Annual Conference

Save the date for the 
23rd Indiana Rural Health Conference

20/20: A Clear Vision for Rural Health

June 16-17, 2020, in French Lick, Indiana.

See left tabs for more information

Exhibitors, click on the left side 'exhibitors' tab for the registration link. Registration is OPEN!

Attendees, click on the left side 'attendee information' tab for the registration link. Attendee registration will open in February 2020.

 

Please save the date for the
23rd Indiana Rural Health Conference

20/20: A Clear Vision for Rural Health
June 16-17, 2020, in French Lick, Indiana

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN FEBRUARY 

Registration fees for the Annual Conference:

There will be no refunds for cancellations received after May 19, 2020.
  • $350 - Conference Registration, June 16-17, 2020
    (Includes all Conference meals & complimentary membership)

  • $250 - One-Day Annual Conference Registration, Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    (Includes only June 16 meals & complimentary membership)

  •   $400 - Walk-in registration (walk-in fees are higher; we prefer you pre-register; please pre-register today):
    (Includes all Conference meals & complimentary membership)

 

Opportunities to sponsor health profession students to attend the IRHA conference will be available, please consider sponsoring a student.



 

Student Sponsor

IRHA is  seeking funds to support full time health profession students to attend the IRHA Annual Conference. 

One of the goals of the Indiana Rural Health Association is to help recruit students in the health professions to practice in the rural communities. The Association believes that one of the best ways to do this is to provide opportunities for students to interact with professionals who are committed to practicing in the rural setting and to attend educational sessions geared toward rural practices. Since the IRHA Annual Conference is the largest gathering of such professionals and educational sessions, this is the best opportunity to introduce students to rural health professionals. The cost of a student to attend the Annual Conference in June is $515 per student. This cost covers the registration fee, all conference meals and two nights hotel stay. 


 

If you have to cancel your registration to attend the IRHA Annual Conference you must notify IRHA by contacting Heidi Malone, hmalone@indianarha.org or 812-478-3919 ext. 243; if you reserved a room at French Lick you also must contact French Lick to cancel your room reservation (1-888-936-9360).

IRHA does not cancel your French Lick room reservations for you, and French Lick does not cancel registrations to attend the IRHA Annual Conference. You must contact both organizations or you will be responsible for fees incurred to both organizations.

 

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Save the date for the 23rd Indiana Rural Health Conference

20/20: A Clear Vision for Rural Health

June 16-17, 2020, in French Lick, Indiana.
Exhibit day, June 16
For more information, please contact Tina Elliott, telliott@indianarha.org

The 2020 IRHA Annual Conference Exhibit registration is OPEN
 REGISTER HERE

Exhibitor Proposal


Pricing & Levels

A. Emerald - $10,000

2 Exhibit Booths – Prime Floor Location
Complimentary registration with meals for 9 individuals
Logo on the Indiana Rural Health Association's Website - Twelve (12) months
IRHA Organizational Membership
Recognition as an Emerald Sponsor on IRHA website

B. Diamond - $7,550

2 Exhibit Booths – Prime Floor Location
Complimentary registration with meals for 7 individuals
Logo on the Indiana Rural Health Association's Website - Six (6) months
IRHA Organizational Membership
Recognition as a Diamond Sponsor on IRHA website

C. Platinum - $5,050

1 Exhibit Booth
Complimentary registration with meals for 6 individuals
Logo on the Indiana Rural Health Association's Website - Six (6) months
IRHA Organizational Membership
Recognition of as a Platinum Sponsor on IRHA website

D. Gold - $3,550

1 Exhibit Booth
Complimentary registration with meals for 5 individuals
Logo on the Indiana Rural Health Association's Website - Three (3)months
IRHA Organizational Membership
Recognition as a Gold Sponsor on IRHA website

E. Silver - $2,550

1 Exhibit Booth
Complimentary registration for 4 individuals
Each registration includes meals and 1-year IRHA individual membership for those registered to attend
Logo on the Indiana Rural Health Association's Website - Three (3) months
Recognition as a Silver Sponsor on IRHA website

F. Bronze - $1,250

1 Exhibit Booth
Complimentary registration for 3 individuals
Each registration includes meals and 1-year IRHA individual membership for those registered to attend
Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor on IRHA website

G. Standard Exhibitor - $800

1 Exhibit Booth
Complimentary registration for 2 individuals
Each registration includes meals and 1-year IRHA individual membership for those registered to attend
Recognition as an Exhibitor on IRHA website


 

Thank You to Our 2020 Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

The Indiana Rural Health Association thanks each of the 2020 Conference sponsors and exhibitors listed below. 

