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“A FORUM FOR 21ST CENTURY ARCHITECTS OF WELLNESS”
Working Toward Healthy Patients, Employees, Programs & Institutions

Exotic New Orleans, Louisiana, will be the host city November 9-11, for AAMA’s 43rd Annual Conference and Convocation. Enjoy the fascinating riches of this cultural paradise — Queen of the Mississippi. Open your senses to the abundant historical sites, jubilant jazz, the New Orleans Saints, world famous cuisine, antebellum plantations, riverboats and of course the French Quarter and Bourbon Street!

This year’s visionary Conference theme, “A Forum for 21st Century Architects of Wellness,” embraces not only wellness in patient care, but wellness of medical administrators, their employees, their organizations and systems. The Conference, notes Conference Committee Chair Dan DeGracia, “will provide attendees with a personal and professional glimpse into the future of ‘wellness’ from the perspective of the provider, the administrator, insurer, the outcomes manager and the protector by bringing together colleagues from all disciplines in health care administration.”

MEETING THE EVOLVING NEEDS OF THE MEDICAL ADMINISTRATOR

Keynote speakers this year will zero in on professionalism, the future of healthcare and the current hot potato, HIPAA legislation and the compliance challenge it presents. Crisper, leaner and more focused educational tracks will be produced by the Academy’s Colleges, reflecting the quickening evolution of the medical administrator’s role.

Trends, legislation, and the challenges of change within the profession will be examined through the eyes of those in cardiology, oncology, information systems, emergency preparedness and managed care. Special sessions will also highlight topics of interest to the Federal Sector and those seeking leadership development.

The Colleges will have opportunities to network intensely in at least three ways: in the education sessions, in scheduled Board meetings and in scheduled member business meetings. A streamlined Recognition and Awards Presentation will be the luncheon feature on Friday, November 10, followed by installation of AAMA’s new officers. ”

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