2023 NEHCC Call For Speakers:

Deadline to submit has been EXTENDED

Need a bit more time? Well, that’s fair

We’ve got a great pool of talks already awaiting review, but we want to have yours too! The new deadline is November 22, 2022– but this one is a hard deadline, since we’re going to need some time to read through these wonderful submissions and make those hard decisions.

What happens next?

What a great question!

After November 22, we’ll start the process of selecting talks and setting a schedule. We’ll first rank the talks using anonymized information about the submissions focusing on the content alone. That doesn’t finish the selection process, however. Choosing on content alone might leave us with three talks by the same person, or with poor representation from some aspects of our diverse community. After we’ve selected our first set of talks, we’ll do a second pass to intentionally shape a varied and representative group of speakers. The process takes time. We appreciate your patience.

Our goal is to contact every applicant during the last week of January 2023 to let you know one way or the other.

What are you waiting for?

Don’t wait until the last minute, unless that’s something that works well for you. (Fellow procrastinators of the world, unite!)

Submit Your Proposal

The Call for Speakers for the New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show has been extended! The NEHCC committee welcomes Speaker Presentation applications from a diverse audience of home health and healthcare experts. The 2023 conference is being held from May 2-4, 2023 at the DoubleTree in Manchester, NH!

Proposals will be accepted until November 22, 2022.

Who can submit?

Anyone and everyone is welcome to submit a speaking proposal! We love to hear from staff at agencies, consultants, and vendors alike!

Submit Your Proposal

Two weeks left for conference speaker proposals

The New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show (NEHCC) Call for Speakers is now open! Do you have a success or special project to share? Join us May 2-4, 2023, at the DoubleTree in Manchester, NH for the 13th annual regional conference. Subscribe to the NEHCC newsletter for conference updates.

We want to hear from YOU! The New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show committee is looking for Speaker Presentation applications from a diverse audience of home health and healthcare experts. Proposals will be accepted until November 14, 2022. Anyone and everyone are welcome to submit a speaking proposal. We love to hear from staff at agencies, consultants, and vendors alike. There is no limit to the number of proposals a presenter may submit.

Submit proposals here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6M8X3NL

The New England Home Care and Hospice Conference is hosted by the six New England state home care and hospice associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations. This regional conference is designed for senior and mid-level administrative and clinical staff. The conference features multiple keynote sessions, workshops, and intensive programs. Topics are designed to meet the needs of all agencies, including Medicare-certified, private duty, and hospices. The trade show is the largest home health and hospice expo in the Northeast.

See more details & presentation tips on our website.

Review Guidelines & Criteria

Each proposal is reviewed and evaluated according, with preference shown toward those that present:

  • Relevance to home care and hospice;
  • Identified objectives;
  • Timely or innovative topics;
  • The overall quality and a well-defined focus;
  • Practical application of materials;
  • Teaching/speaking experience of the presenter; and
  • Freedom from commercial bias

Plan to join us May 2-4, 2023, at the DoubleTree in Manchester, NH for the 13th annual regional conference.

Answer the call for 2023 Presentations

The New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show (NEHCC) Call for Speakers is now open.

The NEHCC committee welcomes Speaker Presentation applications from a diverse audience of home health and healthcare experts. Join us May 2-4, 2023, at the DoubleTree in Manchester, NH for the 13th annual regional conference.

2023 NEHCC Call For Speakers: The deadline to submit is November 14!

Proposals will be accepted until November 14, 2022. 

Who can submit an application?

Anyone and everyone are welcome to submit a speaking proposal. We love to hear from staff at agencies, consultants, and vendors alike.

Submit Your Proposal


Conference Overview

The New England Home Care and Hospice Conference is hosted by the six New England state home care and hospice associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations. This regional conference is designed for senior and mid-level administrative and clinical staff. The conference features multiple keynote sessions, workshops, and intensive programs. Topics are designed to meet the needs of all agencies, including Medicare-certified, private duty, and hospices. The trade show is the largest home health and hospice expo in the Northeast.

