SAVE THE DATE! The Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network is pleased to announce that its 2022 General Assembly will be held in-person Sunday, April 24 through Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.

Each year, our signature event brings together nearly 400 palliative and hospice professionals from across the country to present and share in oral, poster, and symposia presentations, as well as interactive workshops. The only national conference for hospice and palliative care social workers, our 2022 event will once again feature leading research, innovative clinical practices, educational strategies, advocacy initiatives, and case narratives from clinicians, researchers, and leaders in the field of hospice and palliative care.

Our conference tracks include discussions on caregiving, clinical interventions, COVID-related clinical practice, pediatrics, geriatrics, equity, racism, accessibility, policy, ethics, grief, bereavement, and more. For those who cannot attend in-person, selected sessions will be available to attend virtually.

Important Dates:

  • September 25, 2021: The Call for Abstracts is Open!
  • November 5, 2021: Abstract submission period closes
  • November 29, 2021: Presenters are notified
  • December 1, 2021: Early bird registration begins and 2022 SWHPN Awards Nomination period opens
  • December 15, 2022: Hotel blocks open
  • February 15, 2022: Early bird registration closes
  • February 16-April 15, 2022: Regular conference registration period

Located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, the Convention Center is within walking distance of dozens of restaurants, museums, and shopping, as well as several hotels you can book with our special SWHPN rate (available in December). Read more about how we chose Santa Fe as our 2022 destination, why it's a great place to visit, and everything to experience in Santa Fe.


Never been to a SWHPN General Assembly? Check out one of our past program guides to see the depth of the SWHPN conference experience.


Email Jessica Strong, SWHPN Executive Director, at [email protected] to learn how your organization can participate in our tenth year of SWHPN General Assemblies.