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Events / Training

MLN One-Day Workshops

Missouri League for Nursing (MLN) Continuing Education Programs

Please view the calendar here:  MLN One Day Workshops 2014, or visit

MLN’s 61st Annual Convention

Spicing Up Health Care

April 9 - 10, 2014:  Nursing Home Administrator Pre-Convention

April 10 - 12, 2014:  61st Annual Missouri League for Nursing (MLN) Convention

View the brochure here:  MLN 61st Annual Convention or visit

QAPI Super Users Groups – April 2014

Discussion groups for nursing home professionals interested in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI).

  • April 10, 2014:  Hannibal, Mo.
  • April 16, 2014:  Harrisonville, Mo.
  • April 17, 2014: St. Joseph, Mo.
  • April 24, 2014:  Chillicothe, Mo.

View all upcoming events on Primaris’ website at

LTCEA Meeting:  PseudoBulbar Affect (PBA)

April 11, 2014: Location:  Barathaven Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, 1030 Barathaven Blvd., Dardenne Prairie, Mo.  For more information, please visit the Long Term Care Educators Association (LTCEA) at

MALA Spring Conference

April 13 - 15, 2014:  Ever Upward with MALA

Please visit the Missouri Assisted Living Association (MALA) at

7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day

To inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning

April 16, 2014 is National Healthcare Decisions Day …the day to name someone to speak for you when you cannot speak for yourself.  For more information, please visit

Utilizing Process Improvement to Avoid a Top Ten Deficiency

  • April 17, 2014: St. Louis, Mo.
  • April 21, 2014:  Springfield, Mo.
  • April 22, 2014:  North Kansas City, Mo.
  • April 23, 2014:  Macon, Mo.

Please view the flyer from the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators (MANHA) here: MANHA Process Improvement April 2014.

Long-Term Care Just Culture Training

The Center for Patient Safety is offering Long-Term Care Just Culture training this spring.  Just Culture is a program that supports the effective investigation of events and safety concerns, maximizing the organization’s ability to identify opportunities to improve both system safety and effectiveness, and the behavioral choices of staff.  It can be incorporated into QAPI processes, and can pinpoint areas for improvement.  All participants will receive a workbook and other key materials, including timeline implementation and policy templates.  The sessions will run from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • April 17, 2014:  Stoney Creek Inn – St. Joseph, Mo.
  • April 29, 2014:  Primaris – Columbia, Mo.
  • May 15, 2014:  Citizen’s Memorial – Bolivar, Mo.

These sessions are free to all associates of Missouri-licensed long-term care providers.  For more information about Just Culture and the upcoming sessions, please visit the website at

Building the Capacity for QAPI: Practical Application of Quality Improvement Techniques

RAI Process & Medicare from Start to Finish 2014 Workshops

  • April 25, 2014:  Medicare from Start to Finish
  • July 8 – 9, 2014:  RAI Process from Start to Finish

Location:  Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia, Missouri.  View the brochure here: RAI – Medicare from Start to Finish Workshops Updated Brochure 2014, or visit


LeadingAge Missouri Technology Summit

May 2, 2014:   LeadingAge Missouri invites you to their first Technology Summit.  This event will focus on innovations in technology and new trends to help create better experiences for seniors and the professionals who care for them.  Please visit

National Nurses Week 2014

May 6 – 12, 2014:  Nurses Leading the Way

Please visit

Missouri League for Nursing (MLN) Summer Fest!

  • May 7 – 8, 2014: Stoney Creek Inn, Columbia, Mo.
  • June 10 – 11, 2014: Ameristar Casino, St. Charles, Mo.
  • June 17 – 18, 2014:  Holiday Inn Coco Key, Kansas City, Mo.

Topics include:

Elder Abuse:  Calming the Sea of Violence

Management Skills for Proven Success

The Three R’s of Culture Change: Residents, Rights, and Responsibilities

To view all upcoming events, please visit MLN at

National Nursing Home Week ®

May 11 – 17, 2014:  Living the Aloha Spirit – Celebrate with a Hawaiian Theme

The American Health Care Association has announced the theme Living the Aloha Spirit for National Nursing Home Week 2014.  To learn more, please visit

24th Annual Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference

May 19 – 20, 2014:   St. Louis, Mo.

Please visit the Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities at

Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators Annual Convention

June 1 – 4, 2014:  Navigating the Sea of Change – Be a Shark – Swim with MANHA


Primaris to Host American Society of Quality Training in June

Primaris will host The American Society of Quality (ASQ) and offer a customized quality improvement training, specific to long-term care, at the Primaris office in Columbia, Mo.  Primaris is committed to planting the seeds of true quality improvement and investing in Missouri’s long-term care professionals.  To be considered for this training, your home must submit a scholarship application by May 5, 2014. Space is limited to 34 homes.  A scholarship requirement is that each home sends two people.  After applications are submitted, and requested dates are selected, the Primaris team will assign scholarship recipients with a training date.  To learn more, please visit

VOYCE 3rd Annual Conference – Changing Landscape of Long-Term Care

June 13, 2014:  This conference will bring together professional caregivers with individuals from the community.  To learn more, please view the flyer here:  VOYCE LTC Annual Conference June 13, 2014 or visit