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Critical Access Hospital Conference

Sep 27-29, 2023 Kansas City, Mo.

They're the association's fastest-growing events for a reason.

Join clinic and CAH stakeholders from across the country for NRHA’s Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences, Sept. 26-29.

Take advantage of the educational and networking opportunities designed for clinic and hospital professionals and board members serving rural America.

Be sure to register for both events to save $100 on your total registration cost. NRHA members save $100 more on each event, while those who have never been an NRHA member will receive a complimentary one-year NRHA membership.


Call for presentations

NRHA is accepting presentation submissions for our 2023 Critical Access Hospital Conference until May 31.

- Late submissions will not be accepted – no exceptions.
- Only abstracts submitted through the online form below will be considered.
- Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by email in mid July.
- A slate of all speakers presenting with full contact information is required.
- Each speaker listed must have knowledge of their listing prior to submission.
- All speakers selected must register for the conference in which they speak.
- Speakers receive a discounted registration fee.
- No travel, lodging or meal expenses are covered.

Five interest tracks are available for submissions: innovation, financial, leadership, quality and best practices (No vendors are eligible for the best practices category and preference may be given to past and present Top 20 CAH recipients).

Visit the RHC and CAH conference call for presentations page for more information about the submission process.

  • icon-agenta Agenda
  • icon-rates Rates

    Register for NRHA's Kansas City events

    You may also register by emailing this PDF to NRHA's registration team or calling 816-756-3140 for more information.

    Early CAH rates (on or before Sept. 7)
    $569 for members*
    $669 for non-members
    $285 for students
    $1129 for member commercial entities*
    $1229 for non-member commercial entities

    Early RHC rates (on or before Sept. 7)
    $399 for members*
    $499 for non-members
    $200 for students

    Early RHC & CAH rates (on or before Sept. 7)
    $828 for members*
    $928 for non-members
    $414 for students
    $1388 for member commercial entities*
    $1488 for non-member commercial entities

    * must authenticate as NRHA and student members. Contact NRHA's membership team for assistance.

    NRHA Refund Policy

    For cancellations received by National Rural Health Association at least 30 days prior to a conference or seminar, a full refund, less a 30% processing fee, will be provided to the registrant.

    For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to a conference or seminar, a credit towards attendance at a future conference or seminar will be provided.

    No refunds or credits will be provided for no-shows and cancellation notifications received after the conference or seminar is held.

  • icon-exhibitors Exhibitors


    Due to the growth of NRHA's Partnership Program and limited exhibit space at NRHA's Critical Access Hospital Conference, booth spaces are reserved for NRHA partners only. Contact Larry Bedell to learn more. 

    Advertisers and sponsors

    Don't miss the opportunity to increase your visibility in the rural market by engaging with our audience throughout the year by becoming a vetted NRHA Partner.

    The opportunity to exhibit at this event is offered exclusively to NRHA Partners.

    Download NRHA's 2023 engagement guide or contact Larry Bedell to learn more.

    NRHA offers sponsorships for all events, providing a valuable opportunity for your organization to gain visibility. These sponsorships, ads and partnerships are great ways to get your company's message in the hands of hundreds of attendees. Remember, one-third of all U.S. hospitals are rural facilities.

  • icon-building Accommodations

    Conference Hotel

    Sheraton Crown Center Hotel
    2345 McGee St.
    Kansas City, MO 64108

    Book your hotel online by Sept. 7 to receive the group rate of $195 plus tax or mention NRHA when you call to reserve within our discounted room block.


    Continuing education

    By attending the Critical Access Hospital Conference offered by the National Rural Health Association participants may earn up to nine hours ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation. Download an attendance certificate for the most recent Critical Access Hospital Conference.

    COVID-19 Precautions

    NRHA strongly recommends all attendees are fully vaccinated against COVID prior to attending. The CDC has identified the following symptoms of a COVID-19 infection. If you have one or more of these symptoms in the days prior to or during the event, please do not participate.

    If you are waiting for COVID-19 test results or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home unless you receive a negative test result before the event. Also, please report to NRHA if you test positive for COVID after the event such that you may have received and/or spread the virus at the event.

    As the COVID-19 virus and its variants are highly contagious, event attendees acknowledge the risk of exposure, assume all such risk, and NRHA shall not be held liable.


    Unfortunately, it is becoming more common for association meetings and conventions to be targeted by third-party websites and online scams. NRHA never uses a third party booking service and registration for NRHA conferences is only possible via the online registration links found on our website.