News Release

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Dr. Courtney N. Phillips
HHS Executive Commissioner
Date:August 6, 2019
Danielle Pestrikoff, 512-424-6951

Conference Highlights Quality in Long-Term Care

AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services and The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing are hosting a two-day, free conference on quality long-term care Aug. 12 and 13 in Georgetown.

Formerly known as the HHS Geriatric Symposium, this annual conference provides professional training and knowledge from nationally and internationally recognized speakers regarding evidence-based best practices, current health care trends and advances in long-term care, aging and disabilities. The conference is hosted by HHSC’s Quality Monitoring Program as part of Medicaid and CHIP Services, which serves millions of Texans including people in nursing homes and individuals with complex medical conditions.

“We are bringing together health care professionals who care about the work they do and continue to strive to make long-term care in our state the best it can be,” said Stephanie Muth, HHSC deputy executive commissioner for Medicaid & CHIP Services. “Texans must have access to safe, quality care. Educating caregivers and health care leaders is a vital part of that, so we’re proud to offer this professional development opportunity.”

WHAT: A free, two-day conference for RNs, LVNs, and all professionals who work in long-term care featuring presentations focused on topics such as dementia, mental health, empowering nurses, improving quality of life and care, intellectual and developmental disabilities, safety, aging, opioids and addiction.

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 12 – Tuesday, Aug. 13, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Sheraton Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave., Georgetown 

MEDIA REGISTRATION: To register, create a login in the HHS Learning Portal and select three breakout sessions for each day you plan to attend. News media should also RSVP by sending an email to

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