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Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services offers many quality educational programs for its clients. To register, please select the link for the event you wish to attend. This will direct you to the registration page for that event. Be sure to include a valid email address below when registering since the confirmation email will include instructions and link to the webinar. By submitting your registration, you are agreeing to our contact policy. The HospiLearn webcasts are jointly provided by LeadingAge Ohio and Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services.



Optum Annual Hospice Conference: June 13-14, 2019 - Charlotte, NC
Mark your calendar for the next Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services Annual Conference being held June 13-14, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Detailed information will be forthcoming, but mark your calendar today!


HospiLearn Webcasts

Medical Cannabis in Hospice & Palliative Care  
Hospice professionals will discuss evidence for medical marijuana use in hospice and palliative care patients.
Stephanie Abel, PharmD, BCPS; The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, James Cancer Hospital 
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Live Webcast: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 3:00 PM EST 
       Register at:  https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1914170/9E3868DFC4D6B2AEC41DEF05166A942D   
     - On-Demand: Available beginning March 12th via the client website 
         (Continuing education credit for on-demand version will be available 6-8 weeks following the live session)  

Artificial Nutrition & Hydration 
We will discuss the use of artificial nutrition and hydration for patients in end of life care.
Amy Mestemaker, MD, BPharm; Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton & Miami County 
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Live Webcast: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 3:00 PM EST 
       Register at:  https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1914172/3A088F5A682F49CBCAC7B18F906D85C5   
     - On-Demand: Available beginning March 26th via the client website 
         (Continuing education credit for on-demand version will be available 6-8 weeks following the live session)  

Pain 101: Pharmacotherapy Basics for the Hospice Clinician 
Hospice professionals will discuss pharmacotherapy basics for treating pain in end of life care.
Sarah Housman, PharmD, BCPS; Optum 
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Live Webcast: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 3:00 PM EST 
       Register at: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1949965/8172C0F7BB8B17D9AFA08EF608B74DB3
     - On-Demand: Available beginning April 9th via the client website 
         (Continuing education credit for on-demand version will be available 6-8 weeks following the live session)  

What Does It Mean for a Hospice Nurse to “Practice Ethically”  
We will discuss ethical practice in end of life care.
Debra E. Heidrich, MSN, RN; Palliative Care Nursing Consultant 
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Live Webcast: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 3:00 PM EST 
       Register at: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1949967/C9F328E27D170DB4B2B51774161C665E     
     - On-Demand: Available beginning April 23rd via the client website 
         (Continuing education credit for on-demand version will be available 6-8 weeks following the live session)  

Optum Annual Hospice Conference 2018

We look forward to seeing you at the annual conference next week. For your convenience, electronic PDF handouts for each session are posted below. Copies will not be provided on-site so please print as desired and bring with you. An evaluation form must be submitted following the conference to activate your continuing education (CE) certificate in our system. Once completed, please save a copy of the certificate to keep for your records (mark each session you attended). Be sure to bring a sweater or jacket as conference rooms tend to run cold. Please contact me at kim.konczal@optum.com with any questions or concerns. Thank you. 

About the Presenters 
Disclosure
Download Continuing Education (CE) Certificate 2018 

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