It’s that time of year when we plan our annual accountable care symposium. At this not-to-be-missed event, you can learn the latest in value-based payment, including tips from experts, and keep up to date on what’s happening nationally in health care. Anyone looking to provide better care for patients, improve lives of providers, and build a robust population health program should attend our fourth annual Accountable Care Symposium, December 11-12, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

In Scottsdale, Caravan Health will host hundreds of health care practitioners and others on the front lines of health care transformation. Want a sneak peek? Watch our video here for highlights from last year. 

Here are three things you should look for at the 2019 symposium: 

  1. Customized Learning – We offer five learning tracks geared to different levels of expertise and different roles. The tracks include general sessions led by Caravan Health leaders and leading health care experts; innovations in technology; leadership and strategy which will include - for the first time ever - sessions that celebrate women in leadership roles; practice transformation; and starter sessions for new participants. 
    Don’t worry – you are not committed to just one track, you can sample from different tracks to optimize your learning experience.  

  2. Networking and Collaboration – This year’s symposium theme is Transform Care and Thrive in Risk, Together. Every attendee will have the chance to share ideas on improving the care delivery system, optimize the patient and provider experience, and create thriving population health programs. Sessions are interactive with ample opportunity for peer-to-peer networking and engaging discussions. No matter what stage you’re in on your care transformation journey, you can  learn from professionals representing organizations of all sizes who share your goals and challenges.

    Here is who attended the 2018 Symposium: 


    Be sure to attend Wednesday evening’s cocktail hour to meet new peers, share ideas, and talk face-to-face with Caravan’s regional support team. 

  3. Continuing Education Credit for Health Care Practitioners – On December 10, the day before the symposium officially begins, we’re offering a full-day population health nurse training– with 7 hours of CNE credit - specifically for RNs, LPNs, and MAs. You’ll gain experience in health coaching aimed at empowering patients and improving outcomes. This training also covers motivational interviewing, stress management, and maintaining a balanced lifestyle so you can be a more effective caregiver. The registration deadline is November 8. Click here to register.

    We have also applied to be able to offer Continuing Medical Education credit for physicians. More information about that coming soon.  

Registration Details 

Registration fees for the 2019 Accountable Care Symposium include access to all educational and networking sessions included in the agenda, as well as breakfast and lunch on December 11 and 12. There is also an early morning wellness session on December 12 including sunrise yoga and a nature hike.  
Early bird rates are effective August 1-31, 2019. 

Cost: $499 for Caravan Health and National Rural Accountable Care Consortium Participants 
$699 for non-members 

NEW for 2019: Register 5 individuals and receive a savings of $250. Register 10 individuals and receive a savings of $500. No discount code is required. To have this discount applied, all five individuals must be registered at once. 
Register Here
Schedule and Agenda

Read our cancellation/no show policy here. 

Livestream will be available 

If you can't make it in person, join us for a livestream recording of the keynote and general sessions. The cost is $99. Register by December 10 to save your space. Click here to learn more. 


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