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Registration for Putting Care at the Center 2023

We are looking forward to seeing you in Boston, MA, November 1-3 for Putting Care at the Center 2023! This year’s theme is Elevating behavioral health in whole-person care.

This year we are excited to offer two ways of attending the conference – in-person and virtual. In-person attendees will be able to participate in plenary sessions with table activities and interactive discussions, a choice of workshop sessions from up to 7 tracks, the Beehive, welcome reception, dining events around Boston, the ability to add-on pre-conference learning opportunities or site visits, and several networking opportunities.

For those unable to join in person, we are offering a virtual option with up to four hours of content each day including; live-streamed plenary sessions, your choice of workshops (both live-streamed as well as exclusive virtual content), access to recordings of live-streamed sessions (available the next morning), and ease of viewing the content within your work schedule.

CEUs are available for both in-person and virtual attendees.


Discounted registrations

In an effort to assemble a wide range of stakeholders, we offer discounted registrations for qualifying non-profit organizations, government entities, and community health workers. Additional discounted rates are available for students and consumer/caregivers. The registration process will identify the available discount you qualify for based on the information provided during the process.


Discounted rates are available for the following:

Government entities: Anyone who currently holds a position in a city, state, county, or federal agency.

Nonprofit: Anyone who works for a nonprofit organization that generates less than $10 million in revenue each year.

Community health workers/Peers: Anyone who currently holds a job title and/or certification as a Community Health Worker (CHW) or Peer Specialist. Attendees must submit photo/document that shows a current professional title and/or certification as a CHW/Peer (or similar title that falls within the common definition of these roles) during the registration process.

Health navigators/Peer health navigators: Anyone who currently holds a job title and/or certification as a Health/Healthcare/Peer Health Navigator. Attendees must submit photo/document that shows a current professional title and/or certification as a Health Navigator (or similar title that falls within the common definition of this roles) during the registration process.


Anyone who is currently enrolled in an education program. Must submit photo/document that shows a current student ID or transcript.

Consumers/Family caregivers:

It is extremely important to us to have people with lived experience at our conference, so we offer a discounted registration rate to complex care consumers and family caregivers of complex care consumers. We also have limited Scholarship opportunities available. Learn more and apply now.

In order to extend this financial support to as many people who are able to pay the standard registration rate do so. If you are a complex care consumer/family caregiver and affiliated with a complex care organization (whether this is in a paid, formal role such as a CHW, Peer, or other type of staff member and/or as a member of a Patient/Family or Consumer Advisory Board) we ask that you please contact this organization to see if they will pay for your registration at the standard rate.

If you are personally able to pay the standard registration rate (without incurring any financial hardship) we also ask that you do so.

Book your hotel stay

Once registered, attendees can reserve a room at the Boston Park Plaza in our block at the conference group rate of $239 USD per night. Group room rates are available from now through October 6. After October 6, reservations will not be available at the conference group rate. Don’t miss this great discount.

Group registration discount

A 10% discount can be applied to a group of registration (6 or more individuals) from the same organization. All attendees in the group must be registered at the same time. This discount cannot be combined with approved discounted registration and is only available to attendees registering at the early bird or regular rate. To request this group discount, please email Carly Moore at [email protected]

If you have questions about pricing or cannot afford to attend but would like to, please contact Carly Moore at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Pre-conference learning opportunities

Prior to the start of the conference, we will be offering two supplemental learning activities, RELATE and Addiction 101. These in-person offerings are separate from registration but add to the conference experience. Both courses will include continuing education credits separate from those for attending the conference.

Due to the conflicting times, we have limited those interested to only add one (1) course learning opportunity. Information on course learning objectives, instructors, and more can be found on the additional offerings page.

To register for either of these offerings, please register for the conference. During the registration process, you will be able to select your choice of training.

RELATE: A reflective approach to supervising

We will be hosting a special pre-conference, in-person training on our RELATE supervisory framework on Wednesday, November 1 from 9 am-12 pm ET. “RELATE: A reflective approach to supervising” is a three-hour training that will give supervisors of frontline staff the knowledge, tools, and experience to implement our RELATE supervisory framework.

This course is intended for individuals who supervise team members who work directly with participants. Registration is limited to 30 attendees.

Addiction 101: Understanding addiction to provide stigma-free, whole-person care in medical and social services

We will be hosting a special pre-conference, in person training on Addiction 101 on Wednesday, November 1 from 9 am – 12 pm ET. This training will cover the neuroscience of addiction, dive into some of the commonly used medication assisted treatments for opioid use disorders, discuss stigma around addiction, explore strategies for use of person-centered language, introduce trauma informed approaches to care, and harm reduction practices that support whole person care.

This course is intended for anyone who is working in the addiction space and/or are interested in learning basic knowledge, skills, and techniques to support their work with individuals experiencing addiction or substance use disorder. Registration is limited to 50 attendees.

Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be received in writing and sent to [email protected]. If cancellation is requested on or before September 28, 2023, at 11:59 pm ET, you will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative processing fee. Cancellation requests received on or after September 29, 2023, regardless of when registration was purchased, will not be refunded. However, you will be given access to all conference recordings post-conference.

All refunds will be processed post-conference. Registrants who are no-shows for the conference will not receive a refund.

Questions? Please contact Carly Moore at [email protected].