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

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!

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.

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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

Conference Keynote Speakers Celebrate Strengths

New England Home Care & Hospice Conference & Trade

There isn’t one type of patient or one type of caregiver that creates the home care difference. The advantage lies in the industry’s ability to adapt quickly and effectively, to respond to changing demands while continually delivering the highest quality care. The industry’s heroic response to COVID-19 proved how valuable that adaptation is for our patients and our communities. The 12th annual New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show at Gurney’s Resort from May 11-13 at Gurney’s Resort in Newport, RI will highlight and celebrate the strength of home care and hospice.

Keynote speakers Bill Dombi, the President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, and Lindsay Doak, Senior Manager of Home Health Care at Berry Dunn, will delve into the 2021 Best Practices and Future Insights Study, physician and author Lynn Hallarman, MD will speak to the importance of direct caregivers and speaker Tyler Enslin of Direct Development Training will inspire attendees with his message of resilience and thriving in times of crisis.

Data Driven Decisions

Bill Dombi
Lindsay Doak

We just experienced two of the biggest industry challenges in healthcare history – COVID-19 and a radically new payment system. Agencies who are slow to respond or lack clarity on what to do, may have their viability questioned. Learn from agencies that have tested an array of best practices in staffing, technology, clinical strategies, and operations will come ahead.

Join Bill Dombi and Lindsay to for the data you need to be among the most successful agencies.

MORE ON NATIONAL HEALTHCARE STUDY PRESENTATION

Caregiving in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

Lynn Hallerman, MD

COVID-19 kills people, but it also steals their chance to die governed by their own stories and wishes. Lynn Hallarman’s she shares her family’s journey with cargiving during a pandemic , The Great Escape—A Physician Confronts Family Caregiving During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Join Lynn for this powerful presentation that draws on her own family’s experience, caregiver guilt, and how important it is to develop and support our most essential workforce.

MORE ON THE GREAT ESCAPE PRESENTATION

The Power of Perspective

Tyler Enslin

Even in challenging times, we still possess the ability to make the best of our circumstances, develop positive habits, and manage our mindset effectively. Join Tyler to learn strategies that can help them to control stress levels, build habits that promote growth, and focus on opportunities. This highly interactive program has been specifically designed to help attendees navigate the issues caused by the COVID19 crisis.

MORE ON THRIVING IN TIMES OF CRISIS PRESENTATION

The 12th Annual Conference will feature dozens of speakers for three days of inspiration, reinvention and networking. Topics include leadership, career advancement, financial and regulatory issues, health and wellness, small business and entrepreneurship, social media, branding and more. The nonpartisan, nonprofit conference is New England’s largest professional development event for home care, hospice and palliative care, attracting more than 300 attendees each year.

The Conference Trade Show showcases speakers and companies dedicated to patient health, and exhibits featuring products or services to improve processes and business practices at your agency.

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show is presented by the six state associations serving home care and hospice agencies, Connecticut Association for Health Care and Home, Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts, Home Care & Hospice of Maine, Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire, Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care and the VNAs of Vermont. Our 2022 Conference Sponsors are Corcoran Consulting Group, Amedisys and BerryDunn.

Preparing for the Evolving Healthcare Environment: Findings and Insights from the National Healthcare at Home Best Practices and Future Insights Study

Join Bill Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, and Lindsay Doak, Senior Manager of Home Health Care at Berry Dunn for an in depth look at the 2021 Best Practices and Future Insights Study. Dombi and Doak are keynote presenters at the 2022 New England Home Care Conference in Newport, RI this May.

The healthcare at home industry has gained tremendous momentum in the last year but we must keep moving forward. Review data driven answers on what works, what doesn’t work, and what agencies must do to thrive. This includes positioning agencies for success under the emerging value-based models. Even more importantly, agencies will learn key clinical and operational best practices performed by leading agencies in the country.

By determining where and what resources should be used to achieve the highest clinical, operational and financial outcomes, we strengthen ourselves as an industry and also our ability to become a formidable partner within the healthcare continuum.

We are absolutely moving toward integrated care. We need to look at the episode of care, not just from the home health setting, but from a broader sense. Data driven decisions will be the only way to move toward integrated care successfully.

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference vendor and sponsor registrations are open now. Attendee registration opens Feb 14. www.nehcc.com

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Think Spring. Think Newport.

RESERVE YOUR ROOM EARLY!

Join us as the New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show has its first IN-PERSON event since 2019!

Plan now to join us May 11-13 and get your room reservations early, for the Annual Conference, scheduled for May 2022 at the Gurney’s Newport Resort in beautiful Newport, RI. Although the room reservation deadline isn’t until April 12, 2022, please DO NOT WAIT!

Reserve your room in our exclusive room block. The hotel WILL sell out! https://nehcc.com/location-venue/

Sponsors Welcome!

Partner with the 2022 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show

Place your brand in front of agency decision makers at the region’s largest home care and hospice conference this May! Choose from premiere full event sponsorship or one of the other sponsor opportunities. The details are in the downloadable prospectus, then click here for registration and payment options online.

This first year back to in-person learning and networking offers an exciting opportunity for home care industry vendors and affiliates to be front and center at the premier gathering of home health and hospice industry representatives. Your sponsorship commitment strengthens the program and solidifies that important customer feed back loop for your company.

The New England Conference is designed for senior and mid-level management and clinical staff and features multiple keynote sessions, workshops, and intensive programs. The trade show is the largest home health and hospice expo in the Northeast and is major draw for nearly 200 of the country’s leading health care professionals year after year. Several sponsorship levels are available – find just the right package that meets your unique needs.

