June 9–11, 2020
Double Tree Portland 1000 NE Multnomah Street Portland, Oregon 97232

June 9–11, 2020


2020 Flex Conference

The 18th Annual Western Region Flex conference has been postponed.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and in accordance with CDC guidance, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Western Region Flex Conference. We are currently working on scheduling new dates and will notify you as soon as the dates are finalized. If you have already registered for the 2020 conference, your registration fees will be refunded in full. Please allow 2-3 business days for the refund to be reflected on your bank statement.

We appreciate you all. Be well as we all try to get through this together. Please feel free to contact Jeanne Tremaine at jtremaine@med.unr.edu if you have any questions.

Who Should Attend

The 2020 Western Region Flex Conference will provide opportunities for CAH administrators and staff, state Flex program staff, and rural health care leaders to share information and best practices with their peers in the western region of the United States. The conference will also provide an opportunity for participants to learn about the latest state and national health policy developments and their impact on CAHs and other rural health care providers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss public policy issues affecting CAHs and other rural health care providers, both nationally and in the western region of the United States
  • Identify how the delivery of inpatient and outpatient services provided by Critical Access Hospitals is changing and how CAHs can position themselves in this challenging environment
  • Identify ways in which MBQIP data is being utilized to improve health care and patient safety for rural populations


Registration is closed at this time.

Early Registration Fee (on or before May 8, 2020): $350
Late Registration Fee (May 9 - May 27, 2020): $450
Student Rate: $250

For additional information regarding the conference, please contact Tami Duggan at tduggan@med.unr.edu or call (775) 784-4791.

CME Accreditation and Designation

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses may receive continuing education credit for this educational activity as the ANCC accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM through its reciprocity agreement.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing by the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education by May 8, 2020 will receive a full refund less a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations after May 8, 2020 are non-refundable.