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Conference Circuit: Collaborative Health

By / Oct 12, 2017 (Cecilie_Arcurs/Getty Images Plus)

The Collaborative Family Healthcare Association’s 19th Annual Conference starts in Houston next week. More than 500 attendees are expected.

Hundreds of medical providers, behavioral health professionals, insurance carriers, third-party payers, and other healthcare professionals are headed Houston in the coming days to meet and share the latest innovations in the integration of behavioral/mental health and medicine.

Organization: Collaborative Family Healthcare Association

Conference: 19th Annual Conference

Venue: The Royal Sonesta Houston Hotel

City: Houston

Following morning and afternoon preconference sessions on Thursday, CFHA’s 19th Annual Conference will open that evening with a plenary featuring its CEO, Neftali Serrano. He’ll discuss the major innovations in integrated care—from wearables to telehealth—and the ways the industry must organize itself to be prepared for the future. Also worth noting:

Swimming with sharks. During the first episode of CFHA Shark Tank, clinician innovators will pitch proposals for integrated care in three areas: primary care behavioral health, patients with complex health and social health needs, and family-based interventions for children with disruptive behavior. Judges will evaluate each proposal and decide which will benefit the field most.

In the round. Friday’s lunchtime discussion groups will let attendees choose from 36 different topics. In tables of 10, participants will discuss everything from caregivers’ health to interprofessional education to creating a trauma-informed primary care practice.

For hire. After last year’s successful debut, the CHFA Job Fair is back. Once again, it will match integrated and collaborative healthcare employers with potential employee candidates. Close to 20 employers are looking to find their next star staffer, so attendees are encouraged to bring their “A-game.”

For more meeting details, check out Facebook and Twitter (#CFHA2017).

Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editorial director of Associations Now. More »

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