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2016 Annual Conference
Anchoring Our Roots, Expanding Our Reach

Thank you to everyone who attended our conference in Sacramento! We hope you enjoyed it! We are already preparing for next year's conference in Southern California, and would appreciate it if you could take the time to complete our online evaluation. If you are requesting CE credit, completing the evaluation is required (as is registering). CLICK HERE to complete the evaluation. If you did not register for CE credit in advance, you may do so online HERE.

Conference Highlights

Chapca 2016

Keynote Address
Monday, Oct. 3
Daniel Friedland, MD, Chairman of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine and CEO of SuperSmartHealth
In support of the theme for this conference, “Anchoring Our Roots: Expanding Our Reach,” this year's keynote on Conscious Leadership will provide an introduction to a neuroscience and mindfulness-based framework to leading and healing well from within to more effectively lead and heal others in the world.

Dr. Friedland will help you navigate stress and burnout so you can improve performance at work, increase your happiness at home, thrive in your life and make a difference in the world.

Grand Opening of the Exhibits, Lunch and Dessert
Monday, Oct. 3
Concentrated exhibit hours allow you to learn about the newest products and services available to the hospice community. Enjoy a walk around lunch and visit with the exhibitors. Don’t miss the fun as we offer special surprise activities and special prizes in the exhibit hall. You MUST be present to win!

Sip, Snack and Schmooze
Monday, Oct. 3

Grab a glass of wine or one of Sacramento's award winning craft beers from the cash bar. Enjoy snacks and conversation with your fellow conference goers as we end the first day. This is a great opportunity to discuss what you learned and how you can bring it back to your job with your old and new friends.

Dine Around Sacramento
Monday, Oct. 3
Sacramento chefs tap into the 1.5 million acres of surrounding farmland to create some of the nation's most delicious cuisine. And with a year-round growing season that produces more than 120 crops, there's always something local that's cooking. Whether you're in the mood for a burger or a four-course meal, your dining experience in Sacramento likely started at a local farm. You'll have the opportunity to sample some of Sacramento's bounty through the dine-around on Monday night. Onsite, you will have a chance to sign up for dinner (on your dollar) at a nearby eatery. Signup sheets will be at the registration desk, and sample menus will be available. There will be a range of pricing on the food that you can choose from. To help us plan, you will be asked to indicate your interest in participating on the registration form. This is another opportunity for networking and stimulating conversation over the best of Sacramento.

Breakfast and Poster Sessions with Exhibitors
Tuesday, Oct. 4

A continental breakfast will be served in the exhibit hall from 8:00 A.M - 9:00 a.m., and poster sessions will be available until 10:00 A.M. Be sure to visit the exhibitors one last time and thank them for being at the conference. Their support allows us to keep registration rates affordable. There will be prize drawings throughout this time slot. You must be present to win.

Luncheon and CHAPCA Annual Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 4

This event is included in your registration, however pre-registration is required. Enjoy a great lunch, network with your peers and celebrate with the best of the hospice and palliative care community. Awards include the Pierre Salmon Award, Outstanding Program Achievement Award and Gift of the Heart Award. There will also be a CHAPCA annual membership meeting. Meet our new board and hear about our plans.