The conference is focused on organizational compassion: how we make it a part of culture and supported by systems.
Our media partner is STAT News.
Our partners are the American Hospital Association, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the AHA Physician Alliance and the Greater New York Hospital Association.
The conference has international representation and is targeted at anyone who is working to advance compassionate culture in their healthcare organization. Examples include healthcare system leaders, educators, quality and safety professionals, risk managers, human resources professionals, policy and public health representatives, ethics committee members, nurse managers, chaplains, clinicians involved in direct patient care and others.
A wide range of topics will be covered, but all relate to how compassionate care can support goals like workforce well-being, patient experience, safety, quality and innovation.
Yes, we are adding speakers on a rolling basis. We will announce new additions to our email list, so please stay tuned!
We expect more than 500 attendees.
Our last conference attracted more than 500 participants from 31 states and 4 countries including people in the following positions:
- Directors of Human Resources, Spiritual Care, Case Management, Chaplaincy, Palliative Care, Employee Assistance Program and Innovation
- Vice Presidents of Experience, Quality, Growth and Patient Care Services
- Managers of Nursing, Case Management and Operations
- Chief Nursing Officers
- Chief Patient Experience Officers
- Chief Executive Officers
- Health Professional Student and Trainees
The first day of the conference is our Member Day – it is specifically designed for anyone who works in a Schwartz Center healthcare member organization. It is included in the conference registration price for members, but not open to non-members. Please click here for our list of member sites. If you have questions about your organization’s membership status, or are interested in becoming a member, please contact Anna Ferrato at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about becoming a Schwartz Center member, visit our website.
The Corman IMPACT Honors celebrates healthcare members who are making a transformational impact by creating programs or initiatives that promote compassionate, collaborative care within their organization or system. The recognition dinner and submission process are open to our healthcare members only. For more information, please visit our Member Day page.
We offer a group discount for Schwartz Center healthcare members registering four or more people.
Yes. Schwartz Center members receive pricing at-cost, representing more than a 40% discount off of regular registration.
A limited number of scholarships are available for medical, nursing and other health profession students, as well as for healthcare workers whose employers cannot afford to send them to the conference. Scholarships cover the full cost of registration. Recipients are responsible for their own travel, lodging and meals outside of the conference. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified starting on May 10, 2019. All applicants will be notified of a decision by Friday, May 31, 2019. Apply Now
Yes. We are pleased to offer a team discount to attendees from our member organizations. Groups of four or more individuals from the same organization that register at the same time will receive $50 off each registration. When you utilize our group registration feature, the discount will automatically apply.
Your Schwartz Center Business Membership includes the cost of conference registration for a number of participants based on your giving level. We have created a code specific to your organization. Please email Melissa at email@example.com to receive your code.
Early Bird Registration ends on May 22, 2019.
Cancellations must be made online on or before July 8, 2019 to receive a refund, and will incur a $100 cancellation fee. The remainder of the registration fee will be credited back to the same credit card from which the payment was received. If the payment was made by check, the refund less the cancellation fee will be provided within 4-6 weeks in the form of a check and mailed to the address obtained at the time of registration. Cancellations made after July 8, 2019 will not be refunded; however a credit will be issued in the amount of the registration fee for a future Schwartz Center conference. Alternatively, you may make a substitution at any time to transfer your registration to someone else.
If you are purchasing conference registrations for multiple people, each person in your group may view, modify, and/or cancel their own registration, and the above dates and refund policies apply to each.
Yes. CMEs, ACHEs, NBCCs, APCEs, NCNAs, PXEs and Psychology and National Association of Social Workers credits will be available. Additional information will be available on the conference website soon.
Yes, when we get closer to the conference you will be able to log in to the registration system to select your sessions and optional add-on activities. More details will be forthcoming.
Please contact Jen Rossman at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will assist you.