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Save The Date!


The Maine Hospice Council and the Palliative Care & Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council are proud to present the first annual statewide palliative care conference.


Inaugural Statewide Palliative Care Conference


October 6 (Thursday, 5:00 to 8:00PM)

& October 7 (Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM)

University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Belfast, Maine

Keynote Speakers:

October 6 - A Listening Session with Senator Angus King (tentative)

October 7 - Keynote Speakers:

Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN.

Jim VanKirk, MD

Cordt Kassner, PhD


There will also be an opportunity to participate in several breakout sessions throughout the day.

Potential Topics:

  • Palliative Care - Economics and Policy
  • The Value and Challenges of Providing Palliative Care in Maine: What will it Take?
  • Quality Palliative Care Guidelines in Action: A Model for Restoring Healthcare Post COVID-19
  • 'I Can See You Now!': Expanding Access to Palliative Care for Rural Populations
  • Communication and Messaging in Palliative Care: Let's Ask the Caregivers
  • Palliative Care 101: Pain/Dyspnea/Nausea/Delirium
  • Health Equity: Panel Discussion
  • Palliative Care and the Pediatric Population
  • Palliative Pain Management in the Opioid Epidemic Era
  • Fostering Partnerships in Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Ethical Approaches to Refractory Suffering
  • Updates in Pharmacology and Palliative Care: Cannabis
  • Delivering Palliative Care in Rural Areas
  • Communication and Messaging in Palliative Care: Can We Do Better?
  • Covid-19: Its Impact on Palliative Care
  • Pain Management, Existential Pain, Substance Abuse, Opioid Epidemic.
  • Cultural/Diversity Awareness: Panel Discussion

(All Workshops Subject to Change)


Please keep watch for opening of registration. We hope you will join us!

For more information contact:
Kathryn Randall, Executive Assistant – – 207-626-0651



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Maine Hospice Council

295 Water Street, Suite 303, Augusta, ME 04330

P.O. Box 2239, Augusta, ME 04338

(207) 626-0651





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