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October 8, 2022

5th Annual NJPC APNC conference: Innovations in Palliative Care

7:30 am – 2:30 pm

VIRTUAL and HYBRID attendance options available

The Valley Hospital
223 North Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

New Jersey Palliative Care Advanced Practice Nurse Consortium (NJPC APNC) will host its 5th annual conference Innovations in Palliative Care. The conference will focus on the diverse needs of persons dealing with a serious or chronic illness. Hear from Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN, who will discuss the past, present, and future of palliative care.

Register here.

October 18, 2022

GOCCNJ & NASW-NJ Advance Care Planning Certificate Program

9 am – 1 pm

Live virtual instruction will take place on October 18th from 9 am – 1 pm.

GOCCNJ in partnership with NASW-NJ has developed a certificate program for those new to these conversations and for seasoned professionals who would like a deeper understanding of the issue. This is the only certificate ACP course in NJ. Faculty includes: Dr. Dave Barile, Tracy Grafton, LCSW, ACHP-SW, Dr. Marianne Holler, and Laurie Powsner, MSW, LCSW.

The three-part program includes:

  • 2 CEU hours of pre-foundational reading
  • 4 CEU hours on-demand videos
  • 4 CEU hours of live instruction
  • for a total of 10 program hours

Register here.

November 1, 2022

Mind The Gap: Best Practices in Health Care Collaboration

8 am – 5pm

Bell Works
Holmdel, NJ

Complete Care in collaboration with GOCCNJ, Atlantic Health System, Hackensack Meridian Health, HCANJ, Inspira, NJHA, Rutgers School of Public Health, RWJ Barnabas Health, and St. Joseph’s Hospital presents an experiential, interactive in-person conference will feature presentations from more than 30 interdisciplinary experts in 5 plenary sessions and 15 customizable breakout workshops. Special guests include Dr. BJ Miller and the NJ Commissioner of Health Judith Persichilli, RN, BSN, MA.

Registration opening soon.

October 12, 2022

Advanced Care Directives: A Gift to Your Loved Ones

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Reformed Church of Highland Park
All Purpose Room
19 South 2nd Avenue
Highland Park, NJ

You will learn how you can provide your loved ones the gift of knowing what to do when you cannot speak for yourself. Experts in geriatric care will discuss how you can receive the health care you want, and no more than you want, when you are seriously ill. Also hear Jewish, Islamic, Unitarian Universalist, and Christian religious perspectives on health care decisions. Free and open to the public. Click here for a flyer with more information.

Please register by 10/5.

October 26, 2022

Veteran-Centric Care Across the Continuum: PTSD, Moral Injury, Soul Injury: How to Become an Agent of Hope and Healing

8:30 am – 1:00 pm


A virtual conference for professionals serving Veterans in the community Samaritan invites you to learn about the importance of providing veteran-centric care across the continuum.

Continuing Education Credits available.

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November 18, 2022

Palliative Care Education Project

8 am – 12 pm


New Jersey American College of Physicians with support from GOCCNJ will be hosting a virtual meeting with 4 leading experts including Dr. David Barile, Dr. Amar Bukari, Dr. Biren Saraiya and Dr. Himabindu Lanka will teach the skills needed to open the conversation about documenting goals of care and will share best practices to improve care for the seriously ill or those nearing the end of life.

Registration opening soon.