Convention

ACHCA Fall Forum to convene in Atlanta

The American College of Health Care Administrators is holding its annual Fall Forum Nov. 17-19 at the Omni at CNN Center in Atlanta.

The hell with this guy

The hell with this guy

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Speaking at the same Mandalay Bay complex in Las Vegas from which a "madman" committed the deadliest mass shooting by a single person in U.S. history just two weeks earlier, American Health Care Association CEO Mark Parkinon delivered a bold, unscripted edict.

LeadingAge preps for convention, Halloween in NOLA

The LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo is getting ready to head to a hot place at a hot time for its biggest yearly gathering: New Orleans, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1.

Las Vegas hosts LTC blockbuster conferences this weekend

Three of the most important long-term care associations will hold their annual conferences in Las Vegas, starting this weekend and extending through Wednesday. Events will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort.

67th annual AHCA annual meeting hits Music City

The annual convention and expo of the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living kicks off Sunday in Nashville. Dozens of educational sessions will offer long-term care professionals opportunities to earn continuing education credit and network with peers.

12 days and then 45-year celebration starts

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The final stages of preparation are underway for the 2014 American Society of Consultant Pharmacists' (ASCP) annual meeting and exhibition. The gathering of great minds in geriatric medication management takes place November 5-7 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Dear Diary, Last week I attended my first AHCA convention ...

Dear Diary, Last week I attended my first AHCA convention ...

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There's nothing like the first time you get to meet people, attend education sessions and see the exhibit hall at the American Health Care Association, as I found out last week. If you weren't there, you missed a lot.

Powell hits all the right notes

Powell hits all the right notes

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What do you call a 77-year-old who has worked with — indeed BEEN one of — the most powerful people in the world, traveled the globe extensively, served his country with honor for decades and then charms, compliments and entertains you for over an hour — without the help of a teleprompter? The perfect keynote speaker for your conference, that's what.

3 national long-term care meetings on tap

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A trio of national annual meetings for long-term care stakeholders will take place in the week ahead, and luckily for those wanting to attend, they'll all be at the same location. The American Health Care Association and its companion group, the National Center for Assisted Living, will hold its 65th annual convention in Sunday through Wednesday in Washington, D.C. In conjunction with those two groups' meetings, the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care will be hold its 25th annual meeting Sunday through Tuesday, also at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor in the District of Columbia.

LeadingAge annual meeting, expo to draw thousands to Dallas

LeadingAge will host its annual meeting and expo Sunday through Wednesday at the Dallas Convention Center. Dozens of continuing education credits, as well as countless opportunities to network and see some of the newest technology available will be available. Keynote speakers include athlete and activist Aimee Mullins, nonprofit guru and innovator Dan Pallotta and National Geographic writer and explorer Dan Buettner.

64th annual AHCA/NCAL show heads to Phoenix

Long-term care operators and top managers will be making their way to Phoenix this weekend through Wednesday to attend the 64th annual AHCA/NCAL exhibition and expo. Hosted by the largest nursing home association in the country, the AHCA show will feature dozens of opportunities to earn continuing education credit through educational sessions; top keynote speakers; and an expansive exhibit hall that opens for a total of six and a half hours Monday and Tuesday.

AHCA/NCAL releases two apps for convention

The AHCA/NCAL Convention App is available for download on mobile devices, the organization said. The national convention will be Oct. 6-9 in Phoenix.

Bush to speak at ALFA 2013 conference

The Assisted Living Federation of America will hold its annual conference and expo Monday through Thursday in Charlotte, NC, with a special speaker on Wednesday. Laura Bush, wife of former President George W. Bush, will address attendees at the ALFA Hero Awards Luncheon. More than 2,000 senior living executives from around the world will be in attendance for idea development, problem solving, networking and intense educational opportunities at the conference.

Technology will play a larger role in preventing rehospitalizations, expert says

Technology will play a larger role in preventing rehospitalizations, expert says

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Providers, especially nonprofits, are willing to invest more than ever before in technology, a leading technical expert said at the LeadingAge convention.

Re-examining what it means to be great

Re-examining what it means to be great

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It was a good — no, a great — day for Atul Gawande groupies Monday at the LeadingAge annual meeting in Denver.

LeadingAge 2012 to feature Archbishop Desmond Tutu, exhibits, ping-pong, speed presentations

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The 2012 edition of the LeadingAge annual meeting and exposition kicks off Sunday in Denver and promises a wide variety of educations sessions, activities and special attractions for long-term care providers. Keynote speakers are Nobel Prize winner Tutu on Sunday, surgeon/writer Atul Gawande on Monday and MIT Technology AgeLab director Joseph Coughlin on Tuesday. More than 200 education sessions will be sprinkled in and around exhibition hall hours (12 to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, as well as 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday).

'Tis the (festive) season in long-term care

'Tis the (festive) season in long-term care

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October is for many of us in the long-term care field what December is to others.

Panel sees line blurring between skilled care and assisted living services

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The line separating assisted living and skilled care services continues to blur, according to panelists who spoke Wednesday at the Assisted Living Federation of America's 2012 conference and expo near Dallas.

Top geriatric medicine professionals gather at ASCP's annual conference

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists' 2011 annual meeting and exhibition will take place Wednesday through next Friday at the Phoenix Convention Center. Kicking off the event will be a keynote presentation by Bill Thomas, M.D., founder of the Eden Alternative® and the Green House Project®. On Friday, renowned researcher Howard Friedman, Ph.D., will present "Findings from the Longevity Project: Discoveries for Health and Long Life from an Eight-Decade Study." Numerous educational sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities also will take place, as top senior care medication professionals gather to learn from one another.

AHCA president: 'There is a way through this'

While this is a particularly challenging time for providers, the American Health Care Association president says he is optimistic about their future.

Largest U.S. long-term care association kicks off 62nd annual convention Sunday

The American Health Care Association will open its annual convention and expo Sunday at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. The event, which attracts upwards of 5,000 long-term care owners, operators, administrators, directors of nursing and other top managers, will run through Wednesday. Best-selling author Daniel Pink ("Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us"; "A Whole New Mind") will keynote the opening general session at 3 p.m. Monday. Corporate culture expert Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos.com Inc., will be the featured speaker at the closing general session at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Thousands of providers to gather as largest nursing home association opens its 60th annual convention

The nation's largest nursing home association will kick off its 60th annual convention and expo Sunday at McCormick Place in Chicago. One of the highlights of the American Health Care Association's four-day confab (themed "Quality Care Plus") will be a focus on quality improvement, including the celebration of a record 468 AHCA/HCAL National Quality Award recipients.