SHIFT NC

2016 Conference FAQs

Got questions? Read these FAQs first. If you still have questions, contact Melinda DeJongh at (919) 226-1880 x108

IMPORTANT: If you are relying on someone else to send in your registration (you have to request a check, etc.), we strongly advise that you register yourself online as well. (Select the “Pay By Check” option.) Every year we receive checks with no registrations attached or registrations that arrive the day before the conference when we’re already full. Registering online confirms your place, and also increases the chance that you’ll get your first choice in breakout sessions.

1. My office won’t be able to send payment until after the registration deadline. Can I go ahead and register?

Yes! You may register online and select “Pay By Check” as a payment option. This will let you sign up and send your payment later. Make checks out to “SHIFT NC” and mail them to 3710 University Drive, Suite 310, Durham, NC 27707.

2. I’m pretty sure I registered online but I didn’t get a confirmation. What should I do?

The registration system automatically sends an email confirmation when you complete your registration. If you did not get a confirmation, several things may have happened:

  • You accidentally typed in an incorrect e-mail address
  • The confirmation went to your Spam or Junk Mail folder
  • The registration did not go through, and you are not registered for the conference

IMPORTANT: If you did not get a confirmation, please contact Melinda DeJongh at 919-226-1880 x108 as soon as possible, and definitely before the registration deadline on April 29. If it turns out you’re not registered that will give us time to get you signed up. If you call after April 29 you will not be able to register.

3. I don’t want to use the online registration – is there an alternative?

Yes. You can print out a copy of the registration form from SHIFT NC’s website and mail it in with your payment.

4. What kind of Continuing Education Credit can I earn at the conference?

We will be providing Contact Hours. Many licensure boards accept contact hours, including social work, nursing, counseling, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. Contact your licensing board for specific questions regarding acceptance of contact hours. If you would like to receive CEU credits, you must pay the $20 fee, either at the time of registration or on-site during the conference. Participants are responsible for signing daily rosters and completing and turning in the required attendance forms available in their packets.

Pre-Conference (May 11, 2016): Legal Issues in Adolescent Health Care has been awarded 3.5 contact hours (0.35 CEUs) from Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC), a program of Wake Forest School of Medicine and a part of the NC AHEC System.

Day 1 (May 12, 2016) of the SHIFT NC 2016 Statewide Conference, Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Propelling Adolescent Sexual Health Forward, has been awarded 5.5 contact hours (0.55 CEUs) from Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC), a program of Wake Forest School of Medicine and a part of the NC AHEC System.

Day 2 (May 13, 2016) of the SHIFT NC 2016 Statewide Conference, Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Propelling Adolescent Sexual Health Forward, has been awarded 3.5 contact hours (0.35 CEUs) from Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC), a program of Wake Forest School of Medicine and a part of the NC AHEC System.


5. I’m planning to register later – can you hold a place for me?

Because we use an electronic registration system there is no way to hold a place for someone. The only way to make sure you get a place at the conference is to complete the registration and receive a confirmation. Note that you can submit payment by check after you have submitted your electronic or paper registration. 

6. I’m interested in a workshop that has a content level of Intermediate, but I’m new to my job. Do I have to sign up for Beginner workshops only?

No! You may sign up for any workshop that interests you. The Content Levels are just guidelines on what to expect from each session.

7. I only want to come to the pre-conference on May 11. Is that possible?

Yes, you can register for just the pre-conference. Simply select the "Pre-Conference ONLY" option on the online or paper registration. 

8. Can I still register after the deadline?

No. Registration deadlines are final.

9. Can I register the day of the conference?

No, pre-registration is required.

10. I registered and paid, but I need to cancel. Can I get a refund?

Refunds, less a $50.00 processing fee, will be given only if SHIFT NC receives cancellations in writing by May 2, 2016. After May 2, 2016, there will be no refunds for cancellations or no-shows. Email Melinda DeJongh if you need to cancel.

11. Can I send someone else to the conference in my place if I can’t come?

Yes, substitutions can be made without penalty. Contact Melinda DeJongh at 919-226-1880 x108 regarding substitutions.

12. Do you offer scholarships to the conference?

We unfortunately do not have the funds to offer scholarships.