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Welcome to the OHCA Annual Convention & Exposition

Thank you for your interest in speaking at the OHCA 2024

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Call for Presentations

Speaking at the Annual Convention is a privilege only the best in the profession can experience. For years, the Ohio Health Care Association has offered a remarkable lineup of education and networking opportunities targeting the needs and concerns of staff in all departments and with varying experience. As the profession's most trusted partner for quality education, we look forward to receiving your speaker application and your help to continue this long-standing tradition.

Anyone can apply to be a presenter at the Annual Convention (facility staff, consultants and professional speakers). The educational program for the convention is being designed to ensure that attendees leave each session equipped with effective strategies to achieve operational excellence in the post acute and long term services and supports profession.


Audience Characteristics: The attendees at the convention are individuals who work in assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities, home care organizations, hospice organizations and for ID/DD providers. 51% of attendees have 17+ years experience, 20% have 10 -16 years experience. The audience is experienced and knowledgeable and expects the most current information and highest quality training available. Attendees represent both for profit and not for profit organizations. Presenters are asked to incorporate issues facing all lines of service into their presentations.

Education should be interesting, exciting, effective, unique and memorable. Use of case studies, handouts and audio/visual equipment is encouraged. We encourage you to craft a proposal that demonstrates a dynamic and innovative plan to disseminate information. The audience is experienced and knowledgeable and expects the most current information and highest quality training available. Three hour sessions should incorporate group work, case studies and time for the audience to reflect with one another on what they have just learned. Applications are submitted online and must be completed by December 20, 2023.

The committee encourages proposals from different companies and organizations representing different points of view. However, due to the large number of applications received we can only accept two (2) applications from any one speaker and five (5) from any company. Exceptions to the limit will be given for applications that are solely focused for assisted living communities, home care, hospice or ICF-IID providers.

If you created an account and submitted an application to speak in 2023, even if selected, you will need to create a new account for 2024. Unfortunately the system does not save your information from one year to the next. Click JOIN NOW under NEW USERS below to begin.


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Questions? Organizer: Kathy Chapman -