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Critical Access Hospital Conference

Sep 25-27, 2024 Kansas City, Mo.

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

Your chance to share, network, and learn from clinic and CAH stakeholders from across the country is NRHA's Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences, Sept. 24-27.

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


Registration will open in May 2024.

 

Call for presentations


NRHA is now accepting presentation submissions for our 2024 Critical Access Hospital Conference until May 28.
- 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.
 

SUBMIT HERE FOR CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL CONFERENCE

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

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    Register for NRHA's Kansas City events

    Registration will open in May 2024
     

    Early registration rates

    Critical Access Hospital Conference Sept. 25-27
    $589 for members*
    $689 for non-members^
    $295 for students
    $1149 for member commercial entities*
    $1249 for non-member commercial entities

    Rural Health Clinic Conference Sept. 24-25
    $419 for members*
    $519 for non-members^
    $210 for students

    Rural Health Clinic & Critical Access Hospital Conferences Sept. 24-27
    $908 for members*
    $1108 for non-members^
    $455 for students
    $1468 for member commercial entities*
    $1668 for non-member commercial entities
     

    Standard registration rates

    Critical Access Hospital Conference Sept. 25-27
    $689 for members*
    $789 for non-members^
    $345 for students
    $1249 for member commercial entities*
    $1349 for non-member commercial entities

    Rural Health Clinic Conference Sept. 24-25
    $519 for members*
    $619 for non-members^
    $260 for students

    Rural Health Clinic & Critical Access Hospital Conferences Sept. 24-27
    $1108 for members*
    $1308 for non-members^
    $555 for students
    $1668 for member commercial entities*
    $1868 for non-member commercial entities

    * must authenticate as NRHA and student members. Contact NRHA's membership team for assistance.
    ^cost includes a complimentary one-year NRHA membership for individual first-time members.
     

    Student Rate Policy

    Student registration is only available to full-time students enrolled in at least 12 concurrent credit hours per semester (or 9 hours for graduate students) of a health-related training program at any level. Individuals with full-time employment are not eligible for student registration. Registrants will be required to provide a class schedule reflecting currently enrolled credit hours and to confirm employment status.
     

    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.

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    Exhibitors 

    Join NRHA's exclusive Partnership Program to secure your booth space at the highly anticipated Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences. Boost your visibility in the rural market by becoming a vetted NRHA Partner. Hurry, booth spaces are limited to NRHA partners and non-profit entities. Contact Larry Bedell or consult the 2023 Partnership Guide for details. If you're ready to apply, access the Partners Application.

     

    Non-Profit Entities

    Calling all non-profit entities! Explore our 2023 Non-profit Sponsorship and Space Prospectus to seize the opportunity for exhibition or sponsorship. With limited space for 12 non-profits, act fast. Please note, sponsorships do not include exhibit space.
     

    Sponsorships

    Elevate your organization's profile by sponsoring NRHA events, reaching hundreds of attendees. In the 2023 Sponsorship Prospectus, discover various sponsorship options. Remember, one-third of U.S. hospitals are rural facilities. Note that sponsorships do not include exhibit space.
     

  • icon-building Accommodations

    Conference Hotel

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

     

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    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.
     

    Security

    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.