Best Care Practices in the Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Continuum 2018 (BCP) will be held Oct. 11-14, 2018, at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, 4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830. Joint-providership is through AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and FMDA – The Florida Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and is planned in collaboration with Florida Chapters of GAPNA, NADONA, and FGS. Best Core Practices 2018 will also feature the 27th Annual Meeting of FMDA.
Due to the success of previous years’ efforts, we are once again offering opportunities for industry to hold non-CME/CPE/CE educational programs in conjunction with this annual program. We expect to attract more than 250 physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, advanced practice nurses, directors of nursing, and other senior health care professionals seeking the latest in clinical and practice-oriented information.
Companies funding program proposals must be exhibitors and/or official supporters of Best Care Practices in the Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Continuum 2018. All external programming intended for attendees of this meeting must be submitted in the form of an application. Please be advised that no outside events can be held at or in conjunction with the conference without prior approval.
Please note that product theater slots are limited and subject to change. For more information on product theatre availability, please contact Ian Cordes at (561) 681-6321.
Product Theaters — Non-CME/CPE/CE Program Opportunities:
- There are tweleve (12) non-CME lunch- and dinner-presentation slots for companies that would like to host registered attendees of this conference.
- The topic for the presentation is yours to choose. The speaker choice is yours. The menu selection is yours, as well.
- We will help you secure a private room at the conference hotel, promote your event to our attendees, facilitate onsite sign-ups, and help make your event a big success. However, our efforts are only a supplement to your own marketing plans to aggressively promote your product theater.
- In addition, we will include the following audiovisual equipment, if requested: 1. Laptop, 2. Digital projector, 3. Projection screen, 4. Wired mic.
THURSDAY: There are four (4) lunch- and dinner-presentation opportunities on Thursday, Oct. 11 — the pre-conference day. There will be only two (2) luncheons available for the 11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m. time slot, and they will be open to all attendees.
Major CME presentations are already scheduled for Thursday, so the luncheons are a natural fit. Your luncheon will be preceded and/or followed by workshops so you can expect 25-50* practitioners in attendance for each luncheon. The administrative fee, which is payable in advance, is $3,500 per slot or $5,995 for both slots.
There are also two (2) 6:30-7:30 p.m. dinner slots, where you can expect 50-75* practitioners per dinner. The administrative fee, which is payable in advance, is $5,000 per slot, or $8,500 for both slots.
FRIDAY: There are four (4) lunch- and dinner-presentation opportunities on Friday, Oct. 12 — the first official day of the conference. You can expect 60-85* practitioners in attendance at each luncheon, which is scheduled from 12 to 1 p.m. and will be open to all attendees. The administrative fee, which is payable in advance, is $7,000 for one or $11,900 for both luncheon slots.
There are also two (2) 7:15-8:15 p.m. dinner slots, where you can expect 45-65* practitioners at each dinner. The administrative fee, which is payable in advance, is $6,500 per slot or $11,050 for both slots.
SATURDAY: A maximum of four (4) dinner programs may be scheduled after the Presidents’ Wine & Cheese Reception, which ends at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13. This unique opportunity is available only to conference exhibitors or their representatives, and no other dinners will be allowed. You can expect 40-55* participants per dinner. The administrative fee, which is payable to FMDA in advance, is $6,000 per slot or $10,200 for both slots, which run 7:45 to 8:45 p.m.
EXPENSES: In addition to the administrative fee for each slot, the applicant is responsible for all expenses related to food and beverage, audiovisual equipment beyond what is included, and any speaker honorarium and/or speaker travel expenses, etc.
* These are estimates only. An absolute number of attendees is not guaranteed.
Application Procedures & Slot Assignment
If you have an interest in reserving one or more of these slots, please contact Ian Cordes at (561) 689-6321 as soon as possible, before they are taken. Companies interested in securing one or more of these sessions must complete and return an unaltered application form for each slot they wish to reserve. Applications that have been modified will not be accepted. Completed forms are due no later than Friday, May 26, 2018.
Please fax all completed application forms to (561) 689-6324 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Slots will be confirmed after final decisions are made. Upon confirmation, applicants are required to return all documents and fees by the deadlines identified in the confirmation information, or the slot may be awarded to another applicant. Please decide promptly, as we expect that all slots will be quickly filled.
Single slots are limited to a maximum number of attendees as determined by FMDA unless the hosting company agrees to reserve the competing slot.
The fee to secure any of the ten (10) time slots is shown below. Should your program be approved and assigned a time slot, you will be sent an invoice for the sponsorship fee. Failure to pay the fee by the invoice deadline will result in a reassignment of the time slot (you will still be responsible for the administrative fee). All costs associated with speakers, food, beverage, marketing, and audiovisual equipment (not already included) will be the responsibility of the applicant. It will be expected that the maximum number of attendees will be accommodated. Please remit your payment at this time, with a completed agreement, and check payable to “FMDA,” or “Best Care Practices.” Or make payment below online and then fax the office a completed agreement to 561-689-6324 or email to email@example.com. FMDA is a not-for-profit corporation. Its federal tax identification number is 59-3079300.