Who should answer the call for presentations?
Facility staff, corporate consultants, business members, industry experts and others skilled at engaging participants while delivering specific learning objectives on a topic relevant to long-term care professionals. 
Who attends THCA events?
Attendees include nursing home and assisted living owners, operators, administrators, managers, nurses, nurse practitioners, activity professionals, social workers, human resource professionals, certified public accountants, and other health care professionals licensed in the State of Texas.

What kind of proposals are accepted?
Below are the most highly rated topics based on a recent needs analysis survey of long-term care professionals across Texas.

NOTE: New for 2023 events we are asking presenters to qualify their proposed session into a specific delivery method defined later in this survey. Please see the THCA Presenter Guide for detailed information on what is expected.

Opportunities for presentation include the following events.
  • 2023 Summer Conference (June 12-14, Bastrop, TX)
  • 73rd Annual Convention & Trade Show (Sept 11-13, Dallas, TX)
  • Regional meetings
  • Webinars & webinar series
  • Recorded enduring sessions

Education Topics Based on 2023 Needs Analysis

Leadership & Management
  • Staff recruitment & retention
  • Coaching & mentoring, empowering people to lead
  • Developing teams, teamwork
  • Ethics
  • Superior customer service
  • 5 star rating
  • Developing comprehensive person centered care plans
  • Creating a safe, functional, sanitary, & comfortable environment free of accidents & hazards
  • Resident Centered Care
  • Investigate/Report Allegations/Individuals
  • Infection control & antibiotic stewardship
  • Providing care & services for highest wellbeing
  • Nurse aide competency & care needs
  • Functional improvement
  • Resident loneliness, social isolation & depression
Legal & Regulatory
  • Survey compliance
  • CMS / HHSC regulatory updates
  • Updating facility assessments for emergency management, pandemic response, and infection control
  • Infection control survey compliance
  • CMS requirements of participation
  • PDPM (Patient Driven Payment Model)
  • Medicaid managed care
  • QIPP (Quality Incentive Payment Plan)
  • PBJ (Payroll Based Journal)