Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

Conference Highlights

Whether you were a first time attendee or a “fourth-timer” to our statewide event, 
Setting the PACE 2017: Here We GROW! had something for everyone.

Inspiring Keynotes

Attendees heard from national experts, North Carolina leaders and those that benefit from PACE at our plenary sessions, designed to educate, excite and energize you to embrace growth, as a person, in your organization and as PACE statewide.

  • Get the latest scoop on what’s happening at the national level from Shawn Bloom, Executive Director of National PACE Association.
  • Meet and hear from North Carolina's new Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Mandy Cohen
  • Hear from those for whom we all work in PACE - families and caregivers - and how the work you do changes lives.

Educational and Informative Workshops

Attendees had a choice of 20 concurrent workshops, featuring:

in-depth looks at topics of interest,

panel discussions and presentations,

interactive peer learning from local, regional and national colleagues,

and recent research. 


Sessions included:

Chronic Disease (Parkinson's) Transportation Authorization Processes
Exercise LEAN/Six Sigma PACE Culture
Falls Prevention Enrollment & Disenrollment Palliative Care
Newcomer Welcome Planning for Growth Advance Directives
Financial Benchmarking Alternative Care Sites Psychosocial Health
Emergency Preparedness Home Care Caregivers
Right Care at Right Time Bed bugs Audit Trends
Community Resources Marketing PACE Communication

Networking Opportunities

  • Attendees visited our Partners and exhibitors and chatted with fellow registrants during the networking time built in between sessions.

  • Our Thursday’s evening Happy Hour reception featured heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and music to relax, unwind and continue the conversations! One complimentary drink ticket provided.

  • Roundtable networking discussions organized around a specific discipline or topic to facilitate dialogue. It was a great opportunity to discuss what matters most to you! Our statewide PACE peer groups kicked off the discussions with "lightning" presentations on how they've benefited from working together.

Site Tour

  • Tour a local PACE program: Senior CommUnity Care of North Carolina in Durham hosted conference registrants for a site tour and Q&A. While you were in town, it was a great way to see another PACE program in person. Space was limited to the first 30 registrants. The registration fee included the cost of the tour!

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