MARK YOUR CALENDARS and BOOK YOUR ROOM for the 2013 Convention & Trade Show Scheduled for September 16 – 19 in Roanoke

Take your membership investment and experience to the max by joining your colleagues at the 2013 VHCA/VCAL Convention and Trade Show at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.  Plan to join in the festivities including the Regirer Nurse Scholarship Golf Tournament, Annual Awards Banquet, and Virginia’s largest LTC Trade Show where products and services critical to the delivery of quality long term care will be showcased.  Need a short break from work to recharge your batteries?  The beautiful Roanoke Valley, located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, has much to offer attendees before and after the convention!

The theme for this year's VHCA Trade Show and Convention is Building on the Past – Planning for the Future: Celebrating 60 Years.

Larry Kryske

Our opening keynote speaker will be Larry Kryske.  He will be presenting A Ship Doesn’t Sail with Yesterday’s Wind: The Art of Innovation.  Mr. Kryske’s unique presentation will be highlighted with art.  He is a proven leader who speaks professionally and has over 30 years of worldwide success leading men and women and building unstoppable teams.

Wednesday’s keynote speaker, James Lloyd, will captivate and motivate attendees with his genuine down-home approach – a unique blend of timely humor, insightful knowledge, contagious enthusiasm, and personal sharing.  Mr. Lloyd plucks his poignant stories from a background rich in training, leadership development, sales and customer service. While memorably weaving this all together, he displays a remarkable gift to touch people’s hearts.

Other great conference sessions include:

  • Commonwealth Coordinated Care: Preparing for Virginia’s Medicare-Medicaid Demonstration
  • Leadership Practices to Lower Rehospitalization Rates
  • Legal Issues: Admission & Transfers/Discharges
  • Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST): Best Practices, Outcomes and Lessons Learned
  • How to Build a Dynamic & Collaborative ALF Rehab Program
  • Effective Strategies to Achieving Excellence & AHCA’s Quality Initiative
  • Reducing Antipsychotic Drugs – Case Study

More information and online registration coming soon!

The Trade Show is held in conjunction with VHCA/VCAL’s Annual Convention scheduled September 16th – 19th.  More information regarding the Trade Show can be found here.

Members who wish to contract their booth space can do so by clicking here.  If you have any questions, please contact Doran Hutchinson via email or by phone at 804.212.1692.

The Hotel Roanoke guest room rate for VHCA participants is $159 single/double and $10 each additional person per day.  Guest room reservations can be made by calling toll free at 1.800.222.TREE or direct at 540.985.5900.  Hotel reservation deadline is Monday, August 26, 2013.