Review Guidelines & Criteria

Each proposal is reviewed and evaluated according, with preference shown toward those that present:

  • Relevance to home care and hospice;
  • Identified objectives;
  • Timely or innovative topics;
  • The overall quality and a well-defined focus;
  • Practical application of materials;
  • Teaching/speaking experience of the presenter; and
  • Freedom from commercial bias

There is no limit to the number of proposals a presenter may submit.

If selected, we will be in contact for more details.

Tips for your presentation

  • Content is king – If you want to impress the audience, pack your presentation with powerful content. 
  • Make it compelling – Our audience comprises administrators, support staff, clinicians, direct caregivers, and industry partners. Learning levels are diverse, with most participants being high-level/theoretical to mid-level/practical. 
  • Be authentic and vulnerable – Don’t be afraid to speak of failure and success.
  • Customize – Be sure your content truly speaks to the association audience and is customized to their unique situations.
  • Knowledge sharing is the most effective marketing – Sales pitches disguised as education will result in poor ratings and lost opportunities.

NOTE: Presentations must be educational. We understand that some of our speakers wish to network with attendees and showcase their services, but we kindly ask that your presentation not be a sales pitch. For this purpose, networking time will be made available to speakers, sponsors, and attendees. We appreciate your cooperation.

NEHCC Selects Manchester for 2023

Your favorite conference and trade show is headed to Manchester next spring!

Join us May 2-4, 2023

Double Tree
Manchester, NH

Manchester– Where the History and Future of Technology Converge

Health care isn’t the only place that has had to adapt to changing consumer demands — technology has done it too.  Now a bustling urban center Manchester, New Hampshire combines history, industry and business in an easy to access central New England location. The Amoskeag Millyard is home to museums, fantastic restaurants, unique shops, cultural events and more. Join us for the 2023 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show from May 2-4 at the Double Tree in downtown Manchester, NH.  

The New England Home Care and Hospice Conference & Trade Show is a combination learning conference, breakout workshops, learning lab and colleague round tables for home care & hospice professionals. Every year, the annual conference provides focused learning sessions, thought-provoking speakers, an expansive expo hall and plenty of networking opportunities.

Registration will open in late fall 2022.

That’s a Wrap!

Thank you sponsors, attendees, speakers and vendors for an amazing experience! The 12th Annual New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show was everything we hoped it would be. Thank you for making the trip to Newport!

Slides and handouts from available sessions are found on the conference website at: https://nehcc.com/handouts/

Below is a sampling of photos from our event together. See more pictures by following the conference on a variety of social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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See you in Manchester, spring 2023!

Only one week away!

New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show

May 11-13, 2022

Newport, Rhode Island

HERE WE GO!

Get excited! The New England Conference is only a few days away. Come next week for the New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show & stay for the hospitality of Newport, Rhode Island.

Connect with our vendors in the Exhibit Hall! Browse the products, services, and solutions of more than 50 vendors. Book on-site meetings and connect with companies to discover the latest innovations in the industry!

Special thank to our 2022 Trade Show sponsors, Axxess and Mutual of America.

Share, Learn & Connect! 

There is no better way to recharge your batteries than to get away for a bit!

Make a Day of It!

You want to attend the New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show, but you can’t get away for that long. That’s okay, come for a day! The pre-conference on Wednesday, May 11, has an intensive half-day program, and the selection of keynotes, workshops, and the trade show on Thursday, May 12, or Friday, May 13 is worth the drive.

Choose the best day for you, roll down your windows, and make a road trip to Newport. You will be glad you did.

Walk-ins are welcome.

Join us!

Gather to connect. Attend to be inspired.

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference will feature an exceptional lineup of thought leaders and acclaimed speakers who are eager to engage, inform, and empower you. Join us at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina this May!

Breakout Highlights:

Survive & Thrive the Wilderness of Grief and Trauma of COVID-19

The pandemic isn’t just shaking our faith; it’s upending our understanding of the world around us. Learn how to heal with therapist Deborah Pausig of VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice. She will lead participants in an interactive presentation to create a growing “Toolbox” of essentials. These must-pack essentials will help us continue to SURVIVE and THRIVE beyond COVID 19, which has us traversing this uncharted terrain in the wilderness of grief and trauma.

