AHFSA 2021
Honoring the Past, Resilience in the Present, Shaping the Future

Registration Now Open!

AHFSA's 51st Annual Conference experience will be different than years past. We’ve shaken things up to allow you to curate and personalize your learning and community building. You will be invited to engage, collaborate and problem solve for topics impacting us in our ongoing and post COVID world. From bite-size spotlights, 1:1 and peer connections to interactive facilitated sessions and experimental topical debates, we are excited to push the boundaries for your 2021 conference journey.

All sessions will be based around the conference’s key themes of Honoring the Past, Resilience in the Present, Shaping the Future. 


Who Will Attend

The annual conference is open to our Survey State Agency members and their personnel. We also welcome private sector attendees, ACHA, CMS Contractors and anyone who supports the AHFSA mission.

Conference Objectives

The theme of this year’s annual conference will be in honor of, a celebration/appreciation of our workforce. To support this theme, our educational agenda will include topics with a strong focus on mental health and wellness, recruitment and retention, and other educational topics that will help the workforce navigate the ongoing/post COVID world. 

Conference Details

  Join us at the Chicago Radisson Aqua Blu on       September 27-29, 2021 as we get back to   business! It has been a long year of exhaustion   for us all and what better way to bring us all     back together by attending our in-person   annual conference! Register to attend the   AHFSA 2021 Annual Conference!


This year's conference will kick off with the AHFSA Welcome Reception and Vendor Fair on the rooftop of the Radisson Aqua Blu. The reception begins at 6:00 PM CST on Sunday with dinner, drinks, and a vendor fair showcasing our healthcare supporters who support AHFSA and our mission! Join us for networking, fine dining, and to reconnect after so much time of being apart! 

Room reservations are now available at the AHFSA rate of $218.00/night. Reserve your room now as rooms will go very quickly! Do not forget to use the AHFSA PAC CODE: AHFSA2. We look forward to seeing you!

Movement, Meditation, and Mindfulness: Launch into your conference day with a perfectly balanced practice that both energizes and restores.  Learn simple, yet effective strategies that can be performed most anywhere. Learn to undo the impact of accumulated stress, prevent future overwhelm, and a game-changing tool that keeps you calm and collected in any situation. The session ends with a guided meditation designed for deep relaxation, enhanced clarity, and emotional harmony. Dress comfortably. Class is open to all. No prior experience needed. 

Dr. Christine Kiesinger
In addition to her long history in academia and the corporate realm, Dr. Christine E. Kiesinger has been teaching yoga, meditation, and integrative well-being classes for over three decades. Christine has taught in studios, retreat settings, university, and corporate contexts nationwide. Her unique approach to what it means to be well extends far beyond physical health and expands to include cognitive, emotional, relational, and professional well-being.  Christine is known for her down-to-earth, engaging, interactive, and insight-driven teachings and most leave her sessions feeling both energized and grounded

Click Here to register for the Movement, Meditation, and Mindfulness. 
Cost for AHFSA Attendees is $25.00/person/Class




AHFSA Thanks Our 2021 Annual Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors 

AHFSA 2021 Platinum Conference Sponsor

Healthcare Management Solutions, LLC (HMS) (www.hcmsllc.com) is honored to be a long-time partner of AHFSA in support of its mission:  “To advocate for information and resources to enable Survey Agencies (SAs) to assure high quality healthcare, strengthen the SA role, and to provide a forum for communication and exchange of information.”

 HMS also supports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and SAs by: 1)   surveying healthcare facilities, 2) providing management consulting to create efficiencies   related to SA operations, and 3) providing information technology (IT) assessments, support, and recommendations to facilitate efficient and effective management of the SA (e.g., surveyor workload management, SPSS monitoring, etc.). HMS subject matter experts (SMEs) have substantial experience in SA program administration; surveyor training, SA training program development; legal processes and review; compliance monitoring; quality assurance; survey processes; federal enforcement; application development; IT consulting; data analysis and reporting; CMS systems administration; and many other fields of expertise. We perform approximately 800 surveys annually in multiple healthcare facility types including but not limited to nursing homes, dialysis facilities, hospices, organ transplant programs, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and hospitals.

HMS is also proud to sponsor attendee badges for the 2021 annual conference! 


AHFSA 2021 Gold Sponsor 


AHFSA 2021 Welcome Reception and Vendor Fair Sponsor 

Medically Home Group is   a   technology-enabled clinical enterprise, providing the necessary software, tools and capabilities to   safely-shift advanced medical care   from hospitals to patients’ homes on behalf  our of health system customers.


2021 Annual Conference Exhibitors














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