VGM Heartland Conference Goes Virtual: New Format, Same Great Education

Published in Women's Health on May 01, 2020

For years, VGM has hosted an in-person conference at the main headquarters in Waterloo, IA called the VGM Heartland Conference. This conference has allowed HME providers to come to VGM headquarters and receive premier education, earn continuing education credits, and enjoy networking opportunities with their fellow peers.  

This year, due to the risks of COVID-19, VGM Heartland Conference 2020 is going to be a little different— we're going virtual. But that's not the only big change.

The online conference, Heartland At Home, is a member-exclusive benefit, so Essentially Women members can attend and earn CEUs/contact hours at absolutely no cost. You and your employees will be able to sign-up for Heartland At Home webinar courses and receive the same premier education from the comfort of your house or office.  

"Connection and education are staples of the VGM Heartland Conference,” stated Nikki Jensen, vice president of Essentially Women. “Although we need to shift Heartland online, I can say with confidence that everyone at VGM is committed to making Heartland At Home an incredibly special experience with content tailored to help our members. I believe that Essentially Women members will find valuable takeaways from this virtual conference."

Slated for June 15 through July 10, Heartland At Home will feature five tracks dedicated to business operations and leadership, billing and reimbursement, accessibility, rehab, and respiratory. Each day during the four week conference will feature a session from the five tracks. EW members are invited to participate in as many of these tracks as they want. We encourage you to pay close attention to the Business Operations and Leadership and Billing and Reimbursement tracks. These two tracks will have the most impact to your business. The conference will also feature Heartland Hangouts—virtual discussions dedicated to each track for attendees to openly share best practices, struggles and wins.  

"Heartland At Home allows VGM’s membership communities to get the same great education they know from attending previous Heartland Conferences, except this year it’ll be in the safety, comfort, and convenience of their own setting," said Sarah Conger, VGM’s vice president of events and corporate projects and Heartland Conference chairperson. "We’re looking forward to leveraging this new and exciting format and bringing the education to our members’ front doors."

Registration is open and available at no cost to Essentially Women members. Stay up to date on all Heartland At Home developments by following VGM Heartland Conference on Facebook and vgmheartland.com. Questions can be directed to 877-484-6901.  


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