Recruiting, training, and maintaining a quality workforce

Industries and organizations that approach advocacy in a disciplined way win. With most of our reimbursement coming from government payors, why doesn’t every home-based provider prioritize advocacy as a critical business function? Advocacy is every agency’s responsibility. Join Deb Hoyt and David Totaro for With the Lion’s Share of your Agency’s Revenue Coming from Government Sources, the Value of Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy and Engagement is Mission-Critical. They will discuss how every agency can build internal capacity with existing staff and minimal resources to amplify state and federal advocacy messaging. They’ll demonstrate the value of external engagement and how it can positively impact your bottom line

This year’s Conference will be one for the books! Join all the featured speakers for the 12th annual @NEHCC conference at @gurneysnewport resort and marina in Newport, RI, May 11-13.

Build the Movement. Plan the Action. See Results.

Recruiting is challenging in good times; these are not good times. The stakes are high, and home care and hospice settings can’t afford to onboard talent that doesn’t fit their specific needs. Focus on what works in our region with the panel presentation, Closing the Workforce Gap by Transitioning New Nurses to Home-Based Care. Learn how successful agencies have revamped their hiring and onboarding processes with outstanding results during the breakout session Sustainable Hiring and Retention Strategies for Your Organization.

“I was not expecting this” and Other Truisms of Leading Through a Pandemic

Well, that was a lot, and we are not done yet. Today’s healthcare leaders are expected to handle everything from financial concerns and staffing issues to assuring quality and developing effective marketing. Gather with peers at the New England Home Health & Hospice Conference and Trade Show to discuss Leading in Times of Transition presented by Melynda Lee and Wayne Regan. Recognize the unique contributions and communication styles of you and your team gaps, identify opportunities to recruit and retain the best, and apply the best practices for succession planning to ensure your organization is ready for the future! See the full description on the conference website, www.nehcc.com.

Explore the full list of Featured Speakers and Featured Sessions described at www.nehcc.com/featured-speakers.com. Stay tuned for more programing announcements throughout the week

Expanded Role for Hospice Volunteers: Death Doulas

The End of Life Doula movement has gained momentum in the past few years. Find out why with this presentation, End of Life Doulas and the Interdisciplinary Team: A Volunteer Program. Diane Santostefano, Vice President of the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance, will examine how a hospice agency initiated a Volunteer End of Life Doula Program during the Covid-19 pandemic to improve the patient experience. She will focus on how that program has resulted in interdisciplinary collaboration, volunteer retention and positively impacted patients and families.

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

Now is the time to prepare for the transition to OASIS-E and the national expansion of CMS’s Home Health Value-based Purchasing initiative. Join presenters Chris Attaya and Sue Payne for Leading Through CY 2023 Changes: Transition to OASIS and HHVBP Expansion. Take a deep dive into how home health leaders have been and should be preparing for these changes from clinical and financial management perspectives.

The @NEHCC speakers offer attendees the knowledge, leadership and inspiration to shape their professional careers and personal lives in our ever-evolving path forward.

Frame Your Message with Deliberate Communication

Change is the only constant in healthcare. Effective and deliberate communication is even more critical during health systems acquisitions and mergers. Messaging a Merger: Positioning Your Organization for Success Today and the Future offers a road map and lessons learned on communicating to your internal and external audiences during a merger. Learn how Granite VNA (formerly Concord Regional VNA and Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice) used a clear, consistent message to engage with its internal and external communities. Beth Slepian and Andy Morse will share how their agency pivoted from a brand awareness campaign to a recruitment campaign to fill vital job roles. Find out what went well and the challenges encountered along the journey.

Information is Key to Success (and survival)

New tools highlight your agency’s most significant performance and skill gaps; here’s what you need to know about them.

Clinical staff and managers are responsible for managing patient care within a complicated regulatory environment and an organizational expectation for excellent STARS ratings and patient engagement scores. Learn the most salient impacts on quality and engagement scores and revenue; and how to simplify and manage patient care within PDGM and HHVBP. Join Cheryl Pacella and Jean Zaleski of Corcoran Consulting for The Perfect Storm- Navigating QAPI, HHVBP, PDGM, and STARS. This session will provide you with tools to ensure continued clinical, financial, and operational success.

