Complex rehab conference: ‘Let’s push this over the finish line’

Friday, January 23, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. – Change of plans. The National CRT Leadership and Advocacy Conference has been moved from mid-March to April 21-23. 

“Unfortunately, the House was not going to be in session,” said Don Clayback, executive director of NCART, which has offered to cover any charges that early registrants might incur as a result of the date change.

Originally slated for March 10-12, the conference’s focus—persuading lawmakers to back legislation that would create a separate benefit for complex rehab—remains the same.

Though the last session of Congress ended without passing H.R. 942 and S. 948, Clayback hopes to see the bills reintroduced by the end of February, giving attendees a hard ask for their members of Congress during the conference’s Capital Hill day. 

“We’re happy to say that everybody continues to be recommitted and we’re encouraged by the support we had last year,” said Clayback. “We’re looking forward to pushing this over the finish line this year.”

The three-day conference will also feature leadership sessions and funding and advocacy sessions and a keynote address by David Miller, founder of Spirit Ranch, a leadership development retreat center, and former CEO of The MED Group.

This year’s conference will again take place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va.