ABOUT T&NMHO
The Texas Hospice Organization, established in 1982, fully merged with the New Mexico Hospice Organization in 1998.  T&NMHO seeks to support its members by offering educational activities, fostering communication and ensuring quality of care through standards and guidelines. 

THE 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
We are excited to announce that we will be holding our Annual Convention at the Omni Hotel in San Antonio on March 2-5, 2018 and we would like to invite you to join us in our celebration of our 35th Conference. We are expecting over 400 professionals in attendance again this year.

PROPOSED TOPICS
Participants are invited to respond to this year's Call for Presentations with a wide range of proposals.  Emphasis is placed both on skills-based teaching workshops, clinical research and interdisciplinary team and health systems-related issues affecting hospice care and End-of-Life issues.

Innovative approaches to hospice care for all terminally ill people are encouraged and welcomed.  Interdisciplinary team proposals and joint presentations by more than one hospice are acceptable.

CONTENT AREAS
To balance the program, we are suggesting that presentations be in the following areas:

  • Clinical/Psychosocial:  Involving all aspects of patient/family care
  • Program Development:  Implementation of hospice programs
  • Management:  Administration of hospice programs
  • Psychosocial: Pertaining to Social Workers, Chaplains, Bereavement Coordinators, Volunteers and Volunteer Coordinators

RECORDING
Unless the presenter specifically marks “disagree” on the Permission to Tape portions of the application, the submission of a proposal for the conference will serve as permission to record the presentation and the subsequent sale of the recordings and use of the presentations for on-line training.

PRESENTATION LEVELS
Applicants must select an accurate knowledge level for their intended audience.
• Beginning:  For people with a basic knowledge in a subject area
• Intermediate:  For those having a working knowledge in an area
• Advanced:  Presenter and audience both are knowledgeable and able to discuss the subject matter thoroughly
• General:  Relevant to all participants

Specifying levels assists participants in their selections and improves the presenter’s evaluations.

PRESENTATION FORMATS
Workshops are scheduled for 60 minute sessions.  Proposals must be submitted according to the recommended format, including CEU information.  Only those proposals, which include all requested items in computer typed format, will be considered.  (All items on the checklist must be included.)

DEADLINE
Proposals will be accepted by on-line submission until
5 p.m., September, 1st, 2017.  Proposals received after that date and time may not be considered.

SCREENING AND NOTIFICATION
A panel of hospice professionals representative of an interdisciplinary team will screen the proposals.  Presenters selected will be notified of acceptance by Email not later than November 30, 2017.

REGISTRATION FEES
A $100.00 reduction of conference registration fees will be granted to the two primary presenters in each session.  All communications regarding the proposed session will be directed to the primary presenter.

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN PROPOSALS
To submit a proposal, complete this on-line form and email the following items to Brandie Baker @ bbaker@txnmhospice.org. To be considered, proposals must be typed and include all of the following items:

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:
NAME OF PRIMARY PRESENTER:
JOB TITLE:
NAME OF ORGANIZATION :
MAILING ADDRESS:
CITY, STATE, ZIP:
PHONE NUMBER:

EMAIL ADDRESS:

This is our primary form of communication so please be sure this email address is correct.

OTHER PRESENTER(S) NAME(S):

JOB TITLE OTHER PRESENTER:



Write a few (150 Words Max) sentences that describe your presentation (this will go on the brochure and all printed material):

Intended Audiences:       

 

 
All Nurses

Audience Level:

Physicians

Hospice Aides

Beginning

Chaplains

Office/Clerical

Intermediate

Social Workers

Administrators

Advanced

Counselors

Volunteers

General

Bereavement

Others

 

Additional Needs:   Each room will be set up with podium, microphone, laptop, LCD projector and projector screen. Please list any additional needs you have?

Within 72 hours of completing this application, please download, fill out and return the following forms to Brandie Baker at: bbaker@txnmhospice.org. Conflict Disclosure, Speaker BioSketch, Education Documentation Form

CONSENT TO AUDIO TAPE PRESENTATION: 
AGREE  
DISAGREE  

I am the primary presenter and I attest that all the information and consents on this on-line presentation application are true to the best of my knowledge (Please initial in box):