Annual Conference


Join us for Louisiana Primary Care Association's 2017 Annual Continuing Education Conference!

This annual event gathers health center clinicians, administrators, CEOs, board members, and partners from across the healthcare spectrum to discuss issues relevant to community health centers and the patients they serve.  A host of edu­ca­tional ses­sions and events will be offered on major top­ics concerning the oper­a­tional, financial, and clinical aspects of the health center model.

Our theme is "FQHCs:  Models of Excellence in Health Care."  We will also be celebrating 35 years of serving Louisiana's Community Health Centers!  This year's conference will be BIGGER and BETTER than ever!

This event will be held October 10-13, 2017 at the L'Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, LA.  

We're working hard on our agenda.  In the meantime, view our
Schedule at a Glance.

Conference Registration Fees:

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Learn how to reserve your room using LPCA's special group rate.

In addition to our regularly scheduled educational sessions, we have three separate pre-conference workshops and a post-conference Board Governance Training that you may choose to attend.  Please note that these may require additional registration fees.  

You can register for any of these pre-conference workshops using our conference registration form.

Outreach & Enrollment Pre-Conference Workshop
This one day workshop and networking event offers valuable opportunities to hear from experts on how to maximize efforts to help Louisianans enroll in and retain health coverage. The workshop design will provide attendees the opportunity to share ideas, network with peers from across the enrollment community and learn strategies for engaging consumers that will continue beyond the conference to sustain momentum in our ongoing efforts to help Louisianans get covered and stay covered.

Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) Pre-Conference Workshop
Health centers across Louisiana have come together to exchange information and establish collaborative mechanisms to meet administrative, IT, and clinical quality objectives.  As healthcare reimbursement continues its move toward a value and quality driven system, the ability of providers, care teams, and organizations to analyze their population and improve quality of care will be critical to future success.  This workshop will explore pertinent topics related to Louisiana's Health Center Controlled Network.

Clinical Directors' Pre-Conference Workshop
This clinical focused pre-conference workshop will take an in-depth look at Louisiana Tobacco Cessation:  Implementing Systems Changes and Leveraging Resources to Treat Tobacco Use.  This workshop will introduce a proven systems change model to support health center implementation of evidence-based strategies to treat tobacco users.  This workshop is specifically designed for health center medical directors, clinicians, and others who work in a clinical capacity.

You must register for the Board Governance Training using this separate registration form.

Board Governance Training (Post-Conference)
LPCA recognizes the important role that board members play in the health center and community at large.  For this reason, we work to ensure that the Board of Directors of each existing or new FQHC in Louisiana have a firm understanding of its' roles and responsibilities.  LPCA's Board Governance Training focuses on the core responsibilities of health center board members, such as their legal and financial obligations, and advanced responsibilities.


Are you interested in being a presenter?ab

The Louisiana Primary Care Association hosts qualified speakers from across the country to present topics related to their expertise.  We are currently accepting speaker abstracts until July 14, 2017 through our online application.

Learn More about Participating in LPCA's Annual Conference
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Click Here to Submit Your Speaker Abstract

Questions may be referred to LPCA's Director of Clinical Quality, Shannon Robertson at or (225) 927-7662, ext. 201.

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Your company's participation will provide an excellent opportunity to share program, product, and service information with health center decision makers and healthcare providers from across Louisiana and beyond.

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For more information about sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please contact Ann Williams at or (225) 927-7662, ext. 200.