Hospite 2023 - Save the Date


Thursday, October 12th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309.

For information about our Hospite event in Cedar Rapids, please visit www.CedarMemorial.com/News.


Hospice and palliative care professionals, including doctors, nurses, clergy, chaplains, lay ministers, counselors, social workers, support staff, volunteer coordinators. Invite anyone it would help!


Hospite – A 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 2023 will be Doctor Alan Wolfelt.

Dr. Alan Wolfelt has been recognized as one of North America’s leading death educators and grief counselors. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide and have been translated into many languages. He founded the Center for Loss in 1984 to offer education and support both to grievers and bereavement caregivers. He is known around the world for his compassionate messages of hope and healing as well as his companioning philosophy of grief care. Dr. Wolfelt speaks on grief-related topics, offers trainings for caregivers, and has written many bestselling books and other resources on grief for both caregivers and grieving people.




Thursday, October 12 in Des Moines. 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 2023 is offered in-person only)


Thursday, October 12 in Des Moines will be held at the Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Why does Iowa Cremation sponsor this FREE event?

Iowa Cremation 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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"Iowa Cremation gave me extraordinary support when my husband passed away. Everything was handled with compassion and respect, and for that I am forever grateful."

- Barbara B. from Clive, Iowa


"Iowa Cremation's service was incredible and I tell everyone they should preplan with their staff."

- Patti B. from Muscatine, Iowa


"The compassion and professional care extended to us by Iowa Cremation was very consoling and deeply appreciated by our family."

- Mary Ellen M. from Lansing, Iowa