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Education and Agenda



Continuing education (CEUs) have been requested for approval for nursing home administrators, assisted living administrators, and nurses. Individuals seeking approval for all other professional licensures must file independently and should contact Teresa Eyet, AHCA Director, Educational Development for the materials needed.​


* AHCA/NCAL is currently finalizing some of the speakers for this event. 

(All sessions are held in The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain.)


 Wednesday, April 29

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Welcome, Introductions, and Sponsor Recognition

Glenn Van Ekeren, AHCA/NCAL Regional Multifacility Council Co-Chair, President, Vetter Health Services, Omaha, NE; Emmett Smith, Florida Health Care Association, Tallahassee, FL (not confirmed)

4:15pm – 4:30pm

Remarks from AHCA and NCAL Board Chairs

Leonard Russ, AHCA Chair, Managing Partner/Administrator, Bayberry Care Center, New Rochelle, NY; Pat Giorgio, NCAL Chair, President, Evergreen Estates, Cedar Rapids, IA​ 

4:30pm – 6:00pm

What’s Happening in Washington?

Mark Parkinson, AHCA/NCAL President & CEO, Washington DC; Clifton Porter, AHCA/NCAL Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Washington, DC; Jim McCrery, Partner, Capitol Counsel, LLC, Washington, DC (Clif and Jim (or other lobbyist) pending due to possible need to be on the Hill)

6:30pm – 8:45pm

Welcome Reception and Dinner - TBD (off-property)

8:45pm – 11:00pm

After Dinner Lounge - TBD (off-property)


 Thursday, April 30

7:30am – 8:00am


8:00am – 9:30am

The Disney Way: A Master Class

9:30am – 9:45am


9:45am – 11:30am

The Disney Way: A Master Class


Morning Sessions End – Transition to Afternoon Activities

Afternoon Activities

  • Golf Outing – Tranquilo Golf Club at The Four Seasons Resort Orlando (on property)
  • Wine Pairing Experience – Lakeside East (on property)
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Backstage Safari Tour- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park (off-property)

6:15pm – 8:45pm

Reception and Dinner - Lady Palm Lawn (on-property)

9:00pm – 11:00pm

After Dinner Lounge - Lady Palm Lawn (on-property)  


 Friday, May 1

7:45am – 8:15am


8:15am – 9:30am

Understanding Risk Bearing Options (title is not final)

Will Saunders, CEO, AllyAlign Health, Glen Allen, VA; Jared Landis, XXX, The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC

9:30am – 9:45am


9:45am – 11:15am

Provider Case Studies: Lessons Learned (title is not final)

Ken Lund; Frank Wronski; Neil Pruitt​ 


Conference Concludes

Important Note:  For those conference attendees whose schedules permit, our regular, informal “post-conference debriefing” session will be held during breakfast on Friday from 7:45am – 8:00am.  Your comments provide AHCA/NCAL staff with invaluable feedback in order to continually improve our conference’s program content and format.