Thank you for registering for the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association’s Annual Conference taking place next week in Phoenix. Here is some information to help you plan for your trip. A pdf is available here.
ELO Only Registrants or One Day Only registrants, not all information will pertain to you.
Sheraton Downtown Phoenix
340 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Conference registration – 3rd Floor outside the Phoenix Ballroom
Hotel information is available here. The hotel is 4 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. A car is not needed. You can take the Phoenix Light Rail or a car service. Note about your hotel room. If you do not show up at the hotel on the first night of your reservation, your entire reservation will be canceled. If you are planning on coming a day late be sure to let the hotel know.
DOWNLOAD THE CONFERENCE APP
Get the complete conference schedule, maps, and alerts on your smartphone or tablet. The CFHA mobile application allows you to…
- Highlight sessions you want to attend for a personal schedule.
- Interact with other conference attendees through app-based messaging.
- Get app notifications with highlights and reminders during the conference.
- Complete online session evaluations
- Get links to online conference resources.
Four ways to download the app.
- Use the email that was sent to you.
- Search the app store for Cvent Events. Search for the CFHA Conference
- The conference app is available for a computer here.
- Use the QR code to get the app.
The entire schedule will be in the conference app. That is where you will find the most up-to-date information. If you are someone who likes to have a paper schedule, please print the schedule before you come to Phoenix. We will not have copies on site.
EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES (ELO)
Attire for the conference is business-casual. Temperatures in meeting rooms will fluctuate so we recommend dressing in layers with a light sweater or jacket for optimal comfort. Phoenix is still HOT! It will be in the 90s during the day and 60s at night.
REGISTRATION & INFORMATION HOURS
Please check in at the CFHA Conference Registration Desk to retrieve your name badge.
With over 700 registrants, to keep things moving and to space people out, we are doing things a little differently this year. Registration will be in the Phoenix Foyer on the 3rd floor of the Sheraton. Once there, you should find and pick up your badge. If you have any questions or want the “Info Spiel” just ask the staff.
Registration Questions? Within the mobile app you can find the answers to many Frequently Asked Questions regarding registration. We have a registration desk that will be staffed during the entire conference. Feel free to stop by any time to ask a question.
|Thursday, October 19||6:30 AM to 9:00 AM|
10:30 AM to 6:00 PM
|Friday, October 20||7:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
|Saturday, October 21||7:00 AM to 4:00 PM|
Please pay your balance in full before arriving at the conference. Your registration will take longer if we need to process payments onsite.
BRING A WATER BOTTLE
If you normally carry a water bottle, bring one to Phoenix. The Sheraton has water refill stations. Help us save on wasted plastic.
NEWCOMERS ORIENTATION ON THURSDAY
If you’re new to CFHA and the Annual Conference, we invite you to join us for the Newcomer’s Orientation & Networking at 11:15 AM to learn more about CFHA and get tips on how to maximize your conference experience.
Information regarding Continuing Education is available on our website here.
Some sessions have been canceled from our original schedule. They will not show up on the Schedule-At-A-Glance or in the conference app.
Coffee is only offered for two hours in the morning by CFHA. For other caffeine fixes, visit the coffee shop on the first floor of the Sheraton.
Lunch is included for conference registrants on Friday and Saturday.
The receptions on Thursday and Friday have a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Dinner is not provided during the Conference. We encourage you to explore Phoenix with your CFHA colleagues. Area brochures and maps will be at the registration table.
Note: The Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team are in the playoffs. The stadium is just ½ mile from the Sheraton. Plan for busier restaurants before the games.
If you have special food requirements, you must let us know prior to the conference. If you have not already done so go into your registration and mark any dietary or other special needs. We can’t make changes less than a week before the conference. If you indicated that you have dietary needs you will have a colored ticket with your badge that will be used to get your special meal. Instructions are on your meal ticket.
The CFHA Exhibit space will be located in the Phoenix Ballroom Foyer, near conference registration. Plan to take time to visit the exhibits.
Group Meet-UpsThursday Night – On Thursday, 10/19, during the reception, from 5:30 to 6:00 some groups will have meet-ups allowing you to connect with people at the start of the conference. Look for the people holding signs for the group you are interested in. If you are interested in a meetup stop by registration to see where the group is meeting or be the first person and pick up the sign.
- Administrators and Directors
- Families and Health (FH SIG); Family Therapists
- Medical – Physicians, PAs, Nurses
- Pediatrics and Peds SIG
- PCBH SIG
- Research and Evaluation Committee
- Serving Latinx Populations
- Social Workers
- Value-Based Payments
Pediatrics, Families and Health, and the Research and Evaluation Committee offer certificates for attending a number of their sessions. Information can be found at the end of the Schedule-At-A-Glance or in the conference app.
During the poster exhibition and happy hour reception on Friday, October 20th, two members of REC Leadership will each meet with a small group of interested participants to lead a guided tour of between 4-5 posters to talk with presenters and discuss their findings. Each walk will have a theme. Please see below for a description of the four poster walks, and click here to sign up for a slot if you are interested in joining!
Poster Walk # 1: “Integrated and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Clinical Health Psychology Related Concerns,” led by Dr. Jeff Goodie
This poster walk will include five stops at posters that relate to interdisciplinary approaches to treating health-related concerns in primary care, including chronic pain, type II diabetes, and hypertension. Meet at the first poster, “Step Forward Integration,” at 5pm.
Posters included :
Poster 02 – An Interdisciplinary Approach to Using Parts Work to Address Chronic Pain
Poster 71 – Finding Peace in Pain: A Six-Week Group for Adults Living with Chronic Pain
Poster 96 – Development of a PCBH Hypertension Intervention Pathway in Senior Care
Poster Walk # 2: “A Little Bit of Everything,“ led by Dr. Jen Funderburk
This poster walk will visit 4 posters on a variety of topics. Join Jen as we talk about integrated healthcare, how these authors approached their question of interest, and things we can learn from them that are applicable to your work. Meet at the first poster, “Understanding Behavioral Healthcare Utilization in an FQHC,” at 5pm.
Poster 33 – Understanding Behavioral Healthcare Utilization in an FQHC: Examining the Impact of an Integrated Behavioral Health Model
Poster 72 – Tracking Changes in Behavioral Health Diagnoses During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multi-Year Integrated Primary Care Approach
Poster 75 – Applying Andersen’s Behavioral Model to the Predictors of Mental Health Services Utilization in an Integrated Primary Care Setting During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Poster 79 – The Experiences Of LGBQ Clients Accessing Substance Use Treatment: Barriers, Facilitators, And Solutions
If you have any questions about the Conference, please ask any of the friendly staff at the Conference Registration & Information Desk.
We look forward to welcoming you to the CFHA Conference.
We hope you find your time at the conference informational, valuable, and fun!