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 Kansas Adult Care Executives

2023 Tanner-Foster Educational Foundation In-Person Conference

  • 07 Mar 2023
  • 10:00 AM
  • 08 Mar 2023
  • 5:00 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 410 South 3rd St., Manhattan, KS


(depends on selected options)

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2023 Tanner-Foster In- Person Conference 

MARCH 7 & 8, 2023

Select the “In-Person Plus Streaming Package” option to receive a virtual live stream of the conference that you can share with a facility team member and you will also receive a recording of the conference in case you miss any of the education sessions live.  

Tuesday, March 7:

9:00AM-1PM Registration 

10:00-11:40 AM Optional Free Pre-Session: Preceptor Training Amanda Jeardoe, LNHA, Dawn Veh, LNHA and Holly Noble, LNHA- 2 Admin CEs

Lunch on your own

1:00-1:10 PM Welcome  

1:10-2:00 PM Organizational Leadership Dr. Murry Streetman, KSU- 1 Admin CE

2:10-3:00 PM Opioid Use Disorders: Building an Equitable ad Person-Centered Opioid Stewardship Program Brenda Groves, KFMC- 1 Res Care CE

3:10-4:00 PM Nursing Facility Medicaid Eligibility & CARE/PASSAR Update Drew Atkins, KDADS & LaTonya Palmer, KDHE- 1 Admin CE

4:10-5:00 PM Fight the Frazzle: Practical Ways to Manage Stress and Burnout Erika Kramer, United Scripts- 1 Admin CE

A reception hosted at the hotel will follow the afternoon education sessions.

Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. 

Wednesday, March 8:

7:30 AM Registration

8:00-9:20 AM To Be or Not To Be: How to Transform your Culture Using Activities, Scott Averil, LNHA, Robi Boland, Activity Director, and Jill McCoy, LNHA Wellsville Health & Rehab- 1.5 Res Care CEs

9:30-10:20 AM KDADS Survey Update Dawne Altis, Director of Survey & Certification, KDADS- 1 Admin CE

10:30-11:00 AM Fire Marshal Survey Update Shawn Alexander, Fire Prevention Education Consultant, Kansas State Fire Marshal - 0.5 Admin CEs

11:00-11:30 AM Tanner Foster Educational Foundation Annual Meeting

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Official Vendor Show - 1 Elective Credit CE

12:30-1:20 PM Lunch- Provided 

1:30-2:20 PM 2023 Legislative Session Update Haely Ordoyne, KACE Legislative Co-Chair -  1 Admin CE

2:30-3:20 PM What’s Keeping You Up at Night: Assessing Your Operations Joe Ewert, ARI- 1 Admin CE

3:30-4:50 PM Resetting the Button on Your Dining Program Amy Bollam, Dining RD Health Technologies- 1.5 Admin CEs

4:50 PM Closing Remarks, Bill Tofflemire, KACE

**Agenda is subject to change.


Conference Location

Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan

410 South 3rd St., Manhattan, KS 66502

(785) 532-9116

Hotel Rooms 

The conference rate hotel rooms have sold out. 

Contact the neighboring Fairfield Inn to ask about KACE conference overflow rooms for a discounted rate of $113.00 per night. 

Fairfield Inn

300 Colorado St, Manhattan, KS 66502

(785) 539-2400

Continuing Education Credit:

This event and the optional pre-conference session are approved for up to 13.5 continuing education clock hours for adult care home administrators and registered operators by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (LTS# A1427) including 10 hours in the core are of Administration and 2.5 hours in the core area of Resident Care, and 1.0 Elective.     

Hutchinson Community College is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 12.5 contact hours applicable for RN or LPN re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number LT0101-0527. Nurses are not eligible for the 1.0 Elective CEU. 

Conference Attire: 
Conference attire is business casual. The temperature in the conference facility can fluctuate so participants may wish to bring a sweater or jacket.

The KACE team is working closely with the Hilton Garden Inn to ensure the conference will take place safely. KACE will provide masks and have hand sanitizer located around the conference room and common areas. The conference education room will be set to maximize social distancing and all local public health guidelines will be followed.  

The KACE Board of Directors changed our policy to require prepayment for all education courses. No refunds will be given for cancellations. Substitutions are welcome.

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