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We invite you to join us for our 57th Annual Convention and Trade Show, Exploring Waves of Changes in Senior Living, September 17-19 in Greensboro, NC! Last year we had over 300 attendees and 78 exhibitors, but would love to add more! We offer premiere continuing education opportunities for facilities all week long and offer vendors an ideal opportunity to mingle with administrators and facility owners.

Click the links below to register. Please contact us if you have any questions about the event or would like to sponsor.:

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship is a great way for new vendors to get their name out to our members or for our seasoned vendors to have more time with them. We have a wide variety of levels that are perfect for every budget. Consider sponsoring a CEU, a hospitality suite, or our entire convention today!

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Our trade show is one of the best! We have a lot of fun with our vendors and members at convention, but the Trade Show definitely brings a lot of excitement. We do booth decorating contest, encourage our vendors to bring games for more interaction and give away door prizes at the end. It's definitely a fun environment to get to know old or new clients.

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Track Training:

NCSLA is dedicated to making a difference in Long Term Care. We believe that begins with providing premiere education. Track Training is one of our new opportunities to get specific with certain staff members. Each year we provide training that directly relates to specific staff members. This year we are targeting Activity Directors!

Track Training Activity Directors:

Taught by:  Cari Owens, Life Services Director for Carolina Meadows in Chapel Hill, NC
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
CEU Credits available: 3

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Convention is the perfect opportunity to get most of the CEUs required for the year. CEU credits are given for our Opening and General Sessions on the first 2 days and on the 3rd day we have several CEUs going on with multiple topics to choose from. 


Monday, September 17th, 2018
Track Training:
Activity Directors and Coordinators (3 CEUs)
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join this training to learn new, creative activities that will encourage socialization, provide entertainment and fulfillment, and improve daily living skills for your residents.
Cari Owens, Life Services Manager, Carolina Meadows in Chapel Hill

Jeff Horton, NCSLA

Lanier Cansler, Cansler Collaorative Resources, Inc.

Jessica Brehmer,

Allan Parnell, PhD, President, McMillan and Moss Research, Inc, and Vice President and Research Director, Cedar Grove Institute for Sustainable Communities
James C. Wrenn, Hopper, Hicks and Wrenn, PLLC 
Dean Wilson, NCSLA

Opening Session: (4 CEUs)
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Legislative Update:

Jeff Horton, Executive Director, NCSLA

Managed Care Updates:
Lanier Cansler, President, Cansler Collaborative Resources, Inc

Keynote Speaker:
Allan Parnell, PhD, President, McMillan and Moss Research, Inc, and Vice President and Research Director, Cedar Grove Institute for Sustainable Communities. "Aging as an Engine of Innovation." 

Jessica Brehmer, Business Development and Outreach Specialist, Health Information Exchange Authority

Encouraging Physician Coverage in Your Facility: Avoiding Liability Traps
James C. Wrenn Jr., Attorney, Hopper, Hicks and Wrenn, PLLC

President's Message and Membership Meeting:
Dean Wilson, President, NCSLA

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Speakers for Trade Show CEUs TBD
Tara Larson, Cansler Collaorative Resources, Inc
Dave Richard, DHHS

Representative Pat Hurley, House District 70

Representative Donny Lambeth, House District 75

Representative Larry Potts, House District 81

Trade Show CEUs (1 CEU each)
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM,
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Trade Show
9:00 AM -12:00PM

General Session: (3 CEUs)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Catch the Managed Care Tidal Wave
Tara Larson, Senior Healthcare Policy Specialist, Cansler Collaorative Resources, Inc.

DMA and Managed Care Update:
Dave Richard, Deputy Secretary for Medical Assistance, DHHS

Forum of Managed Care Companies:
1. United Healthcare
2. Carolina Complete Health, Richard Fredrickson, SVP of Long Term Care  
3. Healthy Blue, Patricia D. Nobbie, Ph.D., Director, Disability Policy Engagement
4. WellCare, Mark Henry, Director, LTC and HCBS Contracting

Updates from Legislators:
Representative  Pat Hurley, House District 70, Randolf County

Representative Donny Lambeth, House District 75, Forsythe County

Representative Larry Potts, 
House District 81, Davidson County

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 

Megan Lamphere, DHSR

Richard Rutherford, Sembracare

David Carl, Carolina Healthcare System

Waves of CEUs (6 CEUs)

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Regulatory Update:
Shannon Spence, PCS Program Manager, DMA

Megan Lamphere, Adult Care Licensure Section Chief, DHSR

Steve Lewis, Construction Section Chief, DHSR

Session 1
12:15-1:00 Lunch break
Session 2

Active Shooter Alert: Speaker TBD

Waves of Change:
David Carl, Executive Director, Spiritual Care and Education, Carolinas HealthCare System

Media Relations: 
Speaker TBD

Management and Billing: Maximizing Office Management Processes, Richard Rutherford, SembraCare