2017 IHCA/INCAL Convention & Expo

August 14-16, 2017


Early bird registration for the 2017 IHCA/INCAL Convention & Expo is open!

Indiana administrators and Licensed Social Workers can earn a total 12.5 CEUs for attending (NAB approval pending).

Early Bird Registration - Individual (Ends June 9)
Member: $275.00
Non-Member: $475.00

Single Day Registration
Tuesday, August 15 - Member: $200.00; Non-Member: $300.00
Wednesday, August 16 - Member: $200.00; Non-Member: $300.00

Group Registration*
Member Small Group (up to 4 people) - $900.00
Member Medium Group (up to 20 people) - $4,735.00
Member Large Group (up to 40 people) - $9,000.00
Group Additional Registrants - $150.00


*IHCA/INCAL Members will need to login BEFORE REGISTERING in order to receive discounted pricing. Prior to registering, click on "Login for IHCA Member Pricing" and enter your username and password. Can't remember your member login? Click here for to have your credentials emailed to you! 

For assistance in registering a group, please contact kniehoff@ihca.org

Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Seminar and QAPI Workshop 
Convention registrants will receive a $50 discount on the Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Seminar on Monday, August 14. Click here to register for convention first. To register for the seminar ONLY, click here

Click here to register for the QAPI Workshop on August 14. There is no discount for convention registrants. 

When you miss convention, you miss a lot!
Check out the 2016 IHCA/INCAL Convention & Expo!

Hotel Information

IHCA/INCAL has secured a room block at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. The room rate is $169.

Click here to reserve your room now! 


Total CEUs = 12.5

Monday, August 14
8:00 am-5:00 pm  Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Seminar (Check-in / Registration is at 7:30am)

1:00 pm-5:00 pm  QAPI Workshop (Check-in / Registration is at 12:30pm)

4:00 pm-6:00 pm  Convention Attendee Pre-Registration

Tuesday, August 15
7:00 am  Registration Opens

7:30 am-8:30 am  Members Meeting  – D.C. Update (Guest Presenter: Mark Parkinson)               

8:00 am-9:00 am  Breakout Sessions
A.    Solving the Mystery of SNF Revenue Cycle Management (Julie Bilyeu, Juli Pascoe)
B.    How/Why People Complain and What to do About it (Mary Tellis-Nayak)
C.    I Don’t Understand What Your Saying – The Common Sense Approach to Communicating with Elders Who Have Dementia (Cat Selman)
D.    The SMART Campaign: An Innovative State-Level Collaboration to Improve Polypharmacy in Indiana Nursing Homes (Dr. Kathleen Abrahamson)

9:15 am-10:15 am  General Session – She’s NOT a Resident…She’s My Mother! (Cat Selman)

9:15 am  Trade Show Exhibitor Training (Lou Ann Brubaker) *Expo participants only*

10:30am-12:00 pm  Expo Hall / Coffee and Snack Break 

10:45 am-11:15 am  Moderated Poster Session – Expo Hall
A.    OPTIMISTIC Project
B.    Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Collaboratives: A Novel Approach to Nursing Home Quality Improvement

12:15 pm-1:45 pm  Keynote Luncheon / Senior Living Awards – The REAL Employee Turnover Problem: Nobody Owns Retention (Cara Silletto)

2:00 pm-3:15 pm  Breakout Sessions
A.    LTC 5-Star Rating System- Overview from a Financier and Buyer’s Perspective (Chris Blanda, Brad Granger)
B.    Modifying the Management Mindset: The Key to Reducing Turnover (Cara Silletto)
C.    Is There A ‘Magic Formula’ to AL/IL Occupancy Success? (Lou Ann Brubaker)
D.    Approaches to reduce antibiotic use and promote antibiotic stewardship in long-term care facilities (Janae Meyers)

3:15 pm-3:30 pm  Break – Expo Hall

3:30 pm-4:45 pm  General Session – Recruiting & Engaging Millennials (Lou Ann Brubaker)

4:45 pm-6:00 pm  Attendee Appreciation Reception – Expo Hall                

Wednesday, August 16
7:45 am  Registration Opens

8:30 am-9:45 am  General Session – ReKindling the Fire When You Are Down to a Pilot Light (Jack McCall)

10:00 am-11:00 am  Breakout Sessions 
A.    Indiana Medicaid Value Based Purchasing and QMs (Zach Cattell, Lori Davenport)
B.    BE the Change You Wish to See in Your Culture (Chris Bosworth Ursino)
C.    The First 72: Post-Acute Care Onboarding & Hospitality (Amanda Green)

11:15 am-12:30 pm  Luncheon General Session – “Be Replaceable” – Grow Your Bench (Lori Davenport)

12:45 pm-2:00 pm  Breakout Sessions
A.    MDS & Quality Reporting: Updates and Clarifications (Deborah Lake)
B.    Legal Issues Related To Resident Representatives (J. Michael Grubbs)
C.    A Holistic Approach to Chronic Disease Management in the Older Adult (Dr. Amanda Scott)

1:50 pm-2:15 pm  Break

2:15 pm-3:30 pm  Breakout Sessions
A.    SNF PPS Reimbursement Change is Coming—Are You Ready? (Amie Martin)
B.    Hot Off the Press!  Are There Unlawful Policies In YOUR Employee Handbook? (Cynthia Springer)
C.    Keys to Compliant and Caring End of Life Care and Decision Making - including the new Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) document (Sean Fahey) 



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