2019 Spring Conference - New Orleans, LA

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Join us in the Big Easy - New Orleans, LA!

Join us for another exciting mhca conference in jazzy New Orleans, Louisiana!


WHERE:   JW Marriott New Orleans
614 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
CONTACT:   Gena Matthews

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:  You must make hotel reservations separately.

To make hotel reservations, please visit the following link:

mhca 2019 Spring Conference

Hotel Reservation Deadline:
April 17, 2019
$199 Sgl/Dbl

(504) 525-6500




If you try to make Hotel Reservations and are told that our block is full and need assistance getting into the hotel, or if you have any problems with the hotel's reservations website, please send an email to Gena Matthews at gmatthews@mhca.com?Subject=Hotel Assistance - 2019 New Orleans.


If you need to cancel a room reservation, please send an email to Gena Matthews at gmatthews@mhca.com?Subject=Room Cancellation - 2019 New Orleans rather than cancelling the room yourself with the hotel. The hotel will return all Cancelled rooms to their General Sales block, not to mhca's room block, thus these rooms will be unavailable to other mhca members trying to make reservations.  By letting Gena know about the cancellation, she can work with the hotel to make sure your cancelled room(s) are in our block and available to other members.

Cancellations must be made 3 days prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalty of one (1) night's room & tax.



May 14, 2019 through May 16, 2019
614 Canal Street
JW Marriott New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Phone: 850-942-4900
Available Sessions
a. Certificate of Attendance
b. TUE 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Leadership Incubator
c. TUE 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Innovation Incubator
d. TUE 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Welcome Reception
e. WED 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - GENERAL SESSION: Creativity Without the Voodoo - A Practical Plan for More Creativity
f. WED 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - GENERAL SESSION: What Employers Want in Healthcare - It’s Not What You Think!
g. WED 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - BREAKOUT: Beyond the Ping-Pong Table: How to Truly Build a Creative Culture
h. WED 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - BREAKOUT: Measurement Based Care: An Essential Component of High Quality Behavioral Healthcare
i. WED 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - BREAKOUT: A Better Way to Control Healthcare Costs - Navigating Benefit Decisions with Advocacy, Transparency & Innovation
j. WED 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - BREAKOUT: A Deeper Dive into Direct Contracting with Employers
k. WED 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Reception
l. THU 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - GENERAL SESSION: Is Community Mental Health Destined to Share Homo Habilis’ Fate?
m. THU 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - GENERAL SESSION: Medication Matters - Causes & Solutions to Medication Nonadherence
n. THU 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - BREAKOUT: How Do Community Behavioral Healthcare Providers Avoid Evolutionary Oblivion?
o. THU 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - BREAKOUT: 2020’s Opioid Crisis - Shaping the Future of Treatment
p. THU 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Bright Ideas Round-up
q. THU 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - mhca Board of Directors Meeting
r. THU 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Closing Reception

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