2016 Spring Primary Care Conference + Annual Membership Meeting
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2016 Spring Primary Care Conference + Annual Membership Meeting

5/14/2016 to 5/17/2016

When: May 14 - 17, 2016
Where: Anchorage Marriott
820 W 7th Ave
Anchorage, Alaska  99501
United States
Registration Team




Sponsors and Exhibitors
Continuing Education Units »
Submit an Abstract
Conference Fees
Alaska Airlines Discount
CHC Tour
CHC 101 luncheon
Past Spring Conferences




Valerie “Nurr’araaluk” Davidson

Commissioner, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services


Valerie “Nurr’araaluk” Davidson is an enrolled tribal member of the Orutsararmiut Native Council (ONC). Davidson has worked for over 15 years as a national policy maker on matters affecting Indian health.


Most recently, she served as the Senior Director of Legal and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, where she represented Alaska Native health needs at federal and state levels.


Davidson served as Chair of the Tribal Technical Advisory Group to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from its inception in 2004 until August 2014. She represented all tribes over a period that spanned the terms of several Secretaries of Health & Human Services and under both Republican and Democratic administrations.


Davidson was also the spokesperson, chief political and legal strategist for ANTHC’s Dental Health Aide Therapy Program, the country’s first mid-level dental program. Learn more about Commissioner Davidson on the Alaska DHSS website.


Agenda Highlights


View the detailed schedule 


(Please note: schedule subject to change. This is a preliminary schedule and is provided to show the nature and content of conference programming.)


View the brochure for more information:

View the brochure as a PDF.


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.


Click here to read more about NWRPCA exhibitor opportunities.


View the prospectus for more information:


View the prospectus as a PDF.



The conference took place at the Anchorage Marriott in Anchorage, Alaska!


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. 


Alaska Airlines

We are pleased to offer a 7% discount off all published fares to Anchorage from any Alaska Airlines U.S. city via Alaska Airlines. This discount was available for all flights taking place between May 11-20, 2016.


How to book:

To take advantage of the discount, go to the Alaska Airlines website, click on "Use Discount Code", enter your origin and destination cities and travel dates, enter Discount Code ECMA247 and click on "Find Flights". All eligible flights will display for you to choose from. 


For more detailed instructions, view this document.



CHC Tour

Join us as we tour Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center local to our conference location. The Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center is one of Alaska's largest and most comprehensive primary care medical and dental practices. Opening in 1975, it was the state's first community health center and remains the largest, serving over 12,000 patients through 40,000 visits annually. Their move to a new state-of-the-art facility in 2012 has brought about a number of exciting innovations, including expansion of their behavioral health integration services and a robust strategy to enhance their outreach and enrollment services.


The tour will take place Monday, May 16th, from 1:00-3:00 PM. Tour registration, separate from conference registration, is required and is a minimal $30.00 fee. On-site registrations will be available. For questions regarding the tour, please contact Education and Training Manager Sadie Agurkis.



CHC 101 luncheon

On Saturday, May 14, from 12:00 - 1:30 PM, we hope you will join us for the CHC 101 luncheon. This is a wonderful opportunity for members of the board, leadership, or staff new to the CHC world to learn the fundamentals. If you would like a refresher and another networking opportunity, join us! Lunch will be provided, so be sure to RSVP upon checkout on the Registration page.


For more information about the CHC 101 luncheon, please contact Education and Training Manager Sadie Agurkis.




Registration for the Spring Primary Care Conference is now open!

Conference Fees (all fees are per person):


Early Bird Rates


Regular Rates (per person)

Full Conference - $1200

Individual days - $450


NWRPCA Member Rates (per person)

Full Conference – $ 790 (1-3 people)

Full Conference – $711 (4+ people)

Individual days $300 (per day) - (1-3 people)

Individual days $270 (per day – (4+ people)


Federal and Student (Rates per person)

Individual days - $160



Presenter + 1 day - $300

Presenter + 2 days - $500

Presenter + 3 days - $650

Note: Presenters attend at no charge for the day they are presenting


Rates after April 1st increase by $100 for full conference, $25 for individual days

Please note the registration cancellation deadline is Friday, April 29th, 2016. Cancellations must be in writing (email is fine). Registration will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made after the deadline are not refundable.


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