Upcoming Events

Wednesday Mar 20, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
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The quadruple aim of better outcomes, lower costs, healthier populations, and happier providers in health care improvement is pushing leaders to be more creative in promoting and supporting the wellbeing of the people they serve. The growing field of peer support is positioned to bring these goals to reality.

To learn how the integration and expansion of peer support throughout health care can help meet the needs of consumers, join Mental Health America (MHA) for a 60-minute presentation on the basics of peer support. Hear from leading experts in the field and get your questions answered.

Participants will be invited to join our upcoming virtual courses, Employing Peers 101 and Peers for Payers and Health Systems.


Patrick Hendry, NCPS, is the Vice President of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services at Mental Health America. He has worked as a mental health advocate for the past twenty-four years. His areas of expertise include peer-provided services, self-directed care, recovery-based trainings, organizational development, and management and sustainability. He is the former Executive Director of the Florida Peer Network and has assisted in the development of numerous peer-run programs and organizations. Patrick is a strong supporter of the inclusion of mental health consumers in all aspects of the behavioral health system.

Wednesday Mar 20, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
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PCPCC, in collaboration with IPFCC, is hosting a short webinar (30-45 minutes). A Patient Advisor who is working with their organization on health literacy issues together with a practice representative bringing the clinical perspective will share their story of efforts and outcomes to improve health literacy and patient engagement. Attendees will have opportunities to share their experience and perspectives as well as asking questions.

Addressing Health Literacy Through Patient and Family Engagement

Date:  March 20, 2:00pm – 2:45pm ET


  • Understand the relationship between health literacy and patient and family engagement
  • Learn from both a patient advisor and a clinic leader on a panel about direct care changes and unique partnerships to improve health literacy
  • Explore resources and practical ideas you can use 


Please register for Addressing Health Literacy Through Patient and Family Engagement on Mar 20, 2019 2:00 PM EDT at:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Thursday Mar 21, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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Leading medications and essential care of neotrics

Thursday Mar 21, 2019 03:00 pm EDT
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Please join us on Thursday, March 21, 2019, for the next PCPCC webinar, Putting the Mouth Back into the Body. Leading experts will discuss efforts to improve the integration between oral health and primary care, share their experiences with the associated challenges, and discuss opportunities that this integration will create to improve health. 

Saturday Mar 23, 2019 07:00 am EDT
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AACAP’s Douglas B. Hansen, MD, 44th Annual Review Course emphasizes the most recent material relevant to the general practice of child and adolescent psychiatry and serves as an up-to-date review of child and adolescent psychiatry as well as addresses important clinical research. The course is designed to update practitioners on state-of-the-art standards of diagnosis and treatment.

Saturday Mar 23, 2019 07:00 am EDT
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A non-commercial primary care conference

The Department of Family and Community Medicine sponsored Primary Care Update, a one-day conference providing evidence-based advice in a non-commercial setting, will be held March 23, 2019.

Seven Hours of CME (one hour of ethics included)

This Live activity, Primary Care Update, with a beginning date of March 23, 2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Saturday Mar 23, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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At NatCon19, we celebrate 50 years of achievements in the behavioral health industry; huge strides that are the result of millions of little acts of commitment and service. 

And this is just the beginning.
There is more work to be done. And the industry will rise and thrive because of all of our dedication. It will succeed and grow from the efforts of WE.

WE. Every single NatCon19 attendee.  WE help rebuild communities. WE offer hope and help where it’s needed the most.

And WE are paving the way for 50 more years of service, support and success. Join us at NatCon19, the nation’s premier behavioral health conference, and celebrate the power of WE as you connect with 5,000+ attendees, learn from industry leaders, and explore the future of our field.

Together, WE will celebrate where we have been, and more importantly, where WE will go!

Saturday Mar 23, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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This virtual conference experience provides in-depth educational sessions about diabetes treatment, as well as its benefits and consequences, so you can lead your patients in making informed choices. Offered completely online, this means no traveling, no housing expenses and reduced time constraints—only the education and networking you need.

Diabetes is an evolving, complex disease that can involve a number of treatment options and an expanded care team. With the AANP Live: 2019 Diabetes Virtual Conference, you can follow a patient with diabetes as she transitions through comprehensive health care for this multisystem chronic disease. 

Sunday Mar 24, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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The 2019 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care will take place March 24–27 at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. View the flyer.

The call for proposals is now open.

The symposium offers cutting-edge presentations, posters, and workshops on emerging issues in health-care human factors and the challenges facing us in the near future. Expand your knowledge of human factors/ergonomics applied to health-care devices, environments, and end-users in a format that allows for interaction and exchange of knowledge among participants and presenters.

