Non-AMGA Meetings of Interest

National Obesity Care Week
September 15-21
During this weeklong campaign, AMGA will lock arms with other healthcare industry interest groups to promote unrestricted access to respectful and dignified care for people with excess weight or obesity. National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) was launched in 2015 to help create a society that understands, respects, and accepts the complexities of obesity and values science- and clinically-based care. Throughout the week, AMGA and the other NOCW champion organizations will promote clinically-based education on obesity and will advocate for access to affordable and comprehensive care. Learn how you and your organization can make a difference.

Ochsner Health Network (OHN) Value Summit
September 19-20, 2019
Ritz Carlton in New Orleans, LA
AMGA’s Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A. and John W. Kennedy, M.D., will be highlighted speakers at Ochsner Health Network (OHN)’s Value Summit. At this unique event, healthcare industry leaders will gather to explore ideas and share best practices for delivering high-quality care in a value-based environment. The Summit will feature informative roundtables, plenary sessions, and intimate panel discussions featuring renowned speakers from delivery systems, payers, employers, technologies, and the life sciences industry. Attendees will come away from the Summit equipped with strategies, insights, and tools to help them succeed in the evolving healthcare landscape.

Mayo Clinic: Opioid Conference: Evidence, Clinical Considerations & Best Practice 2019
November 7-9, 2019
Rancho Mirage, CA
The conference will highlight the shift in guidelines and public concern regarding the use of opioids in medical practice and provide the most up-to-date information regarding the appropriate indication for opioids in clinical practice. Topics cover the basics of opioids, evidence-based guidelines for opioids, medication monitoring, tapering and legal considerations. In addition, the course covers a broad range of issues, including opioid addiction and difficult patient conversations and guidelines to standardize the practice of opioid prescribing.

29th Annual Mayo Clinic Symposium on Sports Medicine 2019
November 8-9, 2019
Rochester, MN
The 29th Annual Mayo Clinic Symposium on Sports Medicine 2019 is a two-day course that has taken place annually at Mayo Clinic for the past 28 years.  This course is designed to provide physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, performance specialists, and other sports medicine professionals with the latest diagnostic and treatment strategies for sports-related and musculoskeletal conditions.  Presenters represent multiple different sports medicine fields, thus providing the attendee with multi-disciplinary information across the athlete care continuum. It is noteworthy for educational innovations, including live demonstrations of physical examination, anatomy, ultrasonography and arthroscopy.