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for the next HCEA Conference
coming September 6-8, 2017
in Salt Lake City, Utah

HCEA 2017 Confernce

HCEA is excited to announce the 2017 conference, "Reaching New Heights in Patient Powered Care", being held in Salt Lake City, UT September 6 - 8, 2017.

This year's theme focuses on how educators can empower patients and families while they navigate through the ever changing health care environment.

We encourage you to present at the 2017 conference to an audience of patient educators, staff educators and other professional peers, gain exposure of your work and advance your career. Share your patient education innovative ideas, quality improvement initiatives and research!

Vendor Information
Vendor Prospectus
    Letter to HCEA Vendors

Download the Conference flyer here

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Join us in Salt Lake City, Utah

Our conference will be held at the
Salt Lake City Marriott, University Park

Salt Lake City Marriott, University Park
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Salt Lake City Marriott, University Park

Salt Lake City Marriott, University Park Lobby

Salt Lake City Marriott, University Park Lounge

Hotel Information:
Book your room NOW as there is limited availability in many downtown hotels due to other conferences and festivities that week. HCEA's block of hotel rooms will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Salt Lake City Marriott
, University Park, 480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 841078

    Reservations: 1-800-Marriott (627-7468)

    Rooms: $130.00/night plus tax/fees

Complimentary Wireless Internet Access in Guest rooms and Meeting Space

Extend your stay in Salt Lake City! Our discounted conference room rate is also available on the following dates
before and after the conference:
______September 3 – 4, 2017
______September 9 – 10, 2017

You can reserve your hotel room through the online reservation link below or you may call 1-800-228-2990 and
reference the HCEA 2017 Conference group block with the reservation agent. Download Hotel Information (PDF)

~ Book your group rate for HCEA 2017 Annual Meeting

Conference Registration:
Registration includes breakfast and lunch during the conference, and reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres on
Opening Night. Dine around on Thursday evening is not included.

~ Register now for the 2017 HCEA conference

Price Info.....

Early Registration: March 31 – June 10, 2017


Conference Fee – HCEA members



Conference Fee – non- HCEA members


Regular Registration: June 11 – August 23, 2017


Conference Fee – HCEA members



Conference Fee – non- HCEA members


Pre-Conference Hospital Tour Fee

$ 15.00


Primary Children’s Hospital or Huntsman Cancer Institute

Download Registration Information (PDF)

2017 Awards Information
HCEA Conference “Healthcare Educators Spotlight” Award

HCEA has created the "Healthcare Educators Spotlight" to recognize and celebrate significant achievement in the field of healthcare education.  Awards have been established in the following categories:

  • Jean W. Raines Distinguished Service Award
  • Excellence in Practice Award - Professional Development
  • Excellence in Practice Award - Patient/Community Education
  • Outstanding Research Award

More information about the Awards (PDF)
Awards nomination form (PDF) - also available in Word .docx

Continuing Education Credits
Contact hours will be awarded to nurses who attend the entire program and complete an evaluation tool. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-046, 9/1/2018)

Application for CHES (entry-level)/MCHES (advanced-level) Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH) will be made to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).
Download CEU Information (PDF)


If you have suggestions or ideas for the 2017 conference, please contact:
    Joan Morris:   Phone:  513-313-9193
    Diane Moyer:   Phone:  614-293-3191


Click here to go to handouts and information from the 2015 HCEA Conference, Education on the Fast Track: Transforming the Patient Experience.

2015 Conference Photos


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