2021 Northwest Regional Meeting

Thursday, October 21 - Seattle, Washington - Grand Hyatt Seattle

Supported by Abbott Nutrition, AbbVie, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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By tapping into our community's wealth of knowledge and expertise, our regional programs offer you a unique mixture of targeted networking with health leaders in your area, as well as innovative educational content providing you with proven solutions to advance your organization. As a reminder, registration is a complimentary benefit of AMGA membership!

During the course of the face-to-face meeting, presentations will focus on:

  • Recruitment and retention
  • Provider engagement
  • Compensation and risk
  • Responses to new work expectations of staff

AMGA is instituting a new format specifically designed to increase the interaction and networking among attendees. Time will be split between a succinct presentation, small group breakouts, and an open floor where attendees can consult with the group for advice on any topic.

Please meet the planning committee responsible for assembling the agenda:

Katie Dobler
Vice President, Salem Health Medical Group

Brian Eichman
Chief Operating Officer, Centennial Medical Group

Jason Gray, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Centennial Medical Group

Ann Peterson
Ambulatory Services Financial Officer, EvergreenHealth Medical Group

Shelly Powell
Vice President, Clinic Operations, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Joseph Smecker, M.H.A.
Director of Operations, Western Washington Medical Group

Gena Tadych, R.N., M.B.A.
Director, Qulaity and Practice Transformation, The Polyclinic


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Check-In & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome & Attendee Introductions
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Recruitment and Retention
Mariko Kita, Chief of Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center; & Jason Gray, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Brian Eichman, Chief Operating Officer, Centennial Medical Group
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Roundtable Discussion
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Provider Engagment & Resiliency
Matthew Mulder, M.D., CPE, MMM, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Director, Valley Medical Center
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussion
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hot Topics
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Lightning Round: Responses to New Work Expectations From Staff
Alan Shatzel, M.B.A., D.O., Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Medical Group; & Shannon Diede, Chief Operations and Information Officer, The Portland Clinic
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Networking Break
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Compensation and Risk Post-COVID
Elizabeth Siemsen, Director, AMGA Consulting
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hot Topics
3:30 p.m. Wrap-Up & Adjournment

Our meeting takes place at the Grand Hyatt Seattle. For any attendee in need of a room, AMGA has secured a special rate of $199 for attendees. All rooms must be reserved by Tuesday, September 21. After this date, AMGA cannot guarantee the rate or availability.

For more information, please contact Joe DeLisle at 703.838.0033 ext. 355 or jdelisle@amga.org.

Full Disclosure Policy for CME Activity
As an accredited provider of continuing medical education activities, it is the policy of AMGA to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individual sponsored educational activities. All faculties, participating in any learning activity sponsored by AMGA, are required to disclose to the participants any actual or potential conflicts of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the CME activity. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, consultant companies or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation and/or directly impact patient care. Speakers are also expected to openly disclose inclusion of any off label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations. A conflict of interest may be considered to exist if a faculty member or family member has a direct or indirect financial interest in the subject of the presentation. A financial interest may include, but is not limited to, being a shareholder in the organization (pharmaceutical, biomedical, device manufacturer, or another corporate entity), being on retainer with the organization, or having research or honoraria paid by the organization.

Disclosures of Planners and Faculty
All speakers and steering committee members have signed full disclosure statements and have nothing to disclose. AMGA staff who have planned the content of this conference have signed full disclosure statements and have nothing to disclose.

Accreditation Statement
AMGA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. AMGA takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credit
AMGA designates the educational activity, AMGA Northwest Regional Meeting, for a maximum of 3.5 hours in category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.