Call for Presentations

AMGA 2019 Annual Conference
March 27-30, 2019
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD (Washington, D.C. metro area)

AMGA member organizations all share a common goal—to provide the best care with the best patient experience and find ways to lower healthcare costs. However, as they try to successfully run complex healthcare delivery systems with this goal in mind, they are confronted with new obstacles. Where do they turn to learn and network with others who are confronting similar challenges? At AMGA’s Annual Conference, leaders learn from each other how to surmount the difficulties and develop best practices. What makes this event unique is the true peer-to-peer education—leaders leading leaders, sharing their strategies so that all can achieve the common goal!

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 the AMGA 2019 Annual Conference. To secure your spot, please review this information and submit your proposal by July 13, 2018.

What We Are Looking For
Our breakout sessions are designed to provide strategies, practical tips, and tools for improving care processes and operations with replicable models and proven outcomes. We have found that the most well-received breakout sessions are data-driven and have an interactive component, so we encourage you to develop presentations that do not rely solely on a lecture. In addition to question-and-answer portions, speakers should consider incorporating exercises to engage the attendees or other methods that promote lively participation and foster adult learning, such as case studies, debates, or simulations.

Presenters will be allotted 75 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 tracks:

Leadership, Governance, and Culture [+]

Technology and Telemedicine [+]

Patient-Centered Care [+]

Efficient Operations and Finance [+]

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 to their jobs after the conference?”

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

  • Timeliness and innovation of topic
  • Practical applications
  • Data and outcomes
  • Specificity and quality of content
  • Interaction/audience participation opportunity
  • Level of commercial bias

Important Dates (subject to change)

  • July 13: Completed proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. PT, Friday, July 13, 2018.
  • July 9-13: Initial review by AMGA staff to ensure proposals are complete and follow stated guidelines.
  • July 16-July 30: Phase I review and rating by AMGA Annual Conference Planning Team
  • July 30-August 10: Phase II review of rated proposals by AMGA Annual Conference Planning Team and selection of presentations by AMGA Staff
  • August 13-August 24: AMGA will confirm speakers by email. AMGA will also notify those who were not selected to be included on the 2018 conference program.

General Submission Rules

  • Send completed proposals to with “read receipt” option enabled. Proposals submitted to any other AMGA email address will not be accepted.
  • Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, July 13, 2018. Submissions must be received by email. Hard copy submissions by fax or mail will not be accepted.
  • Proposals must be submitted in Microsoft Word; PDF will not be accepted. Please use Calibri font, size 11. Avoid special formatting styles.
  • Your organization must be an AMGA member in good standing for your proposal to be accepted for review. Additionally, if your organization’s member status should change prior to the conference, the presentation could be removed from the program.
    • If you are unsure of your membership status, or would like to join AMGA, please contact Jessica Prior at or 703.838.0033, ext. 392.
  • Proposals must be submitted by an AMGA member. AMGA Corporate Partners are encouraged to collaborate and co-present with an AMGA member in good standing; please note that proposals must be submitted by the AMGA member.
  • Limit of two proposal submissions per individual or organization.
  • Proposals that are not complete or fail to follow the guidelines may not be accepted.

AMGA Full Disclosure Policy [+]

Speaker Reimbursement Policy [+]