National Rural Health Association

Improving the Health of 62 Million Rural Americans

14th Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences

KC Nelson Atkins shuttlecock

Rural Health Clinic Conference: Sept. 29 - 30, 2015

Critical Access Hospital Conference: Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2015

Kansas City, Mo.

Join us in Kansas City for NRHA’s 2015 Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences. They’re NRHA’s fastest-growing events for a reason.

Take advantage of the educational and networking opportunities designed for clinic and hospital professionals and board members serving rural America.

Call for presentations

NRHA is accepting submissions for the 2015 Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital conferences Feb. 16 through May 18.

Submissions are reviewed by a panel of members, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by email in late June or early July. All speakers selected must register for the conference in which they speak.

Only presentations submitted through the online form will be considered.

Submit a presentation for the 2015 Rural Health Clinic Conference
Submit a presentation for the 2015 Critical Access Hospital Conference


Application content:

Those submitting presentations will be asked to provide a session title (8 words or less), session description (50 words or less), learning objectives (3), learning level, session format and a brief speaker biography (150 word or less), which could serve as a speaker introduction. Education and publication information will also be requested. All presentations will be classified into one of five interest areas by the submitter. A full slate of speakers with complete contact information is required at the time of submission.

View a sample RHC conference presentation application

View a sample CAH conference presentation application

Contact Donna Douglas at 816-756-3140 with questions.

Conference recaps

Click here for a recap of the 2014 RHC conference

Click here for a recap of the 2014 CAH conference 

Click here for a recap of the 2013 RHC conference

Click here for a recap of the 2013 CAH conference 

 

 

Call for presentations

The call for presentations for the 2015 Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital conferences opens Feb. 16 and closes May 18. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of members, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by email in late June or early July. All speakers selected must register for the conference in which they speak.

Contact Donna Douglas at 816-756-3140 with questions.

  

Registration information

Register online, or download the registration form to mail or email.

Register for both the RHC and CAH conferences and receive an additional $100 discount.

RHC Conference rates

Early (before August 25)
$299 member
$399 non-member*

After August 25 

$349 member
$449 non-member*

* Price includes a one-year complimentary membership for first-time NRHA members.

CAH Conference rates

Early (before August 25)
$469 member, $569 non-member*

After August 25
$549 member, $649 non-member*

Industry representatives who provide services or products.
Early (before August 25)

$849 member. $949 non-member*

After August 26

$949 member, $1049 non-member*

* Price includes a one-year complimentary membership for first-time NRHA members.

Conference hotel:

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
2345 McGee Street
Kansas City, MO  64108
 

The Sheraton Crown Center is located in the heart of Kansas City, 20 miles from KCI Airport, walking distance to Kansas City's finest shopping and dining.  Call (800) 325-3535 to reserve your room.  Deadline for the $159 discounted NRHA rate is August 25, or when rooms sell out.

Transportation:

KCI Super Shuttle

Shared shuttle service is $17.00 one way - $29.00 round trip per person. Leaves from Baggage Claim area at 5 minutes to the hour and 25 minutes after the hour. Reservations are not required.

Taxi: Approx $35.00-$40.00

Exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers

Exhibitors 

Due to the growth of the NRHA Partnership Program and limited exhibit space at the 2015 Critical Access Hospital Conference, booth spaces are reserved for NRHA partners only. Contact Larry Bedell at Bedell@NRHASC.com. 

Advertisers and Sponsors

Don't miss the opportunity to increase your visibility in the rural market with a conference program ad or sponsorship. NRHA offers sponsorships for all events, providing a valuable opportunity for your organization to gain visibility. Ads in NRHA's conference program and Rural Roads magazine are great ways to get your company's name in the hands of 800 attendees. Click here for NRHA's 2015 Visibility Guide and contact Larry Bedell to learn more.

Top 20 Critical Access Hospital Awards

The top 20 critical access hospitals in the country are honored annually at the NRHA Critical Access Hospital Conference during an awards breakfast on the final day of the event. The 60 recipients have achieved success in one of three key areas of performance based on criteria determined by iVantage Health Analytics.

Click here to view the 2014 press release and Top 20 winners 

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