47th Annual Meeting Call for Presentations
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 20, 2016 Now Closed
Minnesota HomeCare Association (MHCA) is a statewide non-profit association whose mission is to support home care providers committed to high quality home care services. We represent over 180 diverse home care agencies that provide hands-on care to Minnesota residents. MHCA is recognized as the voice of Home Care for the state of Minnesota.
Each year, over 250 of our members come together from across the state for our Annual Meeting; a three-day conference packed with over 20 education sessions, a 2-day expo, and multiple networking opportunities and sponsored social events.
Provider Demographics by Licensure Type
- 72% Medicare Certified
- 22% Comprehensive
- 4% Basic
- 1% PCA/PCPO Only*
*25% of the other licensure types provide PCA services
This conference is designed to equip all provider members (Medicare, Comprehensive/Basic, Home Care Nursing, PCA, CFSS, 245D, hospice and palliative care) for compliance and success, by offering education tracks that appeal to multiple audiences.
Location: Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, 2100 Arrowwood Lane NW, Alexandria, MN 56308
Conference Dates: May 10-12, 2017
Conference Theme: Home Care is Where the Action is At! (e.g. Superheroes)
MHCA welcomes proposals that target new, mid-career, or seasoned professionals. However, many Annual Meeting participants have been in the field for a number of years and are specifically looking for advanced level training. Please keep this in mind when designing your program. On the online submission form, you will be asked to indicate which audience level your program is designed for. Extra consideration will be given to advanced level programs, which should be reflected in the learning objectives.
Presentation Length / Tracks
Proposals are being accepted for 60-minute presentations (including audience Q&A) in each of the following educational tracks.
We invite proposals that:
- Reflect innovation and cutting edge content
- Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement
- Present evidence based on or supported by research
Presenters are not permitted to sell or promote any specific product or service.
Due to the high cost of a dedicated internet connection and access to house sound, CFP submissions should not contain training elements that are dependent on the use of the internet during the program. While WiFi at the venue is free, it is not always reliable.
MHCA's Education Advisory group and its staff will review all proposals. Notification regarding our decision will be communicated by February 1, 2017. All correspondence will be sent to the lead speaker electronically.
Please be advised, due to the limited number of conference sessions and high volume of proposals we receive each year, many proposals will not be accepted. Those proposals not selected for the Annual Meeting will be kept on file for 1-year and reviewed periodically to see if they are a fit for another MHCA education program (workshop, conference, webinar, or region meeting).
Proposals must include:
- Education Track Selection
- Level of Content (Advanced, Intermediate, or Beginner)
- Session Title
- Speaker Names, Titles, Credentials, and Organizations (maximum of 3 speakers for each 60-minute session)
- Speaker Biographies (maximum of 5 sentences)
- Session Description (a summary of the program’s purpose; 150 words or less)
- 3 Learning Objectives
- Contact Person
Incomplete proposals will not be considered.
NEW Registration Policy
MHCA recognizes you as a valued partner critical to the success of our meeting. No remuneration is being offered for this; however, let us know how we can return the value for your expertise you bring to our meeting.
Should your proposal be accepted for inclusion in the 2017 program, we hope that you will have the opportunity to attend the entire conference. Each presenter is eligible for a single 25% discount on the registration, regardless of how many presentations the individual is participating in.
You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.