Whose goals are these anyway?

Clinicians can improve patient outcomes and increase satisfaction when patients’ goals and value aligns with their medical treatments. Explore how an agency can transition to Goal-Concordant Care with Wayne Grant of Delta Care Rx. This model of medical care This presentation explores how clinicians, administrators, and patients apply the concepts of goal-concordant care. By discussing advance care directives and exploring drug therapies, patients with serious illnesses can define what is important to them and their loved ones. Program participants will look at case studies to follow the path of drug change while understanding the complexity and controversies around various therapies. Develop your understanding of the drug delivery process in goal-concordant care and identify the obstacles while also realizing the positive impact of listening to our patient’s wishes.

Be the Change We Need. Identify the Ageism Around Us.

Ageism is one of the last acceptable forms of discrimination. It leads to poorer health, social isolation, and earlier deaths, but up your nose with a rubber hose, you might be more guilty of it than you think. Dr. Jennifer Kennedy will explore how our careless attitudes can be a threat to an already marginalized group during the breakout session A Wrinkle in Care: Ironing out Agism with Age-Friendly Care. The 4Ms framework for developing Age-Friendly Care is a wrinkle or innovation in care that directly challenges ageism and promotes older adults’ well-being and quality of life.

Check it out the entire line up at www.nehcc.com/featured-speakers

Register Today!

Join these presenters and hundreds of other guests and attendees to gain exposure to a network of peers and at the 12th Annual New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show, MAY 11-13 in Newport Rhode Island.

Register today!

New Lodging Options for New England Conference

Word is out! The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show is the year’s MUST attend conference. This Welcome Back event has reached (or nearly reached) guest room capacity at Gurney’s Resort & Marina for Wednesday, May 11 & Thursday, May 12. No worries, though if you haven’t made room reservations yet, there are many great lodging options in the Newport, Rhode Island area. 

These two options come very highly recommended:

Full-Service Hotel & Marina in Downtown Newport, RI

The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marian is located in the heart of downtown Newport and provides exceptional amenities and a prime location for guests.

Rest easy along the waterfront at the Newport Marriott

Placed amid the historic downtown district, the Newport Marriott offers scenic luxury along the shimmering Rhode Island waterfront.

Join us at the conference by day, and make your own schedule by night!

Staying off-site may be a nice little break, or it can get you closer to the nightlife downtown. Earn reward points at the hotel of your choosing, and there are so many options in the area! What an excellent opportunity for your team to get a couple of rooms together at a sister property. It’s the retreat you need!

Time’s ticking for the conference registration too.

The guest rooms may be sold out, but there’s plenty of spots left for conference attendees. Register soon, though. Rates increase next month.

The NEHCC is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations.

Return to www.nehcc.com.

Get SEEN with Conference Program Guide Advertising!

Distinguish your business from your competitors by placing your product or service front-and-center with print and online Program & Exhibit Hall Guide advertising for the New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show.

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show attracts professionals from around the region; show them what you’ve got! The conference’s Program & Exhibit Hall Guide provides businesses and organizations an affordable opportunity to directly connect print and digital ads to their target audience. Advertising assures your company information gets into the hands of every attendee, vendor, and visitor at NEHCC when they arrive for registration.

Program Guide Format:

  • 8.25″ x 10.75″, 24-36 pages
  • full color
  • printed on 50# offset
  • front & back 70# full color glossy cover

Ad Format:

  • Full CMYK color, non-bleed, print-ready art in JPEG or PDF format.
  • Full page, half-page and quarter page sizes available

Full Conference Brochure- Available Now

Take a look at the New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show (NEHCC) brochure for the event at Gurney’s Resort, in Newport, RI, May 11-13, 2022.

Plan to join hundreds of your peers from around New England for two days of learning, networking, and being inspired by home care and hospice experts from across the country. Hear captivating insights, build relationships, and view products and services targeted to industry executives and professionals in this beautiful and unique setting.

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show brings together top industry vendors and home health providers for dynamic education and networking opportunities. The six New England state home care associations, representing nearly 400 agencies, host this annual event.

For more information about the conference, or to register to attend, visit www.nehcc.com.

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