2021 Southwest Regional Meeting

Thursday, October 7 - San Francisco, California - Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Supported by AbbVie, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Pfizer, 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:

  • Engagement and wellness post-COVID
  • Compensation trends and incentivizing for value
  • Recruiting 101
  • Care delivery to different generations

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:

Sloan Albert, M.H.A., FACHE
Vice President, Operations, Intermountain Healthcare Nevada

Kelly Derbin, M.D., M.S. Ed
Medical Director, Leadership Development, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Aniko Kim, M.P.H.
Director of Operations, Sansum Clinic

Angela Lin, M.D.
Physician Champion, EHR & Assistant Medical Director, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation

Sandra Pham, M.B.A., M.P.H.
Vice President of Finance, People, and Culture, The Permanente Federation

Lee Anne Wong, M.D.
Director of Recruitment, Retention, and Leadership Development, Sutter Medical Foundation

Agenda (Download)

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. Medical Group Clinician/Provider Engagement and Wellness During and Post COVID while Implementing 2021 Medicare Fee Schedule
Angela Deftos, CAO & COO, University Medical Partners (Stanford Medicine)
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. Recruiting 101
Lee Anne Wong, M.D., Director of Recruitment, Retention and Leadership Development, Sutter Medical Foundation; Nick Crespo, Physician Recruitment Manager, Sutter Health; Jennifer Rohr Gillett, M.D., M.P.H., Service Line Medical Director, Family & Internal Medicine, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group; & Daniel Diaz, Executive Director, Provider Recruitment, Sutter Health – Bay Area
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: Care Delivery to Different Generations
Sloan M. Albert, MHA, FACHE, Vice President of Operations, Intermountain Healthcare Nevada & Sandra D. Pham, MPH, MBA, Vice President of Finance, People & Culture, The Permanente Federation
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. Making Sense Out of the Seismic Shifts Affecting Provider Compensation
Elizabeth Siemsen, Director, AMGA Consulting
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hot Topics
3:30 p.m. Wrap-Up & Adjournment

Hotel & Accommodations
Our meeting takes place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. After you receive your registration confirmation, you will be eligible to reserve your hotel room. In order to receive the special AMGA conference rate of $189 per night, please use the dedicated link provided in your confirmation email. All rooms must be reserved by Wednesday, September 8. 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 Southwest Regional Meeting, for a maximum of 3.5 hours in category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.