AMGA 2021 Annual Conference

Call for Presentations
AMGA 2022 Annual Conference

March 9-12, 2022 
Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

AMGA members were challenged as never before this past year caring for patients and transforming operationally in the midst of a pandemic. We invite you to consider the opportunity to share your story and your experiences at AMGA’s 2022 Annual Conference. In this forum, leaders will learn from each other how to surmount difficulties and develop new best practices. As with all events AMGA organizes for our members, true peer-to-peer education is what sets AMGA apart from others—leaders leading leaders, sharing their strategies so that all can achieve the common goal!

We know you have stories to share after the events of 2020 and we know you have embarked on monumental changes and shifts within your organizations. If your group has a cutting edge strategy or you have an experience or collaboration to share with your colleagues, we invite you to present a breakout session at AMGA’s 2022 Annual Conference. To secure your spot, please review this information and submit your proposal by July 9, 2021. You can use this template to collect your proposal information.

What We Are Looking For

Sessions should include hands-on activities, exercises to engage the participants, or other methods that promote lively engagement. AMGA is specifically requesting presentations which include the patient experience, including tools, documents and programs that can be shared with peers, and exercises to enhance learning and provide tangible takeaways from the sessions.

Sessions will be allotted up to 60 minutes per session, inclusive of Q&A.

Breakout sessions are categorized based on various areas of interest to healthcare teams. Below are some suggested topics within the following themes:

  • Mentorship/sponsorship programs for future leaders; developing physician leaders and project champions

  • Building physician/non-physician leadership teams

  • Creating, changing, sustaining the culture of a group; improving communication strategies

  • Accelerating system-wide change across organizational culture

  • Building teams for effective change management

  • Engaging physicians and staff

  • Restructuring, redefining, and retraining for new roles

  • Aligning mission, values, and goals

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion, creating opportunities and fostering a diverse workforce

  • Addressing burnout and resiliency in leadership

  • Governance issues, how to run an effective board, effective strategic planning

  • Leadership succession planning

  • Antitrust issues associated with clinical integration

  • Effective governance models for integration

  • Impact of changing demographics on healthcare structure and delivery

  • Addressing disruptive habits in leadership and in care teams

  • Interoperability between systems, sites, and organizations

  • HIEs and other systems for data sharing

  • Using advanced IT data-capturing capabilities for population health and value-based payment initiatives

  • Using your EMR optimally for public and internal reporting

  • Improving patient safety and privacy

  • Using technology to standardize processes and promote accountability throughout all sites in the organization

  • Building and effectively using patient registries for population health

  • Meeting government standards for HIT

  • Practical tools and approaches for defending against cyber-attacks; protecting personal health information and privacy on mobile health apps and smart phone applications; secure health information exchanges (HIEs) for safely sharing HI across multiple providers/sites

  • Using artificial intelligence (AI) in practices

  • Mobile technology and patient status/data collection

  • Cybersecurity: emerging federal policy/regulatory compliance

  • Virtual visits

  • Provider-patient relations, increasing patient satisfaction, ensuring patient safety, enhancing patient compliance and adherence, patient/consumer roles, accountability and transparency

  • Impact of changing demographics on healthcare structure and delivery

  • Addressing social determinants, collaboration, community care models

  • Closing care gaps

  • Chronic care management and improvement, evidence-based medicine, using data to drive performance

  • Lean, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), PCMH, etc.—and creating a framework for quality improvement

  • Reducing medical errors, standardizing processes and procedures, creating a culture of safety

  • Integrating care networks, coordinating care between sites/providers, creating optimal transitions of care

  • Patient engagement and self-care; enhancing patient adherence and compliance

  • Redesigning staff roles and training for efficiency

  • Redesigning care processes and patient flow to improve coordination of care

  • Establishing value-based improvement models

  • Demonstrating ROI for quality including cost/benefit analysis

  • Measuring and understanding efficiency

  • Community-wide measurement, benchmarking, reporting, and transparency; data reporting internally, externally, and data transparency; managing competing demands for performance monitoring (JCAHO, CMS, NCQA, etc.)

  • Chronic care management and achieving population health measures for compensation

  • Use of genomics to design care

  • Advancing nursing leadership in team structures; using non-physician-led teams for annual wellness visits (AWV)

  • Palliative care models and programs

  • Identifying positive deviants (highest performers) in your organization; integrating predictive models in your organization

  • Scaling up from pilot sites to the system level

  • Successes and lessons learned from AMGA case studies from our national health campaigns

Operations and Finance, Workforce Issues

  • Managing physicians, recruitment and retention strategies, creating loyal physicians, provider satisfaction

  • Strategies for taking risk under MACRA or other value-based reimbursement models

  • Financing your group, value/quality-based contracting; incentives for quality; expanding revenue sources; effective contracting for reimbursement; supply chain management; strategies to maximize Medicare reimbursements

  • Creating strategic partnerships with stakeholders, aligning with different organizations

  • Compensation and productivity, quality-based and other compensation models; specialty compensation; effective value-based payment; bundled payments; maximizing

  • MACRA-MIPS incentives for quality payments

  • Effective branding and marketing strategies

  • Expanding a practice, choosing new locations

  • Using social media, branding, and marketing to interact with patients

  • Managing the total cost of care

  • Cost-reduction strategies

  • Aligning incentives for value-based payment, including MACRA and commercial models for provider risk

  • MACRA and risk models in Medicare: fundamental basics of MACRA; specific steps to succeed in MIPS; functional APM options; other tactical information for succeed in MACRA

  • Business case for scribes (virtual, in office, etc.)

Review Process

The proposals will be reviewed by AMGA’s Annual Conference Planning Team, which is comprised of your peers—physicians and administrative leaders from AMGA’s member groups. When selecting topics and speakers, we will be asking the question, “How can attendees use this information when they return after the conference?”

Throughout the evaluation process, we will use the following criteria:

  • Timeliness and innovation of topic

  • Practical applications

  • Data and outcomes (as appropriate to topic)

  • Specificity and quality of content

  • Interaction/audience participation opportunity

  • Level of commercial bias

Important Dates (subject to change)

  • July 9: Completed proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. PT, Friday, July 9, 2021.

  • July 12-16: Initial review by AMGA staff to ensure proposals are complete and follow stated guidelines.

  • July 19-July 30: Phase I review and rating by AMGA Annual Conference Planning Team

  • August 2-6: Phase II review of rated proposals by AMGA Annual Conference Planning Team and selection of presentations by AMGA Staff

  • August 16-August 20: AMGA will confirm speakers by email. AMGA will also notify those who were not selected to be included on the 2021 conference program with other opportunities to participate.

We encourage you to review the Call for Presentations submission guidelines and complete your proposal by Friday, July 9. Please use this template to collect information about your proposal.


Please feel free to contact Andi Eberly, vice president, education and meetings, if you have any questions or concerns during the submission process via email or at 703.838.0033 ext. 333.

Check back for agenda and other details for AC21 as the program develops.