Presentation proposal submissions addressing complementary or alternative (therapeutic) modalities must have appropriate professional credentials. These presentations must also:
- be supported by theory or research published in professional journals if available;
- discriminate between self-care (for the professional) as opposed to appropriate use with a client population (in order for session to meet CE requirements, content must be appropriate for use with patients and families);
- define/assure a recognized minimum of training; and
- be consistent with appropriate professional standards
All correspondence will take place via e-mail. Please include your e-mail address on the Application Form.
Topic Areas may include, but are not limited to:
|*Alternative / Complementary Therapies||*Innovative ways to meet the new CoPs|
|*Benchmarking / Improvement Measures / QAPI||*Interdisciplinary Team Coordination|
|*Reserach / Evidence Based Practice||*Maintaining Professional Boundaries|
|*Caring for the complex patient and family||*Managing heavy caseloads without compromising quality care|
|*Caring for the caregivers||*Marketing|
|*Caring for diverse populations / Cultural considerations||*Nutrition|
|*Communicating with patients, families, physicians & other healthcare workers||*Pain and Symptom Management|
|*Coordination of care in various healthcare settings (nursing homes, assisted living)||*Transitioning Goals of Care|
|*Data Analysis / Performance Measures||*Risk Management|
|*Disease-specific Management||*Self Care & Resources for the Professional|
|*Care issues in MRDD / Other Populations||*Skills for Documentation|
|*Ethical Considerations||*Spiritual Issues and Approaches|
|*Finance Issues / Billing||*Team Building|
|*Special needs of geriatric patients and their families||*Wound Care|
|Hospice / Palliative Care Specific:|
|*Addressing Funeral Planning and Rituals||*Advance Care Planning|
|*Being present with the dying||*Bereavement Services|
|*Contracting with Agencies / ECFs||*Fundraising / Grant Writing|
|*Palliative Sedation||*Social Work in Nursing Homes|
|*Terminal Restlessness||*Volunteer Program Ideas, Recruitment, Retention|
Applications must be received no later than April 1, 2013--DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Only completed applications, with all requested materials, will be considered and must include:
- Call for Presentations Application Form
- Faculty Directed CE Activity Form (presentation objective and content outline with time frames) emailed to Beth Griebel at email@example.com.
*As a potential presenter, the Midwest Center for Education asks that those submitting a presentation proposal(s), please reserve November 5-November 7, 2013 as possible days to present until formally notified. This is due to scheduling demands that make it necessary for presenters to be available for any of the three days. Please indicate with your proposal if, for some reason, this is not possible and MCE will take this into consideration. We appreciate your cooperation.