Respecting Choices


2018 Theme: Improving Person-Centered Outcomes Through Collaboration

NSTE 2018 welcomed 168 participants from 24 states representing 92 different organizations.

The 4-day conference delivered a Shared Decision Making in Serious Illness pre-conference workshop, 8 plenary sessions by nationally recognized leaders, 11 interactive workshops, and five concurrent sessions that included 52 unique presentations by organizations who are actively delivering innovative approaches to person-centered decision-making.

Amazing! That was the most common word used by participants to describe NSTE18. We completely agree. Not only did we have a blast re-connecting, making new connections, and hearing + learning from some of the country’s greatest person-centered care champions, but we also:

  • celebrated outstanding teams in the US doing great work
  • wrestled with and debated hard topics during frequent Q&A sessions
  • celebrated the decades of truly innovative work and outstanding leadership of Linda Briggs and Bud Hammes
  • shared personal stories about the rigor of this work – which makes it all so real
  • enjoyed a fabulous live performance from a Minnesota favorite (Hippocrates Cafe) during the celebration dinner

Clearly, we have a great time at National Share the Experience – and so do attendees. That’s what they tell us! Check out some of the testimonials below.

If you weren’t there – no worries. You can access videos of all NSTE18 plenary and main ballroom speakers right here on this page. And you can download all the presentations delivered at NSTE18 too. It’s called Share the Experience for a reason. Learning together – working together – we transform healthcare.

A big THANK-YOU to everyone that was able to attend NSTE18. Shout-outs to those that considered attending as well. There will be a sign-up soon to receive alerts about NSTE20! It’s going to be . . . wait for it . . . what’s better than amazing?


NSTE 2018 Participant Comments


Thank you to our NSTE 2018 Sponsors

This conference was partially funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute® (PCORI®) Engagement Award Initiative EAIN-10647. The content does not necessarily represent the views of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), its Board of Governors, or Methodology Committee.



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