Annual Conference

Annual Conference

LPCA’s Annual Continuing Education Conference is open to all organizations and individuals who have a stake in the Community Health Center movement and share our passion for making affordable, quality healthcare accessible to every Louisiana community.

Join the Louisiana Primary Care Association for our 40th Annual Continuing Education Conference.

Our organization is celebrating 40 years of service on behalf of Louisiana’s Federally Qualified Health Centers, and we want you to be a part of it! Join us October 18-19, 2023 at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles, LA for a full slate of engaging educational sessions, nationally-acclaimed speakers, and ample opportunities to gather with old friends and make new ones.

This year’s theme is “Pressing Forward with Excellence: Winding Down Pandemic Practices, Accelerating into the Future of Healthcare” – a nod to the challenges we have faced but our will to overcome and continue our life-saving work on behalf of our patients.

You do NOT want to miss this year’s conference! Stay tuned for more information on educational sessions, speakers and events.

For any inquiries, please contact Abigail Giroir at or at (225) 927-7662, ext. 327.

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

This is an unparalleled opportunity for your company to be in front of healthcare leaders who are shaping our state’s primary care landscape and working to improve Louisiana’s health outcomes.

Out of the overall attendance of our event:

  • 35% are CEO's/CFO's/CMO's
  • 24% are Board Members
  • 41% are Health Center Staff & More

Your support is critical to the success of our conference. We know you want this event to be a productive use of your time and resources. With this in mind, our conference schedule is crafted to allow for regular breaks and networking time—giving you ample opportunity to engage with our conference attendees. Our previous years’ sponsors can attest, this is a conference you do not want to miss!

For questions regarding sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please contact Ms. Ann Williams at or (225) 927-7662, ext. 200.

2023 Community Health Care Excellence Awards

The Louisiana Primary Care Association invites you to submit nominees for the 2023 Community Health Care Excellence Awards. These awardees will be featured at Awards Banquet on Wednesday October 18, 2023.


Note: All nominees must be affiliated with a Louisiana Federally Qualified Health Center and in good standing with LPCA. The only exception to this is the Legislative Champion of the Year Award. PLEASE COMPLETE THE SECTIONS BELOW FOR WHICH YOU HAVE A NOMINEE. This form can be used for several nominations - if possible please only submit this form once and include all your nominees in one submission. However, if necessary this form can be completed more than once.

If you have any questions or issues please contact Abigail Giroir at or (225) 927-7662 ext. 327.

Eric B. Taylor Leadership Award

This award is presented to an outstanding staff member of a Louisiana Federally Qualified Health Center who exemplifies passion and commitment to improving the care and quality of life for health center patients.

Customer Service Excellence Award

This award recognizes outstanding contributions by front line and other health center staff who have direct interaction with health center clients.

Consumer Advocate of the Year Award

The Consumer Advocate of the Year inspires others to make a difference by engaging their elected officials in discussions and promoting policies that support the work of FQHCs.

Legislative Champion of the Year Award

The Legislative Champion of the Year Award goes to an individual who serves as an elected official in the public policy arenas of local, state or federal government who has gone above and beyond championing wider access to primary care.

Healthcare Provider of the Year Award

The Health Care Provider of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding health care provider who has demonstrated dedication, expertise and concern for their patients in a compassionate and comprehensive manner.

Conference Event Details:
  • LPCA's 40th Annual Continuing Education Conference

  • October 18 - 19, 2023

  • Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino