The Haney Conference has been postponed indefinitely. We will wait until it is safe to gather again.
The annual Haney Conference for Compassionate Care at the End of Life is made possible thanks to a generous endowment from the Haney family to support a sustainable collaboration among Hospice of the Piedmont (HOP), Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital (SMJH), the Compassionate Care Initiative (CCI), the UVA Health System, and UVA Schools of Nursing and Medicine.
Planning team members
Jonathan Bartels (UVA Health), Peggy Bishop (SMJH), Aurora Durkee (SMJH), Lee Ann Johnson (UVA School of Nursing), Natalie May (CCI), Alex McGee (SMJH), Kristina O’Meara (HOP), Rachael Palm (HOP), and Michelle Sodrel (HOP).
In 2013 the Compassionate Care Initiative was given a generous endowment from the Haney family to support sustainable collaboration among Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital (SMJH), Hospice of the Piedmont (HOP), UVA Schools of Nursing and Medicine and the Compassionate Care Initiative. The goal of this annual conference is to support our community members who provide care to those at the end of life and to inspire new conversations about how we can best care for each other.
February 17, 2021
The Haney Conference co-sponsored the UVA Medical Center Hour's lecture "LGBTQ-inclusive hospice and palliative care: Transforming practice", presented by Kimberly D. Acquaviva, PhD, MSW, CSE, and Timothy B. Short, MD.
October 26, 2019
The Haney planning committee was proud to support the Virginia Film Festival's screening of the documentary Oliver Sacks: His Own Life and moderate a post-screening discussion with the filmmaker Ric Burns and subjects Kate Edgar and Bill Hayes.
March 27, 2019
The conference branched out into the community to provide a resource open house at Jefferson City School for family caregivers and health professionals. The program was titled "What Do I Do Now?" Navigating the Challenges of Caring for a Loved One with Serious Illness. In addition to the resource open house, panelists provided personal stories of caregiver, legal, social worker, and care provider experiences. More than 125 community members came out to explore more than a dozen resources, listen to the panel discussion, and take advantage of free massages and acupuncture.
November 3, 2018
The Haney planning committee was proud to support the Virginia Film Festival’s (VAFF's) screening of the documentary América, and facilitate a post-screening discussion with one of the subjects of the film, Diego Alvarez Serrano. The film won the VAFF Programmer's Award for Documentary Feature.
November 11, 2017 | The 4th Melton D. & Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Compassionate Conversations at the End of Life
4th Haney Program Brochure
March 18, 2017
The Haney planning committee came together to provide a free screening and post-film discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal. The film facilitated a conversation in our community that asked: "Have you and your loved ones had these important conversations and planned ahead?"
September 17, 2016 | The 3rd Melton D. & Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Honoring Differences at the End of Life
3rd Haney Program Brochure
April 18, 2015 | The 2nd Melton D. & Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Compassionate Care at the End of Life
2nd Haney Program Brochure
November 9, 2013 | The Melton D. & Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Compassionate Care at the End of Life
1st Haney Program Brochure