Don’t miss out on this exciting invitation to build brand recognition among top home health industry leaders, highlight your valued products and services, and stake out a leading role in assuring the success of this prestigious annual conference.

All Flag Officer (premiere level) Sponsors

All Flag Officer Sponsors Receive:

  • Premium exhibit space in the exhibit hall
  • Company logo prominently displayed on the conference website
  • Signage prominently displayed at registration and in general session ballroom
  • Advanced copies of attendees’ list (with emails), and final attendee list post-event
  • Logo on majority of marketing material sent out to attendees
  • Recognition of Premium Sponsorship on slideshow, played in general ballroom
  • Regular vocal recognition made during general sessions
  • Complimentary admission to the special President’s Pre-Conference and Reception
  • Ability to include company literature in conference tote bags

2022 Admiral Sponsor

Premium Sponsor: $8000, Limited to 1

  • Company logo on conference tote bag
  • Welcome attendees on morning of first day of full conference
  • Advertisement inside front cover of conference program
  • 4 Complimentary registrations
  • 2 Discounted registrations
  • Special 30-second video marketing leading up to the conference

2022 Captain Sponsor

Premium Sponsor: $7,000, limited TO 1

  • Company logo on promo marketing item
  • Welcome attendees on morning of second day of full conference
  • Advertisement inside back cover of conference program
  • 2 Complimentary registrations
  • 2 Discounted registrations
  • Special 30-second video marketing leading up to the conference

2022 Commander Sponsor

Premium Sponsor: $5,500, LIMITED TO 1

  • Conference program (Full Page)
  • 2 complimentary registrations
  • 1 Discounted registration
  • 30-second video marketing leading up to the conference

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

Request for Proposals: 2022 NEHCC

SEEKING: home health & hospice experts and industry leaders to present at the 2022 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show, May 11-13, 2022 in Newport, RI

The Call for Speakers for the New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show is now open. The NEHCC committee welcomes Speaker Presentation applications from a diverse audience of home health and healthcare experts. The 2022 conference is being held from May 11-13 at Gurney’s Newport Resort in Newport, RI!

Proposals will be accepted until NOVEMBER 14, 2021.

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.

The goal of the conference is to provide best practices, proven strategies and case studies for successfully and efficiently operating – and growing – a home health & hospice agency amidst stifling regulatory requirements, staffing shortages, annual payment cuts AND a global pandemic.

We’re seeking professionals and thought leaders with direct experience and proven track records who can discuss in detail their successes and lessons learned.

If chosen as a speaker, you’ll receive:

  • Professional recognition as a speaker – in our brochure and in conference materials
  • Complimentary admission to all sessions and networking events

To apply

Use this link to submit your proposal by November 14, 2021.

Note: We are looking for fresh ideas and detailed proposals.

Presentation subjects can include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the CMS Value Based Purchasing Model
  • Survey prep strategies to avoid deficiencies related to new CoPs
  • Lessons learned from your Emergency Preparedness for COVID-19
  • Best practices for achieving a 5-star rating
  • Sales and marketing best practices to grow a home health & hospice agency
  • How to diversify payer sources
  • Cost containment and staffing strategies
  • Ways to recruit and retain staff
  • Condition of Participation Compliance
  • Lessons learned in CMS probe-and-educate and pre-claim reviews
  • Home health’s place/role in the continuum of care
  • Business growth achieved by new technology adoption
  • Quality Reporting Program
  • Clinical Topics

Selection criteria


Presentations should provide concrete solutions that attendees can adapt for use at their companies, as well as quantitative proof of how the solutions worked.  When choosing speakers, we will consider the following criteria:

  1. Specificity: No vague, sanitized presentations, please. Our attendees demand objectivity (both successes and setbacks addressed), facts, numbers, dollars saved/earned, mistakes made or avoided and lessons learned.
  2. Originality: We’re looking for fresh yet functional solutions to home health & hospice challenges, revealing real-world agency experiences.
  3. Practicality: We want sessions that speak to the immediate concerns of agency senior leadership, clinicians, therapists, direct care staff and more. You should offer usable strategies that attendees can take home and implement.
  4. Slides, overheads and handouts: We’ll give special attention to presentations supplemented by informative audio/visuals and information-packed handouts that attendees can take home with them.

*Note: Vendors that submit proposals in conjunction with Home Health Agencies tend to be valued more than those who do not.


Application Instructions

  1. Print and complete this application form.
  2. Submit application form with your detailed proposal, not longer than two pages. Your proposal should describe the subject and explain how it meets the selection criteria listed above.
  3. The deadline to submit proposals is Sunday, November 14th by end of day.

We look forward to hearing from you!

About the Conference

In 2010, the home care associations of New England decided that they could deliver greater value to their members by combining their separate annual conferences into a single regional meeting. After the success of that first meeting – which brought together more than 400 home care leaders from more than 120 agencies – they decided to continue the collaboration.  

In 2022, the conference is heading to Newport Rhode Island.

New England Education Collaborative

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference really found its footing as a virtual event this year. Participants, educators and vendors all commented on the smooth transition to the virtual format. Overall we agree, in person is still better.

While we all prefer in-person events, online education is not going away any time soon. Why not roll with it? Starting this August, the associations of the six New England States will expand offerings to include a few webinars and in-person trainings year round. These offerings are targeted specifically for our industry and region.

Look for upcoming topics like Medicare policy, PDGM, OASIS, staffing recruitment tools, as well as cost-saving ideas, and certification options for PT, hospice, COS and more!

Collaborative Webinars

We have partnered with SimiTree for our first three webinar offerings. SimiTree is the newly formed entity from the Simione and BlackTree merger. These leaders in Healthcare consulting are raising the bar for the post-acute setting.