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2014 Sharing the Experience Conference

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Mark your calendars now:  Sharing the Experience 2015 is July 16!

Click through some photos from this year's event:

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Our doors open at 8:00AM.  Morning refreshments available, and after checking in we invite you to browse displays and information tables featuring some of our projects and other organizations focusing on ACP.

At 8:30, Medical Director Dr. Ken Kephart welcomes all and the conference officially begins! 
Pioneer integrative medicine specialist Gregory Plotnikoff, MD is an international leader in using therapeutic conversations for patient wellness and healing.   He will combine patient stories with his personal experiences, while focusing on the Courageous Conversations that take place among families in end-of-life care decision making.    Read more...
Picture3 By collecting, measuring, and analyzing data, Rainbow Research turns numbers into stories and helps Honoring Choices identify and focus on key elements to increase effectiveness and strengthen outcomes. 

Honoring Choices is building strong relationships with the University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center.  Today, medical students share how learning about ACP is impacting their lives and their future plans as physicians.
Picture4 ACP is growing - throughout Minnesota and our entire nation.  Learn what is trending and how Honoring Choices is responding.
  • Updated Healthcare Directives, including a new one-page "Short Form"
  • Outreach work helping bring ACP to vulnerable populations
  • Growth in building ACP awareness and offering training to health care students
  • Reaching out to more communities across Minnesota
  • Building a national network of Honoring Choices sites and programs

During the Lunch Hour, Epic (EMR) Representative Tyler Ackerson will present the latest updates and plans regarding ACP within the Epic system. All Epic users are invited to dine in the main conference room for the presentation; all others may dine in one of our break-out rooms or outdoors, on the patio.

Picture5 After lunch, we divide into 4 special topic sessions (handouts from all sessions will be available):
  • The LEARN Model of Cross Cultural Care
  • Implementing ACP in Healthcare Settings
  • ACP Without a Stethoscope
  • ACP & Faith: An Imam & a Rabbi Share
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Picture6 Award-winning Minnesota Author Kao Kalia Yang shares the story of her Grandmother's final days, providing fascinating insight into the Hmong community and how they view end-of-life.

Picture7 We conclude the day with time for Q & A, and share what's in store for Honoring Choices in the coming year.
Two Special Sessions for attendees from other states - an opportunity to meet others, share updates, and work together to build a national network!  Thursday evening reception, Friday morning interactive session.

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