Annual Maine Hospice Council and Maine Veterans Partnership Conference

Event Postponed

We regretfully have to postpone the Maine Hospice Council and Togus Va Healthcare System Annual Partnership Conference set for November 3, 2017

This is a very important subject and of such value that we are not cancelling it entirely; we are merely postponing to early Spring.

We appreciate your interest in this event and would like you to continue considering participation when the new date is set.

Thank you for your time and patience with this matter. We recognize the investment many have already put into this event and believe your time is valuable.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Those who have already registered, we will hold those places for the Spring event.

Kathryn Randall, Executive Assistant, Maine Hospice Council


Chronic and End Stage Liver Disease:

Personal, Clinical, and Public Health Considerations

Annual Hospice/Veteran Partnership Conference

November 3rd 2017

  Togus VA Medical Center

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Friday, November 3, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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VA Theatre on Togus Veterans Hospital Augusta, Me
810 Eastern Avenue
Augusta, ME 04330

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The Maine Hospice Council Team
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Hospice-Veterans Partnership Conference

Hospice-Veterans Partnership Conference with a focus on Hepatitis and  its long list of complications. There is also a focus on end-stage liver disease and transplant issues.

Keynote speaker:  Dr. Alan Kilby. Dr. Kilby is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, and has a special interest in the treatment of liver disease (hepatology). He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan and his fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Vermont. In addition to his clinical practice in gastrointestinal and liver diseases, Dr. Kilby is medical director for hepatitis at Maine Medical Center’s Virology Treatment Center. He is a clinical assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and a member of the Maine Medical Center medical staff.

There will be many more guest speakers along with break out panel opportunities for participant questions.

Guest Speaker Rhonda Jankovich FNP graduated from Husson University in 2005 as a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  She has 24 years of experience in gastroenterology with an interest in viral hepatitis and cirrhosis.  She is a member of AASLD, ACG, and Maine Gastroenterology Society.  Rhonda is also a member of the VISN 1 Hepatitis Innovation Team.


Katie Cleary, PharmD, BCGP is a clinical pharmacy specialist working in the Hepatitis C Clinic and with the home-based primary care (HBPC) teams at the VA Maine Healthcare System.  She graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2014 and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at VA Maine in 2015.  She earned Board Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (BCGP) in 2017. Her primary responsibilities include managing pharmacotherapy in veterans enrolled with the Hep C Clinic and comprehensive medication reviews, but is also involved in Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEMs), transitions of care,  and anticoagulation practice areas.

Conference made possible by our generous sponsors:


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