The 2018 NPA Annual Conference will be held Oct. 21-24 at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, OR. The conference opens on Oct. 22, with pre-conference activities on Oct. 21.

The annual conference brings together a diverse audience of administrative, primary care and clinical staff from PACE and Pre-PACE programs. Organizations considering PACE development; state, federal, legislative and regulatory staff; and other long-term care service providers also attend.

You can view the Conference Program to plan your schedule. To register for the conference, complete and submit the Registration Form, which also can be found at the end of the program. In response to member feedback, NPA has lowered the overall registration rates for the annual conference for the first time in many years. We hope these new lower rates will allow a broader range of attendees to benefit from the educational programming and networking opportunities that are offered. For more information, contact Venise Lewis.

The hashtag for social media postings related to the conference is #NPA2018AC.

Keynote Speaker

Country star Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. In 2016 his wife, Kim, launched CareLiving to support and advocate for caregivers. Glen passed away in August 2017. Kim continues to honor his memory through her work to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their caregivers. She will keynote the Opening General Session of the NPA Annual Conference on Monday, Oct. 22.

Conference Hotel

The conference hotel is the Hilton Portland Downtown, located at 921 SW Sixth Avenue. The Duniway Portland, a sister hotel of Hilton, is located across the street. You can register online or call 503-226-1611 and select option 1. If you have trouble making your reservations online or through the Hilton Reservation Center, call 503-226-1611 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST and ask for in-house reservations.

You also can make reservations at these nearby hotels: Dossier, Heathman HotelHotel Modera, Paramount Hotel Portland and Portland Marriott City Center.

Educational Sessions

Educational sessions will be offered Monday, Oct. 22, through Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Featured subject areas will include PACE service diversification, the use of DataPACE3 for quality improvement activities, growth strategies for PACE, the use of PACE waiver opportunities, and operational efficiencies.

This year’s conference also will feature a rehab/therapy concentration as part of the overall session offerings. These educational sessions will focus on information exchange and problem-solving.

Sixty-minute roundtable discussions will be held on a variety of hot topics in PACE.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

An updated Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus is now available. The updated prospectus includes new sponsorship opportunities.

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