2022 Northeast Regional Meeting

Thursday, June 23 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Le Meridien Philadelphia

Supported By AbbVie, Exact Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., & 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:

  • Caring for Marginalized Communities
  • Employee Engagement and Culture During This Phase of the Pandemic
  • Responding to Digital Consumerism and the Role of Telehealth Moving Forward
  • Compensation Trends

AMGA is instituting a new format specifically designed to increase the interaction and networking among attendees. Time ia 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 assembling the agenda:

Carman Ciervo, D.O., FACOFP (Bio)
Chief Physician Executive, Cooper Care Alliance

Robin Giordano, R.N., CHFN, NP-C (Bio)
Chair, Advanced Practice Services, Valley Health System

Aaron Hitesman, M.H.A. (Bio)
Administrative Fellow, Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Amanda McNicholas, DNP, CRNP, M.B.A. (Bio)
Chief Advanced Practice Provider Officer, Tower Health Medical Group

Ben Negley, M.H.A., FACHE (Bio)
VP, Physician Practice Management & Ambulatory Care, AtlantiCare Physician Group

Puneeta Sharma, M.D., CPE (Bio)
Chair, Medical Sub Specialties & Director, Provider Performance and Experience, Valley Health System

David Strassberg, M.D. (Bio)
Chair, Primary Care Services, Valley Health System

Agenda (Download)

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Check-In & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome & Attendee Introductions
Host: Mike Rossi, M.D., M.B.A., Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Lehigh Valley Health Network
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Caring for Marginalized Communities in a Primary Care Environment
Speakers: Carman Ciervo, D.O., FACOFP, Chief Physician Executive, & Justin Schweitzer, D.O., Medical Director for LGBTQ+ Health, Cooper Care Alliance
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. Re-Designing Access to Care to Drive Consumer Engagement
Speakers: Christine Hayek, M.B.A., Assistant Vice President, Digital Experience and Innovation, and Elijah Keck, Manager of Virtual Care, AtlantiCare Physician Group
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussion
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hot Topics
Moderator: Mike Rossi, M.D., M.B.A., Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Lehigh Valley Health Network
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:50 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.  Building Culture through a Reimagined Practice
Speaker: James Demopoulos, M.H.A., Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Lehigh Valley Physician Group
1:20 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. Roundtable Discussion
1:35 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Networking Break
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Compensation Trends
2:30 p.m. Wrap-Up & Adjournment
Host: Mike Rossi, M.D., M.B.A., Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Lehigh Valley Health Network

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 Northeast Regional Meeting, for a maximum of 3.5 hours in category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.