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CHAPCA’s 2014 Annual Conference

2014 Conference

CHAPCA's annual conference will be held in Las Vegas at the Caesars Palace Hotel on November 17-19, 2014. This year, we begin with pre-conference workshops on Monday, November 17th. The conference will be launched that afternoon with the Opening General Session, followed by the Opening Reception that evening. Tuesday and Wednesday will be filled with networking and educational opportunities, and then we will close the conference on Wednesday afternoon by celebrating the annual award winners at the closing luncheon and annual meeting.

Conference Highlights

Industry Exhibit Show
Annual Awards Presentation
Education Sessions
Networking

Registration

To select your workshop sessions, please print and review the preliminary program prior to registering.
Click here for the program. (CLICK HERE for updates to the program.)

Registration Rates

Pre-Conference Workshops:

Full Day Workshop $89
Half Day Workshops $49

 

Conference Registration:

Early Bird
Registration
Ends Sept. 12

Advance
Registration
Sept. 13 to Oct. 17

Regular
Registration
Oct. 18 to Nov. 19

Full Conference
CHAPCA Member
$395
$495
$595
Non-Member
$495
$595
$695
Student, Volunteer, Retired
$250
$350
$375
Speaker/Presenter
$295
$295
$295
       
One Day Only
CHAPCA Member
$240
$340
$440
Non-Member
$340
$440
$540
Student, Volunteer, Retired
$120
$220
$250
Speaker/Presenter
$140
$140
$140

Hotel Reservations

CHAPCA has arranged group rates at the Caesars Palace Hotel. To make online hotel reservations, CLICK HERE. To make reservations by phone, call 800-223-7277.

You may make your reservations until October 29, 2014 as long as rooms remain available.

 

Keynote Speakers

Cordt Kassner   Cordt Kassner, PhD, will open the conference with Moving from Surviving to Thriving. This session will demonstrate how the use of key outcome metrics will result in increased viability for your hospice program, despite the troubling times for hospice. Just as the government over-sight agencies are using your data to potentially target you, get ahead of the game and take the wind out from their treacherous sails by understanding and utilizing your own data mine. Key new cost data, shared during this session, will provide you the ammunition to explode your referrals from managed care players. Don’t miss this eye-opening opener for the conference!
     
Karyn Buxman  

The closing luncheon will feature Karyn Buxman, RN, CSP, CPAE. Karyn is a humorist, nurse and hospice lover. Her presentation is titled From Dazed & Confused to Amazed & Amused! Changes in regulations, surveys, budgets—days that are long on hours and short on resources. It’s obvious that the state of our industry is no joke—but it just may be a laughing matter. If you’ve ever had a day when you thought, “What was I thinking?!” then don’t miss this fun and inspiring session.

 

Jersey Boys!

CHAPCA is pleased to announce that we have secured a block of tickets to the incredibly popular Tony Award winning musical, Jersey Boys, for the evening of Tuesday, November 18, 2014. The performance is at 6:30 pm at Le Theatre Des Arts at Paris Las Vegas Hotel. Paris Hotel is located across Las Vegas Blvd from Caesar’s Palace, our conference hotel.

Tickets for Jersey Boys are $99.70, inclusive of all taxes and service fees. Seats in the CHAPCA block are limited. You can reserve your tickets when you register for the conference. If you have already registered, and wish to add tickets to your registration, please use the printable registration form. For more information, visit http://www.jerseyboysinfo.com/vegas/index.html.

 

STAYING FIT, HAVING FUN

Working in healthcare these days seems to come with built-in stress. To help you recharge during this year’s conference, we will be offering complimentary yoga sessions provided by Body Heat, Hot Pilates & Yoga on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Mats will be provided for you. Just wear some comfortable clothes to get your day off to a great start! Because of space, you will need to sign up for the yoga sessions in advance. You can reserve your spot when you register for the conference. If you have already registered, and wish to sign up, please use the printable registration form.

CHAPCA Annual Awards Presentation

Each year the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA) recognizes two outstanding individuals and one program for their contributions to hospice and palliative care. This year, we will celebrate the recipients of CHAPCA’s annual awards at the Closing Luncheon on Wednesday. Last year, the competition among award nominees was fierce, so start thinking about who in your agency has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Nominations are due October 15, 2014.

CLICK HERE for the nomination form.

Exhibit Opportunities

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Thank you to our exhibitors and sponsors! Without you, the CHAPCA conference would not be possible.

*Conference Sponsor. To find out what sponsor opportunities are still available, CLICK HERE.