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Respecting Choices® National Share the Experience (NSTE) 2018 Conference

October 23, 2018 - October 26, 2018

Improving Person-Centered Outcomes through Collaboration

Our second National Share the Experience (NSTE) Conference will be held on October 23-26, 2018 at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott. Submit a General Contact Form to request more detailed information, or if you have any questions.

The purpose of the NSTE 2018 conference is to share best practices and learnings from evidence-based Respecting Choices programs that jointly collaborate by combining complementary advance care planning (ACP) and shared decision-making (SDM) programs. Resulting efforts lead to change and further the advancement of person-centered care outcomes. The collaboration of PCC strategies may occur among individual, family, clinical, programmatic, educational, organizational, financial, legal, ethical, research, or policy perspectives.

The NSTE 2018 conference aligns with Respecting Choices’ mission to guide organizations and communities worldwide to effectively implement and sustain evidence-based systems that provide person-centered care (PCC). Through the promotion of collective learning and networking, this conference will help achieve the vision of transforming the healthcare culture through organizations integrating and disseminating best practices of PCC.


Employer Justification Toolkit

The Employer Justification Toolkit will assist participants in building a case to attend the National Share the Experience. Find everything you need to justify why you should attend the NSTE, including:

  • Key benefits such as networking, earning continuing education credits, and improving your organization’s approach to person-centered care
  • An expense and benefits worksheet to calculate your estimated costs
  • A template letter to your supervisor. Feel free to use and customize in your “ask” with your supervisor


Pre-Conference Workshop

Shared Decision-Making in Serious Illness: Honoring Preferences During Clinical Decision-Making
Tuesday, October 23
1-5:00 PM

This four-hour workshop will describe the SDMSI program, designed to honor individual’s preferences during current clinical decision-making. The focus will be on clinical decision-making in serious illness and will examine the value of a national framework for shared decision-making, demonstrate the use of certified decision aids, and illustrate the importance of the interdisciplinary team in achieving the goals of person-centered care.

Dinner and Entertainment by Hippocrates Café

Thursday, October 25
5:30       Cocktail hour
6:30       Dinner followed by Hippocrates Cafe Entertainment

Respecting Choice will host a special dinner for conference participants to visit with one another in a fun, relaxing environment. We are excited to announce that The Hippocrates Café will provide after dinner entertainment. Guests welcome!

The Hippocrates Café combines performing arts and medicine in a thoughtful, respectful, and creative way. The show will explore healthcare topics through story and song that are designed to educate, entertain, and heal. The show will combine poetry, short stories, essays, letters, historical documents, and music.

2016 Inaugural NSTE Participant Comments


October 23, 2018
October 26, 2018


Minneapolis Airport Marriott
2020 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425 United States
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