2012 Convention & Trade Show Scheduled for October 1-4

The Virginia Health Care Association/Virginia Center for Assisted Living will hold its Annual Convention & Trade Show at The Embassy Suites Hampton Roads - Hotel, Spa and Conference Convention Center on October 1 - 4, 2012. 

Health care in the United States is changing – structure, funding and delivery of how we obtain health care services is being challenged and redefined.  Health care professionals can not afford to sit on the sidelines!  The 2012 Convention and Trade Show education sessions will help keep members up to date on vital issues impacting post-acute and long term care services.

Maximize your membership investment and experience by joining your colleagues at the 2012 VHCA/VCAL Convention and Trade Show at Embassy Suites Hampton Roads - Hotel, Spa & Convention Center.  Plan to join in the festivities including the Regirer Nurse Scholarship Golf Tournament, Annual Awards Banquet, and Virginia’s largest long term care Trade Show.

The theme for this year's VHCA Trade Show and Convention is Hats Off to Long Term Care.  

In response to suggestions from our members, we’re trying to save a few trees by not providing printed copies of education session handout materials.  All educational handouts will be available online only to registered attendees prior to the Convention.  Attendees will be able to download for viewing or printing the specific handouts they are interested in.  PDFs of handout materials can be easily viewed on tablets and laptop computers and can be saved for future reference.

In addition to supporting your profession and helping to maintain a strong and effective Association, your participation will be rewarded with new and enhanced knowledge, perspectives and understanding about the delivery of care to the residents we serve.  

Education Session Topics Will Include:

  • How We Win: AHCA’s President, Mark Parkinson, provides Insight into the Future of Long Term Care
  • The Joplin Experience & Beyond: the Impact of Catastrophic Regional Disasters
  • Navigating ZPIC Audits: Challenges and Solutions for LTC Providers
  • Best Practices to Reduce Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Drugs in LTC Residents
  • The Magic of Frontline Engagement
  • Recent Developments in Employment Law
  • It Doesn’t Take a Hat Trick to Prevent Infections in LTC
  • You’ve Got Mail: Responding to Letters from the Government
  • An Introduction to the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program: Impact and Implications for LTC
  • Geropsychiatry in Long Term Care
  • Maximizing Resident & Family Satisfaction through Interactive Technology
  • The Times They are A-Changing: Surviving a Reformed Health Care Environment

Convention Registration
Full Convention registration is now available online. The convention brochure will be coming soon.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Several sponsorships are available for the Convention and are listed on our website.  If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Doran Hutchinson as soon as possible at doran.hutchinson@vhca.org or by phone at: 804.212.1692.  For more information click here.

Hotel Information
The Embassy Suites Hotel guest room rate for VHCA participants is $149 single/double and $159 triple/quad occupancy.  Guest room reservations can be made by calling toll free at 1.800.EMBASSY or direct at 757.827.8200.  Hotel reservation deadline is Tuesday, September 11, 2012.