Call For Proposals

The Illinois Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (IL-HPCO) invites prospective speakers to submit an online proposal for our Annual Fall Education Conference scheduled for Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Northern Illinois University (NIU) Naperville, IL. Deadline for submission is June 16, 2021.

The theme for this year’s conference is Creating Connections – – Building for the Future.

The objectives of the conference are:

  • Discuss Regulatory and industry changes that impact hospice and palliative care
  • Provide tools to ensure the provision of quality evidenced based practice for end of life care
  • Improve documentation and billing strategies to meet CMS guidelines
  • Network with other hospice and palliative care leaders to learn best practices and benchmarks

IL-HPCO will need the following from you no later than June 16, 2021:

  • Title of Talk (8 words or less)
  • Speaker Name, Credentials, and Affiliation
  • Speaker Contact Information (phone, email)
  • Objectives of Talk
  • Bio of Speaker
  • Headshot of Speaker
  • Presentations (PPT) and Handouts are due to IL-HPCO on August 31, 2021.
    IF PPTs/Handouts are not sent by the deadline, you will be dropped as a speaker.

Submit Your Proposal

Prior to starting the submission process, IL-HPCO has prepared an easy to use checklist to assist you with your preparation for the submission of your proposal. The checklist identifies all the information required for your submission, and it provides guidelines and requirements to help you prepare this information prior to starting the submission.

When you are ready to start the online submission process, complete the form below, remember that once you begin your submission, you cannot stop and return to it later. It must be completed in its entirety. If you have any questions, please contact Deb Whitson, Speaker Manager, at