2018 Medical Respite Training Symposium

2018 Medical Respite Training SymposiumSchedule and Session Descriptions | CME Info
Consumer Subsidies | Sponsorships | Site Visits

Exploring the Future of Medical Respite

October 1-2, 2018
Embassy Suites
2630 East Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Join the National HCH Council and Respite Care Providers’ Network for the first-ever Medical Respite Training Symposium! From October 1-2 in Phoenix, AZ, this singular, CME-accredited conference will feature two days of intensive workshops illuminating the unique care model that is medical respite care.

The Symposium’s three tracks—Planning/Start-up, Advanced Operations, and Clinical—will explore forging hospital partnerships, securing funding for new programs, fostering consumer engagement, establishing clinical procedures, and more! The event also will highlight the Council’s Medical Respite StandardsDirectory, and Toolkit.

Sign up today to explore the future of medical respite care with leading experts from medical respite programs across the U.S.—whether you’re an administrator, clinician, or consumer, you’ll find information to enhance your practice and sharpen your advocacy at our Symposium.

Register NowImportant: The cutoff date for our room block at the Embassy Suites is September 9. We urge you to book your hotel rooms as soon as possible!

What’s In Store?

  • Fundamental Issues for Establishing a Medical Respite Program: learn how to create respite services from the ground up
  • Self-Care Is Quality Care with Trauma Expert Matt Bennett: explore how to maximize your effectiveness while avoiding burnout
  • An in-depth introduction to the Council’s groundbreaking Medical Respite Standards, Directory, and Toolkit
  • Sessions on clinical issues, opioid use, consumer involvement, hospital engagement, palliative care, and more!
  • Limited consumer subsidies to support consumer engagement.
  • CME credits from Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Site visits to Circle the City to view medical respite care in action!
  • Diverse and exciting sponsorship opportunities!

View our full event agenda and session descriptions.


Apply Now for Consumer SubsidiesConsumer Subsidies Available! Apply by August 31

In the spirit of our founding principle of consumer leadership, the Council is providing subsidies for individuals who have or are currently experiencing homelessness who have benefited from medical respite care to attend our Symposium. Scholarships will cover lodging, meals, registration fees, and up to $200 in travel expenses. Contact Michael Durham by August 31 to nominate a candidate.