Caring Connections Conference

Reaching out around the state.


The Caring Connections Conference is organized through the partnership of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Long-Term Living and the Office of Research & Organizational Development at Clemson University.

The purpose of the conference is to share research findings of studies conducted on behalf of the Division and the clients they serve. As a result, professionals providing long term care services have an opportunity to learn about research which can be applied to practice. The conference also provides a statewide forum for discussions about topics and trends that impact our communities. A great by-product of the conference has been the opportunity to establish and renew alliances among those committed to providing long term care services.


Attendee registration closes on March 15, 2019. Registration can be completed online. (Speakers do not need to register.)

Conference lodging is at the Hampton Inn & Suites Florence-Civic Center (map). Lodging reservations must be made by March 29, 2019. Reservations can only be made for the night of Thursday, April 25th. Reservations should be made by calling 843-629-9900. When prompted, choose 0 ("zero") and provide the booking code CU4. Please note that you must live at least 50 miles outside of Florence to receive a paid room. You must share a room in order to receive a fully paid room, otherwise you will be responsible for half the cost of the room.

In an effort to “go green”, the conference program and speaker handouts will be provided electronically through the Clemson Events app that can be downloaded for free through your smart phone app store. Please search for “Clemson University Events” in your app store, the guide will not be available until one week prior to the event. If you do not have a smart phone or would prefer printed copies, you can print the program and handouts when they are emailed to you one week prior to the conference.


Thursday, April 25, 2019
9:30 - 10:30 AMRegistration & Breakfast
10:30 – 10:45 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:45 – 11:30 AM Opening Plenary
11:45 – 1:15 PMBreakout Session I
1:15 – 2:15 PM Buffet Lunch
2:15 – 3:45 PMGeneral Session
4:00 - 5:30 PMBreakout Session II

Friday, April 26, 2019

8:00 – 9:00 AMBreakfast
9:00 – 10:30 AMBreakout Session III
10:45 – 12:15 PMBreakout Session IV
12:30 – 1:30 PMBreakout Session V
1:30 – 2:30 PMBox Lunch, Closing Activities, & Closing Remarks

April 25-26, 2019

Florence Center

3300 West Radio Drive
Florence, SC 29501


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