  • Get insights on the latest science and best practices

  • Understand innovations in the safety of health-care providers and patients

  • Sharpen the focus of your HF/E initiatives

  • Improve your regulatory approaches

Tuesday Mar 26, 2019 03:30 pm EDT
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40-80% of information shared in exams rooms with patients is misunderstood or not remembered. Addressing health literacy* issues is a critical component in creating a truly patient- and family-centered system of care and improving health outcomes. IPFCC is inviting everyone to discuss and explore ways different organizations are working to address this challenge. How are patient and family advisors (PFA) partnering in these efforts? How have PFAs improved our understanding of the lived experience of receiving and acting on information provided?

*Health literacy: The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions

These informal conversations are participatory in nature, building on the experience and strengths of those who join the call. There will not be a presentation but rather let the discussion be guided by what the participants want to learn more about through the sharing of our collective experiences. Come join the conversation to learn from others and to share your successes and challenges. Mary Minniti, Senior Policy and Program Specialist, will facilitate this discussion.

Register for the Discussion Here

If you are interested but unable to attend live, we still encourage you to register because all registrants will receive a link to the recording of the discussion after the event. The recording and any resources will also be posted in PFCC.Connect for all members to watch and/or refer back to. If you have further questions, please contact Annette Lee at [email protected] or Mary Minniti at [email protected]

Wednesday Mar 27, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is one of the world’s largest conferences for healthcare professionals committed to improving patient care and safety. In March 2019 we travel to Glasgow, Scotland (SEC Centre).

The recent International Forum in Amsterdam in May 2018 connected over 3,200 healthcare leaders and practitioners from over 60 countries, providing an inspirational setting to meet, learn and share knowledge in our common mission to improve the quality and safety of care for patients and communities across the world.

Wednesday Mar 27, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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The P&I Forum is an opportunity for health center executives, clinicians, board members, consumers, and other community health leaders to bring their unique perspectives to Members of Congress and offer constructive solutions to the regulatory and legislative issues in play. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear from government officials, some of the nation’s leading health care experts, and their peers.

Do not miss this opportunity to get the most up-to-date information and tools to help your health center organization stay ahead of the game.

Check back often for updates on key sessions and speakers at the NACHC 2019 Policy and Issues Forum.

Wednesday Mar 27, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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Since its inception, the Health Datapalooza has become the gathering place for people and organizations creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive health policy and practice.

Sitting at the nexus of ideas, evidence, and execution, Health Datapalooza is where Federal policymakers and regulatory leads take their seats beside the health system’s chief officers (information, medical, innovation), Silicon Valley startups, data gladiators, and patients. More than a meeting, Health Datapalooza is a diverse community of big thinkers and roll-up-our-sleeves-and-get-it-done problem solvers who share a mission to liberate and use data to improve health and health care.

As the challenges facing health and health care continue to evolve, we’re digging into the real world experience of turning information into innovation. What works, what doesn’t, why, and what’s coming next?

Why Health Datapalooza?

Real Collaboration Between Policymakers and Innovators

Only at the Health Datapalooza will you find meaningful collaboration and face-to-face conversations between influential policymakers, from all levels of government, and innovators and change makers about the big ideas, big opportunities, and policy hurdles for improving health and health care.

On-Site Action and Results

Health Datapalooza attendees are doers. We aren’t afraid to get our hands dirty. You’ll not only hear about the real world concepts and actionable steps you can take back to your workplace, you can also jump into on-site “working sessions,” using real data, to tackle a problem or introduce a new idea with your peers.

Just the Right Size

Some conferences are big and overwhelming, while others are small and lack diverse voices. Health Datapalooza offers a big conference feel in an intimate setting. The event supports a healthy exchange of ideas from a variety of voices in a setting where meaningful and consequential conversations take place

The Many Faces at Datapalooza

  • C-Suite Executives (CIOs, CMOs, CMIOs, CDOs, CTOs)
  • Technology Developers
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Patients and Advocates
  • Startups/Incubators
  • Policymakers/State and Federal Government
  • Delivery Systems
  • Health Plans/Insurers
  • Consultants
  • Clinicians
  • Data Liberators
  • Academics
  • Researchers
  • Media

So Much to Take Away

Attend Health Datapalooza to:

  • Learn about today’s newest and most effective uses of health data
  • Explore innovative technologies and solutions that are improving health care delivery
  • Meet real people, with real world examples, and real results
  • Take back to your work actionable steps and practical concepts  
  • Have unmatched interactions and meaningful conversations with thought leaders - from the mainstage to the conference hallways.

Sunday Mar 31, 2019 11:30 am EDT
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The Alzheimer's Association AIM Advocacy Forum is the nation's premier Alzheimer's disease advocacy event.