This education activity is funded in part by the Indiana State Department of Health/State Office of Rural Health, contract #0000000000000000000018445.

Gold

Blue & Co., LLC (Affiliate Business Partner Network Member)

Design Collaborative (Affiliate Business Partner Network Member)

GLA Collection Company, Inc. (Affiliate Business Partner Network Member)

Indiana Rural Opioid Consortium (Affiliate Business Partner Network Member)

Nuance Communications

The MEK Group (Premier Business Partner Network Member)

SimplifiHCA (Select Business Partner Network Member)

Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center (Premier Business Partner Network Member)

Silver

Anthem

CareSource

Indiana AHEC Network

Bronze

McKesson

Radiology Partners

Standard 

Allied Collection Service, Inc.

Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy

BSA LifeStructures

Delta Medical Systems

Galen College of Nursing

Garmong Construction

Indiana Immunization Coalition

IRHA Connecting Kids to Coverage-Indiana (CKC-IN)

Katz Brunner Healthcare 

MedPro Group

Qsource

The Compliance Team, Inc.

 

Sponsor an event during the IRHA Annual Conference 
June 16-17, 2020

 

Event sponsorship opportunities will open in February 2020:

Each Event Sponsorship includes a complimentary Conference registration for one (1) person to attend the conference.
  • Breakfast Sponsor - $2,500
  • Luncheon Sponsor - $2,500
  • Break Sponsor Tuesday Afternoon - $1,000
  • Awards Sponsor - $500
  • Internet Sponsor - $500
  • Student Gathering (evening of 6/16) - $500

2019 Annual Conference Special Events Sponsors

Digestive Health Associates LLC - Student Gathering

Indiana Rural Schools Clinic Network - Break Sponsor

Indiana Rural Schools Clinic Network - Breakfast Sponsor

Indiana Rural Schools Clinic Network - Internet Sponsor

Indiana Rural Schools Clinic Network - Student Gathering


Save the Date for the Don Kelso Classic Golf Scramble 
June 15, 2020

 

Taking place again at the Donald Ross Course in French Lick, Indiana

All proceeds benefit student scholarships for the IRHA Annual Conference.


2019 Kelso Classic Golf Winners

  • 1st Place - Matt Manor,  JD McVey,  James Frascella & David Roth (58)
  • 2nd Place - Christopher Kern, Chris Dower,  Don Johnson & Charles Hutchinson (59)
  • 3rd Place - Matt Woodason & Jim Wesp (60)
  • Longest Drive with a Marshmallow Men -  Chris Dower
  • Longest Drive with a Marshmallow Women - Cathy Waggoner
  • Closest to the Pin - Steve Reed & Jim Young
  • Longest Drive - Don Johnson & Casey Lakes

For more information, please contact Phil Ellis or Nick Lizanich, Golf Classic co-chairs.


2019 Golf Scramble Sponsors

Barnes & Thornburg, LLP (Hole Sponsor)

Bloomington Meadows Hospital (Lunch Sponsor)

Blue & Co., LLC (Hole Sponsor)

BSA LifeStructures (Hole Sponosor)

Emergency Nurses Association (Ice Towel Sponsor)

Finance System, Inc. (Hole Sponsor)

Goldfish Medical Staffing (Men's Longest Drive Sponsor)

Indiana ENA: Know Us Before You Need US!!! (Longest Drive with a Marshmallow)

Lincoln Financial Group (Lunch Sponsor)

Liv Pregnancy App - ISDH (Closest to the Hole Sponsor)

OPYS Physician Services (Beverage Cart Sponsor)

Pollux Systems, Inc. (Lunch Sponsor)

Ryan Fireprotection (Closest to the Hole Sponsor)

Senex Services Corp. (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Team Sponsor)

Senex Services Corp. (Beverage Cart Sponsor)

Senex Services Corp. (Ice Towel Sponsor)

Senex Services Corp. (Longest Drive with a Marshmallow)

Senex Services Corp. (Women's Longest Drive)


2019 Golf Scramble Photos

Student Scholarships

A requirement of receiving this scholarship to the 2019 Annual Conference is to complete the task list followed by the online questionnaire. If you do not complete the online questionnaire, your future scholarship applications will not be accepted.

Student task list - to be completed during the conference

To complete the online questionnaire go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQ2W629 

Thank you to our scholarship underwriters.

To see the list of the 2019 scholarship underwriters, with a link to their website Click here


Professional Scholarships  

Thank you to the North Central Health Services, Inc. who provided scholarships for health professionals to attend the 2019 IRHA Annual Conference.
 

