Schedule At A Glance

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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 at networking RoundTables hosted by federal administrators and regional resources          

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.