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 Kansas Adult Care Executives

2024 Tanner-Foster Educational Foundation In-Person Conference

  • 04 Mar 2024
  • 10:00 AM
  • 05 Mar 2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 410 South 3rd St., Manhattan, KS


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:


2024 Tanner-Foster In- Person Conference 

March 4 & 5, 2024

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. You will also receive a recording of the conference in case you miss any of the education sessions live. 

Monday, March 4

9:00AM-1PM Registration 

10:00 - Optional Free Pre-Session: Preceptor Training, Presented by Melissa St. John, KACE, Jill McCoy, Wellsville Health & Rehab and Joey Henderson, Midwest Health, 2 Admin CEUs 

Lunch on your own

1:00 PM Welcome  

1:00 PM Leading Teams in Long Term Care, Presented by Amanda Cebula, Kansas Leadership Center, 1 Admin CEU

2:00 PM Medicaid Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, Presented by Lauren Wolf, Program Integrity Manager Aetna, 1 Admin CEU 

3:00 PM Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) – Impacts, Insights + Strategy, Presented by Jolene JohnsonFounder & CEO with Luminate HC, 1 Admin CEU 

4:00 PM Care Transition Practices that Reduce Readmissions and Connecting Individuals with Critical Resources to Ensure Successful Community Longevity, Presented by Brenda Groves, Quality Improvement Consultant with Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, 1.5 Res Care CEUs

6:00 PM 

Reception for Attendees and Vendor Associate Partners 

Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided

Tuesday, March 5th

7:30 AM Registration 

8:00 AM New Wound Regulation Updates, Presented by Martha Kelso, WoundCare Plus, 1 Res Care CEU

9:00 AM Customer Service Training for Staff is the Key to Turning Complaints into Compliments, Presented by Leslie Zimmerman Black and Nichole Burger, Mission Health, 1 Admin CEU

10:00 AM How to Understand the Nursing Home Social Worker and Support the Whole Team, Presented by Belinda Vierthaler, GERTI, 1 Admin CEU

10:50 AM Tanner Foster Educational Foundation Annual Meeting

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

12:30 - Conference Luncheon

1:30 PM The Partnerships of Hospice Services, Presented by Duke Onkoba, Executive Director Catholic Community Hospice and HomeCare, 1 Admin CEU

2:30 PM Bacterial Illness Caused by Resistant Organisms & Information about Free State Infection Related Resource, Presented by Carrie Welch and Brendan Bellomo, KDHE, 1 Res Care CEU

3:30 PM Clinical Leadership Impact on the Organization, Presented by Leslie Zimmerman Black and Nichole Burger, Mission Health, 1 Admin CEU

4:30 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

Book your hotel room here! 

Rooms must be booked by February 10 to secure the conference room rate of $113. Reference "KACE24" when calling to secure a room. 

Overflow Rooms Are Available at the Fairfield Inn 

Contact the neighboring Fairfield Inn to ask about KACE conference overflow rooms for a discounted rate of $119.00 per night. 

Must book by February 27th

Reference "KAC"

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 9 hours in the core are of Administration and 3.5 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 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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