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Omega Homes reflects the spirit of the people and the culture of the communities that come together to create and sustain us. Our national conference brings us together as we all learn, teach, share and support. Remember, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. You’ve got allies to improve end-of-life care in your community.
Featured Keynote Speakers
For over 35 years, Dr. Wicks, has been called upon to speak calm into chaos by individuals and groups experiencing great stress, anxiety and confusion. Dr. Wicks received his doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, is Professor Emeritus at Loyola University Maryland, and has taught in universities and professional schools of psychology, medicine, nursing, theology, education, and social work. Dr. Wicks speaks on his major areas of expertise—resilience, self-care, and the prevention of secondary stress (the pressures encountered in reaching out to others).
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Dr. Kerr’s background in research has evolved from bench science towards the human experience of illness as witnessed from the bedside, specifically patient’s dreams and visions at the end of life. Although medically ignored, these near-universal experiences often provide comfort and meaning, as well as insight into the life led and the death anticipated. To date, the research team at Hospice Buffalo has published multiple studies on this topic and documented over 1,500 end-of-life events, many of which are videotaped.
Read more about Dr. Christopher Kerr
Kelly’s expertise has grown from intimate and profound work during her practice in the clinical setting for over 25 years. She has provided care primarily in hospitals, hospice, funeral homes, schools and private practice. She is a published podcast host, blogger and author. In 2017, a collection of her observations and experiences were published in “A Comforted Heart: An oncology psychotherapist’s perspective on finding meaning and hope during grief and loss.” Kelly created the public healing forum Conversations with Kelly to share her experience and build community among those seeking healing. She hosts signature events to help minimize suffering and honor grief, while also frequently collaborating with hospitals, health organizations, places of faith, funeral homes and medical schools.
Read more about Kelly Grosklags
One of Dr. Pasha's major interests is the impact of implicit bias on patient care and society. Unconscious attitudes, also known as implicit biases, are ubiquitous and their effects are wide-ranging. Although unconscious, these biases affect our understanding, actions and decisions. From something as seemingly insignificant as the clutching of a purse in response to a passerby, to something of potential great consequence such as the lack of a surgical referral, the fingerprints of implicit bias are on many of the decisions we make. He has presented his workshop Unlocking Implicit Bias over 90 times, including sessions for Mayo Clinic, American College of Physicians, Association of American Medical Colleges and internationally in Canada, Paris, France and Portugal.
Read more about Dr. Jabraan Pasha
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Keynote Sponsor $3,000
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Breakout Session Sponsor $1,500
►Recognition during opening remarks
►Branding on OHN website, conference landing page + newsletter
►2 dedicated social media posts
►On-screen banner during designated breakout session
►Sticky chat message in a designated breakout session
Home Tour Sponsor $1,000►Recognition during opening remarks►Branding on OHN website, conference landing page + newsletter►1 dedicated social media post►On-screen pop-up during home tour session
Roundtable Sponsor $500►Recognition during opening remarks►Name on OHN website, conference landing page + newsletter► On-screen pop-up during roundtable session
Scholarship Sponsor $350►Recognition during opening remarks►Name on OHN website, conference landing page + newsletter
Conference Supporter $100►Recognition during opening remarks