2015 Minnesota Rural Health Conference

Partnerships in Progress

June 29 - 30, 2015
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), Duluth, Minnesota

The annual Conference will be held June 29-30, in Duluth, Minnesota, at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC).

The 2015 Minnesota Rural Health Conference, "Partnerships in Progress," invites rural health stakeholders to discover the promising partnerships and reform happening in health care and rural communities. This year’s conference will include sessions on workforce, emergency medical systems, value-based care, mental health, care coordination and health equity.

The Minnesota Rural Health Conference features innovative local and state solutions to challenges while encouraging informed and visionary collaborations for the future.

Schedule

Monday, June 29

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.Registration & Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.Welcome
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.Keynote: Therese Zink, M.D., M.P.H
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.Exhibit Break
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.Breakout Session 1
Noon - 1:00 p.m.Networking Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.Breakout Session 2
2:00 - 2:20 p.m.Exhibit Break
2:20 - 3:20 p.m.Breakout Session 3
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.MRHA Policy Forum
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.Reception & Prize Drawing

Tuesday, June 30

6:30 - 7:15 a.m.Lakewalk Run/Walk
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Registration & Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.Welcome
8:15 - 8:35 a.m.Federal Policy Update: Paul Muraca, American Hospital Association
8:35 - 9:15 a.m.Keynote: Senator Al Franken
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.Exhibit Break
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.Breakout Session 4 and Learning Stations
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.Exhibit Break
11:00 - NoonBreakout Session 5
12:10 - 12:45 p.m.Awards Luncheon
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.Closing Keynote: Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, M.D., M.S.P.H
1:45 - 2:00 p.m.Closing Comments, Prize Drawing, CEU Certificate Pickup

Conference Audience

2014’s Conference had over 500 participants, including:

  • Rural hospital, long term care, rural health clinic and community-based services administrations, staff and volunteers
  • Rural health professionals such as physicians, mid-level practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals and educators, rural dentists and pharmacists
  • Rural Health Advisory Committee (RHAC) members
  • State legislators and county commissioners
  • State and local public health staff
  • Health plan representatives
  • Policy analysts, researchers and students interested in rural health issues
  • Educators
  • Community leaders
  • Other partners in rural communities.

Conference Learning Tracks

  • Care Coordination
  • Health Equity
  • Mental Health
  • Triple Aim (Value Based Care)
  • Workforce

Registration

Registration is now open. Register now >

Participant Early Bird Registration Fees

  • $170 full conference registration
  • $90 one-day registration
  • $115 full conference registration for speakers ($55 discount)
  • $115 full conference registration for those who travel more than 250 miles one-way to Duluth
  • $40 full conference registration for students

Registration Fees After June 8

  • $190 full conference registration
  • $100 one-day registration
  • $135 full conference registration for speakers ($55 discount)
  • $135 full conference registration for those who travel more than 250 miles one-way to Duluth
  • $50 full conference registration for students

Onsite Registration Fees (Online registration closes 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 19)

  • $195 full conference registration
  • $115 one-day registration
  • $140 full conference registration for speakers ($55 discount)
  • $140 full conference registration for those who travel more than 250 miles one-way to Duluth
  • $65 full conference registration for students

A limited number of conference registration scholarships are available on a first come, first available basis to potential participants or speakers that encounter challenges in paying the registration fee to attend. Please email ruralhealthconference@ruralcenter.org with your organization name and a brief paragraph on how participation at the Minnesota Rural Health Conference will benefit your organization and/or yourself. The deadline to submit is June 1, 2015.

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibit space is sold out. You may complete the waiting list form or choose a sponsorship that includes an exhibit.

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Contact Us

Please contact ruralhealthconference@ruralcenter.org or call (218) 727-9390 ext. 239 if you have questions about the conference.