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Collaborative family healthcare association's 20th Annual Conference, October 18-20, 2018 rochester, ny
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We Value Your Discipline's Perspective
The great thing about CFHA is that all the disciplines come together to discuss innovations in working together for improved patient care and patient care systems. Consider submitting a proposal that represents how your discipline uniquely contributes to interprofessional teams. Are you a Nurse Practitioner? A Psychiatrist? A Medical Family Therapist? A Family Physician? A psychologist or social worker? You and many other disciplines have stories to tell. Consider submitting a proposal today!
We Value A Breadth of Presentation Types
A unique feature of CFHA is our diverse community which includes hard-core researchers, policy-wonks AND on-the-ground clinicians.
You can consider submissions that fit the style and tenor of all/any of these groups. Some of our presentations are geared towards clinicians skill-building while others are high-level policy discussions, while others are strong research-oriented presentations. Panels, discussions, small-group work - we get creative at CFHA. Submit your abstract today!
CFHA's annual conference is renown as the premiere annual meeting place for medical providers, behavioral health professionals, foundations, payers and other health care professionals to meet and share the latest innovations in the integration of behavioral/mental health and medicine. Our participants work in primary care, specialty medical settings, hospitals, substance abuse and mental health centers. Our presenters are our renown expert members who bring a practical and passionate, real-world perspective.
"It has been over a decade since [my first] meeting, and I have not missed a single CFHA conference since. People ask me why I am part of CFHA and I tell them this: I am a better clinician because of CFHA. I am a better teacher because of CFHA. I am a better administrator because of CFHA. I have lifelong friends because of CFHA."
"Whether you are a graduate student, early career professional, seasoned professional, or “I really want to learn a more about this integration thing…,” the annual conference will not only meet but exceed your expectations and increase your professional skills and competencies in integration."
David Haralson, Eastern Carolina University
"I attended CFHA for the first time last year, and I loved it! I was able to learn from the leading experts in the fields of integrated care and family-centered care and to discuss internship opportunities with many of them. It was awesome to see so many different healthcare professionals coming together to learn from each other. I can't wait to do it again this year!"
“As a first-time attendee, I was amazed at the number of clinicians and researchers across multiple disciplines in attendance. It was a rewarding experience that gave me an opportunity to make some individual connections and exchange integrated care adventures."
2017 Conference Headlines; 2018 Call For Proposals Open Now!
Our 2017 Concurrent Sessions Received Rave Reviews
Participants at our 2017 conference left feeling like they received the best in integrated care knowledge.
Take a look at our 2017 sessions to get a glimpse into what 2018 holds for us!
Our 2017 Poster Sessions: Opportunities For Great Conversations
Our poster sessions provide opportunities for the presentation of programs, research pilots and other innovations to be highlighted. 2017 posters were our highest quality yet! Here are a few of the over 50 posters presented:
Our 2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors
Sponsoring with CFHA gives your organization the opportunity to connect with the leaders in integrated care.
Click here for sponsorship opportunities at this year's conference.
Discussion Groups & Task Force Groups Created Opportunities For Live Innovation
Nothing beats getting in small groups and talking about issues that matter to you. That's why CFHA creates ample space for conversations that spur innovation. This year we had over twenty groups that met over a diverse array of topics including:
"We love how easy it is to mingle with the experts in the field!" People love CFHA because our conference has a family feel with people sharing ideas and updates on their integration projects as well as starting new relationships each year. CFHA is one of the only meetings that brings the modern care team together.
If you are a physician, psychiatrist, nurse, PA, NP or other medical provider our conference provides content relevant to building and/or developing your integrated care team.
If you are a behavioral health provider you will find like-minded professionals working on integrated care projects in primary care, specialty care, community mental health, residencies and more!
If you geek out on financial sustainability, state-wide implementation stories, multi-site evaluation studies, quality measurement strategies and more, then you'll have plenty to choose from!
Looking to spur innovation in your networks? Not sure what the emerging standards related to integrated care are? CFHA is the place to network for answers and stay current.
Continuing Education Information
Check back here for more details on continuing education credits near the summer of 2018. We traditionally offer credits for various mental health and medical disciplines.
See here for details related to the credits we offered in our 2017 conference.
Submit Your Abstracts & Take A Look At Our Content
The conference will include programming in innovative areas of collaborative family healthcare, especially highlighting (though not limited to) the following:
1) INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAMS: Helping clinicians of different disciplines work together to achieve better healthcare, such as increased medication compliance, better diabetes management, or decreased depressive symptoms following a heart attack. This year’s CFHA conference will provide a systems lens looking closely at team initiatives that demonstrate best practices, exploring how to teach teams, interprofessional education, communication, and evaluating cutting edge team development.
2) ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: Integrated teams can effectively help patients of all ages and their family members who take on significant caregiving responsibilities. This emphasis will increase attendees’ discussions on issues prevalent within systems treating children through older adults -- from ADHD, caregiving of the disabled or elderly to end of life issues.
3) OPIOID CRISIS & SUBSTANCE USE MANAGEMENT: We want to pay special attention to innovations that can help address the Opioid addiction epidemic. Programs that use a systemic or team-based approach are especially encouraged to apply.
To achieve these goals, we will bring together clinician, research, administrative and policy innovators across disciplines to think creatively, exchange ideas, problem solve, and inspire change.
More than 500 attendees are expected to attend the 2018 CFHA Conference in Rochester, New York.
To get an idea of the kind of concurrent sessions we host, click Here for our 2017 sessions.
Pre-Conference Workshops Get Your Conference Started Right
Check back in the summer of 2018 for our updated workshop offerings.
Reach Our Audience Through Sponsorship & Exhibits
Attracting over 500 attendees, the goal of the 2018 Conference is to promote the continued development, implementation and evaluation of integrated health care while considering its evolution and future. With over 70 breakout sessions, three plenaries, and a variety of networking and mentoring opportunities, attendees will learn about the full continuum of integration.
CFHA is seeking innovative healthcare leaders to partner as we advance integration and collaborative healthcare by providing a grant of support for this endeavor. Financial partners will be strategically positioned to enhance their organizational presence while helping to facilitate the dissemination of a nationally derived body of academic and policy work.
Sponsorship levels include opportunities to have a web presence on our various websites, have your logo prominently displayed at the conference, and complimentary registrations, among other sponsor privileges. Exhibitors have the opportunity to set up displays and engage attendees from varied disciplines. In 2017 CFHA rewarded attendees with an Apple Watch giveaway for visiting our exhibitors. If you are interested in showcasing your company and/or organization, contact: Email Us or check out the sponsorship information.
Highlight: CFHA Has The Best Research & Program Evaluation Content In Integrated Care
If you are looking to evaluate your integrated care efforts and want to learn from the best, CFHA has an array of presentations each year that provide practical skills in research and program evaluation. These sessions are highlighted here (2017 sessions) and are geared towards non-researchers as well as researchers interested in this newer field of interest.
Hyatt Regency, Rochester, NY
Located in downtown Rochester the Hyatt Regency is a 4-Star hotel just off the banks of the Genessee River with ample space for our meetings and the famous CFHA hallway conversations which go on forever! Relax, rejuvenate and restore your integrated care batteries in this modern, recently renovated venue and walkable location!
Location: 125 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604, (585) 546-1234
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P.O. Box 23980, Rochester, NY 14692