Save the Date!

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.

Registration will be available as we get closer to the event. When available, we will forward an e-mail through our Hospite Contact List. Sign up today to stay up-to-date!

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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 for more information.


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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