The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care’s National Consensus Project hosted a Stakeholder Strategic Directions Summit in Chicago, IL, June 29-30, 2017. The purpose of this invite-only Summit was to bring together key national organizations to discuss and define essential elements of quality primary and specialty palliative care services in the community.  Utilizing the NCP Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 3rd edition (2013) as a framework, the Summit’s agenda focused on eliciting input from national stakeholder organizations to begin the work of creating the 4th edition of the NCP Guidelines that is scheduled for publication July 2018.

A Summary Report of the Summit is available to DOWNLOAD.