Annual Conferences For Health Care Professionals

Each year Agrace hosts conferences to help health professionals further their education on end-of-life topics. Conferences such as the “National Bereavement Teleconference—Living With Grief ” and the End-of-Life Forum provide opportunities to hear from national and regional experts, to participate in discussions and to earn continuing education credits.


Agrace’s End of Life Forum 2013:
At The Heart of What Matters

View all details of this event including a full schedule of the day here.

Keynote address: Restoring the Heart and Humanity in Medicine
Featuring Christina M. Puchalski, M.D.,
Executive Director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, Washington DC.

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workshops:

Honoring Choices Wisconsin
Honoring Choices Wisconsin is a major initiative of the Wisconsin Medical Society, designed to build system change, advocacy and education around advance care planning.

Healing with HeartStrings
HeartStrings brings live, interactive performances by some of the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s best musicians into health care and residential facilities. The sessions have demonstrated extraordinary physical, emotional, cognitive and social changes for residents of all ages.

Management of Behavioral Problems of Dementia
For caregivers of people with dementia, it can be extremely worrying to experience the behavior problems associated with their disease. This session will explore how to identify behavior problems and select appropriate interventions that will benefit both the patient and caregivers.

Pain and Symptom Management
For patients with serious illnesses, unmanaged symptoms can significantly decrease quality of life and ratchet up stress. Although symptoms may increase in prevalence and severity with disease progression, they remain manageable with appropriate interventions. Be prepared to learn jewels of the trade and share your tips, too!

A Generational Approach to Death and Dying.
Just as there are generational differences in how people approach work and leisure activities, there are distinct differences in the way different generations approach death, dying and grief. Understanding these differences can improve our ability to better deal with end-of-life concerns. This workshop will offer a thorough look at generational differences and approaches to health care decision and end of life.

Caring For All – Panel Discussion
Homeless shelters and prison aren’t places we typically associate with caring for dying patients and their families. Yet end of life touches us all. How do we provide care to those in non-traditional home or health care settings? The panel will explore how culture affects end- of-life experiences and the unique needs of patients in diverse cultures and nontraditional settings