Monday Apr 1, 2019 06:30 am EDT
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The NPA Spring Policy Forum brings together hundreds of PACE leaders and supporters from across the country to learn first-hand about the political and policy environment impacting their organizations and the people they serve.

Wednesday Apr 3, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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Patient Experience Conference is the largest independent, non-provider or vendor hosted event bringing together the collective voices of healthcare professionals across the globe to convene, engage and expand the dialogue on improving patient experience. At this interactive conference, you will identify strategies and discover solutions to help start your journey, or to advance your program to the next level. Come prepared to network and build professional relationships, and leave inspired to further your commitment to building the field of patient experience.

Benefits of Attending

In addition to enjoying inspiring keynotes and networking with other patient experience leaders, participants have the opportunity to customize their learning experience by selecting from breakout sessions focused on different areas of patient experience improvement.

  • Take away proven practices from numerous healthcare settings that you can apply in your own facilities
  • Make lasting connections with peers dedicated to improving the patient experience and build a support network as you tackle this critical issue
  • Take an important step in ensuring that patient experience is not only part of your quality and service agenda, but also is a key business strategy for your organization
  • Discover new ways to exemplify patient experience excellence

Wednesday Apr 3, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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URAC hosts the second annual Telemed Leadership Forum in Washington, DC, on April 3-5, 2019. This 2-1/2-day event is designed for physicians and leaders in hospitals and health systems, health plans, academic medical centers, telehealth providers and networks, as well as government regulators and policymakers.

The sessions, which include a mix of panel discussions and presentations, provide solid, innovative and valuable information on how telehealth is transforming healthcare delivery. You’ll hear from hospitals/health systems that are leading the way in telemedicine services— leaders who are changing the telehealth paradigm. With the explosive growth in telehealth, data and technology, this Forum is an opportunity for healthcare leaders to share, learn and discuss empirical evidence for the value of telehealth across specialties.

Wednesday Apr 3, 2019 11:30 am EDT
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In April, the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) will be launching its highly-anticipated Roadmap for Driving High Performance in Alternative Payment Models. The Roadmap is an interactive, web-based tool meant to serve as a guide for implementing successful alternative payment models (APMs). It offers a repository of actionable approaches payers can use to work with providers and stakeholders to design and implement APMs, and explores promising practices currently being used by payers and providers in the field. The Roadmap also contains beneficial decision-making insights to help health care stakeholders work together in shifting from fee-for-service reimbursement to payment models based on value instead of volume.

Mark your calendars: On April 3, the LAN will host an online webinar at 11:30 a.m. ET to walk you through the tool, featuring payers and providers sharing their feedback on how they envision using the tool to address the challenges they face in APM design and implementation.

Stay tuned for more information about the Roadmap’s launch, including details on the webinar. Learn more now about the Roadmap’s journey by visiting our web page at http://hcp-lan.org/apm-roadmap.  

Sunday Apr 7, 2019 07:00 am EDT
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The American Academy of Pediatrics 2019 Legislative Conference will take place in Washington, DC April 7-9, 2019. During the conference, participants will learn how to become effective child health advocates through interactive workshops and in-depth training sessions, while networking with pediatricians, residents and medical students from across the country.


Why you should attend the Legislative Conference:

  • Select specific advocacy skills-building workshops based on your interests, from coalition building to crafting your message.
  • Experience the legislative process through hands-on work sessions.
  • Visit with your members of Congress and their staff on Capitol Hill.
  • Hear firsthand from distinguished guest speakers and policy experts about timely child health issues.
  • Learn about policy priorities impacting children and pediatricians​.
  • Network with other advocates and AAP leaders from across the country.
  • Become a strong voice for children! 

Monday Apr 8, 2019 11:00 am EDT
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Founded in 1994, the Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN) is an innovative consortium of research centers based on community-based health delivery systems. The HCSRN consists of 18 members (17 based in the US and one in Israel). Members of the Network share a commitment to rigorous public domain research that addresses critically important questions for improving health and healthcare. 


The conference is open to the entire research community including those from member and non-member sites, clinicians, patient-partners, federal and industry partners and others with an interest in improving health care for all. Our program includes scientific results, health informatics and insights about conducting research in real-world care delivery settings. Our work has cross-disciplinary appeal for health services researchers, behavioral scientists, epidemiologists, data scientists, among others. Findings from the HCSRN conferences have been published in special supplement issues of Clinical Medicine and Research, and more recently, the Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Review.


Ample networking opportunities and high caliber science blend to create a unique conference experience. At the 2019 Conference, we’ll celebrate 25 years of research that supports better health and health care. We hope you’ll join us. In the meantime, we invite you to learn more about all of the participating members, projects and HCSRN’s open access resources via the Network’s main website.

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