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MHCA Mid-Year Conference

March 3-4, 2015: Missouri Health Care Association
Location: Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO

MHCA strives to provide excellent and high quality service in the health care profession. Please join us as we continue to ensure Missouri’s seniors are receiving the proper care and attention they so much deserve, the right way, the first time. This conference will feature 10 hours of continuing education.

Please visit the Missouri Health Care Association’s conference registration web page here for more information.



Center for Patient Safety’s Just Culture Training

Just Culture is a framework that helps providers identify resident safety issues while also letting them address poor behavioral choices by employees. It can help improve morale and reduce turnover. This day-long managers’ training includes a thorough introduction to Just Culture and a workbook and other tools to take home. Attendees will work together to apply the principles and determine appropriate actions to address real scenarios.

March 4, 2015: Sunset Nursing Home, Maysville, MO
March 11, 2015: Health Systems, Inc. Office, Sikeston, MO
March 25, 2015: Health Systems, Inc. Office, Osage Beach, MO

For more information and to register, please visit here.



MLN Institute for Nursing Home Administrators

March 5-7, 2015: 24th Annual MLN Institute for Nursing Home Administrators
Location: Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozarks, MO

This conference will provide administrators with the essential information to effectively serve residents and successfully preform their leadership role and responsibilities. This program was specifically designed to provide 20 hours of CE including patient care hours in just 2 ½ days.

Please see the brochure here. You may also visit Missouri League for Nursing’s convention web page here for more information.



Lunch & Learn Opportunity

March 6, 2015: Goals of Care as Guiding Stars: Working with Family Members in Long-Term Care
Guest: Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, MSW

This webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. Please see the flyer or click here to register.



Director of Nursing Institute

March 10-11, 2015: DON Institute: Essential Tools for the DON in Long-Term Care
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Columbia, MO

Both new and seasoned directors of nursing are encouraged to join us for this conference! You will be given the confidence, knowledge, direction, and motivation you need to help you better preform your important role as a DON.

Please see the brochure here for registration.



Center for Patient Safety’s 9th Annual Safety Conference

March 13, 2015: Safe Care: Our Focus 24/7/365
Location: Crown Plaza Hotel, St. Louis, MO

This day-long program includes presentations by national speakers dedicated to the improvement of patient/resident safety throughout the continuum of healthcare. Free administrator clock hours will be available.

Please visit the Center for Patient Safety’s website here for more registration information.



Conversations with Carmen

March 20, 2015: Promoting Sleep IS Good Nursing Care
Guest: Marilyn Oelfke, RN, LNHA, Action Pact Consultant

There are numerous benefits to being well rested: better mood, less depression and anxiety, increased alertness, even fewer falls. When medication and night checks with residents happen according to residents’ schedules, patterns and needs, there are many benefits.

Please visit for more information and to register.



MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long-Term Care – April 2015

April – October 2015: Springfield and Kansas City area

Enrollment is now open for the next MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long Term Care in the Springfield and Kansas City area. Long-term care can be challenging, but the Academy will help you better manage daily crises and get the most out of your employees, all while earning over 40 hours of CE credit. The Academy has been proven to increase leadership skills and improve confidence, which will help to create a working environment that encourages teamwork and quality improvement.

Please see the brochure attached or visit their website here.



MLN’s 62nd Annual Convention

April 8-10, 2015: Be Extraordinary
Location: Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO

This year’s convention offers fun and energetic speakers: Bobbe White, Try Laughter…Just for the Health of It; Brian Powers, Be Extraordinary Without the STRESS!; and Jack York, Grandma Stole my iPAD. Up to 14 clock hours for nursing home administrators may be awarded by attending this convention.

Please see the brochure here. You may also visit the Missouri League for Nursing’s website here for more information about this workshop.



ASPMN Pain Management Conference

April 11, 2015: Improving Pain Management for Older Adults
Location: Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in St. Louis, MO

This conference will be beneficial for all professionals including Administrators, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists and Social Workers who work in any setting with older adults. This conference has been awarded 6.25 contact hours by the Missouri Nurses Association and 6 Patient Care Hours by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators.

Please visit ASPMN at to view the brochure and register for this conference.



MALA Spring Conference

April 19-21, 2015: Reaching New Heights
Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Chesterfield, MO

Registration for attending the Missouri Assisted Living Association’s 2015 Spring Conference is now available.

Please visit MALA’s website here for registration forms for this conference.



MDS Training Announced for 2015

Medicare from Start to Finish

  • April 23: Columbia
  • August 11: St. Louis
  • November 11: Columbia

RAI Process from Start to Finish

  • June 17-18: St. Louis
  • October 6-7: Columbia

Please see the brochure here or visit for more details and registration information.



2015 Cancer Summit

April 30-May 2, 2015: Provided by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the Missouri Cancer Consortium
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, MO

The purpose of this conference is to enhance knowledge of the learner in the area of evidence-based cancer care with the end result of improving the quality of life of the cancer survivor. Medical and health professionals will present on a wide variety of topics including cancer and sexuality, mammography quality, disparities in primary care systems, cancer registry, oncology rehab and physical therapy, genetics and hereditary cancer, lung cancer screening, life after surgery – recovery and reconstruction, and promoting a smokefree Missouri.

Health care professionals involved in the care of people with cancer, regardless of setting or practice specialty, are encouraged to attend along with those interested in organizing or participating in a local smokefree initiative. Continuing education credits for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Social Workers, Registered Dieticians, Dietetic Technicians and Mammography Technologists have been requested.

Please see the attached flyer for more information about this summit.



SAVE THE DATE: MC5 2015 Conference

May 5-7, 2015: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, MO

As the leader in promoting person-centered care and personal choice, MC5 provides this annual opportunity for care professionals and businesses to network in an exciting, and partnership-building event to bring the best ideas and services to the seniors of our state.

Please see the flyer here and stay tuned to MC5 for more registration details coming soon.