PIA Employee Information

Phoebe employees can earn CEU credits at no cost by attending the 2024 Phoebe Institute on Aging (PIA) Conference. Check out the information below to learn more about each track option and register for the event!

If you cannot attend in person, Phoebe Employees ONLY will have exclusive access to the conference’s virtual recordings!

Registration is now closed. Contact your staff development director for more information about virtual options available after the conference.

2024 Phoebe Institute on Aging Conference Information

The 2024 PIA Conference, Compassion in Action, will be held on Thursday, April 18, at DeSales University.

A wide range of topics will be covered, but all relate to how compassionate care can support goals like workforce well-being, both long-term care resident and patient experience, safety, quality, and innovation, as well as additional content to support caregivers and leaders during challenging times.

Conference Objectives:

  • Empathy & Compassionate Care – the effects not only on the patient but also on the caregiver
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – compassionate and inclusive conversations
  • Economics & the ethics of healthcare

2024 Schedule and Speakers

2024 Conference Brochure

Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH
Keynote Speaker

“Compassionomics and the Wonder Drug” is the Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that CARING Makes a Difference.

Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH, is a physician scientist, professor, clinical researcher, intensivist (specialist in intensive care medicine), and co-author of “Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference” (2019), and “Wonder Drug: 7 Scientifically Proven Ways That Serving Others Is the Best Medicine for Yourself.” 

Trzeciak, the Chair of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, the Chief of Medicine at Cooper University Health Care, and TEDx Penn presenter of “How 40 Seconds of Compassion Could Save a Life,” will explore eye-opening data reflecting that compassion could be a wonder drug for the 21st Century.

You will see compelling evidence that:

  • Compassion has vast benefits for patients across a wide variety of conditions
  • Missed opportunities for compassion can have devastating health effects
  • Compassion can help reverse the cost crisis in health care
  • Compassion can be an antidote for burnout among health care providers
  • Forty seconds of compassion can save a life


For questions or more information about the conference or sponsorships, please call 610-794-5132 or email [email protected].