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TitleHCAM & MCAL Annual Convention & Expo
Dates 9/15/2020 to 10/14/2020
Time All Day

2020 Annual Convention & Expo: Virtual Collaboration: Adapting to Change

This year, the virtual Convention & Expo will be held on September 15, 16, 22 and 23. Additionally, on-demand programming will continue to be available on the platform through October 14. Please view the PDF brochure below for more details. 

Convention session topics will include: 

  • National Landscape Update
  • Regulatory Updates
  • COVID Update
  • Legal & Employment Update
  • PDPM Post Implementation Trends & Predictions
  • Navigating Unconscious Bias
  • Future of Activities Post-COVID
  • How to Interact with the Media
  • and many more!

Enjoy all the things you love about convention with the convenience and safety of a virtual gathering!

  • Virtual Platform Available 24/7
  • Choose Your Own Path From a Variety of Live & On-Demand Programs
  • Economical Option: Lower Registration Fee, No Travel Expense
  • Live Idea Sharing Opportunities
  • Live Virtual Expo With Vendors
  • Join From the Comfort of Your Own Home or Office
  • 16 Live Sessions
  • 8 On-Demand Sessions
  • 26 Total CEs Available

Target Audience

This conference is designed for executive-level leadership including facility/community owners, corporate-level consultants (CEO, CFO, COO, etc.), regional directors, administrators, executive directors, directors of nursing, nurse managers, directors of finance and other long-term care and/or assisted living management personnel (including homes for the aged, adult foster care and other independent and supportive living settings). 

Continuing Education

Final determination of contact hours will be published on the virtual convention website.

NHA: This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for Continuing Education for 26 total participant hours from NAB/NCERS.

AFC & CALD: This continuing education activity is appropriate for adult foster care providers and certified assisted living directors for a recommended maximum of 18.5 clock hours of professional development.  

RN: Nurse participants may also earn up to 17.5 nurse education contact hours.

HCAM is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

HCAM/MCAL Virtual Registration Policies

Registration forms should be mailed to HCAM at 7413 Westshire Dr., Lansing, MI 48917 or faxed to (517) 627-3016. Online registration is also available on our website at www.hcam.org. The discounted early bird rate is available to current HCAM or MCAL members or associate partners only, whose registration is received by HCAM/MCAL by September 3, 2020.

Event Confirmation
After your registration form has been processed, an event confirmation will be emailed to you. Please be sure to include a current email address on this form. If you do not receive a confirmation within 15 business days, please contact Kisti Boatright via email at KistiBoatright@hcam.org.

All refund requests must be made in writing to
KistiBoatright@hcam.org. Individual registration fees, less a 25 percent processing fee, will be refunded for cancellations received in writing prior to September 3, 2020. Cancellations received after September 3 and no-show registrants, will not receive a refund nor a credit to a future program.      

Individuals registered to attend this program, but unable to participate, may send an alternate in their place. Please contact Kisti at KistiBoatright@hcam.org with the first and last name, title, facility/company, and email address of both the original registrant and the alternate to process this request.

Should you have questions, please contact Kisti by email at KistiBoatright@hcam.org.

Videos & photography
By registering for and/or attending the event, participants acknowledge and agree that data, video, photographs, and other image and voice recordings of the event, may be documented by HCAM/MCAL. The data, video, photographs, and other recordings may be used by HCAM/MCAL in any media now known or later invented for any purpose related to HCAM/MCAL’s mission, including educational, promotional, and awareness-related use. Registration to this virtual event includes technology that monitors participant activities throughout the event platform, such as session attendance to determine continuing education credit eligibility and virtual Expo visits. Participants give HCAM/MCAL unlimited permission to use their name, likeness, image, statements and other information given to HCAM/MCAL, whether through registration, interactions in the platform during the event, or otherwise, that may be necessary for HCAM/MCAL to exercise its rightful use of data, video, photographs and other recordings.

Credit/Contact Hour Reporting
HCAM/MCAL will need 30 days after the virtual event conclusion on October 14, 2020 to compile and process all attendance data. Once the data is compiled, certificates will be available to access. Certificate questions should be directed to Kisti Boatright. Session attendance for administrators will be reported to NAB using their NAB Registry ID. Nursing hours will be reported to ANCC.

Code of Conduct
HCAM/MCAL has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, HCAM/MCAL asks that you inform either Melissa Samuel, President/CEO, melissasamuel@hcam.org or Mary Gettel, Director of Education, marygettel@hcam.org so that we can take the appropriate action.

Unacceptable Behavior is defined as:

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Verbal abuse of anyone associated with our event. Examples include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking behaviors.
  • Disruption of presentations during sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by HCAM/MCAL throughout the virtual meeting. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and any virtual event staff.
  • Participants should not copy or take screen shots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the virtual space.
  • Sharing personal event registration sign on information with other individuals to attempt circumventing registration payment.

HCAM/MCAL reserves the right to block access to the event and/or prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtual or in person, and seek legal action against violators where applicable.

Antitrust Policy
It is the established policy of the Health Care Association of Michigan and Michigan Center of Assisted Living to comply with all laws, including the antitrust laws. Because this online community includes individuals representing entities that are or may be competitors, we restrict our online communications to the discussion topics specifically addressed by HCAM/MCAL in this virtual event platform. In order to comply with this policy, users refrain from addressing any issues related to their respective companies’ competitively sensitive proprietary information, including (but not limited to) current or future pricing, rebates, margins, discounts, terms of sale or costs, strategic plans or initiatives, business plans, bidding situations, sales to specific customers, or in specific geographic areas. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact HCAM/MCAL at melissasamuel@hcam.org.

General Conference Policies
Conference Attendee List Disclosure: HCAM/MCAL does not sell attendee registration information to third-parties. We do share registration information (name, title, facility - no email addresses) with the current year’s conference sponsors/exhibitors. Within the virtual expo hall, attendee contact information is shared only to the vendor booths you choose to visit. The views or opinions expressed by any attendee, speaker or sponsor are not necessarily the views or opinions of HCAM/MCAL.

Conference Attire
If you plan to participate in the networking lounge or virtual expo, please dress appropriately to network with your peers via video.


Available Spaces
Fees $275.00 - Standard Member Full Package Registration (After September 3)
$400.00 - Non-Member Full Package Registration

Document Bin

  Uploaded Description File
8/5/2020 2020 HCAM/MCAL Annual Convention & Expo Brochure .pdf (916KB)
9/10/2020 20 AC Program Book .pdf (1,084KB)
9/10/2020 20 AC Vendor Catalog .pdf (1,268KB)
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