2015 Annual Conference

New England Rural Health Conference
November 5th and 6th - Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center - Southbridge, MA
The NEW ENGLAND RURAL HEALTH CONFERENCE promises to be the premiere interdisciplinary networking and educational event in the region focusing on rural healthcare.  Together we will strengthen the connections among the PEOPLE who live and work in the rural PLACES in New England and explore the wealth of POSSIBILITIES that exist to improve access and healthcare quality through advocacy, education and collaboration.  There are a variety of ways you can participate in this event including being a: speaker, sponsor, vendor and a participant.
Speakers - CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  We are seeking presentations from rural clinicians, researchers and leaders about the PEOPLE, PLACES and POSSIBILITIES in our rural communities and healthcare landscape. Our rural communities consist of over 2.8 million residents who require a healthcare environment that is responsive to individual and community based needs.  Throughout the region there are significant economic, environmental and political challenges that are often met by creative, efficient and effective healthcare delivery models.  We are interested in learning and being inspired by YOUR successes in meeting the needs of PEOPLE in YOUR region.
Specifically, we are seeking proposals for 60 minute breakout sessions conducted by individuals or pairs of presenters.  Presenters are encouraged to design their sessions to promote connections among attendees.  Our attendees will include healthcare providers (general health, oral health and behavioral health), public health experts, healthcare policy leaders and industry consultants.  Presentations that help inform the audience about the needs of rural PEOPLE and the PLACES they are from as well as healthcare delivery models and other POSSIBILITIES that exist.
Please complete and submit the online request for proposals here. We are using an online submission process - the first thing you wil be asked for is an active email address that we can use to stay in contact with you.  You will then be redirected to proposal application. If your presentation is selected you will be notified by March 13th. The deadline for submitting a proposal is February 28th, 2015.