MACHA 2017 Annual Meeting - A Golden Opportunity

October 11-13, 2017
Hosted by University of Notre Dame

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Conference Site

The 2017 Regional Annual Meeting will be held at the historical Morris Inn right on the University of Notre Dame campus.

Morris Inn
1399 N Notre Dame Ave
South Bend, IN 46617
Room Rates

A room block has been set aside with special pricing for MACHA attendees. Hotel rooms can be reserved through the online conference registration process. Please note there are limited rooms available for the evening of October 11. If you need information on alternative hotel options, please contact the conference planning chair.
• King: $109 + tax
• Double queen: $119 + tax

PLEASE NOTE: rooms will be released by the Morris Inn on September 18. Rooms may be available after this date; however, the MACHA conference rate will no longer be available.

Additional rooms are also available for both nights at Ivy Court
1404 Ivy Ct, South Bend, IN
(574) 277-6500
• Standard Room: $124
• Suites: $149

Conference Schedule at a Glance

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Wednesday, Oct. 11

6:30 p.m. Optional Tour of Saint Liam Hall

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Optional Social
Rohr’s Pub at the Morris Inn
1399 N Notre Dame Ave
South Bend, IN 46617

Thursday, Oct. 12

9 to 5:30 p.m.Exhibitors open
9 a.m.Registration open with light refreshments
10 to 11:15 a.m.Welcome & Keynote

Featured Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Rollings
Dr. Rollings is an assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture and concurrent in Psychology. Trained as an architect and environmental psychologist, Dr. Rollings systematically examines how the built and natural environment affect mental and physical health across multiple scales using a socioecological framework. Additionally, she develops and validates environmental assessment tools to quantify attributes of the physical environment related to health outcomes, especially among vulnerable populations. Results of this work inform design guidelines with the goal of establishing healthy, socially responsible, and sustainable buildings and cities.

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.Educational Breakout Sessions #1
12:30 to 2 p.m.Lunch Business Meeting & Panel Discussion
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.Educational Breakout Sessions #2
3:45 to 4:45 p.m.Educational Breakout Sessions #3
4:45 to 5:30 p.m.Exhibitor and Poster Social
5:45 p.m.Dinner at Notre Dame Stadium

Friday, Oct. 13

8 to 9 a.m.Breakfast & Registration Open
9 to 10 a.m.Friday Keynote Speaker

Deidre Guthrie
Deidre Guthrie, PhD, is a research assistant professor at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Well Being at Work project, which partners with global health and humanitarian workers. Dr. Guthrie’s research seeks to understand how the evolving professional identity and well-being of global health/humanitarian workers impacts the quality and sustainability of care and level of accompaniment of affected populations in vulnerable communities. Dr. Guthrie is also a consultant to the Alive Project at Rush University Medical Center Department of Preventative Medicine. A long time meditation practitioner and teacher, she has a special interest in how contemplative practice (such as mindfulness meditation and narrative medicine) can enhance the well-being and resilience of practitioners.

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.Educational Breakout Sessions #1
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Educational Breakout Sessions #2
12:30 p.m.Conference Concludes

Registration Information

Online registration is now closed. On site registration will be available at the conference.

Traveling to South Bend

South Bend International Airport
Coach USA

Sponsorship Information

The Mid-America College Health Association Conference Planning Committee has numerous sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities still available for the 2017 regional annual meeting. For more information, please contact Sponsorship Committee Co-chair Aimee Janssen-Robinson at

Conference Contact

Kelly Hogan Stewart
Conference Planning Chair