2015 Fall Primary Care Conference
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One of the nation’s largest gatherings of primary care providers and community health administrators.

10/17/2015 to 10/20/2015
When: 10/17/2015
Where: Seattle
United States
Presenter: NWRPCA and CHAMPS in collaboration with the Western Clinicians Network
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Fall Primary Care Conference

Dates: October 17 - 20, 2015

Location: Seattle

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Exhibitor Update: All exhibit tables for this conference are now under contract. For alternative opportunities to have a meaningful presence at our conference, please see our Sponsor/Exhibitor FAQs.

 

Venue Update:

Please note the discounted room block at the Hyatt at Olive 8 is now closed; rooms may be available at a higher rate. To make reservations, please call 402-935-5352 or book online at http://olive8.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html.

You may also check for room rates at the following nearby hotels: Paramount Hotel Seattle, Hilton Garden Inn, Grand Hyatt Seattle or Sheraton. 

 

Overview

The Fall Primary Care Conference is a cornerstone of our educational offerings. Each conference brings together experts and learners to share knowledge and resources, as well as to energize each other in the quest for continual growth and improvement in all aspects of the CHC world.

 

It is one of the nation’s largest gatherings of primary care providers and community health administrators. Spend four days immersed in educational sessions and peer networking alongside representatives of more than 130 community health centers from 14 western states.

 

Read more about Fall Conference history

 

Submit an Abstract

Abstract submission is now closed.  Please consider submitting an abstract for the Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health.

 

Speakers

Keynote Address

 

Marilyn GastonDr. Marilyn Hughes Gaston

Former Assistant Surgeon General and Director, Bureau of Primary Health Care, U.S Public Health Service Rear Admiral, USPHS, Ret. Co-Director, The Gaston & Porter Health Improvement Center

 

Dr. Gaston's professional career has been dedicated to improving the health of poor and minority families.

 

Her approach to accomplishing this goal has been through her direct delivery of quality primary health care; through the provision of medical education to young clinicians in training; involvement in clinical research; and through administration of local and federal programs directed to services for the un- and underserved people of our country.

 

Dr. Gaston became the first African-American to direct the Bureau of Primary Health Care in the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, where she focused on improving health care services for poor and underserved families. She served as assistant surgeon general and rear admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service.

 

Her 1986 study of sickle-cell disease led to a nationwide screening program to test newborns for immediate treatment. Dr. Gaston first became interested in the problems of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) while doing her internship at Philadelphia General Hospital in 1964. By 1976, she began a long association with the National Institutes for Health as a medical expert, and later, as deputy branch chief of the Sickle Cell Disease Branch.

 

She studied zoology at Miami University, and when she graduated in 1960, she enrolled at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, encouraged by a physician she worked for. When she began medical school, she was one of only six women, and the only African-American woman in her year.

 

Her scientific achievements, as well as her ongoing commitment to improving the health of poor and minority Americans, have been recognized in many awards and honors, including every award given by the Public Health Service, and the most prestigious honor awarded by the National Medical Association—the NMA Scroll of Merit, in 1999. She also received the NMA's Lifetime Achievement Award, several honorary degrees, and is celebrated on "Marilyn Hughes Gaston Day" in Cincinnati and Lincoln Heights, Ohio.

 

Agenda

View the detailed schedule

(Please note: schedule subject to change.)

 

Special course!  Performance Compensation for Providers and Staff in Community Health Centers: Sunday, October 18, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Performance compensation enables provider and staff payment to reflect multiple measures, from quality to volume to cost. This one-day course will explore performance compensation strategies in health care, with attention to both successes and challenges, as well as examine both the theoretical framework behind and the practical implementation of Performance Compensation.  The program is appropriate for health centers that are contemplating the introduction of performance compensation as well as those that want to assess and improve on models already implemented. View detailed agenda for Performance Compensation course


Register through conference registration page (separate fee required $450.00)

 

Saturday, October 17

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Conference Sessions
10 - 10:30 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
12 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:30 - 3 p.m. Conference Sessions
3 -3:30 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
3:30 - 5 p.m. Conference Sessions

 

Sunday, October 18

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Conference Sessions
10 - 10:30 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:30 - 3 p.m. Conference Sessions
3 -3:30 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
3:30 - 5 p.m. Conference Sessions
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Performance Compensation

