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Conference 2021

NHCDD Virtual Conference 2021: Wednesday, April 14th

Tri-County Ethics Committee (TREC) would like to remind you how important it is to talk with your loved ones about your healthcare goals and wishes, not only at end-of-life, but throughout your lifetime. Those that care about you need to know what your wishes are.

National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.

Join local healthcare experts in South Jersey to discuss the importance of having the conversation regarding Advance Directives while you are healthy.  This event is open to the public at no charge – seniors, caregivers & families are welcome to join. Zoom log-in information will be sent out the day prior to the scheduled program.
Have your voice heard – Your Decisions Matter.

Registration Form

The registration form will be available soon.


9:30 – 10:00 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks / Introduction of NHCDD Laurie Brewer NJ Ombudsman welcome

10:00 – 10:45 AM

Dr. Vikranta Sharma, MD, FAAHPM, with Visiting Nurses Association Hospice & Palliative Care: “Have you had the conversation?” Dr. Sharma will discuss the importance of Advance Directives and the risk you take not having these documents.

10:45 – 11:00 AM

Open Platform for Q&A with members of the Tri-County Ethics Committee

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Chris Bratton and Anne Markel-Crozier from Bratton Law  to discuss how to complete Advance Directives

11:30 – 12:15 PM

Deb Allbright, RN, Moorestown VNA: “What is a POLST? How do I complete this document?” Deb will review the Physician’s Order for Life Sustaining Treatment form as well as how to obtain one. She will guide us through various uses of the form as it relates to both long and short-term care planning for you and your loved one.

12:15 – 12:30 PM

Open Platform for Q&A with members of the Tri-County Ethics Committee

12:30 – 1:00 PM

Rob Keltos from Rothamel and Associates to discuss Advance directives

1:00 – 1:45 PM

Megan Carpenter, NP with NJ Institute for Successful Aging: “The Importance of Advance Care Planning: Talking to your Primary Care Physician & Care Team.”  Megan will join us to discuss how advance care planning helps you document the types of care you do and do not want and gives those you love the guidance to confidently make decisions for you when you’re unable to decide for yourself.

1:45 – 2:00 PM

Closing Remarks & Next Steps to Stay Connected/Resource Sharing