On Tuesday September 20th, I attended “Hospice of the West” 3rd Annual Summer Educational Forum, entitled “Learn, Live, & Grow”. Topics such as “Improving the Hospice Experience”, “Understanding the Palliative Care and Hospice Philosophy”, “Dementia and Psychiatric Disorders” were 3 of the 6 presentations. There were potentially 200 people who attended, and all presentations were well received and very educational along with being practical. Hospice of the west also partners with the Veterans Medical Leadership Council, Banner Alzheimers Institute, and Barrows Neurological Institute. All in all this was a day well spent learning more about the services afforded in the greater Phoenix area.