Conference Details


MNHPC is pleased to announce that our annual conference is virtual again this year with the theme, “Celebrations & Transformations.”

Our theme reflects on our collective experience working in serious illness and end-of-life care through the heightened complexities of a pandemic. While we will gather virtually again this September, we are excited to be together in community, and conversation and to celebrate each other and our work. We are celebrating our professions, clients, families, connections, colleagues, resilience, determination, passion, heart, and ongoing dedication to providing the highest quality end-of-life care. 

Simultaneously, we bring attention to the ways we may have been called to transform our work and day-to-day existence. We rely on our hospice and palliative care community to acknowledge both the challenges and beauty brought forth by transformation. 

To provide flexible and convenient education the conference will be presented virtually. It will be the same high-quality continuing education experience that attendees have come to expect from MNHPC conferences. Likewise, it will be an opportunity to connect with others in the serious illness and end-of-life care community in new and exciting ways.


Registration Details


Because this year's conference is virtual, each person who plans on attending the conference will need to register with their own email address.

If you choose to sign up for an MNHPC Membership TODAY, choose "Member" pricing to get the benefits immediately. During your registration process, you can add your new MNHPC membership.




Register by September 5th at 11:59pm CST

One day: $175
Full Conference: $299


Register on September 6th or later to receive Standard pricing

One day: $275
Full Conference: $449

Additional Discounts for Members: 

We are offering group discounts for members. Group discounts only apply to full conference registrations. 

  • 3-5 Individuals: Additional 10% off 
  • 6-9 Individuals: Additional 15% off 
  • 10 or More Individuals: Additional 20% off 

To register as a group and receive the discount, please email




One day: $350
Full Conference: $599

Hospice Volunteers, Students, Government Agency Staff, and Retirees


One day: $125
Full Conference: $209

Jearlyn Steele
MNHPC 2022 Annual Conference Emcee

Jearlyn Steele
Jearlyn is a member of the internationally acclaimed family, The Steeles, who have performed from Carnegie Hall to Brazil and to the Super Bowl Live Verizon stage in 2018. For more than a decade, she has been the Entertainment Reporter for Twin Cities Public Television’s award-winning political show Almanac interviewing local, national and international acts. As a keynote speaker, facilitator and emcee, Jearlyn has inspired audiences around the country and the Caribbean. Maintaining her four-hour Sunday night radio show called Steele Talkn’ on WCCO Radio 830AM, has been a joy for more than two decades. Developing and delivering her TedX Talk in 2016 offered a revisit of her Personal Values Statement, which has emboldened her as a woman, mother, entertainer and student.

Musically, she has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Prince, Mavis Staples and more. She was a frequent special guest on the national radio broadcast A Prairie Home Companion performing duets with music greats Carole King and Elvis Costello. Her vocal talents landed her a feature in the Robert Altman film, A Prairie Home Companion starring Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones and Garrison Keillor.

Jearlyn has served on Boards for Chrysalis—a women’s resource center and the Ordway Circle of Stars, who unite children with the world of art. She is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Innovation in Ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

In 2016, an Honorary Doctorate degree was conferred upon her by the University of Indianapolis and in October 2019, she received an Emmy for narrator of the TPT documentary, Flour Power.

MNHPC 2022 Annual Conference Keynote Speakers

Haider Warraich, MD

Haider Warraich is a physician, author and researcher at the VA Boston Healthcare System and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on the intersection of palliative care and heart failure and he has published more than 140 papers including original research in the NEJM, JAMA and BMJ. He frequently writes for the New York Times and Washington Post, and is the author of the books Modern Death, State of the Heart and the just published The Song of Our Scars – The Untold Story of Pain (April 2022).



Marissa Renee Lee


Marisa Renee Lee is a called-upon advocate, writer, and speaker on coping with grief. In 2008, she lost her
mother to breast cancer, in 2019 Marisa and her husband lost a much-wanted pregnancy, and most
recently, she lost a young cousin to the COVID-19 pandemic. These losses transformed her life and led her
to question what grief really is and what healing truly requires.

As a leading grief advocate, Marisa offers incisive and compassionate advice on managing life after loss
with unique insights for women and African American communities. She recently partnered with Ritual's
well-being app as a writer and narrator alongside other leaders in science, faith, and culture. Her first book,
Grief Is Love: Living with Loss, was published in April 2022 under Hachette’s new imprint, Legacy Lit, and is
already a national bestseller.



Jen Crow


Jen Crow serves as Senior Minister at the First Universalist Church of Minneapolis. She is the founder of Wellspring, a Unitarian Universalist program of spiritual deepening used across the country. Her commitment to recovery, spirituality, transformative love, and authenticity is at the center of her life and work. She lives with her wife and two amazing kids in Minneapolis, Minnesota.



Hospice Nurse Julie


Julie McFadden, BSN, RN has been a nurse for 14 years. Julie is an experienced ICU, and now Hospice/Palliative Nurse.

Julie has been featured in Newsweek, USA today, The Atlantic, and several other articles worldwide.

Julie has been passionate about normalizing death through education to the masses using social media. Her tiktok has over 800k followers, and Instagram has over 60k, and growing.



Barbara Karnes, RN


Barbara Karnes, RN, is an internationally recognized author, speaker, thought leader and expert on end of life care and the dynamics of dying. Barbara was recognized in 2018 as a Hospice Innovator by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and was named the 2015 International Humanitarian Woman of the Year by the World Humanitarian Awards.

Barbara’s experience as a hospice care provider at the bedside of hundreds of people, and as an administrator overseeing the care of thousands, led to the 1985 publication of Gone from My Sight: The Dying Experience. Affectionately referred to in the industry as the “little blue hospice book,” Gone from My Sight has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, is published in 12 languages, and remains the leading resource on the market today educating families on the signs of approaching death. In 2015, Barbara’s film New Rules for End of Life Care was featured in film festivals around the world and was the recipient of 10 prestigious film awards.



Speakers will receive a special code to use when registering. Please reach out to if you do not have your code.

Please click the button below for important speaker forms. You will submit this form when you register.

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