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2018 MPCA Annual Conference
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7/22/2018 to 7/24/2018
When: Sunday, July 22, 2018
Registration opens at 11 am on Sunday, July 22, 2018
Where: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
Acme, MI  49610-0404
United States
Contact: Barbara Lincoln

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Don’t Miss Out — Register Now for MPCA’s 2018 Annual Conference!

Register Today for the MPCA Annual Conference


MPCA’s Annual Conference, Community Health Trends and Innovations, is right around the corner — and there’s still time register! Join your colleagues from around the state in Traverse City from July 22 to 24! We’ll be featuring first-class educational sessions and networking opportunities, including 29 education sessions on a wide variety of topics related to clinical issues, board and governance, operations and finance, and enabling services.


Want a preview? Feature general sessions include:


·         Ken Daniels, the Detroit Red Wings play-by-play announcer, will share the tragic story of his son’s overdose death and detail what he’s doing to raise awareness of substance use disorders.

·         Theresa Flores, a Michigan native, who will discuss how she survived human trafficking, how she’s helping others, and how health centers can work to prevent it.

·         A reactor panel on recruiting and retaining primary care physicians through the MIDOCS program, along with how the state’s innovative plan to address the shortage of primary care physicians can     positively impact your health center.

 ·         The premier of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) video, “Creating Healing Communities,” in addition to a preview of how your health center can be a part of educating and training the community to identify signs of ACEs in children and help create community-based interventions.


To learn more and create a customized agenda, click here. Don’t delay — reserve your learning opportunity today!


For a complete agenda, including all sessions and speakers, please click here

Sunday - July 22, 2018

  • 11:00 a.m.                Registration opens
  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  MQIN Network Meeting (light lunch provided)
  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.     Health Policy Meeting
  • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.     Clinical Pre-Conference
  • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.     Network Meetings (Operations, Finance, Health Center Board Member Committee)
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.     MPCA Board of Directors Meeting
  • 4:45 - 6:15 p.m.     Annual Membership Meeting
  • 6:15 - 8:00 p.m.     Welcome Dinner

Monday, July 23, 2018

  • 7:00 a.m.                   Registration opens
  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.       MCHN Annual Meeting breakfast
  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.       Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m.                  Welcome and sessions
  • 12:40-1:50 p.m.   Lunch
  • 4:45 p.m.                  Conclude for the day
  • 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.     Bus trip to downtown Traverse City

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

  • 8:00-9:30 a.m.           Awards breakfast
  • 9:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.  Sessions (lunch included)
  • 1:15 p.m.                       Conference Concludes

Attendee Registration - early bird rates through July 11 - Register above or click here

Full conference rates

  • $515 - MPCA Member
  • $595 - Non-member
  • $420 - 5th attendee or more from same organization

Single day rates

  • $420 - Monday only
  • $320 - Tuesday only

Registration - After July 11

Full conference rates

  • $565 - MPCA Member
  • $645 - Non-member
  • $470 - 5th attendee or more from same organization

Single day rates

  • $470 - Monday only
  • $370- Tuesday only

Continuing Education cost 

  • $ 25 - Continuing Education Credit (physician, dentist, nurse, social worker)

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations and refunds must be submitted in writing. Substitutions are accepted in lieu of cancellations. A 10% administrative fee is charged for all cancellation and refund requests. No refunds will be given within 5 business days of the event.


Continuing Education

Please click here for more information on Continuing Education opportunities.

Sponsorship / Exhibitor Opportunities AND Registration

To view the sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities information, as well as to register as an exhibitor, please click here. 


2018 Sponsors 

Please be sure to stop by our sponsors exhibit table and thank them for their support which helps make our Annual Conference possible. Click here to view more information about our sponsors.

  • Quest Diagnostics (diamond sponsor)
  • Michigan Area Health Education Center (gold sponsor)
  • Community Health Ventures (silver sponsor)
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Michigan (bronze sponsor)
  • LabCorp (bronze sponsor)
  • Medline: FQHC (bronze sponsor)

2018 Exhibitor Showcase

The list of organizations exhibiting during the Exhibitor Showcase on Monday, July 23, continues to be updated - click here to view who will be exhibiting. Thank you to these organization for their support!


Location and Hotel Reservations - Reservation deadline is June 22 to receive discounted rate.


Grand Traverse Resort                         

100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd           

Acme, MI 49610                             


Check-in: 4 p.m.

Check-out: 11 a.m.

Free Parking


Discounted hotel room rates (Does not include $16.95 resort fee)

$174 hotel room

$204 tower room

$225 one-bedroom condominium

$329 two-bedroom condominium

$509 three-bedroom condominium

  • Room rates are based on single/double occupancy. Additional adults in a guest room will be charged $15 per person, per night (excludes condos). 
  • Daily Resort Fee - $16.95 - Click here to read what is included in the resort fee.

Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-968-7352 and be sure to ask for the Michigan Primary Care Association room block to receive the discounted rates. You can also make them online by clicking the following link, "click here to book your stay at Grand Traverse Resort". 


The deadline to make reservations is June 22, 2018, before our room block is released to the general public. After this date, the discounted rate cannot be guaranteed, and rooms will be on a space available basis. 


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Transportation Information

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is just six miles northeast of Traverse City, Michigan and only 10 minutes from Traverse City's Cherry Capital Airport, which is serviced by many major carriers. For guests who are flying in, Grand Traverse Resort offers complimentary Airport Shuttle service to and from the Resort. Advanced shuttle arrangements can be made by calling 1-231-534-6420. You will need to provide your flight information. For other forms of ground transportation to/from the airport, click here. Detroit and Chicago are within a 4-to-6 hour drive.





Please contact Barb Lincoln at or 517.853.1062. 




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