Quality of Care = Quality of Life

NHPCO, AAHPM and HPNA know how important it is for hospice and palliative care providers to be unified and grounded in our goal to provide high-quality, person-centered care. That is why the 2020 Virtual Conference is focusing on quality.

This is not the same-old, same-old discussion

How do we improve the patient and family experience? How do we rework the system? How do we ease the administrative burden? How do change perceptions? How do we leverage the systems we already have? How do we weave intentionality into everyday work? How do we keep patients and staff safe? How do we connect quality to purpose? How do we stop viewing quality as another box to check?

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CHAPCA members qualify for the NHPCO member rate for individual and organization registrations. 

If you do not have a NHPCO account, the Register Now link will take you to a page where you will have to create an account. After doing so, it will redirect you to the registration page. 

COVID-19 Impact
The impact is so profound, pervasive, and historic. Faculty will address how it is already reshaping our world and what it means to the field as we move forward.
Exploring Multiple Perspectives

Content will include both clinical and programmatic perspectives creating an opportunity for quality professionals and the interdisciplinary team to explore each unique viewpoint and how they intersect.

New Conference Format – You spoke, we listened…

For 2020 all sessions and all faculty will be presented with live video streaming. Each day will consist of four live sessions plus opportunities for interactivity and networking.

  • Earn CE/CME Credits
  • Save Money & Time – No travel or hotel accommodations needed.
  • Accessible from Anywhere – Attend sessions and chat with attendees and faculty from the comfort of your home or office.

National Leaders Presenting At VC20

Hear from two nationally recognized and esteemed palliative physicians who will cover how quality reporting for palliative care differs from hospice and introduce the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative.

Arif Kamal, MBA,MD,MHS 

Associate Professor of Medicine and Physician Quality Officer
Duke University Medical Center


Steve Z. Pantilat, FAAHPM,MD,MHM

Professor in Palliative Care and Chief of the Division of Palliative Medicine
University of California, San Francisco


 See the full agenda

To continue our commitment to making quality education accessible we have extended the early bird rate to July 18. Organizations also will receive two logins for the same low rate.


The 2020 Virtual Conference is supported by an educational grant from Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services.


We are excited to partner with NHPCO on the upcoming Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference. After cancelling all of our in-person events for the rest of the year we felt this was the best opportunity to provide our members with important, high-quality education at an affordable price.

This new, three-week, virtual event which will provide relevant information for members of the IDT, innovative topics, and networking completely online. Approximately 60-70 hours of CE/CME will be offered virtually through live-streaming and on-demand content.

The Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference is the premiere conference for hospice and palliative care teams and individuals, and will bring our community together safely to learn, collaborate, and prepare for a future that is both challenging and full of opportunity.

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CHAPCA members qualify for the NHPCO member rate. 

This virtual event will combine live keynotes with an in-depth library of on demand sessions released weekly and much more:

  • 7 Educational Tracks

    • Community-Based Palliative Care
    • Leadership
    • Medical Care
    • Pediatrics
    • Quality
    • Regulatory
    • Supportive Care
  • 60+ on demand sessions

  • Discussion opportunities with faculty

  • Virtually network with your peers

  • Live keynote sessions

October 14, 2020 October 28, 2020

Ira Byock, MD, FAAHPM

Founder and Chief Medical Officer: The Institute For Human Caring

Christopher Kerr, MD

Chief Medical Officer & CEO: The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care

  • One-on-one office hours for regulatory and palliative care

  • 60-70 hours CE/CME for nurses and physicians

  • Exhibit Hall

  • Live Town Hall 10/21

  • Happy Hours

  • Live Podcasts Streaming Music Event

  • And much more!