2012 Center Leadership Conference
October 18-19, 2012
Conrad Hilton Hotel
The conference this year will be held in the luxurious Conrad Hilton Hotel, located downtown at 1395 Brickell Avenue Miami, Fl, 33131. This year’s conference will focus on new research and practice for engaging patients in their care, with the latest topics on hospitalization, exercise, and updates on NPF Initiatives. This conference is open to NPF’s Center of Excellence Network and invited guests. Registration is now open!
Thursday, October 18th
"Transitions of Care"
Speaker: Christopher Callahan, MD
|Friday, October 19th
||"How we can get people to change"
||The effects of exercise in PD: what research has taught us thus far and gaps in knowledge
||Hospitalization in Parkinson's disease
|10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
||Session A: Engaging patients with cognitive deficits in care (Coordinators Session)
Session B: Comparative effectiveness in PD (Medical Directors Session)
||NPF Quality Improvement Initiative Update
|Saturday, October 20th
||QII Investigators & Coordinators Meeting (for QII participating Centers only)
This year’s Center Leadership Conference will be held at the Conrad Hilton Hotel. Room rates are $179 per night for those bringing additional representatives or guests. All room reservations for Centers will be made by NPF (according to your attendee registration information) and will be billed directly to NPF for one night (10/18). Additional nights or additional representatives/guests will be billed to you by the hotel upon check-in. if you wish to contact the hotel, please call (305) 503-6500. If you require a second night (10/19) due to your flight schedule, contact Nadia Romero to obtain pre-approval.
Please reference these directions to the hotel from the local airport, which include taxi rates. Hotel reservations must be made by September 28th, 2012.
Please make travel arrangements as soon as possible to obtain best airfare. NPF will reimburse for travel expenses, including reasonably priced airfare and airport parking/taxi if submitted with a receipt within the guidelines below.
- For U.S. and Canadian Attendees, NPF will reimburse domestic travel expenses up to US$900* per Center of Excellence for two representatives (Medical Director and Coordinator). Please note this figure is per center rather than per traveler.
- For attendees from outside North America, NPF will reimburse up to US$900* in travel for one representative (Medical Director).
NPF will provide accommodations, meals and expenses during the conferences as referenced above. If you incur other expenses that do not fit into the above categories, please contact us prior to the conference for approval.
*If your travel expenditures exceed the allowed amount, please contact NPF for pre-approval. Last minute travel booking (less than two weeks) which exceeds the allowed amount may not be approved, so please book your reservations early. All reimbursement is to be submitted post-conference; please download a copy of the reimbursement form.
Additional center representatives are welcome to attend the conference if the center is able to cover the travel and hotel expenses. There is no charge from NPF to attend the conference.
Special thanks to our generous sponsors.