Bi-State Recruitment & Retention Conference: Attracting, Onboarding & Engaging the Patient Care Team

Concord, New Hampshire
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking with Exhibitors

9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

- Stephanie Pagliuca, Director of the NH VT Recruitment Center

9:15 - 10:15 am Keynote Address – Moving from Surviving to Thriving: Tips to Combat Clinician Burnout, Motivate Patients and Improve Outcomes
- Dr. Corey Martin, Founder of the Bounce Back Project (  

The Bounce Back Project was born out of loss when two highly respected and loved physicians died in 2014. Their deaths caused pause and prompted thoughtful assessment of important questions around how fragile life is and the choices that we make each day. From that tragedy came the resilience work that Dr. Martin does in healthcare and his community. This session sets the stage of why clinician burnout is important and how we are the leaders who can help move this work forward. You will leave today with simple, easy tools that take less than a couple minutes of your time each day to immediately improve your well being.

10:15 - 10:45 am Morning Break – Networking with Exhibitors

10:45 – 12:00 pm HR Laws and Regulations that Impact Recruitment and Retention – What’s New and On the Horizon for 2018
- Margaret O’Brien, Esq., Chair, Labor & Employment Practice Group, Devine Millimet & Branch PA
- Johan Maitland, Director, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

This live and interactive presentation will review the most significant developments of the past year for HR professionals and employers in the healthcare field, analyzing developments in the law and how employers have responded to another eventful year in the area of employment law. In addition, presenters will look ahead to the next twelve months to preview expected changes, including how the new administration might impact issues such as minimum salary levels for exempt employees, the role of medical marijuana in the workforce, and the ongoing evolution of restrictive covenants.

12:00 - 12:15 pm Governor Chris Sununu Remarks (Invited)

12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunch – Networking with Exhibitors

1:15- 2:45 pm Effective Retention and Onboarding Strategies for Rural and Underserved Communities
- Mike Shimmens, Executive Director, 3RNet

Recruiting and retaining hard-to-find clinicians is one of the biggest challenges facing the healthcare industry. It’s vital to use a strategic approach that emphasizes recruiting for retention and retention strategies to ensure the right clinicians will stay for an extended period of time. This 90 min presentation will go in depth into Step 15 of the “Recruitment for Retention Manual” published by the National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNet). You will learn how to strategize and implement best practices, and you’ll walk away with practical solutions for retaining providers in rural and underserved communities.

2:45 - 3:00 pm Afternoon Break – Networking with Exhibitors

3:00 - 3:45 pm Keys to Writing Successful Job Posts to Attract Your Workforce
- Mandi Gingras, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator, NH VT Recruitment Center

Understanding what healthcare professionals are looking for and what factors motivate them to stay will help you develop better and more effective job postings.  You’ll learn how to tailor your job posts to sell the opportunity and highlight your organization to stimulate interest and attract strong candidates who will thrive.  We’ll also discuss where to post opportunities to reach the most qualified candidates.

3:45 - 4:00 pm Closing Remarks - Raffle Drawings
- Stephanie Pagliuca, Director of the NH VT Recruitment Center

Contact Information

  • Contact Mandi Gingras at or 603-228-2830 x116

Payment Instructions

  • Registration Fee 
    Standard: $149

    Payment due by November 30, 2017
    Please include a copy of your online registration confirmation page with payment.

    Make checks payable to: Bi-State Primary Care Association

    Mailing Address
    Bi-State Primary Care Association
    Attn:  Claire Hodgman
    525 Clinton Street
    Bow, NH  03304

    Thank you.
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