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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Full Brochure for 2019 NEHCC Now Available

The full conference program and schedule for the 2019 New England Home Care and Hospice Conference & Trade Show is now available for download.

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. The 2019 NEHCC will be held June 5-7, 2019 at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, MA.

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

Meet NEHCC 2018 Keynote Speaker: Melanie Stover

Hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and other care providers are looking for help to aid patients in managing
the disease process at home. If you aren’t there to tell them what you can do for them, no one will. Building a customer base starts with defining your brand and communicating your message. Learn how to get a seat at the table, how to present your data, and how to establish your agency as the provider of choice.

Stover has led numerous workshops and field training programs for clients, focusing on training clinicians to be better salespeople and training professional salespeople to produce more in less time through account management, successful selling skills, personal branding, time management, and improved customer service. Follow her on Twitter @melaniestover or @Home_Care_Sales.

Registration is now open for the 2018 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. 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. The 2018 NEHCC will be in Cape Neddick, ME from April 25-27, 2-18.

Meet NEHCC 2018 Keynote Speaker: Kathy Gruver

Kathy Gruver, PhD
Author, Stress Expert

Burnout is high among those who care for others. Join  caregivers, executives and support staff for this fun and practical program and explore stress-busting  techniques as well as nutrition suggestions for people on the go, exercises, quick stretches and sleep tips. These are key to enhancing work productivity, improving communication and ensuring wellness of the staff. Teach your staff to care for themselves so they can care better for others.

Kathy Gruver, PhD is the award-winning author of seven books including: Conquer Your Stress, Workplace Wellness, Conquer your Stress at Work, and Journey of Healing. She studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard and has been featured as an expert in numerous publications on over 250 radio and TV shows. In 2015, she had the privilege of creating a stress reduction program for the US Military.

Registration is now open for the 2018 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. 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. The 2018 NEHCC will be in Cape Neddick, ME from April 25-27, 2-18.

Meet NEHCC 2018 Keynote Speaker: Laura Adams

Laura Adams
President and CEO, Rhode Island Quality Institute

If a health care provider can’t navigate the healthcare
system, who can? Laura Adams had gone through all the standard diagnostic tests before being diagnosed with breast cancer. She was dismayed at how little information was shared between the providers and how she was not included as part of her own health care team. This experience does not bode well for patients, especially those with low health literacy.

As home care and hospice professionals, we have the power to disrupt and transform the industry by focusing on patient and family engagement. Laura will share her personal story to illustrate how we must learn to use the information and data to improve the quality of the care we provide.

Laura Adams is the President and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI), a center of collaborative innovation that advances health and healthcare transformation. RIQI was named a CMS Practice Transformation Network, one of only 29 in the nation. She is the Massachusetts appointee to the Oversight Council for the MA Center for Health Information and Analysis and has served on the Rhode Island Governor’s Workgroup on Healthcare Innovation.

Registration is now open for the 2018 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. 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. The 2018 NEHCC will be in Cape Neddick, ME from April 25-27, 2-18.

Save the Date: NEHCC 2018 at Cliff House Maine

We’re pleased to announce that the 8th New England Home Care and Hospice Conference & Trade Show will be at the Cliff House Maine from April 25 – 27, 2018.

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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NEHCC Speaker Profiles: Robert J. Simione

Robert J. Simione

Robert SimioneBuilding Resiliency in New England Health Care: Improving Home Care & Hospice for the Long Haul

Simione will share his insights on changing delivery systems and reimbursement, while addressing special considerations for agencies who want to achieve a higher level of performance during this time of increasing accountabitlity for all providers.

Robert J. Simione serves as Managing Principal at Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC with more than 40 years of leadership experience in home care and hospice. He guides numerous national and state initiatives, having served on the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Board of Directors, and chaired its Advisory Board for the Financial Managers Association. He is a longstanding speaker and contributing author across the country. Robert was a graduate of Villanova University.

Registration for the conference is now open. Learn about other speakers at the 2015 conference.

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New England Home Care Conference Has a New Name

NEHCC-2015-Logo-Square-TransparentThe 2015 six-state home care conference and trade show has changed its name to the New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show.

“All of the past few conferences had workshops on hospice clinical and financial issues,” said Patricia Kelleher of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts, “so it made sense to showcase this in the title.”

Many of the state association partners — Vermont Association for Home Care & Hospice, Connecticut Association for Health Care at Home, Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care & Hospice and the Maine Alliance for Home Care & Hospice — have represented  hospice issues locally and on the federal level for years.

“We hope to have a keynote speaker that will address this important sector of our industry” said Deborah Hoyt of the Connecticut association.

Additionally, the Exhibit Hall will feature hospice products and services hospice.

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