Thursday, September 15, 2011

See more than the bright lights of Vegas

Next week, AHCA/NCAL members from across the country will gather in “Fabulous Las Vegas” to be inspired, informed and connected. Beginning September 18th through September 21st, care providers will be learning, networking, and earning valuable continuing education units (CEU)s. Here are some of the highlights coming up next week:

  • Participants will have a chance to catch up on all of the transitions taking place on Capitol Hill, with the administration and at AHCA/NCAL during the Opening General Session. New York Times Best-Selling Author, Daniel Pink will be on-site discussing his latest book, Drive: the Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us, which uses 50 years of behavioral science to overturn conventional wisdom about human motivation. Convention participants can meet Pink in person inside the Expo Hall at booth 1221 on September 19th at 1:00pm.

    If you’ve ever ordered shoes online, you’ve heard of the highly successful Zappos.com. During the Closing General Session on September 21st Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh will challenge providers to think about how a different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success.
  • Attendees will have multiple opportunities to learn more for industry experts.  The 4 day event covers over 70 education sessions in 15 different tracks including culture change, care practice, survey and more. Back by popular demand is the regulatory MEGA Session, which will cover preventable hospitalizations, a hot topic in today’s health care discussion circles. And if you serve individuals with disabilities, attend “DD Day” on September 18 to learn about behavior management, ethics and best practices in DD settings, and medication management. 
  • The Expo Hall will be in full swing beginning September 20th. This year brings a new wave of “Meet up” sessions, where attendees can meet up informally and discuss topics like staffing, pain care education and electronic medical records.  Follow AHCA/NCAL’s Twitterstream to be the first to know about giveaways and special events in the hall. And if you’re tweeting about Convention, be sure to use the hashtag #ltc11 so we know to follow you.
If you’re attending Convention, we hope you’re ready to be invigorated and enlightened.  LIVE tweeting and blogging from the Convention floor starts this Sunday, so stay tuned! 

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