October 6,  2018 Fall Grief Conference: Coping Through the Holidays

All  are welcome to attend this free event, Saturday, October 6, 2018. Maryland Heights Community Center, 2300 McKelvey Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m., Grief Conference Sessions: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m., Advance Registration is requested. Call or email: Laura @ lvadalabene@nursesandco.com  - (636) 926-3722 OR Joan @ joan.hapka-tracy@crossroadshospice.com  - (636) 735-2000

October 7 - 9,  Midwest Regional Conference on Palliative and End of Life Care

The Midwest Regional Conference on Palliative and End of Life Care is sponsored by the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association.  Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the current “state of healthcare” with respect to issues affecting palliative care including local, regional and national policy, alternative payment models, provider accreditation and the evolution of true palliative care involvement as a means of population health across varied healthcare systems.  For more information and to register, click here.

October 11 - 12,  National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research

The CSU Institute for Palliative Care invites you to join palliative care colleagues from all over the country at the National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research, being held at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina in San Diego on October 11 and 12, 2018. See travel information here.  The Symposium features thought leaders in palliative care scholarship and practice who will help you weave the latest concepts into your teaching of future professionals, your research activities, and your practice.

October 16, Common Psychiatric Disorders at the End-of-Life

Our October Workshop features Dr. Allison Jordan, regional medical director of palliative medicine services at Christian Hospital and Alton Memorial Hospital and associate medical director of BJC Hospice.  Dr. Jordan with help us understand the prevalence and presentation of psychiatric disorders at end-of-life, appreciate how personality traits can exert an influence on patient care, and identify pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for psychological distress at end-of-life.  Space is limited and you must register to attend. Click here for more information: 2018 October Workshop.  Click here to Register.

October 25, The Conversation Project 

Thursday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m., at Richmond Heights Community Room, 1027 Bellevue Ave., Suite 107, Richmond Heights, MO 63117.  Gateway End-of-Life Coalition is partnering with Esse Health to help people in our community talk about and complete their advance care planning.  Please spread the word. If you or your organization would like to host a The Conversation Project for your members, employees or the public, contact us at gatewayeol@gmail.comClick here for a flyer. Want another date and time?  Click here.

December 11, Caregiver Class: Alternate Therapies

There are many ways to cope with caregiver stress and different therapies will be discussed, such as music therapy, massage therapy, art therapy, aromatherapy and more!  This will be an experiential class with demonstrations provided by the speakers.  Click here for more information.


Remaining workshop dates for 2018:  October 16. 2019 workshop dates are January 15, April 16, August 20 and October 15.