The program for the 2017 NPA Annual Conference is now available. The conference will be held Oct. 15-18 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston. Registration for the conference is now open. We offer this overview of the agenda to help you plan. 

The room rate at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel is $299 single/double plus tax. Online reservations are available, or call 888-627-7115. Mention the National PACE Association to receive this special rate. The reservation deadline is Sept. 22, based on availability.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

An updated Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus is available.

More than 700 people attended the 2016 annual conference in San Francisco. NPA thanks the exhibitors and sponsors of that conference for their generous support:

Awards Program

Three awards are presented each year during the national conference. The Outstanding Nurse of the Year Award will be presented during the Nursing Symposium on Sunday, Oct. 15. The Marie-Louise Ansak Award and Judy Baskins Volunteer Leadership Award will be presented during the Leadership and Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

The Marie-Louise Ansak Award was created in 1999 as a tribute to the founder of PACE and was designed to recognize a PACE or pre-PACE program employee who has worked to improve the quality of life of one or more frail older persons during the past year. Nominees must be direct service employees who demonstrate unselfishness, originality, innovation and creativity; make a difference in the life of one or more PACE participants; and epitomize the concept of a team player. The nomination form is now available. (The form may need to be opened in Adobe Acrobat in order to complete it.)

The Judy Baskins Volunteer Leadership Award was created to recognize a current or past board, committee or task force member or other volunteer leader for significant contributions to NPA. Much of our success as an association is due to the commitment, passion and inspiration of our volunteer leaders. Nominees are individuals who provide outstanding leadership to NPA through participation as a board, committee or task force member or in another leadership capacity; demonstrate commitment to furthering the growth of NPA and PACE; effect positive change in the association; and advocate on behalf of PACE participants. The nomination form is now available. (The form may need to be opened in Adobe Acrobat in order to complete it.)

The Outstanding Nurse of the Year Award was created by the Nursing Consortium to recognize a PACE nurse who provides and promotes the highest quality nursing care for PACE participants. Nominees embrace and promote the ideals of PACE, including person-centered care, empowerment of participants and families, and support for the IDT process; enthusiastically promote the role of the nurse on the PACE interdisciplinary team; and contribute significantly to PACE by developing, promoting, and ensuring quality, evidence-based nursing services. The nomination form is now available. (The form may need to be opened in Adobe Acrobat in order to complete it.)

More details about the awards, including lists of past recipients, are available in the NPA Awards Program section.

For more information about the annual conference, contact Venise Lewis.

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