Behavioral Health Care and Human Services Conference: October 17-18, 2023


At this behavioral health care annual event, you will take part in sessions on the hottest behavioral health care topics and will gain a better understanding of upcoming changes at The Joint Commission that will be helpful to your organization maintaining compliance in 2024.


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Event Description

Event Description

The health, safety and well-being of our participants are our highest priority.  Please see our current Health & Safety Guidelines tab for more information.

The field of behavioral health care is evolving rapidly, and we can help you keep pace. At this can’t miss annual event you will take part in sessions on the hottest behavioral health care topics and will gain a better understanding of upcoming changes at The Joint Commission that will be helpful to your organization with compliance for the remainder of 2023 and will provide insight into compliance for revised and new standards for 2024. At this year’s event you will learn tips from Joint Commission experts for how to meet new, revised and challenging behavioral health care standards.

Attendees will have the option to choose between two tracks:
  Track A: Designated for those organizations accredited under the Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Manual.
  Track B: Designated for those organizations accredited under the Hospital Accreditation Manual.

Intended Audience:

The Behavioral Health Care and Human Services Conference is an ideal opportunity for anyone providing care across all behavioral health care settings to discover new tools and resources, discuss practical strategies, and connect with colleagues and experts.

  • Psychologists, social workers, nurses, and counselors
  • Administrators, quality improvement, and risk management professionals
  • Health care organizations and agencies serving children, youth, and families
  • Psychiatric and acute care staff of addiction and opioid treatment programs

The Joint Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of care provided to the public. Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a wholly controlled, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, is the official publisher and educator of The Joint Commission.




AGENDA (As of 9/27/2023) Please check back for updates.  


Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Before registering for a program check for updates from your state, county or city on a regular basis to make sure it will be acceptable for your license/certification renewal.

Summary of Continuing Education contact hours awarded for this program:

  • ANCC:12 CE
  • ACHE:12 CE

Learn more about continuing education below.

Read more about Continuing Education

Note: The exact number of CEUs earned depends on the format and the number of hours in the program. Each program is evaluated separately and the CEU values of some will differ from the values listed above.

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

For conferences held in non-health care settings, The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources follow local regulation and CDC community level recommendations as conference requirements related to masking and other interventions to prevent the spread of respiratory disease, including COVID-19.  CDC recommendations are reviewed weekly and any change in requirements will be communicated to conference attendees the Thursday evening before the conference.  We encourage all conference participants to review their organizations travel requirements and assess their own risk and tolerance of possible exposure to respiratory virus infection in a group setting and act accordingly.  This may include wearing the best fitting mask that you can tolerate except when eating and drinking, practicing social distancing when masking is not possible, and choosing to participate in conferences virtually where available. Because the sensitivity of testing for viral pathogens varies based on the test performed, we do not require testing as a condition of participation.  Please do not attend an in-person conference if you are experiencing new onset of respiratory symptoms that could be indicative of viral infection.  However, because we cannot differentiate mild respiratory symptoms due to allergies, resolved infection, and non-infectious causes, attendees with respiratory symptoms should wear a mask.

Location Details

Location Details

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare
5440 North River Road
Rosemont, IL  60018

Room Reservations - Enter your arrival and departure dates for the group rate to appear

Room Rate: $169.00 Single / Double
Cut-off Date: 10/2/2023
Phone: 877-337-5793

Call between the hours 9:00 am - 8:00 pm ET Monday-Friday

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Things to do in Rosemont within walking distance of the hotel:

Parkway Bank Park - Entertainment District

AMC Theatres

Fashion Outlets Chicago Mall

Rosemont Theatre

CTA Blue Line to downtown Chicago

Payment Options

Payment Options

All Joint Commission Resources products require pre-payment. For your convenience, if you do not have a credit card available, we offer a sales quote/proforma invoice option to assist with initiating your payment. Payments submitted by check take up to 14 days to process. If you are registering for a program less than 14 days away, your registration may not be received in time and your seat may not be reserved. You will not have access to electronic program materials until your payment has been received. We strongly recommend credit card payments for any events less than 14 days away.

To take advantage of this option:

  1. Choose your item(s) and add them to your shopping cart. Select "Proceed to Secure Checkout or Create Proforma Invoice."
  2. Enter your billing and shipping details. Select "Continue."
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  4. On the bottom right, there is a section titled "Create Proforma Invoice."
  5. Click the "Proforma Invoice" button. (See image below.) 
  6. Within 5 minutes, a sales quote will be sent to your email address with details about how to complete a check or wire transfer payment.

Or contact Customer Service at 877.223.6866, option 1 (+1 770 238 0454 outside the US) or via email at to have a proforma invoice created and emailed directly to you.