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2017 Michigan Primary Care Annual Conference
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7/23/2017 to 7/25/2017
When: July 23-25, 2017
Registration opens at 11 am on Sunday, July 23, 2017
Where: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
Acme, MI  49610-0404
United States
Contact: Barbara Lincoln

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Join your colleagues from throughout the state for the Michigan Primary Association’s Annual Conference July 23-25 at the beautiful Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.


Take advantage of new conference features:

  • MPCA has partnered with HRSA to offer special learning labs to present the American Society of Addiction Medicine course, “Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives.”
  • Opportunities to interact with speakers following their sessions.
  • Office hours with Azara, the MPCA’s new data analytics provider.
  • Sunday pre-clinical conference on “Payment Reform for Clinicians.”

This annual event brings together Michigan Health Center staff and board members to learn from each other, and expert faculty presenting on clinical, finance, operations, governance, and administrative topics. All breakout session will fall into one of five tracks: Primary Care, Engagement and Enabling Services, Board and Governance, Finance and Operations, or Substance use Disorders. 


This conference provides a great opportunity to make new connections, hear new ideas, engage with peers and refuel as you return to your Health Center with new resources, tools, and approaches to strengthen your programs, services, and operations. 


Last year's conference attracted over 300 attendees, including 50 exhibitors and sponsors!  We hope to see you in Traverse City again this year!


Program of Events - subject to change

Check back often as we will continue to update. To view, click here


Annual Conference Presentations

Continuing Education

This live event has been approved for 13 continuing medical education credits by the American Association of Family Physicians. Nurses and Social Workers may apply to use these as elective credits. We will provide a Certificate of Attendance that will be electronically sent to you after the conference. In order to receive this, you must be sure to sign-in at the registration table and complete a CME-specific evaluation form at the end of the conference.


Registration - early bird rates through July 7

$515 - MPCA Member

$595 - Non-member
$420 - Monday only
$320 - Tuesday only 
$420 - 5th attendee or more from your organization

$  75 - Attending Opioid Prescribing Learning Labs ONLY - (covers breakfast, lunch and refreshments on Monday only)

After July 7
$565 - MPCA Member

$645 - Non-member
$470 - Monday only
$320 - Tuesday only
$420 - 5th attendee or more from your organization

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.


Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities and Registration

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


2017 Sponsors


Thank you to the sponsors of the 2017 MPCA Annual Conference. Click here for more information.

  • Quest Diagnostics (diamond sponsor)
  • Community Health Ventures (silver sponsor)
  • Midway Dental (silver sponsor)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Plans, Blue Cross Complete of MI (bronze sponsor)
  • eClinicalWorks (bronze sponsor)
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Michigan (bronze sponsor)
  • Nonstop Wellness (CFO roundtable luncheon sponsor)
  • DentaQuest (breakout sponsor)
  • Gilead Sciences (breakout sponsor)
  • MCNA Dental (bronze sponsor)
  • LabCorp (bronze sponsor)

2017 Exhibitor Showcase


The list of organizations exhibiting during the Exhibitor Showcase on Monday, July 24, continues to be updated - click here. Thank you to these organizations for their support!


Location and Hotel Reservation Information


Grand Traverse Resort - SOLD OUT - You can call to place your name on a waiting list. Also see overflow hotel below.
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
Acme, MI 49610 


Check-In: 4 pm

Check-Out: 11 am

$169 - Hotel Room

$169 - Studio
$199 - Tower Room

$219 - One Bedroom Condominium

$319 - Two Bedroom Condominium

$495 - Three Bedroom Condominium

$800 - Five 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. The deadline to make reservations is June 22, 2017, 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. **If you are holding a lot of reservations in one name, please don't forget to call the hotel with the individual names and release the rooms you will not need as there is a waiting list.


Overflow - Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel


Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel

7741 M-72 East

Williamsburg, MI 49690


Reservations:  1-800-748-0303 and press the prompt for Turtle Creek


$279/per night 

Check-in - 3 pm
Check-out - 11 am


Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel is located approximately four miles from the Grand Traverse Resort and is offering a discounted price of $279 per night. For reservations, please call 1-800-748-0303 and press the prompt for Turtle Creek. Let them know you are with the Michigan Primary Care Association group. 


A complimentary shuttle runs from Turtle Creek to Grand Traverse Resort 24 hours each day. You can request a shuttle by asking at the front desk or going to the main entrance and asking for the shuttle. It only takes a few minutes for it to arrive.  



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 guest 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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