Massachusetts Events

News from Massachusetts Extension


We’ve gone into 2019 with winter being kind to us, the Patriots heading to another Super Bowl and hopefully by the time we read this they have brought back Lombardi Trophy number six!  The MA Extension committee met recently and we have some exciting plans for the upcoming months.

The Chapter starts off with the Building Strategies Conference, Decades of Growth: Building Skills for Platinum Performance on Wednesday March 13th at Lantana in Randolph MA and the Hospital Based Conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th at the Forefront Center in Waltham.

The MA Extension has teamed up with Tufts Health Plans this year to offer a program at their headquarters in Watertown.  The program is scheduled for April 25th at 2 PM, it will be in collaboration with Tuft’s CM meeting.  The program will be open to Tuft’s and CMSNE members.   The potential topic may have a focus on Ethics (and we all need those credits). Registration information will be available soon.

Other programs soon to be scheduled;

  • D’Youville in Lowell is offering to sponsor a program in June on the new PASSR at their site with a qualified state expert speaking on the topic. This is valuable information to those who work in hospital, SNF, Rehab and community settings.  We expect it to be a popular topic and previous programs held by the commonwealth “sold out” quickly. Detailed information and registration info will be available soon.
  • We are working with Bausch on a potential sponsored program on “Improving the Transition of Care for Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy”.  This program has very successful in NH and will be offered in Rhode Island in May.   Date and location to be established.

There are also ongoing discussions with;

  • Vibra on the Southcoast, with a potential program on "The Chronically Critically Ill Patient", this will be a collaboration with the RI Extension.  A site mutual to both groups is being investigated.
  • Life Care Centers sponsor a couple of programs a year and we are looking to return to their Auburn facility sometime this spring.
  • AdCare in Worcester is interested in a program on Substance Abuse Disorders.
  • There are also plans to finds a sponsor in the South Shore, with the potential topic of Social Determinants.
  • Addressing the many requests for a Pediatric program, we are investing a program on innovative rehab programs for children.

An exciting plan is underway to provide a program on the Domestic Violence requirement for Massachusetts Nurses. We expect this to be very popular as all nurses are required to satisfy the requirement of this training for license renewal. A July date is possible as we work to reserve a site large enough for the expected audience and book a very busy presenter.

Information on all the aforementioned events will be announced and posted on the website as soon as they are available.

We would like to thank all of the MA Extension Committee, Donna Larkin, Tracey Driscoll, Fran Egan, Nancy Perrault, Nancy Zappolo and Maureen Ferguson for their efforts and commitment to serve the Extension and our member. Our goal is to provide the membership with quality programs and educational opportunities.

The Massachusetts Extension is always welcome to volunteers, so if you would like to get involved and gain experience in program planning, committee functions, etc. contact the CMSNE office at and an extension member will reach out to you.

Yours in professional case management practice,

Ken King and Virginia Heikkinen, MA Extension Co-Chairs

Massachusetts Events

Date & Location

Program Title


Thursday, April 25, 2019
Watertown, MA
2 PM

Topic to be determined

Watch for upcoming details.


June - Date to be determined
Lowell, MA

PASSR Training

Watch for upcoming details.


July - Date to be determined
Burlington, MA
4:30 - 8:00 PM

Domestic and Sexual Violence: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know
A DPH Approved Ch 260 Training

Watch for upcoming details.


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