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The Maine Hospice Council and the Palliative Care & Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council are proud to present the


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

***Register Today!***


Keynote Speakers:

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

* October 7 - Keynote Speakers:

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Betty Ferre
ll, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN.
"Spirituality: Identifying and Addressing the Powerful Domain of Palliative Care"

James VanKirk MD
Jim VanKirk, MD
"The Value and Challenges of Providing Palliative Care in Maine: What Will it Take?"

Cordt Kassner

Cordt Kassner, PhD
"Trending Palliative Care in Maine: 2016-2021"


In addition to the keynote presentations, there will be opportunities to participate in the following breakout sessions:

  • 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
  • What is Palliative Care?: Finding the Right Messages
  • Palliative Care 101: Pain/Dyspnea/Nausia/Delirium
  • Health Equity: Panel Discussion
  • Palliative Care and the Pediatric Population
  • Palliative Pain Management in the Opioid Epidemic Era
  • Palliative Care: Economics & Policy
  • Fostering Partnerships in Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Ethical Approaches to Refractory Suffering
  • Updates in Pharmacology and Palliative Care: Cannabis

(All Workshops Subject to Change)

Closing General Session: Implementing Palliative Care Principles: Raising the Bar Statewide

***Register Today!***

Conference Draft Agenda - Click Title to View

Presenter Brochure - Click Title to View

Blocks of rooms have been set aside at
 Belfast Fireside Inn      
(Reservation deadline: September 1, 2022)
Belfast Harbor Inn
(Reservation deadline: August 6, 2022)

Mention the Maine Hospice Council Palliative Care Conference to reserve a discounted room.
(First come, First served)


Click Here for Detailed Lodging Options in the Greater Belfast Area

We have tried to create a menu that considers dietary limitations, but If you have any restrictions you would like us to be aware of, please let us know.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

*Gold Level Sponsors ($1000 and Above)

Bingham Program

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Hartley & Benson Webster

* Silver Level Sponsors ($500- $999)

Drs. Lauren & Chris Michalakes

Dr. Jim VanKirk
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Maine Center on Aging


*Bronze Level Sponsors (Up to $499)

William Norfleet, MD 



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



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