Hospite 2022 - Registration Closed

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Registration is Currently Full

Updated 10/12/2022

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Join us Wednesday, October 19th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the The Doubletree by Hilton in the Cedar Rapids Convention Complex, 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401.

For information about our Hospite event in Des Moines, please visit www.IowaCremation.com/Hospite


Hospice and palliative care professionals, including doctors, nurses, clergy, chaplains, lay ministers, counselors, social workers, support staff, volunteer coordinators. Invite anyone it would help!


HospiteA respite for professional Hospice caregivers is designed as a FREE annual program to provide time for reflection, networking opportunities and continuing education for Hospice professionals across Iowa.

Our keynote speaker for Hospite 2022 will be Claire Bidwell Smith. Claire is a renowned therapist specializing in grief and the author of three books including Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief. Led by her own experience with loss, and fueled by her work in hospice and private practice, Claire strives to provide support for all kinds of people experiencing all kinds of grief. In addition to having given dozens of talks on loss, Claire has written for and been featured in many publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, MSNBC, CNN, Oprah Magazine, and Scientific American. She is the host of Lemonada Media's popular podcast New Day. Visit Claire's website at www.ClaireBidwellSmith.com for more information.

Continuing Education fees will be paid by Cedar Memorial and Iowa Cremation. Please provide license information when registering. Pre-registration is required. Lunch is included for in-person attendees.


This workshop will help members of the caregiving community explore the significant topic of understanding and healing all types of grief.


  • Identify grief causes, symptoms, and reactions.
  • Assess coping strategies for individual and collective grief.
  • Describe the connection between grief and anxiety and the implications for grief treatment.
  • Discuss how narrative approaches can be used with clients to help them cope with loss.

  • Continuing Education Credit: To Obtain the 5 Nursing Contact Hours (RNs, NPs, LPNs) or 6 CEHs (social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors) associated with this workshop, the pre-registered health care professional will need to register for continuing education credit along with check-in at the venue registration table, attend all of the workshop in its entirety, check-out at the venue registration table, and complete the program Evaluation Form. Partial credit will not be awarded. The health care professional successfully meeting these requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion indicating the contact hours of CEHs awarded for their profession. Certificates will be issued by Kirkwood Community College (Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider #30) via e-mail two to three-weeks following the workshop date. All allied health professionals are reminded that they are responsible for reviewing the governing rules of their boards to determine if appropriate subject matter criteria will apply. Participants should be prepared to provide license information when registering.

    PLEASE NOTE: Late arrivals or early departures will be allowed to attend the workshop - but they will NOT be eligible to earn continuing education credit.


    Wednesday, October 19 in Cedar Rapids. Check in at the event will begin at 8:00 a.m. The program will begin at 9:00 AM. Food and beverages will be available during registration, lunch and the afternoon break. 

    (Please note that Hospite 2022 is offered in-person only)


    Wednesday, October 19 in Cedar Rapids will be held at The Doubletree by Hilton in the Cedar Rapids Convention Complex, 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401.


    Parking is available in the Convention Center Parking Garage directly across from the hotel or in the Five Seasons Parkade Garage on the corner of 1st Avenue and 5th Street.

    Why does Cedar Memorial sponsor this FREE event?

    Cedar Memorial is blessed with a staff of caring professionals, who embrace the families you have unselfishly served. It is our unrelenting mission to continue your care, with compassion and dignity. Our similar goals and challenges beg for our continued and frequent dialogue.

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    Hospite 2022 - Registration Closed


    October 19, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM


    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
    350 1st Ave NE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52401