Annual Conference

ACCC is pleased to announce that our Annual ‘Living Hope and Gratitude 2019’ Conference, will be held in Garden City, Kansas!  November 1-3. 

The conference will begin with registration from 1-3:15 p.m. with the first session beginning at 3:30.  The venue will be at St. Catherine Hospital in Conference Rooms A&B.  More details will be posted along with a complete schedule as they are confirmed.

Members will be responsible for their own housing.  See below.

Attendance of the conference provides enough Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain Board Certification.  Come and learn with one another as well as support one another as we make a difference for the people we serve.

The conference will end at noon on November 3.


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To help you plan your trip:

American Airlines  (jet) from Dallas currently has two flights per day into Garden City–advanced reservations encouraged. 

Boutique Air (prop jet) currently has three flights daily from Denver to Dodge City.   Space limited.  Dodge City is about a one-hour drive from Garden City. 

Car rentals are available at both Dodge and Garden City.    

For those who want to fly to a larger destination City and then drive, there are three options: Wichita 3+ hrs, Amarillo 4 hrs, Colorado Springs 4+ hrs.    

For those wanting to try something new, if indeed it is new to you, Amtrak comes through Garden City.  

And, there is the old standby; bus service from Wichita to Garden City daily.  

For those flying into Garden City, who notify us in advance, the hosts will provide transportation to and from the airport and to-from lodging to the conference daily.    


For special rates during your stay, tell them you are with “ACCC and St. Catherine Hospital.” The following three facilities will provide shuttle service to/from the Garden City (GCK) airport (mention Flight status when booking), daily shuttle service to/from conference site, as well as 10% discount at Sammie’s Restaurant and Old Chicago when presenting Room Key. All facilities include breakfast with the Clarion adding an evening Soup and Salad.  (For choice of dates between 10/31 and 11/3 inclusive)

  A limited number of rooms are available at a B&B literally across the parking lot from St. Catherine Hospital. They will offer discount rates (multiple room choices) to ACCC convention attendees (mention ACCC and St. Catherine Hospital) and offer a full “home-cooked” breakfast. If you will let Doug Williams know in advance, he will ensure shuttle service to/from the airport.