Annual Conference

2024 RESPECT Conference: Let's Talk about Palliative Care

Past, Present and Future of Palliative Care

FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024  |  8:30 AM - 4:15 PM

Ritz Charles | 12156 N. Meridian Street, Carmel IN, 46032

Join us for a day-long statewide conference designed to bring together healthcare clinicians and researchers to discuss best practices in palliative and end-of-life care.



This conference will offer:

  • Opening plenary session presented by national expert, R. Sean Morrison, MD

  • Local and regional networking opportunities

  • Early Conference Meeting - Indiana Network for Hospice and Palliative Care Meeting

  • Concurrent sessions focused on vital research and topics in Palliative Medicine, including:

    • Caring for Adults with Advanced Dementia

    • Innovations in Advance Care Planning

    • End-Stage Liver Disease: A Palliative Approach

    • Communication with children at the end of life

    • Poster Presentations

Call for Poster Abstracts are now open

Submission deadline is December 20, 2023.     

Submission Portal

Pre-conference workshop - "Mastering Tough Conversations"
February 29, 2024  |  8:00am - 4:30pm

The practice of Hospice and Palliative Care involves conversations with patients and families that are often high stakes and involve complex emotions. The VitalTalk Program provides constructive communication skills needed when navigating conversations about serious illness. This interdisciplinary full-day workshop will be experiential, with each participant working in a small group to navigate challenging cases. The workshop offers the opportunity to practice frameworks for supporting patients who are receiving serious news and deliberating about goals of care.

Past Conferences
DateTitleKeynote Speaker
March 2, 2018Caring for the Complex Patient

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