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18th Annual SHIP Directors' Conference

Atlanta Downtown picture The 18th Annual SHIP Directors' Conference is an opportunity for SHIP Directors and staff to network with colleagues, share replicable activities and initiatives, discuss lessons learned, discuss important policy and advocacy issues with officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and others, and learn about new Medicare programs and initiatives. This year's conference will be held June 4–7, 2012 at The Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.

Registration for this conference is free.

Paperless Conference

This year's conference agenda will feature a mix of plenary, breakout, and roundtable sessions organized around several tracks.

Like conferences in previous years, this conference will be a paperless conference. All abstracts, speaker bios, and presentation materials will be posted on this Web site as soon as they are received. Copies of presentation materials will not be distributed at the conference. Attendees are encouraged to print in advance any presentation materials that they want to have at the conference. After the conference, presentation materials that are 508 compliant will be posted online at this site for attendees to download.

The conference agenda will be updated periodically as sessions become finalized. Please check the agenda page for updates.

Persons With Special Needs

CMS understands the importance of providing individuals with materials and accommodations that they need to have for an enjoyable conference experience.

With advance notice, we can provide assistance if you have special needs. Please contact us so that we may serve you better.

Please be sure to let us know of any provisions that we can make on your behalf by providing specific information when you register and contact us by e-mail at