AMGA's Fall Council Summit is an exclusive forum for CEO, COO, CMO, and Quality Council members to openly share their experiences and stories, to identify improvement opportunities, highlight successes, and discuss future planning. With content identified and selected by a planning committee of fellow council members, each council agenda focuses on the top issues impacting healthcare leaders.
At this extended meeting, time is split between three keynote sessions, succinct presentations, roundtable discussions, and Hot Topics. Everything is specifically designed to facilitate member-to-member conversations so you leave the meeting with ideas you can implement and new contacts to connect with throughout your career.


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Joint Council Session Speakers

Fred Horton, MHA

Fred Horton, MHA
President, AMGA Consulting

Fred Horton is President of AMGA Consulting. He is a dynamic healthcare advisor, who possesses industry experience, market insight, exemplary capabilities managing diverse and challenging projects, and the ability to create tangible results on behalf of his clients. Mr. Horton has over 20 years of experience working inside the healthcare industry. He has the ability to efficiently distill complex issues and create realistic plans that lead to clients’ success. He brings his operational, strategic, and financial acumen to his clients in order to create effective and market-sensitive solutions to their challenges. Mr. Horton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration from Augustana College, and a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Minnesota.

Jim Link, SHRM-SCP

Jim Link, SHRM-SCP
Chief Human Resources Officer, Society for Human Resource Management

Jim Link is the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Society for Human Resource Management. With more than 315,000 members around the world, SHRM is the largest HR professional association in the world and the leading voice for matters related to workers and the workplace. His career includes roles of increasing responsibility across a variety of industries and companies including General Electric, the Pillsbury Company, Porsche Cars, and Randstad. In his most recent role as CHRO for Randstad North America, he led a global team of 150 HR professionals who were instrumental in transforming the company into an award-winning, inclusive, and sustainable global leader. He served as a volunteer leader in several organizations including the SHRM Foundation Board, the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank Human Capital Advisory Board, and the Human Resources Leadership Forum.

Stephen Beeson, MD

Stephen Beeson, MD
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Practicing Excellence 

Dr. Stephen Beeson, founder and CEO of Practicing Excellence, is a nationally recognized speaker, physician, and author whose life mission is to coach and develop clinicians to be their best.

Dr. Beeson started his career as a family medicine physician with the Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego in 1994. During his career, Dr. Beeson was tasked to coach, develop and engage clinicians to help improve both the clinician and patient experience.

Inspired to help clinicians across the nation become their best, Dr. Beeson founded Practicing Excellence. The company partners with health systems and medical groups to deliver coordinated app-based, by clinicians, for clinician skill-building creating measurable results in well-being, patient experience, and leadership effectiveness. Under Dr. Beeson’s leadership, Practicing Excellence launched the Clinician Experience Project (CEP) to serve physicians, advanced practice providers (APPs), and clinical leaders, and the Nursing Experience Project (NEP) to help nurses and nurse leaders. Practicing Excellence serves a growing community of organizations dedicated to developing their people and impacting care for patients and care teams, alike.

Stuart Levine, MD, MHA

Stuart Levine, MD, MHA
CMO and President, VillageMD

Dr. Stuart Levine is Chief Medical Officer. In this position, Dr. Levine is responsible for architecting and delivering on the next generation value-based care delivery model of VillageMD. Dr. Levine joined VillageMD from Chicago Pacific Founders, where he served as an operating partner, specializing in care model innovation. He has served on the board of numerous healthcare start-ups. Dr. Levine is also the co-founder and former Chief Medical and Innovation Officer of Agilon Health. He currently is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) since 1992 and a resident expert on population health. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at Stanford University’s School of Medicine.

Agenda Highlights

Wednesday, September 27 (10:00am – 7:00pm)

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Joint Council Welcome Reception with Exhibitors
Kick off the Fall Council Summit with networking and refreshments.

Thursday, September 28 (6:30am – 7:00pm)

8:15am – 9:30am
Joint Council Session: A Fireside Chat on Disrupters
AMGA's Dr. Jerry Penso will facilitate a discussion with Dr. Stuart Levine about how healthcare is being disrupted from those traditionally outside the realm of healthcare. Dr. Levine will share his thoughts on where healthcare is most vulnerable and how it’s most likely to be upended.

