Health Professional Opportunity Grantee (HPOG) 2012 Annual Meeting

Key Bridge Marriott - Arlington, VA
November 14-16, 2012
Please join us for the HPOG 2012 Annual Meeting on November 14-16, 2012, at the Key Bridge Marriott 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22209.

This will be a two and a half day meeting, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm on Days 1 and 2 (November 14th and 15th) and 8:30 am - 12:30 pm on Day 3 (November 16th).  To fully participate in the meeting, your flight should arrive on November 13th and leave after 2:30 pm on November 16th.
Who Should Attend?

Each grantee is invited to send three representatives – the Project Director, a Case Manager, and a Job Developer. 
There will be specific training tracks at the meeting for these three staff positions.  Please contact your FPO to discuss any other staff or partner participants.
The Meeting will include many opportunities for peer-to-peer interaction and exchange of ideas.  In addition to the three tracks, plenary topics will include TANF, HPOG's Social Media Tools, Career Pathways, Sustainability, and grantee promising practices presentations.  These sessions will be followed by facilitated discussions.

Next Steps
There are three key next steps you must complete to attend this meeting:
1. Registration:  Please fill out the on-line registration form by clicking on Register for this Event by Friday, September 28th.  A confirmation of your registration will be sent once OFA approves your attendance. 
2. Hotel Reservation:  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22209.  Government per diem rate of $183 plus 10% tax has been negotiated for our group.  All meeting participants are expected to use this room block.
To Reserve a Room:
  • Call Central Reservations at 1-800-228-9290 and reference Health Profession Opportunity Grants or HPOG; or
  • Go online to the Marriott reservation page and enter the arrival/departure dates along with the following group code: HPPHPPA; or
  • Go directly to the hotels website (Group dates and group code already entered)
All Hotel reservations should be made as soon as possible and must be made prior to Monday, October 22.  Any cancellations must be received by 4 pm 24 hours prior to arrival or one-night room and tax charge will be assessed.
If you have difficulties making a reservation or the block is sold out, contact Denise Donnahoo at 303-972-8372.
3.  Register for a social media account at the HPOG Community Website.  Social Media will be prominently featured at the HPOG 2012 Annual Meeting.
Success Stories
Each program will also be given an opportunity to submit two success stories - one from a successful client, and one from a successful employer, partner, volunteer, or staff member.  Each success story must have the approval of the grant's project director and must include a signed release of information form with the submission.  OFA will take the best success stories and put them on the Social Media site, where every registered meeting participant will have the opportunity to vote.  Those with the most votes will be flown to the meeting (at the expense of OFA) to share their story.  You may submit the stories that you have previously submitted to OFA through semi-annual reports, through your technical assistance with JBS, or you may submit new stories. 
Please email your success stories to Denise Donnahoo by Friday, September 28th.

Meals and Travel Expenses
As you may be aware, there has been a change in the regulations regarding the provision of meals at federal meetings.  If you are a guest at the hotel, breakfast will be included in your sleeping room rate, and the hotel will also provide coffee at breaks.  Lunches, however, will be on your own.  We have made arrangements for the hotel to provide a box lunch menu option each morning which you can have billed to your sleeping room.  The hotel restaurant will also be available and a list of nearby restaurants will be provided to you in your registration packet.
Travel, hotel and per diem expenses are expected to be paid by grantees as outlined during the budget process for three attendees at the HPOG 2012 Annual Meeting.  Your per diem is to be used to cover the cost of the meals.  Incurred expenses will not be reimbursed by OFA or PEP.
We look forward to seeing you at the HPOG 2012 Annual Meeting!

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