Welcome to the 2013 SMP National Training Meeting!

The U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) is excited to announce this year's National SMP Training Meeting! The meeting will take place in Washington, D.C. on August 5 – 7, 2013, with the theme of SMP 2013: Strengthening Our Brand. As in the past, ACL's purpose for hosting a national SMP meeting is to assist, support, and inform the 54 SMPs nationwide. The 2013 National SMP Training Meeting will offer an opportunity to review the core values and practices that define the SMP program, yet also hone new skills to strengthen our fraud prevention efforts and our involvement of volunteers.


All SMPs should attend, with up to three participants per SMP program. The conference budget is based on an average of three participants per SMP program, so if not every SMP plans to bring three participants, there may be availability for other SMPs to bring more people as space permits. If you are hoping to register more than three participants, please first contact Doris Summey at ACL to determine space availability (202-357-3533 or Doris.Summey@aoa.hhs.gov). Since there is, again, a focus this year on volunteer risk and program management initiatives, we encourage you to bring the coordinator or manager of volunteers for your project.


  • June 25 – Registration opens.
  • July 19 – Registration closes. However, the last day to guarantee discounted hotel room rates is July 15.
  • August 5-7 – This year's meeting is scheduled for two and a half days. Please plan to arrive on the 4th and depart on either the afternoon of the 7th or the 8th. A reduced room rate has been arranged to help accommodate your budget for an extra night's stay.


I look forward to seeing all of you in August.

Barbara Dieker
Director, Office of Elder Rights
Administration for Community Living