AAMA : AAMA 2015: The National Summit of Medical Administrators : Program Overview


Program Overview

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PRECONFERENCE and DAY 1 – Monday January 19, 2015

7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Registration Open

CAAMA Certification (separate registration and fee required – includes sessions each morning)

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. CAAMA Certification Examination Preparation Activity

Pre-Conference Sessions (additional registration fee required)

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Healthcare Leaders of the Future
  • Successful Administrator Recruitment & Placement, Jessica Barrick
  • Transforming Recruitment: How to Align Talent and Leadership Strategies with Your Overall Business Strategy, Julie Melvin & Gayle Norton
  • Managing Creativity: Lessons from Creative Organizations that Can Transfer into Our Own, Dr. Barry Brock, MPA, EdD

Conference Day 1

12 – 1 p.m. New Member Meet and Greet (lunch served) 
1 – 1:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussion: How to Get the Most from Your AAMA Meeting 
1:45 – 2 p.m. Welcome Remarks
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Keynote Address: Service Line Transformation: Adapting Specialty Care for the Value Mandate, Ashley Ford, The Advisory Board
3 – 4 p.m. Hot Tricks of the Trade
4:15 -5:30 p.m. Student Award Ceremony 
Student Short-Talks
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

DAY 2 – Tuesday January 20, 2015

6:00 – 6:00pm Registration Open

Pre-conference Activities

7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Attendee Breakfast – Vendor Focus Groups
7 p.m. – 8 a.m. CAAMA Certification Examination Preparation Activity (pre-registration required)

General Session

8 – 8:15 a.m. Awards Ceremony 2 
8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Keynote Address: Shifting Climates: Population Concentration and Environmental Impacts to Health and Health Systems, Tom Cullison

Breakout Sessions

9:30–10:30 a.m. Migrating Populations Impact on Global Health Security
Cardiac Transitional Care Program – Reducing CHF Readmissions, Dr. Lawrence Narun M.D. & Mary Zita 
The Transformation of the American Cancer Society: A road to Finish the Fight, Richard Wender, M.D.

Exhibits and Break

10:30–11:15 a.m. Refreshments in Exhibit Hall

Breakout Sessions

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Panel Session: Climate Change Impacts on Regional, State, and Local Emergency Preparedness

  • Veteran’s Administration Emergency Preparedness
  • Region IV – Regional Emergency Preparedness (HHS)
  • Florida State Preparedness
The New Best-in-Class Cardiovascular Program, Brian Contos
Cancer Service Line Growth: Inpatient and Outpatient Opportunities, Tim Remus, PhD

Exhibit and Networking Lunch

12:15– 1:45 p.m. Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Breakout Sessions

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Needs Based Master Planning: Build It and They Might Not Come, Jim Easter Jr. FAAMA & Andrew McDonald, FACHE
Successfully Transitioning for the Military Professional to Civilian Healthcare Project Management, Harold J. Hicks, PMP & Sandy Hoath Cobb, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, M.Ed.
Placing “Value” on a Long-Term Relationship, Anthony Long, FACCA, CAAMA, FACHE & Dan Stech, CMPE

Exhibits and Break

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Refreshments in Exhibit Hall

Global Session: Success Stories (in TED Talk format)

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. What Millennials Want: How to Successfully Grow the Next Generation of Leaders, Josh Hester, MHA
Transitional Care: An Innovative Care Coordination approach to Care Redesign in Medicare Bundled Payment Cardiovascular Surgery Patients, Sara Conn, BA
Creating Medical Destination for Multidisiciplinary Neurological Specialty Care Bundles: What to Consider, How to Construct the Bundle(s), Candace Tilquest, MA, MMHC

Post-conference Activities

5:15 – 6:15pm CAAMA Certification Examination Preparation Activity (pre-registration required)
7:00 – 9:00pm AAMA College Dinners (not included in registration fee)

DAY 3 – Wednesday January 21, 2015

6 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration open

Pre-conference Activities

7 – 8 a.m. CAAMA Certification Examination Preparation Activity (pre-registration required)

General Session

7 – 8:30 a.m. Attendee Breakfast 
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. AAMA Business Meeting (open to all)
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Keynote Address: From Wholesale to Retail: Thriving in a Consumer-Driven Market, Alison Wishnick, SG2

Breakout Sessions

10  – 11:00 a.m. Using Bundled Payments to Lead Your Transition to Risk Strategies & Alignment through Comanagement & Gainsharing, Geoffrey Walton, MHA
Outlook for Neuroscience Services in a Value-Based Market, Shruti Tiwai, MPH
Successful Anchors in Physician-Hospital Engagement & Alignment: Fact & Fiction What You Need to Know, Ronald Riner, M.D.

Breakout Sessions

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Alternative Payment Methodology:  Bundled Payments for Care Improvement, James  Reilly
Getting Credit Where Credit is Due: Recognizing the Value of Discreet Neuroscience Clinical Offerings, Stacey Lang, RNC, BSN, CNRN
Value of Volume – Healthcare’s New Mindset, Denise Brown

Networking Lunch

12:30– 1:30 p.m. Lunch (not provided by AAMA, attendees free to eat at their leisure)

Post-Conference Activities

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. CAAMA Certification Examination Preparation Activity (pre-registration required)
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 5:45 p.m. CAAMA Exam