Contact information of the organization providing this scholarship:

North Central Health Services, Inc.
2900 N. River Road
Lafayette, Indiana 47902

The professional scholarships are made possible by grant support from North Central Health Services (NCHS). NCHS has a primary responsibility to operate River Bend Hospital, a nonprofit inpatient psychiatric hospital licensed and certified by the Indiana FSSA Division of Mental Health and Addiction. NCHS also is a grantmaking organization providing primarily capital grants to 501 (c)(3) organizations that share the NCHS commitment to health and the development of healthy communities in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties.

Student Sponsor

Thank you for your interest in supporting a student to attend the 2020 IRHA Annual Conference.
We will be opening the sponsorship application for the 2020 IRHA Annual Conference in February 2020. 

One of the goals of the Indiana Rural Health Association is to help recruit students in the health professions to practice in the rural communities. The Association believes that one of the best ways to do this is to provide opportunities for students to interact with professionals who are committed to practicing in the rural setting and to attend educational sessions geared toward rural practices. Since the IRHA Annual Conference is the largest gathering of such professionals and educational sessions, this is the best opportunity to introduce students to rural health professionals. The cost of a student to attend the Annual Conference in June is $515 per student. This cost covers the registration fee, all conference meals and two nights hotel stay.

 

We would like to thank the following individuals or organizations for sponsoring a student to attend the 2019 Annual Conference

  • Cook Group Incorporated - Four (4) Students
  • Digestive Health Associates, LLC - One (1) Student
  • Don Kelso - One (1) Student
  • Office of Community and Rural Affairs - One (1) Student

Also, a thank you to the following organizations whom provide support every year to our students:  

  • East Indiana Area Health Education Center
  • Indiana Rural Health Association, Student Scholarship Fund
  • Indiana State Department of Health/State Office of Rural Health
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Terre Haute
  • North Central Health Services, Inc
  • North Central Indiana Area Health Education Center
  • Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center
  • Northwest Indiana Area Health Education Center
  • Metropolitan Indianapolis/Central Indiana Area Health Education Center
  • Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health / Union Hospital
  • South Central Indiana Area Health Education Center
  • Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center
  • Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center
  • West Central Indiana Area Health Education Center

Please donate an item for the 2020 Silent Auction.

Solicitation letters & donation forms for the 2020 Silent Auction are available here for your use and distribution soon. All proceeds from the silent auction will be used to fund health professional students to attend future IRHA Annual Conferences.

Silent Auction solicitation letter

Silent Auction donation form

Indiana Rural Health Association is a 501(c)(3) entity; therefore, your prize donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


For more information, please contact Jennifer Taylor or Cara Veale, Silent Auction co-chairs.  

IRHA Annual Conference Mobile App

Information will be released at a later date. 

 

Hotel Information and Reservations

The 2020 IRHA Annual Conference will be held at:

French Lick Springs Hotel
8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

Hotel Block with Group Rate:

IRHA has a discounted block rate of $135.00 per night for rooms during the 2020 Annual Conference. The "cut-off" date for the discount block is May 17, 2020, and is a strict deadline. Rooms fill up quickly, so reserve one now. Individuals must identify themselves as being with Indiana Rural Health Association at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate. 


Reserving a room:

The discounted room rate of $135 per night is open until May 17, 2020.   Reservations can be made by:

1.  Calling the French Lick Resort directly at 1-888-936-9360 and use the group code 0620RHA. You must identify yourself as being with the Indiana Rural Health Association at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate.

2.  Booking Website:  https://book.passkey.com/e/49816632 

If you have to cancel your registration to attend the IRHA Annual Conference, you must notify IRHA by contacting Heidi Malone, hmalone@indianarha.org or 812-478-3919 ext. 243; if you reserved a room at French Lick, you also must contact French Lick to cancel your room reservation (1-888-936-9360). 
IRHA does not cancel your French Lick room reservations for you, and French Lick does not cancel registrations to attend the IRHA Annual Conference. You must contact both organizations, or you will be responsible for fees incurred to both organizations.

 

Conference presentations are posted on the Resources page once received. To download and print presentations from the Annual Conference, CLICK HERE. 


Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for the 2020 Conference is closed.
Deadline for submission was November 15, 2019.

If you would like to receive the proposal forms for future Conferences, please be sure your contact information is updated in the IRHA online database by logging onto your profile (login here). If you do not have a profile created in the IRHA database, please create one by clicking on the "new visitor registration" on the login page.

All individuals listed in the IRHA online database are emailed the call for proposals, be sure your information is up to date in our database.


For more information about the speaker proposal for the Annual Conference, please contact Tina Elliott, telliott@indianarha.org, or 812-478-3919 ext. 222

2019 Annual Conference Photos

June 18 and 19, 2019