 

Monday, October 19

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Plenary with Keynote

10:30 - 11 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Conference Sessions
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:30 - 3 p.m. Conference Sessions
3 -3:30 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
3:30 - 5 p.m. Conference Sessions

 

Tuesday, October 20

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Conference Sessions
10 - 10:30 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
10:30 - 12 p.m. Conference Sessions
12 - 1 p.m. Roundtable Lunches
1 - 1:30 Dessert Break with Exhibitors
1:30 - 3 p.m. Conference Sessions
3:30 - 5 p.m. Closing Plenary

Conference Exhibitor, Sponsor and Advertiser Opportunities

Sponsorships at various levels are critical to making NWRPCA conferences fiscally viable and also affordable to health centers. All sponsors are featured prominently in the conference program and signage and are also acknowledged in the annual Report to Stakeholders. Click here to read more about NWRPCA conference sponsors.

 

Conference exhibitors have a unique opportunity to interact and network with healthcare professionals from across the Northwest. Exhibit tables are still available. Click here to read more about NWRPCA exhibitor opportunities.

 

Sponsor, Exhibitor, and Advertiser Application

Click here download the 2015 exhibitor and sponsor prospective

 

Presenting: UnitedHealthcare

Community Plan

 

Champion: Amerigroup

of Washington

 

Supporting:

Colorado Community

Health Network

 

Supporting: Visualutions

Continuing Education

In support of helping health center staff, clinicians, administration, and board of directors pursue professional development, NWRPCA conferences are a consistent source of continuing education units (CEU). Each conference typically offers CEU in continuing dental education (CDE), continuing professional education (CPE), continuing nursing education (CNE), continuing medical education (CME), and continuing governance credit (GOV).

 

CEU certificates are accessed online. Conference attendees will be sent an email after the conference with instructions on how to process your CEU online. You will be responsible for completing the process online and printing your certificate.

 

The specific 2015 Fall Primary Care Conference CEU will be announced.

 

Accommodations

To guarantee more available rooms for attendees at our conference hotel, for the Fall Primary Care Conference this year we are asking attendees to register for the conference before reserving their room. Registrants will receive the conference hotel group room reservation details in their confirmation email. We are testing this process in hopes of eliminating the last minute conference hotel cancellations as well as the need for overflow hotels.

 

Register

We invite you to spend four days immersed in educational sessions and peer networking alongside representatives of more than 130 community health centers from 14 western states.

Conference Fees (all fees are per person):

Prices increase after Thursday, September 24, 2015. Attendees must register for the conference before hotel registration is allowed. 

 

Regular Conference Fees

Full Conference Regular: $1,200

Two Day Regular: $900

One Day Regular: $450

 

NWRPCA, CHAMPS, or WCN Member Conference Fees

Full Conference NWRPCA, CHAMPS, or WCN Member: $790

Two Day NWRPCA, CHAMPS, or WCN Member: $600

One Day NWRPCA, CHAMPS, or WCN Member: $300

 

Group Discounts, Special Rates, Presenter Rates

Group rate offers 10 percent discount for four or more NWRPCA, CHAMPS, or WCN members from the same organization attending the conference.

 

NWRPCA, CHAMPS, or WCN Group Rates

Full Conference NWRPCA, CHAMPS, or WCN Member: $711

Two Day NWRPCA, CHAMPS, or WCN Member: $540

One Day NWRPCA, CHAMPS, or WCN Member: $270

 

Federal and Student Rates

Full Conference Federal and Student: $640

Three Day Federal and Student: $480

Two Day Federal and Student: $320

One Day Federal and Student: $160

 

Presenters (Contracted Speakers)

Full Conference Presenter: $650 (day presentation plus three days)

Three Day Presenter: $500 (day of presentation plus two days)

Two Day Presenter: $300 (day of presentation plus one day)

One Day Presenter: $0 (day of presentation)

 

 

Payment must be received prior to the conference to confirm registration.

 

After Thursday, September 24, 2015

Full conference registration fee increases by $100

Two-day registration fee increases by $50

One-day registration fee increases by $25

 

Cancellation and refund policy

The cancellation deadline is Friday, October 9, 2015.

Cancellations must be in writing (email is acceptable). Registration fees will be refunded less a $50 processing fee.

Cancellations made after October 9, 2015 are not refundable.

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