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Medtrade Spring Extras: Networking and Informational Events Add Invaluable Intel

February 25, 2018

LAS VEGAS – Networking is the secret sauce of Medtrade Spring, where it’s possible to gather useful intel and establish new friendships. “There is an undeniable camaraderie among Medtrade Spring attendees,” says Kevin Gaffney, group show director, Medtrade. “Talking shop is encouraged, because you are mostly there to focus on the business. Everyone is on the same page, and many people have experienced the very same challenges. They understand.”

Networking is everywhere at Medtrade Spring, but certain organized events are ideal places to have meaningful conversations or simply catch up with old (and new) friends. At Audit Happy Hour, attendees can get refreshments and speak with billing/reimbursement experts.

At the Stand Up for Homecare fundraiser, attendees can enjoy drinks and hors d’ ouvres, while also knowing that their contribution is helping the initiatives of AAHomecare, the industry’s voice in Washington, DC. Check out the days, times, and fees (two are freebies) for the five networking/informational “extras” at Medtrade Spring, scheduled for March 27-29, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

1) Tuesday, March 27 • 8:30 am

First-Time Attendee Orientation

Room: Tradewinds E/F
Is it your first time at Medtrade Spring? As a new attendee, we invite you to Medtrade Spring’s First-Time Attendee Orientation. Grab a cup of coffee and hear tips from Medtrade veterans that will help make your first Medtrade Spring a success. Learn how to get the most out of your expo floor and/or conference experience. There is no fee and no additional registration is required.

2) Tuesday, March 27 • 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

The Audit “Happy” Hour
Room: Tradewinds E/F
Sponsored by: Mediware and Pride Mobility

There’s not much happiness when it comes to audits – unless you’re figuring out how to navigate them. We’re making it fun by giving you that opportunity, and a chance to meet with experts at a relaxed networking reception. Grab a glass of wine or beer (audits do drive us to drink, right?!), and meet with audit experts at this Q&A and networking opportunity.

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3) Wednesday, March 28 • 8:00 am – 9:30 am

AAHomecare’s Washington Update

Room: South Pacific F
As the largest national association representing the HME industry, AAHomecare is on the front lines in Washington, DC fighting for its members. This is your chance to get the insider’s perspective on what is happening now and what is up next on Capitol Hill, at CMS and where the industry is headed on its biggest issues. Stay informed, stay involved. AAHomecare speakers to include: Tom Ryan, president, Jay Witter, senior vice president of public policy, Kim Brummett, vice president of regulatory affairs. No fee to attend, all attendees welcome. 

4) Wednesday, March 28  •  11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Power Lunch

Room: South Pacific F
Sponsored by: VGM

Real food for thought! Fuel up on lunch and information crucial to making your business survive and thrive. Fill your plate with a quick lunch and head to your pre-selected table where the moderator will kick-off your roundtable group discussion. Learn from experts, hear from your peers, and take back solutions to your office.  Limited seating is still available.

Click Here for pricing and registration. Click Here to see all eight Power Lunch Topics. 

5) Wednesday, March 28 • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

AAHomecare’s Stand Up for Homecare Fundraiser Reception

Room: South Pacific F
Stand Up for Homecare is a proactive campaign that gets positive, accurate information about the home medical equipment sector into the media and onto Capitol Hill. The campaign has generated positive news reports by national and local media, and mobilized grassroots advocates to contact policymakers. The campaign has also funded research that underscores the value of HME and the credibility of providers. By attending the fundraising reception you can help to expand awareness and appreciation of homecare. The reception is also a major networking event attended by key leaders in the HME community.

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