Hawaiian Islands TRAUMA SYMPOSIUM @ Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Coral Ballroom
Aug 10 – Aug 11 all-day

About the Symposium
In Hawai‘i, trauma injuries are responsible for more deaths of children and young adults, ages 1 through 40, than all other causes combined. Among residents of all ages, injury is the third leading cause of death, both locally and nationally. On an average week in Hawai‘i, 13 residents die from an injury, another 109 are hospitalized, and nearly 1,600 others are treated in emergency departments.

While fatal injuries represent less than 1% of all injuries requiring medical attention; the majority of non-fatal injuries have the greatest public health implications. This includes human suffering, long term disabilities, productive life years lost, and a staggering financial cost for medical treatment and care. The physical, emotional, economic, and societal burden of trauma is one we all share.

In Hawai‘i, our unique trauma system is led by the Emergency Medical Services and Injury
Prevention System Branch of the Department of Health to ensure a coordinated approach for providing optimal care of injured patients across our island communities. They also help sponsor our annual Hawaiian Islands Trauma Symposium; a two-day program of cutting-edge, evidencebased presentations and discussions directed at a wide variety of current issues related to care of the trauma patient. Our multidisciplinary faculty of locally and nationally renowned leaders will undoubtedly expand your knowledge in the ever evolving field of Trauma.

We hope you join our comprehensive mix of pre-hospital providers, trauma technicians, nurses, therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, trauma program personnel, physicians, and other health care professionals. You each play an essential role in our unique trauma system and the care of Hawai‘i’s injured patients, whether kama‘aina or malihini. Welina mai.


2018 Hospice Billing Series 2 of 3: Details of Medicare Claims Processing
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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There have been numerous changes to Medicare hospice billing regulations in recent years. This webinar will take billers step-by-step through these changes. It will also provide examples of how hospices have successfully dealt with these changes and are effectively conducting physician billing. The most recent reimbursement changes will be addressed, including high/low routine homecare rate reimbursement and Service Intensity Add-On (SIA).

Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Champion Course • Level 1 @ 15 Craigside, Ground Floor Theatre
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Join PAC Trainer and Mentor Dorothy Colby for a 7-hour intensive course and begin to master the art of responding, not reacting!

Space is limited!
Maximum of 12 participants
Cost:     $180, lunch and snacks included

In this one-day, intensive skill-building class, you will learn and practice essential techniques of dementia care such as:
• Positive Physical Approach
• Hand-under-Hand®
• Hands-on skill building practice in connecting and communicating with people living with dementia

Level 1 Champion Course
For the low rate of $180, you can have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a trained mentor in a small group setting. You will develop skills for improving the quality of your interactions and care. You will also gain abilities for managing the challenging situations encountered in dementia care.

Recommended for:
Nursing, CNAs, care and foster home operators, activities leaders, day care workers, Faith community, families, home care workers, health care support, family care partners and anyone looking to improve approach and skills with dementia care.

2018 Hospice Billing Series 3 of 3: Face-to-Face, Hospice CAP, Palliative Care & HIS Requirements
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Key issues that hospice billers regularly deal with include face-to-face requirements, how they affect hospice billing, and the aggregate CAP self-reporting requirement. A review of specific physician billing codes for palliative care will also be addressed to expand your agency’s knowledge of a possible new program. In addition, the current HIS transmission requirements and the impact of noncompliance on reimbursement will be covered.

Safe States 2018 Annual Meeting
Sep 5 – Sep 7 all-day

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Join the Safe States Alliance and fellow injury and violence prevention professionals this fall in beautiful, historic Charleston, South Carolina for Safe States 2018: Renew. Resolve. Realize. This year’s Annual Meeting will provide opportunities to Renew passion, Resolve to strengthen, and Realize goals related to injury and violence prevention.

“Facing Our Future Together” HPGS Conference @ Ala Moana Hotel
Sep 6 – Sep 7 all-day


What are we doing as a society to assure an inexorable transition into old age?

As leaders in the field of gerontology, we are charged with doing what is necessary to ensure that we understand all that is involved in the aging process and its impact from a multidisciplinary approach; the physical, mental, social and economic aspects of aging. The last 100 years we’ve seen dramatic advances in the number of persons living into old age. However, living longer has also increased the number of elderly suffering with age-onset diseases. Living longer poses the challenge of making those added years healthful.

Recognizing & Overcoming Unconscious/Implicit Bias
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
2018 Hawaii Health Workforce Summit @ Hilton Hawaii Village Coral Ballrooms
Sep 8 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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“The best one day conference in Hawai‘i”
– past physician participant

500 participants from all areas of medicine, including MD’s, DO’s, Dentists, Allied Health, APRNs, PAs, Office Managers, and more!

To become a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact Lacey Figueroa at or call 808-692-0805

Early Registration by 6/11/18: $425
Regular Registration by 8/1/18: $500
Only 50 Exhibitor Tables Available

Become a Sponsor

  • Bronze Sponsor $1,000
  • Silver Sponsor $2,500
  • Gold Sponsor $5,000
  • Platinum Sponsor $10,000
Compliance for Hospice Social Workers & Chaplains
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Electronic Compliance Rules, Policies & Best Practices for Email, Social Media, Mobile & Web Management
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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The healthcare industry has long been aware of the pressing need for legal and regulatory compliance and the steep cost of noncompliance.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and courts often impose steep HIPAA fines and legal judgments on providers who mismanage electronic content, violate patient privacy, have inadequate record retention policies, fail to secure EPHI, or are slow to produce subpoenaed email.  Hospices and home care providers cannot afford to ignore electronic compliance rules.

This program will reveal why and how hospices and home care providers must develop and implement strategic email, social media, mobile device, and web compliance management programs that combine formal policies with employee education and reliable technology.  Consequences of noncompliance can include litigation, HIPAA fines, security breaches, malicious intruder attacks, lost productivity, business interruption, and public embarrassment.  Learn how to implement strategic electronic compliance management combining policy, training, and technology.


  • How a strategic compliance management program can help anticipate and deflect legal liabilities, regulatory disasters, security breaches, and other electronic risks
  • Best practices to ensure legal, regulatory, and organizational compliance
  • Why and how you must preserve, protect, and produce electronic business records
  • Creating effective email, web, social media, and mobile device policies
  • Conducting an annual e-policy audit
  • Best practices to manage content, use, records, and risks
  • The 3Es of electronic compliance management
  • Enforcing e-policies at work, home, and on the road
  • Tips for effective e-policy training
  • Supporting policy with best-in-class technology tools
  • Monitoring rules:  reconciling privacy expectations with legal realities
  • Real-life electronic disaster stories
  • Fact Sheet: Netiquette Rules
  • Tip Sheet: Writing Effective Email:  Communications Channels Best Practices

This informative session is a must for human resources managers, lawyers, compliance officers, IT directors, privacy officers, directors, administrators, and others responsible for electronic policy and compliance management.  It will also benefit anyone who communicates via email, social media, mobile devices, or the web.

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Nancy Flynn, Founder & Executive Director
The ePolicy Institute™ & Business Writing Institute™