Executive Directors Conference
VAFCC's Executive Directors Conference is the premier educational and networking meeting for the leaders of Virginia’s free and charitable clinics and is intended for directors of free clinics only. Our educational sessions and roundtable discussions will provide the information and insights to leave with new energy and ideas for how to lead your clinic now and into the future.
Wednesday, March 257:00 - 9:00pm: Welcome Reception**
Catch up with longtime colleagues and make new acquaintances during an evening welcome reception featuring beer and wine as well as hot and cold appetizers (included in conference registration).
** New ED Reception for the first 30 minutes for EDs who have been in their role for a year or less or EDs of new member clinics to network with VAFCC staff and veteran EDs
Thursday, March 268:00 - 9:30am Breakfast
9:45 - 10:00am Welcome & Announcements
10:00 - 11:00am Introductions & Icebreaker
An effective and fun way of kicking off our day, participants will be lead in an interactive session that will help them get to know each other and be energized for the rest of the day!
11:00 - 11:15am Break
11:15 - 12:15pm Strategic Conversations: Evolving Patients
Building on our theme of evolution and progress in Virginia's safety net, this facilitated group discussion and peer learning will focus on emerging trends surrounding the evolving free clinic patient as a result of Virginia's changing healthcare landscape.
12:15 - 1:45pm Lunch
1:45 - 2:45pm Strategic Conversations: Evolving Practices
Building on our theme of evolution and progress in Virginia's safety net, this facilitated group discussion and peer learning will focus on emerging trends surrounding evolving free clinic practicies as a result of Virginia's changing healthcare landscape.
2:45 - 3:00pm Break
3:00 - 4:00pm Strategic Conversations: Evolving Programs
Building on our theme of evolution and progress in Virginia's safety net, this facilitated group discussion and peer learning will focus on emerging trends surrounding evolving free clinic programming as a result of Virginia's changing healthcare landscape.
5:00 - 5:45pm Tour of the Free Clinic of Central Virginia
Located within a five minute walk from our hotel, the Free Clinic of Central Virginia offers medical, dental, pharmacy, and behavioral services to uninsured and underinsured adults in Virginia but primarily from the City of Lynchburg, Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Campbell County, Nelson County, and Pittsylvania County.
6:00 - 8:00pm Dine Around
8:00 - 10:00pm Hosted Hospitality Social
Enjoy after dinner sweets and beverages in the VAFCC's hosted complimentary hospitality suite while continuing conversations from the day.
Friday, March 277:00 - 8:15am Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30am True Confessions of a Hybrid Clinic
Learn the good, the bad, and ugly as it relates to transitioning from a free clinic model to a hybrid model from two EDs who went through the process in the past year. Speakers will focus on contracting & credentialing; billing systems; charting & coding; policies & procedures; as well as the impact on staff, board, donor, volunteers and patients.
9:30 - 10:30am Understanding Your Patients
SIR Richmond conducted a several month long in depth qualitative research study into the ALICE (Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed) population. We're excited to those results available for free clinics to can gain a deeper understanding of their prospective patients.
10:30 - 10:45am Break
10:45 - 11:30am Advocacy & Policy Update
Hear the outcomes from the past General Assembly session and gain updates on key policies and legislation affecting the healthcare safety net. We'll also dive into some exciting work the association is making on behalf of our member clinics.
11:30 - 12:00pm Closing & Raffle
Conference registration is open now through March 3 and is $225. All registrations must be paid in full and in advance. Scholarships are available for members in good standing (application available in the VAFCC Member Center). The cut-off date for registration is Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Refunds will be issued through Febraury 17, 2020 with a $15 service charge. After that date, no refunds will be issued, but you may substitute attendees.
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This year's event will be held at The Virginian Lynchburg, Curio Collection by Hilton located at 712 Church Street. A centerpiece of downtown Lynchburg since 1913, this magnificent hotel has been thoughtfully restored to its historic grandeur and refreshed with modern amenities.
Our rate at the Virginian is $115 per night, plus taxes. This includes parking and Wi-Fi in both guest rooms as well as meeting spaces. The room reservation deadline is March 3, 2020. Group rate is available for two nights pre- and post-event based on availability. All attendees need to secure their own hotel reservations.
Additional Details & Crowd Release:
All registration must be paid in full and in advance. Scholarships are available for members in good standing (please visit the Member Center on the VAFCC website). The cut-off date for registration is Friday, March 3. Refunds will be issued through February 14 with a $15 service charge per registration. After that date, no refunds will be issued.
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