2021 Omaha Regional Hospice & Palliative Symposium: Growing Palliative Care

Hospice & Palliative Symposium

Tue, Apr 6, 2021  

This one-day symposium will provide interdisciplinary dialogue on the current and future work of palliative care and hospice in the Omaha metro area and surrounding region. Topics will include updates on local clinical, advocacy, research, and educational endeavors, as well as expert speakers from neighboring regions. This symposium is designed to provide both novice and expert level content.

At the end of the symposium, the general public is invited to watch Being Mortal, a Frontline documentary exploring relationships between doctors and their patients nearing end of life.


Target Audience

This symposium is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, chaplains, and students.

Symposium Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Identify current work to develop regional excellence in palliative care
  2. Describe career opportunities for building or integrating palliative expertise into one’s individual current practice
  3. Discuss the impact of social, emotional, and spiritual suffering on patient care
  4. Develop strategies for effectively managing patient suffering

Continuing Education Credits


The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is provided for 5.25 contact hours under ANCC criteria. 


This symposium is sponsored by the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine – Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Medicine, through the resources of the UNMC College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education and the UNMC Center for Continuing Education.