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 February 23 - February 25
Hyatt Regency Austin
Austin, TX

The AHCA/NCAL 7th Annual Quality Symposium: It’s Time to Roar builds on a tradition of providing high level, highly targeted quality improvement programming. The quality call to action has grown from a persistent chorus of voices to a field-wide roar. Today’s rapidly changing environment makes it critical that we continue to build on and accelerate that momentum. Be sure your voice is among those contributing to the roar that drives change, progress, and the best possible outcomes.  Register now for the premier quality education and networking event in the long term and post-acute care sectors.  Earn up to 14 NAB approved CEUs for administrators.  Nurse hours are also available.  


Join us in Austin as we launch a new event based on the popular TED talks. Our version is known as LED Talks.  LED stands for LEAD, ENGAGE, and DISCOVER.  These  talks are designed to be impactful, inspiring, and thought-provoking - and they will do it in 18-minute sessions! For more details, click here <link to LED Talks tab>


Join Medline and three other sponsor partners at Sponsor Supported Education Sessions. These four sessions will feature information about how products/services have contributed to successful quality improvement efforts within their customer community.  

Poster Sessions
Have a story to share? Have an outstanding practice? Have stellar results? Come share your success with your peers! Submit a Poster Session Proposal for the 2015 AHCA/NCAL Quality Symposium. The deadline to submit is November 17th, 2014. Applicants will be notified on December 15th, 2014. Be sure to join in the moderated poster walk during the conference.  This is an excellent way to connect with peers who have seen success in their own organizations.


The 2015 opening keynote speaker is Terry Barber. Terry is the author of The Inspiration Factor.  Known as America’s Chief Inspiration Officer, Terry has delivered more than 1,000 keynote presentations and seminars to more than one million people. His mission is to equip and empower leaders, companies, and nonprofit organizations to be intentional about becoming inspiring from the inside out. 

Concurrent Sessions: Each year, the Quality Symposium offers thoughtful, inspiring, and challenging professional development sessions.  No matter where you are in your quest to build and maintain a quality program in your organization or if you are working toward a Quality Award, or the achievement of goals of the Quality Initiative, there is something for you. For a complete schedule of the concurrent sessions, click here.  

Quality Initiative Recognition Program 

The Quality Symposium is also a time for celebration. At the Quality Initiative Recognition Program Ceremony, we will celebrate the incredible success of our state affiliate innovation award recipient and the over 7,000 nursing center or assisted living communities that have met one or more of the AHCA and NCAL Quality Initiative goals. These goal areas have a direct and positive impact on those we serve, and the dedication and focus the profession has devoted to these measurable targets is inspiring! Come celebrate your success and those of your colleagues, and take pride in the accomplishments of the long-term and post-acute care profession!

Symposium Intensives: Make your travel plans to allow you to stay for one of four, 3-hour Symposium Intensives.  These sessions will round out your symposium experience by providing a “deep dive” into important quality improvement topics.  You can pre-register for one of the following intensive sessions:
  1. Improving Transitions of Care through Consortia or Partnerships 
  2. Creating a Dynamic Work Environment 
  3. Looking Ahead with Food First: Using QAPI to Change a Culture 
  4. Improving Care in Assisted Living with INTERACT for AL 

For complete information about the intensives and their faculty, visit the symposium website click here.