Call for Abstracts

NWRPCA/CHAMPS/WCN Fall Primary Care Conference 2015

Thank you for considering a presentation with us!

Northwest Regional Primary Care Association in partnership with Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States and Western Clinicians Network invite you to submit an abstract for consideration to present at the 2015 Fall Primary Care Conference.

General Information:   The 2015 Fall Primary Care Conference will be held in Seattle, WA, October 17-20, 2015. This conference is a cornerstone of our educational offerings. Each conference brings together experts and learners to share knowledge and resources, as well as to energize each other in the quest for continual growth and improvement in all aspects of the CHC world.

Submission Deadline:   NWRPCA, CHAMPS, & WCN will begin their decision making process on June 19, 2015. If your abstract is submitted by this date, we will review your abstract and get back to you by the middle of July at the latest.

Abstract Notification:   You will be notified by mid July, 2015, via email, whether your abstract is selected.

Abstract Selection:   Abstracts are peer-reviewed on the basis of quality and clarity of the content, subject relevance (see relevant topics below), and strength of learning objectives.

Relevant Topics:   Abstracts should examine current programs, practices, and/or policies related to Community Health Centers and Primary Care:

1. 50th Anniversary 8. Leadership
2. Clinical 9. Operations
3. Community Health Improvement 10. Outreach & Enrollment
4. Fiscal 11. Pain Management
5. General/Other 12. Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
6. Governance 13. Policy/Environment
7. HR/Workforce 14. Keynote

Topics we are especially interested in include (though are not limited to):

- Service Integration (particularly Behavioral Health)

- Population Health Transformation

- State Payment Reform

- Payor mix changes/rebranding

- ICD-10 Implementation

- Meeting HRSA's 19 Requirements

- Patient-Centered Medical/Health Home Implementation

- Patient Engagement

- Outcome Measures

- Meaningful Use Stage 2 & 3

- Telemedicine, Remote Monitoring etc.

- Emergency Preparedness

- Customer Service

- Clinical Topics related to CHCs

- Community Needs Assessments

- Sliding Fee Scale

- Social Determinants of Health

- Healthy People 2020

- Financial Sustainability

- Accountable Care Organizations

- Business Model Evolution

- Preparing for HRSA Site Visits

- Reorganizing Your Staff to Meet the Growth in Numbers of New Patients at CHCs