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Thursday July 21, 8AM - 4:30PM
Ramada Plaza Conference Center, Minneapolis, MN
Earlybird Price extended through June 17!  Register now!

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Speakers include:


Rahul Koranne, MD, MBA, FACP
Chief Medical Officer
Minnesota Hospital Association
   ACP across Minnesota - A call to collective action!

Dr. Rahul Koranne is the first Chief Medical Officer of the Minnesota Hospital Association. A primary care physician, Rahul has worked in the smallest rural health system in Minnesota, and in one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the Twin Cities. Rahul will share some of his experiences from across the healthcare continuum - from small to large systems, rural to urban settings and primary care to post-acute care - and reflect on why health organizations across MN need to collaborate on Advance Care Planning in service of our communities. Come prepared to be entertained, learn and be motivated towards collective action!



Deborah Day Laxson
Author, Entrepreneur, ACP Advocate
  Life Support:  When Is Enough, Enough?    
A Real Life Story of Honoring Choices

How does a non-medically trained individual determine when life support no longer supports life?  Using her own real life example, Deborah brings the audience on her journey as she learned to navigate the complexities of the medical world in order to honor her husband’s choices regarding medical care at end- of-life.

New this year!  Breakout sessions will be offered twice so that conference attendees can participate in two -

Agent 96   Second only to the patient, the role of Health Care Agent is crucial in ensuring the patient’s choices are honored when that patient is unable to speak during a medical event.  While local and national awareness regarding ACP and Healthcare Directives has increased dramatically in the last few years, little has been done to prepare agents for their role.  As a result, it is overlooked or misunderstood by the patient, the agent, healthcare providers, and family/friends.  This session sheds light on the challenges of being an agent, provides a process to help agents ‘wear the hat’ and issues the challenge:  Are you READY?
Dementia 96   With increasing frequency, questions about how to do advance care planning with people with dementia, or other conditions bringing capacity into question, are being heard.  Understanding the difference between capacity and competence, knowing the legal guidelines related to this question, and awareness of how things change when a guardian is appointed will be discussed in this session.
Rules 96   State and federal requirements surrounding advance care planning are numerous and can sometimes be confusing.  In this session, you will receive clear information on what the regulations mean, what surveyors are looking for, common issues and questions of compliance, and more.  At the end of this session you will be aware of state and federal regulations for ACP, and how to identify (and avoid) potentially negative outcomes for patient safety. 
LGBT 96   Whether you know it or not, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults are your clients and patients.  Learn the unique issues facing these populations and how they affect their willingness to seek out services.  This session will outline LGBT aging, describe the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities, present findings from a recent needs assessment, and identify actions you can take to make your practice more LGBT culturally competent.
POLST 96   POLST is a national movement to standardize medical orders surrounding end-of-life cares.  Each state has the responsibility of developing their program to be consistent with the national paradigm, and a national endorsement process helps build consistency across state lines.  In Minnesota, the POLST Team is currently updating our form and policies to have consistent use of POLST throughout the state and bring us to the national ranking of a fully endorsed program.  Learn what is happening, why, and what's coming next.

Additional topics and updates during the day will include:
  • ACP in Academic Health Settings: Medical Students and Nursing Students
  • The second-annual Community Champion Volunteer Award
  • Updates on Honoring Choices development across the state and throughout the nation
  • Legislative and National news and updates, including reimbursement information
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