Workshops & Events

2023 Fall Symposium: Working Together For the Greater Good

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We are excited to partner with the Nebraska Hospice & Palliative Care Association to bring this event to you! The 2023 Fall Symposium: Working Together for the Greater Good will be an intensive day of training held at the FireSpring offices in Lincoln (1201 Infinity Ct. Lincoln, NE 68512). Our lineup of expert speakers will be specifically addressing current issues in long term care and hospice, including advanced care planning, customer service, working with the VA, culture change and more.

All participants are invited to an axe throwing networking event on Wednesday evening, October 18, 2023 at Tomahawks Axe Throwing! Join your colleagues for drinks and axe throwing from 7-9 pm at the Haymarket location, 815 O Street in Lincoln. Thank you to Quality First Insurance for sponsoring and making the axe throwing event possible!

October 19, 2023 Fall Symposium Agenda:

  • 8:00 - 8:30 am: Coffee, registration & Vendor Show
  • 8:30 - 9:30 am: Interprofessional Advance Care Planning to Enhance End-of-Life Care: Results of a Needs Assessment Amanda Kirkpatrick, PhD, RN & Meghan Potthoff PhD, APRN-NP, Associate Professors of Nursing at Creighton University College of Nursing
  • 9:30 - 10:30 am Age-Friendly Health Systems Matt Lentz, RN, MSN, Nebraska Hospital Association
  • 10:30 - 10:45 am BREAK & Vendor Show
  • 10:45 - 11:45 am Why Excellent (Not Good) Customer Service Matters Paul Rieken, Founder and Facilitator at NORMATIVE POINT, LLC
  • 11:45 – 12:30 pm LUNCH & Vendor Show SPONSORED BY AmanaCare
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Roadmap to VA: Who Can Help Me Navigate the VA system? Marabeth Kracher & Nicole Dertzo, Department of Veterans Affairs 
  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm Embracing Culture Change Throughout The Continuum Kelly Sparr, LPNC, ALA, EMT, The Grace Space
  • 2:30 – 2:45 BREAK & Vendor Show
  • 2:45 - 3:45 pm Nebraska POLST Program: Background, Processes and Outcomes Jacob Dahlke, MSBe, HEC-C Nebraska Medicine
  • 3:45 – 4:45 pm Keeping Care Plans Up to Date and Who Does it Impact? Jena Fosdick & Melanie Frary, St. Croix Hospice
Audience: Assisted living, skilled nursing & hospice/palliative care administrators and staff, including nursing leaders and directors, social services & other interdisciplinary members.

Vendors: We are excited to feature the following vendors for the Fall Symposium!

Quality First Insurance (axe throwing sponsor)
Consonus Pharmacy
EZ Way
UNO Department of Gerontology
US Department of Veteran's Affairs
AseraCare Hospice
Grace Space
Home Care Partners
Southeast Community College
AmanaCare (Lunch sponsor)

Continuing Education: 7 hours of continuing education from Nebraska DHHS Regulation and Licensure, Board of NHA has been approved for this conference. Appropriate records will be maintained for other disciplines to receive credit from their credentialing organizations. 7 nursing contact hours for all nurses, provided by IWCC, Iowa’s Board of Nursing Provider #6.

Hotel Suggestions: Here are a couple hotels in the Lincoln area we recommend to those driving in from out of town. We do NOT have a room block at either of these hotels:

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lincoln Southeast, 8455 Andermatt Dr, Lincoln, NE, 68526 (402) 325-6400
Holiday Inn Lincoln Southwest, 2500 Tamarin Ridge Rd, Lincoln, NE 68512 (402) 421-1893

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given for cancellations. Substitutions are welcome. However, if state surveyors are in your community at the time of the event, your registration fees can be applied to a future LeadingAge Nebraska event.

Registration Fee (includes social on the 18th and handouts, lunch and breaks on the 19th): $99


Wound Champions in the Post-Acute Care Setting

Thursday, November 16, 2023Wound event image
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Jewish Community Center
333 S 132nd St
Omaha, NE 68154

Join Dr. Pamela Scarborough for her newest presentation, "Wound Champions in the Post-Acute Care Setting." Attend this basic to intermediate program to update your wound prevention and management knowledge and skills. This seminar will discuss pressure injury risk factors, prevention strategies, and other hard-to-heal wound etiologies such as arterial and venous insufficiency, diabetic foot ulcers, and more. Content includes Best Practice and regulatory guidelines for the wound assessment, documentation, treatment, and reporting mandates from CMS in addition to a session on infection control in wound care.

AUDIENCE: This program is appropriate for new and seasoned treatment nurses, facility or corporate wound management leadership, MDS Coordinators, PT/OT, providers, and others involved in wound prevention and management in the Post-Acute LTC setting.

FACULTY: Dr. Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CWS, FAAWC, is currently the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for RestorixHealth. Her career spans over 40 years having practiced across the continuum of care. Dr. Scarborough is board certified as a wound specialists (CWS) and is a prolific author having been published in various wound management books, monographs and periodicals. In addition, she currently mentors, trains and educates others in the specialty of wound management. She has served on multiple wound related boards and conference planning committees and presents nationally and internationally. Dr. Scarborough’s license is in physical therapy and has the privilege of providing education for many health care professionals across licensure and clinical focus from CNAs to physicians, nurses, and surveyors and others in this highly specialized area of practice, wound prevention and management.RestorixHealth logo







See our Education Calendar HERE for a complete list of upcoming events.