17th Annual TCOM Conference – Call for Proposals!

The 2021 TCOM Conference will be in the horse capital of the world – Lexington, Kentucky! Our theme for this year’s TCOM conference is “Getting a Leg Up On TCOM” – hosted by the Praed Foundation

All members of the international TCOM collaborative are invited to submit proposals to share your work. Download the Call For Proposals document below.

Back in September of 2019, the TCOM group established the Center for Innovation in Population Health (IPH) in Lexington at the University of Kentucky. Since moving to Kentucky, we have gotten to experience the southern charm and hospitality that Lexington has to offer.

Whether you submit a proposal to present or not, we look forward to seeing all of you in Lexington, Kentucky.

For those that have yet to attend an in-person TCOM Conference, we think you will find it a unique conference experience of a large group of committed and humble people seeking to share and learn from each other. We hope you join us in growing this culture of collaboration. 

Call for Proposals: download here

Deadline For Submission: Monday, March 15, 2021 has been extended until Wednesday, March 31, 2021

17th Annual TCOM Conference

Theme: Getting a Leg Up On TCOM

Conference date: October 6-8, 2021

Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Due date for Proposals: 15 March 2021 has been extended until March 31, 2021

Contact email: communications@praedfoundation.org


FAQs for the Call for Proposals process

Q: How long is the Call for Proposals open for the 17th Annual TCOM Conference (2021)?
A: The Call for Proposals for the 2021 TCOM Conference is open through January 19, 2021 and will now be closed on March 31st, 2021.

Q: What is the deadline to complete a submission?
A: 
All submissions must be completed by Wednesday, March 31, 2021 23:59 CST in order to be considered for the 17th Annual TCOM Conference.

Q: What is the theme for the 17th Annual TCOM Conference?
A: “This year’s theme is ‘Getting a Leg Up On TCOM which directly connects to the locale of the conference, Lexington Kentucky. Kentucky’s rich history of hosting the Kentucky Derby dates back to 1875. The theme also directly connects with TCOM’s goal of assisting others with support, assistance and a helping hand. The phrase ‘Getting a Leg Up’ can aptly be applied to each attendee and our role as ‘professional helpers.’ Whether you are a direct care worker, an agency/organization administrator, a county/state director or a family member attending the conference will expand your knowledge of TCOM and how to apply TCOM in these roles.” – Ken McGill, 2021 TCOM Conference Program Chair

Q: What topic should I submit for consideration for the 17th Annual TCOM Conference?
A: For the annual TCOM Conference, we are always looking for a wide array of topics that are innovative, engaging, inspiring, and informative in relation to TCOM. We also have suggested topic categories if you would like your presentation to be CE Eligible for the 17th Annual TCOM Conference.

Example topic themes: Communimetrics, TCOM, Direct Care, CANS, ANSA, FAST, SSIT, Safe Systems, CAT/CSPI, Juvenile Justice, Behavior Health, Outcomes Management, Education, Leadership, Child Welfare, Person-Centered Care

Q: What information is required within a proposal?
A: Your proposal(s) will not be accepted without the following information from all presenters:

  • Faculty Information Sheet – completed by each presenter
  • Learning Objectives – completed by each presenter
  • Disclosure of Financial Interest – completed by each presenter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) – completed by each presenter
  • Current Headshot – completed by each presenter
  • Draft presentation (outline)

Q: What should I provide for Learning Objectives?
A: A clear learning objective states what the learner will be able to do upon completion of a continuing education activity, in terms of behavioral change. A clear objective identifies the terminal behavior or desired outcome of the educational offering. If you’re interested in more information, you can view the Learning Objectives Guidelines.

Q: Who is the audience for the TCOM Conference?
A: 
We invite all that are interested in TCOM to attend the annual TCOM Conference. Many of our attendees are direct care workers, social workers, researchers, agency/organization administrators, county/state directors, or even family members that are wanting to expand their knowledge of TCOM.

Q: How do I submit my proposal?
A: You will need to submit your proposal(s) by email to Diamond Darling at communications@praedfoundation.org

Q: How will I know if my proposal was submitted successfully?
A: Once you email your Call for Proposal submission to communications@praedfoundation.org, you will receive an email confirmation from Diamond Darling that we have received your presentation proposal.

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17 Comments on “17th Annual TCOM Conference – Call for Proposals!

  1. theme and focal point for subject matter what area is requested?

  2. I am interested in presenting, but I am just hearing about the conference at this time. I am a school-based therapist in Waco, Texas and work for the Community Mental Health Agency in our city, MHMR. I would like to have a chance to look into this, if it is still possible.

    • Hi Laura,

      Thanks for commenting! We have just extended the deadline for the Call for Proposals to March 31, 2021, and would encourage you to submit a proposal. If you have any questions related to the proposal process or the conference, we’d be happy to help! Just email us at communications@praedfoundation.org

  3. What is the subject matter of material that is being presented?

    • Hello Jolynn, Thanks for reaching out! For the annual TCOM Conference, we are always looking for a wide array of topics that are innovative, engaging, inspiring, and informative in relation to TCOM. Here are some example topic themes: Communimetrics, TCOM, Direct Care, CANS, ANSA, FAST, SSIT, Safe Systems, CAT/CSPI, Juvenile Justice, Behavior Health, Outcomes Management, Education, Leadership, Child Welfare, Person-Centered Care. Please reach out to communications@praedfoundation.org if you have any further questions.

  4. This will be my first conference, I’m interested in learning more about the theme and previous presentations over the past years. I’m from Alabama and would like to become more aware of opportunities and other events that will become beneficial to our southern state as well. Please forward any information you have available. Thanking you in advance!

    • Hi Tracie,

      Thanks for commenting! So glad to see that you’re interested in learning more! You’ll see an email from our Communications team shortly with more information. Take care!

  5. The theme and focal point for subject matter what area is requested? This is an echoing question regarding presentations. Could you please include this information. I would be interested.

    • Hi Kevin!

      Thank you for reaching out. I will connect you with Ken McGill, our TCOM Conference Chairperson to assist you.

      Respectfully,

      Praed Communications

  6. Pingback: Introducing Our 2021 TCOM Conference Chairperson – Ken McGill | TCOM Conversations

  7. I’m considering submitting a proposal for the conference next October, but would like more information regarding the theme. What does “Getting a leg up on TCOM mean in practical terms as far as the types of workshops you are looking for?

      • Thanks I look forward to hearing from someone

      • I have the same question as Tom. Can you also send me any relevant information on what types of presentations/posters you are looking for?

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