2019 National CRT Leadership & Advocacy Conference






Become a part of this unique group of CRT Stakeholders and make your voice heard in Washington, D.C.

May 1 - 2

Registration is $199 per attendee

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, May 1
Leadership Day

Link to Session Details

8:30-8:50  Opening Session

8:50-9:20 "No Limbs. Just a Smile for Miles"  Speaker Gabe Adams

9:30-10:30 "Medicare Sets the Tone" - Speakers Peter Thomas and Henry Claypool

11:00-12:00 "Holding Medicaid MCOs Accountable" - Speakers Marge Gustas and Joe Clark

12:10-1:20 "Bootcamp Lessons and CRT" - (Lunch Session) Speaker, Ty Bello

1:30-2:30  "On the CRT Radar"- Speakers Claudia Amortegui and Tyler Mahncke

2:40-3:30  "Advocacy at Home - Where the Rubber Meets the Road"- Speakers Cathy Carver and Gerry Dickerson

3:30-5:00  "Congressional Prep" - Speaker Don Clayback and Guest Speaker from Capitol Hill

6:00-7:30  "CRT United Reception"

Thursday, May 2 Advocacy Day

9:00-5:00  Capitol Hill Visits

6:00-7:30  Debriefing Reception




Hotel and Travel

All conference sessions and activities will take place at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA, unless otherwise noted. The hotel is conveniently located close to Reagan National Airport (DCA). Arlington, VA 22202

We have secured a reduced rate of $269/night for conference attendees. This rate is available on a first come basis until the room block is full. Please reserve your room early to be able to take advantage of the reduced room rate. Make reservations online or if you prefer to make reservations by phone, please call 1-800-228-9290 and be sure to reference the National CRT Conference                                  


The staff at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel is committed to ensuring that they meet and exceed all of the requirements for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For a list of features that are available for accesibility needs, please contact the hotel directly at 703-413-1300 if you have specific questions or need additional information.


The hotel provides a courtesy Airport Shuttle to and from Reagan National Airport (DCA) as well as a shuttle to and from the Crystal City Metro Station. Link to shuttle information

Click here for maps and directions from Dulles Airport, Reagan National Airport, and Metro.

Capitol Hill Appointments

Thursday, May 2nd, 9:00am-5:00pm

Your Capitol Hill appointments for both House and Senate offices will be made for you once you register. The offices you meet with are determined by your home and/or work address.

We are coordinating a high volume of appointments. To avoid scheduling conflicts, we strongly recommend that you allow our schedulers to make all appointments on your behalf.

Information regarding your appointments will be provided to you no later than the evening of May 1st during the State Delegation Session. For any additional questions you may have regarding these appointments, please contact Mickae Lee at mlee@ncart.us .

For additional information, please contact Don Clayback at dclayback@ncart.us or Weesie Walker at wwalker@nrrts.org.

Leadership Day 2018



Advocacy Day 2018


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