Annual Conference

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Register online to attend the conference!

CDPAANYS is offering a virtual conference option for those who cannot or do not wish to attend in person. Please make sure to specify when registering whether your attendance will be in person or virtual.

$300 CDPAANYS Members
$350 Non-Members
$75 Non-Member Consumer
$50 CDPAANYS Member Consumer


CDPAANYS is thrilled to welcome Brett Friedman, Acting Director of Medicaid, NYS Department of Health as the Opening Plenary speaker at this conference. Mr. Friedman will be providing an overview on reforms in New York State Medicaid and the State’s implementation of American Rescue Plan Act opportunities.

We’re also thrilled to welcome AiJen Poo, Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers’ Alliance, to give this year’s Breakfast Keynote address on the critical workforce and labor shortages impacting the home care industry and how we can work together to fight for a solution.

We will also offer a packed schedule of twelve breakout sessions for fiscal intermediaries and business stakeholders, as well as four sessions specifically of interest to consumers, personal assistants and our grassroots base, offered FREE online courtesy of generous support from Ideal Home Health.

The complete breakout schedule can be found here.

    Thank you to Caretime for your Champion support of the conference.


    October 27
    Noon-1:00 PM: Check-in & Networking in Exhibit Hall
    1:00-2:00 PM: Opening Plenary: Brett Friedman, NYS Medicaid Director
    2:00-2:15 PM: Break
    2:15-3:30 PM: Breakout Sessions A
    3:30-3:45 PM: Break
    3:45-5:00 PM: Breakout Sessions B
    5:00-6:00 PM: Cocktail Hour in Exhibit Hall – Sponsored by HSM Personal Care
    6:00-7:30 PM: Dinner – Sponsored by DCI
    October 28
    8:00-9:30 AM: Breakfast & Networking in Exhibit Hall – Sponsored by HHAeXchange
    9:30-10:30 AM: Keynote Address: AiJen Poo, National Domestic Workers’ Alliance
    10:45-12:00 PM: Breakout Sessions C
    12:15-1:30 PM: Breakout Sessions D


    CDPAANYS is committed to offering an accessible, clean and safe environment for all conference participants.

    Due to the Delta variant of COVID-19 spreading across New York State, we are asking that all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, respectfully wear face coverings in conference spaces and public areas of the hotel for the comfort and safety of other attendees. This is consistent with the Hilton Garden Inn Troy’s current mask policy and CDC guidelines. 

    If you do not wish to wear a mask, you are welcome to attend virtually.


    CDPAANYS has reserved a block of hotel rooms, including accessible rooms and suites, at the Hilton Garden Inn Troy for $121/night. In order to ensure you receive promotional conference pricing, please use this special link.

    Reservations can also be made by phone at the Hilton Reservations Line. To reserve your room at the group rate by phone, please call 1-877-782-9444 and use group code “CDPANY.”


    There has never been a better time to show your support for self-directed home care. New York State and the entire country has emerged from the pandemic with a new understanding of the critical importance of home care for the well-being of seniors and people with disabilities.

    Download our Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities brochure today to browse opportunities. Custom sponsorships and innovations are always an option! For more information, please call Laura Cardwell, Director of Operations & Events at 518-813-9537 x1, or send an email to


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