GENERAL

When is the conference?

The full conference runs September 21, 22, and 23. Saturday, September 23rd is a provider-oriented training day that requires a separate registration. Participants in the main conference on September 21 and 22 should plan to be on site by 8:00AM.

Where is it being held? Where do I park?

The conference is being held at the Pomaika‘i Ballrooms in Iwilei (735 Iwilei Road). The parking structure is accessed on Pacific Street, just past City Mill. After parking, attendees should take the elevators to the second floor ballroom complex. With validation, parking is $6.

how much does the conference cost?

Full conference registration for Day One (Sept 21) and Day Two (Sept 22) is $295. You may register for a single day at $150, plus fees. Day Three provider training sessions or the DSME/DPP workshop (Sept 23) are $150. Early bird rates for Full registration (Day One/Two), with a 15% discount, will be available from July 1 to July 31.

What is the conference agenda?

We've endeavored to create the most comprehensive conference agenda in Hawai‘i, covering both vital national and local health care topics, as well as a variety of systems and social determinant topics that affect health (education, housing, technology, community design and development). You can review the high level conference agenda here: Agenda

Are there opportunities to volunteer?

Students and health care professionals who want to join us at the conference by volunteering may direct any inquiries to conference@hawaiipca.net

How do I become a sponsor?

We welcome partnerships with organizations to help improve the health of all Hawai‘i’s people. To that end, there are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available. For more information on how you can become a sponsor, please visit: Sponsors


CONFERENCE DAY THREE

what is day three?

The third day of the conference is a standalone provider training day, with two distinctive tracks. The first track is advanced provider training that focuses on strategies and methods for navigating the integration of health information technology, quality improvement, and payment reform. In addition to morning plenary speakers, there will be concurrent trainings throughout the afternoon with topics that include innovative chronic disease prevention and control, improving coding and documentation to affect revenue, and clinical quality measures reporting. The overall agenda for Day Three can be reviewed here: Conference Agenda

The second track will be a day-long workshop on Diabetes Self Management Education and the Diabetes Prevention Program. Diabetes educators who are part of a program that bills for services (either DSME or DPP), office managers and billers are welcome to attend. As this workshop is a focused curriculum that runs throughout the day, you must register specifically for it.

When can i register for day three?

Registration for Day Three - either Advanced Provider Training or the DSME/DPP workshop - begins July 23.

AM I able to register for all three days of the conference?

Yes! If you wish to attend all three days, all you need to do during the registration process is select Regular - Two Days to secure a spot for the main conference, and then select one of the Day Three events (either advanced provider training or the DSME/DPP workshop). 

Can I attend both of the Day Three events?

Because the DSME/DPP workshop curriculum runs throughout Day Three, it will require your full participation. For that reason, you'll need to select specifically which Day Three event you wish to attend.


REGISTRATION

how do i register?

Registration for the conference will be done online only, beginning July 1: Registration Site. You may pay for any registration fees due by credit card. We are unable to accept payments by check or purchase order.

Are there discounts available?

Early bird registration runs from July 1 through July 31, with discounted rates for the full conference (Day One/Two). There are also select discount codes made available to providers for the Day Three training sessions, courtesy of the Department of Health, that will be distributed to providers.

Are meals included in the registration cost?

You will be provided with buffet breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the conference. If you participate in the networking social on Thursday afternoon (Sept 21), light pupu will be served. Please note that although arrangements will be made to provide vegetable alternatives for lunch, we are unable to fully accommodate the growing variety of dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten-free, pescatarian, octo-lacto, etc.). Therefore, if you have special dietary needs, we suggest you plan accordingly. 

If I cancel my reservation, am I able to get a refund?

You are able to process any changes to your registration using the online system. Please refer to your confirmation email and statement for details on accessing your registration records. Refunds are processed up to 30 days before the event. Note that no refunds will be approved or processed after August 23. However, you may transfer your registration to another individual at any time.


PRESENTING

Are there presentation opportunities still available at the conference?

We will continue accepting abstract submissions for both formal conference presentations as well as poster and roundtable sessions until July 7. You can learn about abstracts and the submission process here: Abstracts