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Keynote Speakers Announced
Posted on 06.25.15 in Events, News

On October 20 and 21, 2015, Lake Superior Hospice and Lake Superior Palliative Medicine will be hosting the Third Annual Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care and Hospice Conference, “Hope. Honesty. Humility. Healing.” The conference will be held on the campus of Northern Michigan University in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. This two day event features keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, and interactive preconference workshops. Lake Superior Hospice and Lake Superior Palliative Medicine are pleased to announce the three keynote speakers for the upcoming conference.

Kari Sederburg Kari Sederburg, MPAKari Sederburg is the executive director for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Adult Services Agency.In that role, she serves as the chief advocate for over 2 million older adults in Michigan, directing nearly $100 million in federal and state funding for aging programs, and is helping to shape policies that provide older adults and adults with disabilities with services they need.She formerly served as director of the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, a position to which Gov. Rick Snyder appointed her in 2011.She has also served as director of public policy for the Michigan Nonprofit Association, vice president for marketing and communications at the Gerontology Network in Grand Rapids, a senior account executive at The Rossman Group, and as program officer for the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation.
Dr. Arif Kamal Dr. Arif Kamal, M.D.Dr. Arif Kamal is the Director of Quality and Outcomes for the Duke Cancer Institute at Duke University, an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology and Duke Palliative Care, and a health services researcher studying the link between high quality care and improved outcomes.  He completed medical school within the 6-Year combined BA/MD program at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, internal medicine residency and hospice and palliative medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and hematology/oncology fellowship at Duke University.  He also holds a Masters in Health Science in Clinical Research from Duke University and is pursuing an Executive MBA in Health Management from University of Massachusetts – Amherst.  He currently holds grant funding from the Cambia Foundation, Retirement Research Foundation, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  He has authored over 45 manuscripts and editorials on topics related to palliative care and quality.
 Joseph Piccione Joseph Piccione, S.Th.D.  

Bio coming soon…


We know this conference will bring likeminded people together from throughout the Upper Peninsula, Northern Lower Peninsula and Northeast Wisconsin with an anticipated attendance of up to 175 healthcare practitioners, community leaders and others interested in hospice and palliative care.  On October 20th, we will be offering a community keynote presentation to the conference attendees and the greater community from 3:30-5:00 p.m, which will discuss crossing common barriers through collaboration. Other topics to be presented at the conference will include ethical dilemmas, spirituality, first responders, exchange of health information in the U.P., and medication discontinuation, to name a few. A diverse, expert panel of presenters from the area as well as experts from the national level will bring this information to attendees. Early Bird registration is open now until August10th.











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    Lake Superior Hospice would like to thank the following nurses who are a part of our clinical staff: Becky Shauver, Carol Blashill, Lynn Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Eileen Smit, Christy Maki, Glenda Christian, Julie Higbie, Nichol Hewitt, Louise Wilcox, and Denise Gallippo.