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 VNAA's 32nd Annual Meeting

 Submit Your Abstract

The VNAA 32nd Annual Meeting will take place April 2-4, 2014, at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa. The VNAA Annual Meeting is the premier event for nonprofit home healthcare and hospice providers from across the country. The Annual Meeting enables participants to:
  • Network among peers and industry experts
  • Unite as the VNAA community to increase the effectiveness of nonprofit home healthcare and hospiceproviders’ advocacy voice,
  • Participate in clinical and business education sessions which improve quality of care and operational efficiencies,
  • Consider new and innovative strategies to advance nonprofit home healthcare and hospice practices
  • Attend timely and relevant sessions which address political, economic, social and technological issues impacting the nonprofit home health and hospice industry,
  • Engage with the VNAA staff and
  • Strengthen vendor partnerships and forge new vendor relationships.

Conference Description

Nonprofit community-based home healthcare and hospice providers need to be both mission and performance driven. Achieving organizational excellence is essential to enabling financial health and patient care service which results in superior patient outcomes. Join other nonprofit home healthcare and hospice leaders to learn how to strike the balance between mission and performance driven objectives.

Objectives for the Participants

VNAA wants participants to leave the 2014 Annual Meeting invigorated, inspired and equipped with practical tools for incorporation into their agencies and communities. In addition to enjoying social and networking events, participants will learn the most up-to-date critical news and information needed to operate their agencies as efficiently and effectively as possible, gaining insight on solutions and practice patterns to ensure success in all aspects of their operations.

Questions to Consider

  • What are the macro issues impacting the industry as well as real life day-to-day challenges in operating a nonprofit home healthcare or hospice agency?
  • How does your proposal demonstrate best practices, new innovations, successes, or other lessons learned?

  • Does your proposal address some aspect of nonprofit home care, hospice or community-based services?
  • How will the proposal be relevant in April 2014? 

Call for Abstracts – Who Should Submit

The VNAA welcomes individual professionals and/or groups committed to supporting, promoting and advancing nonprofit home healthcare and hospice organizations to submit an abstract. This includes organizational leaders, managers and staff, practicing clinicians including medical directors, registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, public health professionals and academics. Independent consultants, vendors, distributors and manufacturers are encouraged to apply in partnership with VNAA members highlighting outcomes and lessons learned from current and past projects.

Abstract Submission Process

How to submit:

  1. Review the requirements for the abstract proposal, which consists of two parts: a 100-250 word abstract essay and a biography form for each faculty member that will be involved in the annual meeting session.
  2. Submit the abstract proposal electronically by visiting the Online Submission Form.
  3. Emailed, faxed, U.S.P.S mailed, handwritten or any other form of hard copy/typed proposals will not be accepted. Incomplete proposals and proposals not completed online will not be reviewed.
  4. Multiple submissions from VNAA members will be accepted; however, please complete and submit a separate Abstract Proposal Package for each proposed annual meeting activity.


Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. EDT, September 20, 2013.


Selection Criteria

  1. Abstracts will be reviewed and selected based on ratings for the criteria below. It is possible for agency/organizations to have multiple submissions selected.
  2. Innovation, quality and originality
  3. Potential significance to disciplinary theory; homecare, hospice, or community services; management policy or clinical practice
  4. Clarity of writing and presentation
  5. Research or strong evidence-based support/leveling
  6. Timeliness and relevance to nonprofit, home health and hospice organizations


 Click to view a sample of past selected submissions

 Click to view a sample of past selected submissions

QuestionPlease contact Manager of Education and Events, Eileen Grande via email [email protected] or 202-384-1459. 

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