General Information

For Breakout Speakers- Decisions regarding the acceptance and scheduling of breakout sessions will be made by May. Speakers will be sent acceptance letters.

For Exhibitors- Please send a brief description of your company and ad to appear in the conference program book to by June 1, 2013.

For more information about exhibitor opportunities please click below.

Exhibitor Information/Exhibitor Prospectus

For Sponsors- Please send Ad to by June 1, 2013.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities please click below.

Sponsor Information

For Attendees

Conference Registration and Information Desk

  • Tuesday- open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday- open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday- open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday- open 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Exhibitor Hours

  • Wednesday- 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Conference Events

Tuesday, August 6- Join us for the Cocktail Reception 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Complimentary appetizers will be served with a cash bar.

Wednesday, August 7- Join us for the all conference Wednesday Night Dinner.  Space is limited.  Sign up early!  Please indicate on the registration form whether you will attend and whether you will bring a guest.


  • Tuesday- Lunch is one your own
  • Wednesday- Lunch is included in the conference fee.  Coffee and tea are provided in the morning. Cold drinks are provided during afternoon breaks.
  • Thursday- Lunch is included in the conference fee.  Coffee and tea are provided in the morning.  Cold drinks are provided during afternoon breaks.

Session Information

  • All sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please review your conference materials and select alternatives to your first choice ahead of time in the event a desired session is full.  Every effort is made to assign presentations to rooms based on the anticipated attendance.  During every concurrent session, there are more than enough seats to accommodate every attendee, and we believe all of the sessions have something valuable to offer.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
  • Please make every effort to arrive at session rooms before the presentation begins and remain during the entire session to eliminate interruptions and distractions.
  • Please dress in layers.  The climate will vary throughout the hotel due to weather and temperature differences.

Cell Phone Use

  • Please respect other conference participants and place your cell phone, pager, and other electronic devices on vibrate or turn it off during sessions.

Continuing Education Credits

Attendance verification for Continuing Education Credit forms will be available at the morning keynote sessions and are also available at the conference registration desk. These forms may be used in some states to support applications for certain continuing education credits. A signature must be received from the moderator of each program session for the credits you are seeking.

Illinois participants: NAQ will provide QDDPs and nursing home administrators from the State of Illinois with the necessary documentation to receive continuing education credits.


Available CEU Hours for 2013 Conference

8/6/13        6 hours (Tuesday Pre-Conference)

8/7/13        5.25 hours (Wednesday)

8/8/13        5.50 hours (Thursday)

8/9/13        3.0 hours (Friday

Total          19.75 hours

Continuing Education Certificates

Continuing Education Certificates will be made available at the conference registration desk for a fee of $5.00.  A completed “Attendance Verification for Continuing Credit” form must be submitted in order to receive a certificate.

Certificates of Attendance

Certificates of Attendance will be made available to conference participants at the conference registration desk for a fee of $5.00