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Join Us at the 2019 CHAASE Spring Banquet

Partners [AND] Progress: Developing Future Leaders is the theme of the 2019 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Center for Health Care Administration and Aging Services Excellence (CHAASE) Spring Banquet. The event will be held Thursday, April 25 at The Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Avenue, Eau Claire, WI. Prior to dinner. The Partner Open House will be held starting at 5:00 pm, which is similar to a job or internship fair, and exposes students to organizations that hire health care administration (HCAD) students as practicum interns and full-time employees. Following the Partner open house is the social hour at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm, and the program at 7:45pm.

Katie Smith Sloan
Katie Smith Sloan

This year's keynote speaker is Katie Smith Sloan, President and CEO of LeadingAge. Guided by the mission to be the trusted voice for aging, Sloan advances the organization’s strategic priorities to increase impact through advocacy, enhanced member value and generates ideas to improve our current system of services and supports. As LeadingAge’s President and CEO, Katie Smith Sloan seeks common ground with other stakeholders to address ageism and to promote innovation.

Sloan also serves as the executive director of the Global Ageing Network, an organization with a presence in over 50 countries committed to improving the quality of life for people as they age throughout the world.

Sloan serves on the Board of Directors of the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) based in Toronto, HelpAge USA, the Long Term Quality Alliance (LTQA) and ValueFirst, a group purchasing company serving the aging services field. She is also co-chair of Dementia Friendly America, a multi-sector collaborative with a mission to foster dementia friendly communities.

The price for attending the 2019 CHAASE Spring Banquet is $30 for UW-Eau Claire students; $55 per person for parents of HCAD students; and $75 per person for all other guests.

You can register online here.

For more information contact Libby Fandry, CHAASE Coordinator, at or 715-836-2736.