Case Managers Come Together at CCMC’s New World Symposium 2018 to Discuss the Current and Future Landscape of Industry

Posted on 10/04/2017 - 10:27 AM

The Commission for Case Manager Certification® (CCMC), the first and largest nationally accredited organization of board certified case managers will celebrate its 25th Anniversary at their New World Symposium this January in Nashville, TN. The annual two-and-a-half-day Symposium will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, January 18-20, 2018. Industry thought leaders will present cutting-edge content for a completely customizable experience for attendees.

CCMC’s New World Symposium 2018 will develop a well-prepared case management workforce which is essential to establish an interdisciplinary community advancing enhanced patient experience, improved population health, smarter spending and improved work/life balance. Attendees will have the opportunity to rub elbows with the thinkers, drivers and change agents of the industry through five plenary sessions, three pre-conference workshop options and numerous general sessions. Trending topics to be discussed at Symposium include: the opioid crisis, telehealth, holistic case management, personal safety for case managers and data and the future of patient care.

“CCMC’s New World Symposium 2018: Future Dimensions of Case Management, has something for every case manager or those interested in case management. The pre-conference workshops offer a deeper dive into workers' compensation & disability case management, becoming an entrepreneur, and holistic case management” says CCMC's New World Symposium 2018 Taskforce Chair Sandra Zawalski, MSN, RN, CRRN, CCM, ABDA, MSCC. “The Symposium will have you listening to and interacting with renowned speakers and topics to take your case management practice to the next level including transitions of care, safety for case managers, use of technology and of course, the ever-changing field of public policy.”

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, former Acting Assistant Secretary for the Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will kick off the first plenary session. Other plenary speakers include Kana Enomoto, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Thomas Goetz, Iodine Co-founder. Radio personality, Patrick Henry will also host a plenary session. Closing the Symposium will be, Dara Richardson-Heron, MD, Chief Engagement Officer for All of Us Research Program at the National Institutes of Health.

Attendees will have the opportunity to receive continuing education credit from multiple accreditation bodies. For more details and how to register for CCMC’s New World Symposium 2018 visit

# # #

About the Commission for Case Manager Certification 
The Commission for Case Manager Certification is the first and largest nationally accredited organization that certifies more than 42,000 professional case managers and over 2,600 disability management specialists. The Commission is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that oversees the process of case manager certification with its CCM® credential. The Commission also oversees the process of disability management specialist certification with its CDMS® credential. The Commission is positioned as the most active and prestigious certification organization supporting the practice of case management. For more information, visit, connect with the Commission on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CCM_Cert.