Leadership conference focuses on volunteers

NHPCO program offered on-line

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) has announced July 30 to August 3, 2012 as the dates for the 2012 Volunteer Leadership Virtual Conference. Hosted on-line, the educational program is exclusively focused on hospice volunteerism.

Highlights include:

• Live-broadcast plenary sessions featuring national speakers.

• Specific sessions for both new and seasoned volunteer leaders/managers.

• Specific day, August 2, dedicated to volunteers, affording them the opportunity to enhance their skills and participate in a national hospice event.

• Poster presentations and an exhibit hall on-line.

• Real-time networking in easy-to-use chat rooms.

Registration fees are based on the number of Internet connections that an organization uses to access the content. In order to ensure that programs of all size are able to participate, NHPCO has created a sliding-fee scale based on a program's 2010 Annual Patient Census (which is also used to calculate provider organization's NHPCO dues). Visit www.nhpco.org and select "Professional Resources" and "Education and Conferences," then choose "Conferences" to find the link to "Virtual Volunteer Conference 2012."