2015 Conference

 
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 participant.
 

Agenda At A Glance

Thursday, November 5th 1:00-8:30 (dinner provided)

Keynote:  William Kassler, NE Region Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Federal Program and Policies Panel:  Rachel Kaprielian, Regional Director, US Department of HHS, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Chris Bersani, Captain, US Public Health Service, Senior Public Health Analyst/Behavioral Health Lead - HRSA, Kathryn Power, Regional Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA, Rick Hoover, Health Insurance/Provider Relations Specialist - CMS, Penelope Markle, Associate Director, Veterans Rural Health Resource Center - VA

Breakout Sessions:  Take a deeper dive and join discussions about federal programs of your choice             

Networking Reception, Dinner and Keynote Address:  Alan Morgan, CEO National Rural Health Assoc.

Friday, November 6th 8:00-4:00 (breakfast and lunch provided)

Morning Plenary Session:  Hugh Silk, Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Breakout Sessions:   Over 25 breakout sessions featuring programs from the New England states

Specialized Tracks: Oral Health, Public Health, Hospitals and Healthcare Systems, Workforce Development & Behavioral Health

Breakout topics will include: forming community partnerships and leveraging funds, recruitment and retention strategies, primary care collaborations and integrated delivery systems, population health,  hospital and clinic management, implementing and applying telehealth technologies.

 
Vendor and Sponsor Opportunities Still Available 

We have created a variety of POSSIBILITIES for you to select from that will be within your budget and will help you meet your outreach goals.  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.  

The TOP 5 BENEFITS of becoming a vendor/sponsor include:    

- Connections to over 200 rural health care leaders and advocates

- A partnership between your organization and the region’s only interdisciplinary rural health association including our growing number of members from throughout New England

- Access to decision makers from: rural hospitals, primary care, oral health, behavioral health, home health & long-term care organizations, professional associations, medical and dental schools

- Exposure to our Federal partners including their regional representatives and staff from the State Offices of Rural Health in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT

- An opportunity to learn about the challenges and possibilities that exist within the rural healthcare marketplace – there will be multiple breaks and dedicated times for our attendees to connect with you!

Options for vendors and sponsors include:

Friend of the RoundTable $500
- Your organization recognized in print material distributed at the conference
- 1 complimentary conference registration

Vendor Booth Exhibitor - $750
- Your organization promoted through our conference materials before and during the event 
- Centrally located 6-foot vendor table or access to a sponsor only shared resource table to distribute materials
- 1 complimentary conference registration

Silver Level Sponsor - $1,500
- Your organization promoted through our conference materials before and during the event including visual displays
- Optional 6-foot vendor table or access to a sponsor only shared resource table to distribute materials
- 1 complimentary conference registration

Platinum Level Sponsor - $3,000
- Your organization promoted through our conference materials before and during the event including visual displays and verbal recognition during both days of the conference
- Optional 6-foot vendor table or access to a sponsor only shared resource table to distribute materials
- 2 complimentary conference registrations

Keynote Address and Main Conference Sponsor - $5,000
- Your organization recognized as the main sponsor during the keynote address and welcome dinner
- Your organization promoted through our conference materials before and during the event including visual displays and verbal recognition during both days of the conference
- Optional 6-foot vendor table or access to a sponsor only shared resource table to distribute materials
- 2 complimentary conference registrations

Thank you for considering this valuable outreach opportunity for your organization and for supporting New England’s only Rural Health Association, the RoundTable.  Please complete our online form here to join growing list of vendors and sponsors.  As the conference approaches we will reach out to you to register your representatives and collect additional promotional data.

 
POSTER SESSION PROPOSALS - DEADLINE OCTOBER 1, 2015

We are pleased to announce a call for proposals for submissions of academic posters.  Are you connected to a program or research project related to our conference theme, tracks or areas of focus that you would like to share with conference attendees?  We are looking for posters related to our specialized tracks including: Oral Health, Public Health, Hospitals and Health Systems, Workforce Development and Behavioral Health as well as our areas of focus including forming community partnerships, leveraging funds, recruitment and retention strategies, primary care collaborations with integrated delivery systems, hospital and clinic management, population health, and utilizing telehealth technologies.  
Submit your proposals HERE.