10:00am – 11:00am
Corporate Partners Special Session – Key Trends and Opportunities 

10:00am – 11:50am
Leadership Council Meetings – CEO, COO, CMO, Quality

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Joint Council Lunch & Learn: The Power is in Your People
In this session, Dr. Stephen Beeson, a family medicine physician and founder of Practicing Excellence, takes you on a stepwise journey to revitalize your teams, capacitate your leaders, and bring meaning and purpose to care delivery in the exam room. Hear approaches and outcomes data on applying groupwide people development to profoundly impact patient connection, team collaboration, and leadership effectiveness to build groups that engage, develop, and lift their teams to be their best.

1:00pm – 1:50pm
Leadership Council Meetings – CEO, COO, CMO, Quality

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Corporate Partners Special Session – Key Trends and Opportunities 

2:30pm – 3:50pm
Leadership Council Meetings – CEO, COO, CMO, Quality

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Joint Council Session: Workforce in Crisis
Staffing remains a key challenge across all industries. Jim Link from the Society for Human Resource Management will share what others are doing to address this crisis and make a prediction as to what the future holds.

Friday, September 29 (6:30am – 12:00pm)

7:00am – 7:50am
Corporate Partner Special Session - Executive Recap Session with Council Leadership

8:00am – 9:30am
Leadership Council Meetings – CEO, COO, CMO, Quality

10:00am – 10:50am
Leadership Council Meetings – CEO, COO, CMO, Quality

11:00am – 12:00pm
Joint Council Session: Compensation Trends
Fred Horton, president of AMGA Consulting, will share the latest trends in compensation for physicians and advance practice providers, as well as the latest information about sign-on and retention bonuses and the prevalence of value-based metrics in compensation plan design.

Detailed Council Agendas

For information about participating in Councils, please contact Joe DeLisle at 703.838.0033 ext. 355 or


  • Early Bird Registration Rate (Through August 27): $695

  • Regular Registration Rate (After August 27): $795

Groups with four or more registrations are eligible for a discount of $100 off each registration. Please contact for more information or to receive your discount.

Three ways to register

  1. Register Online
  2. Scan/email the registration form with with credit card payment to Adam Powers at
  3. Mail the registration form and check (payable to AMGA) or credit card payment to: 

AMGA Fall Council Summit
One Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3318

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be sent to by Wednesday, August 30, 2023 for a refund minus a $100 processing fee. Cancellations requested on or after August 31, 2023 will be eligible for a letter of credit for the registration fee paid, minus a $100 processing fee. No-shows are not eligible for refunds.

Corporate Participation Policy

Registration is open only to medical group members. If you are an industry partner, you be must an event sponsor to attend. Please download the prospectus for additional information or contact Colleen Stern at

Hotel and Meeting Venue

The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown
35 S 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

  • Room Rate: $199/night (Kings/Doubles)
  • Hotel Deadline: Wednesday, August 30. The discounted rate and availability cannot be guaranteed after this date.

Once you register for the event, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to reserve your hotel room. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please email us at


What about IQL?
Based on member feedback, AMGA sunset the Innovation, Quality, & Leadership Conference (IQL) and replaced it with more focused opportunities including the Fall Council Summit. By doing so, AMGA is able to provide more time for peer-to-peer networking and interaction for Council members to further expand their relationships and share solutions.

Can I switch between Councils?
Due to room capacity planning and the nature of the discussions, we kindly ask that you attend the Council meeting for which you register and best aligns with your role/responsibilities.

Will corporate partners be in the meeting rooms?
The joint Council sessions (keynotes, meals, and receptions) will feature corporate partners in addition to Council member. The individual Council breakouts, however, are limited to medical group Council members only. No corporate partners are allowed to participate, join, or sit-in.

What about the CFO Council?
The fall meeting of the CFO Council was moved alongside the Annual Compensation & Operations Improvement Meeting (September 12-14 in St. Louis, MO) to help cut down on travel costs for Council members as many CFOs attend both (and will be eligible for a discounted registration if they attend both the CFO and Comp & Ops meetings).

Is there a virtual option?
Due to the nature of the discussions, this meeting doesn't translate well into a virtual environment. As such, this meeting will be face-to-face to faciliate the networking and relationship building.

Code of Conduct

AMGA's Code of Conduct applies at all AMGA meetings, conferences, forums, and meeting-related events, including those sponsored by other organizations but held in conjunction with AMGA. 

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