What is CareForum 2018?

CareForum 2018 is the ultimate conference for professionals in acute, post-acute, and community care. CareForum 2018 combines the Mediware and Kinnser user conferences to create one of the world’s most comprehensive, exciting, and best-attended events for caregiving professionals. CareForum 2018 is three days of education, thought leadership, and innovation.

This unique conference, September 10-12, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, will feature inspiring keynotes, networking opportunities, and in-depth breakout sessions (many with continuing education credit). This conference is an essential destination for your professional development. CareForum 2018 will help your organization stay current on industry trends, tackle compliance changes, and discover new opportunities for growth. Learn more here.

How do I register?

You’re in the right place! Registration is quick and easy. Just click the “Register Now” button at the top of careforum2018.com to get registered online. Seats are filling quickly, so we invite you to register now to save your spot!

When is the registration deadline?

Registration will stay open throughout the conference, and you can also register on-site in San Antonio at the conference. The earlier you register, the more you can save. To receive the discounted early-bird registration rate, be sure to register before this special rate expires on August 20, 2018.

Where can I find more information on pricing?

To ensure you receive education and experiences tailored to fit your unique organization, registration cost varies according to your industry and current software subscription. We invite you to learn more about the pricing for your business by contacting us at careforum2018@mediware.com or (512) 583-8550.

Is there a group discount?

No, there is no group discount.

Are you offerering a companion package this year?

No, we are no longer offering a companion package. Because of the growth of our conference, conference sessions, activities, and meals are only available to conference registrants.

What does the registration cost include?

Your registration includes access to all class sessions, CEU credits for eligible industries/professionals, pre-conference product sessions, breakfast, snacks, and lunch during the pre-conference and main conference days, along with the welcome reception, customer appreciation dinner and entertainment.

Where can I find the conference agenda?

The final conference agenda, industry tracks, session details, and speakers will be announced via email and posted online in late June. We will keep you updated via email, so stay tuned for future updates and announcements! Click here to preview the agenda and featured sessions.

Which vendors will be at the conference?

Our partners from across the acute and post-acute health care and human services industries will join CareForum 2018 as exhibitors and sponsors. To see which companies are represented, visit the conference website, careforum2018.com.

Where is the conference located this year?

CareForum 2018 is located in the heart of San Antonio, Texas, along the famous San Antonio River Walk, at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter. The hotel is an easy walk to the famous Alamo, local museums, the zoo, and many restaurants and shops.

Conference Hotel Address:

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Who should attend CareForum 2018?

All Mediware and Kinnser customers can benefit from the world-class thought leadership, education, and innovation at CareForum 2018. Our sessions will focus on optimizing product usage, feature exceptional industry speakers, and offer a glimpse into the future of health care and human serivices. CareForum offers product-specific training during the pre-conference on Monday, September 10. Industry sessions and thought leadership occurs during the main conference on Tuesday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 12.

CareForum 2018’s important and exclusive sessions will be relevant to all Mediware and Kinnser customers including:

  • Home health agency owners, administrators, directors of nursing, clinicians, and therapists.
  • Hospice executive directors, clinicians, and bereavement specialists.
  • CTOs, CEOs and CIOs, managers and supervisors, physical, speech and occupational therapists in of rehabilitation units and respiratory therapists working in respiratory acute hospitals and clinics
  • Division of aging directors, database administrators, transportation coordinators, program coordinators and nutritionists working in state agencies.
  • Social workers, management information system (MIS) administrators, coordinated-entry program managers, data analysts, and housing program managers working in homeless and community services.
  • Pharmacy directors, owners of home care medical equipment companies, nurses, billing managers, office managers, and reimbursement specialists working in HME/DME.
  • Specialty pharmacy and home infusion professionals employed by hospitals, pharmacies, clinics, and business settings.

How do I apply to sponsor/exhibit at CareForum 2018?

Applications to sponsor and/or exhibit at CareForum 2018 can be submitted online at careforum2018.com. First click the “Sponsor & Exhibit” tab in the top navigation bar to download the prospectus and review the exhibitor information and sponsorships available. When ready, click the “Register Now” button and select “Exhibitor/Sponsor” as your registration type. To secure one of the available sponsorships, please email michelle.caldwell@mediware.com.

How do I apply to speak or present at CareForum 2018?

Applications to present at CareForum 2018 were due June 1, 2018 and we are no longer accepting propsoals. We'd love to have you submit a proposal next year. We'll invite you to submit proposals next spring. 

Will there be Wi-Fi and/or internet access at the conference?

Yes! Attendees and exhbitors will have Wi-Fi internet access in meeting rooms for basic email, general web browsing and social media use. Login information will be shared via email prior to the start of the conference and also available via the mobile app.

Is there a mobile app this year?

Yes! We’re excited to once again offer a mobile app. All conference registrants will receive an email with directions to download the CareForum 2018 app in late July.

Are continuing education units (CEUs) are available?

Yes! At CareForum 2018, we’re offering CEUs for nursing professionals, physical therapists, and respiratory therapists. After the conference, a link will be distributed to complete the online evaluation questionnaire, which will tally individual credit hours. After you complete the questionnaire, you can immediately print a certificate of attendance. We will provide the following CEUs:

  • Nursing Accreditation (ANCC)
  • Accreditation for CA Board of Nursing
  • Accreditation for Physical Therapists
  • Accreditation for AARC

How do I get to the conference? What transportation options are available from the airport?

From the San Antonio International Airport (SAT): It’s a quick 8-mile drive to the conference hotel, and without rush-hour traffic, it will take about 15-20 minutes. The airport has shuttle and taxi services available and San Antonio has popular rideshare programs, including Uber and Lyft.

How do I sign up for the Customer Success Lab?

At the Customer Success Lab, you’ll get face-to-face product support at the conference. If you’re having challenges with your product(s), take time to meet with our support team at the conference. All conference registrants will receive an email when the support sign-up becomes available in late July.

What is the customer appreciation activity this year?

Mediware and Kinnser are excited to celebrate our customers by hosting an off-site reception at the historic Texas dancehall, Cowboys, Tuesday evening. You’ll get the full Texas experience, including the chance to experience a bull-riding competition, BBQ brisket and fixings, a mechanical bull, and a complimentary beer and wine bar.

How do I book a hotel room?

To view hotel information and book a room, visit the “Hotel” tab on careforum2018.com. If you want to book rooms at the conference hotel (the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter), we ask that registrants book rooms before Friday, August 24. If booked after August 24, rooms may not be available after this date, or they will not be available at the special conference rate. The conference rate is $170/night plus taxes and fees ($16.75).

Check-in time is 4 p.m. Check-out time is 11 a.m. When booking, please be sure to select the Marriott Rivercenter location, because the hotel has two towers with two different names.

How do I update my hotel reservation?

If you’ve already booked your stay at the Marriott Rivercenter and need to update your reservation, you can make any changes and additions here: https://book.passkey.com/e/49493745