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Honoring Choices Wisconsin

Sharing the Experience Conference

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Alliant Energy Center, Madison

Representing 29 health care organizations across the state, Honoring Choices Wisconsin’s (HCW) 160 stakeholders gathered for HCW’s third annual Sharing the Experience Conference in Madison Oct. 22, 2015.

The conference featured keynote presenters Tracy Schroepfer, PhD, MSW, MA, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work, Linda Briggs, MS, MA, RN, of Respecting Choices®, and Milwaukee neurologist George “Chip” Morris, MD, as well as eight breakout sessions on topics related to advance care planning ethics, law and special populations. Links to the presentations and breakout sessions are available below.

HCW also presented its first annual advance care planning champion awards to three deserving individuals: James Milford, MD, of Watertown Regional Medical Center (physician champion); Toni Kesler of Vitas Healthcare and formerly of Community Care, Inc. (clinical champion); and the Rev. Chuck Orme-Rogers of Meriter-UnityPoint Health (community champion).

“In the last year, the landscape of advance care planning has seen more change than in the previous five years combined,” said Donn Dexter, MD, the Society’s chief medical officer. “There is a major culture shift toward advance care planning, as physicians, policymakers, patients and the public realize its importance. These conversations are now being recognized as the needed standard of care.”

Be sure to download the 2015 conference program, which shares the experiences and insights of many HCW participating organizations on their trial implementations, successes, challenges and lessons they have learned along the way. The program presents HCW’s many accomplishments this year, as well as its plans for the future.

Click here to view more photos of the event.



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