Palliative care is patient and family-centered care for patients with life-threatening, life-limiting, or terminal illness that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering. Palliative care throughout the continuum of illness involves addressing physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs, and facilitating patient autonomy, access to information, and choice. Allied health care and medical professionals who attend this conference will have the opportunity to learn from and network with providers, researchers, and educators in the field of palliative care.

Conference Objectives:

To provide a forum for allied health care and medical professionals to contribute knowledge in the realms of palliative care theory, research, assessment, and treatment. Specifically, learning objectives include:

  • Identify ways to incorporate palliative care practices early in the care of patients with life-limiting, life-threatening, or terminal illness
  • Improve professional skills as provider and as team member emphasizing well-being across care settings
  • Learn to advance patient, family, and caregiver wellbeing through illness and dying across disciplinary approaches

Target Audiences:

Allied health care, medical professionals and trainees, including social workers, clinical psychologists, nurses, physicians, chaplains and other spiritual leaders, neuropsychologists, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, art therapists, music therapists, and recreational therapists, as well as other professionals who want to broaden their knowledge in the area of palliative care.

Continuing Education:

Continuing education credits will be offered to those interested. More details on Registration Page.

Questions, contact Emily Vierck, Office Manager at 503-972-7090 ext. 101


We would like to extend our gratitude to Regence BlueCross BlueShield – Personalized Care Support Palliative Care Program, for their support of this year’s palliative care conference.