Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Summit 2018

Magnolia Dallas Park Cities, Dallas, TX
November 12, 2018 - November 13, 2018

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Connect. Explore. Collaborate.

One of the most important and challenging leadership roles within healthcare is the “Chief Medical Officer.” As senior physicians tasked with providing leadership to increasingly diverse medical staffs during times of unrivaled challenge and uncertainty, the leadership style of a CMO is absolutely essential for stability and sustained success.

The role of Chief Medical Officers is changing dramatically as they face a new set of challenges such as new Medicare & Medicaid rules, understanding what the Trump Administration means for healthcare, finance & technology in addition to their main role of Improving Quality of care while Reducing Costs and Developing a Medical Leadership Team.

This event is focused on the end-user Chief Medical Officer and told by other Chief Medical Officers in terms of topics/issues/perspectives and case studies to discuss these new challenges in a manner that allows the attendees great actionable takeaways.

This year’s Summit offers the opportunity of more roundtable sessions for genuine dialogue with industry peers in an intimate setting. We know everyone has something to bring to the table. Through organic conversations, you’ll exchange knowledge, strategies and approaches to a variety of different challenges. Let your ideas and insights be known.

Earn up to 12 CMEs

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Registration & Continental Breakfast


Opening Remarks & Ice Breaker


Opening Keynote: Healthcare Strategy & Consumerism

Marc-David Munk, MD, MPH, MHCM, Chief Medical Officer of MinuteClinic and Associate Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health

Jay G. Wohlgemuth MD, Senior Vice President, R&D, Medical and Chief Medical Officer, Quest Diagnostics


A Best Practice Role for the CMO: Using Data and Collaboration to Drive Excellence in Operations and Patient Experience in an Emergency Department

Craig Gronczewski, MD MBA, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Leslie S. Zun, MD, MBA, System Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Sinai Health System


Refreshment Break


Patient Engagement, Satisfaction& the Price of Quality Care


Jaya Kumar M.D., Medical Director, Questcare Health


Addressing Physician Burnout:

How to Engage Physicians, Enhance Morale, and Reduce Turnover


Kurt Mosley, Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Merritt Hawkins


Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence &Machine Learning to Improve Clinical Outcomes


Charles K. Herman, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Executive, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono, Lehigh Valley Health Network





Value Based Care: Essential Elements for Success

Gene Hicks, SVP, Chief Commercial Officer, KPN

Upping Your Game: Are you Making the Most of Your Technology

Daniel Casavar, MD, MBA, FACC, FACP, FSCAI, Senior Advisor, Value-Based Care Provider Partnerships, Medical Advantage Group

How Technology Improves Patient Experience and Clinical Outcomes

John Orton, Healthcare Practice Lead, Avaya Inc.

Improving Patient Care through Dyad Rounding

Jaya Kumar M.D., Medical Director, Questcare Health

Hospitals and Healthcare of the Future

M. Shafeeq Ahmed, MD, MBA, FACOG, Chief Medical Officer / Vice President Medical Affairs, Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine


Refreshment Break


Cocktail Reception


Continental Breakfast


Chairperson’s Recap of Day One


The Transition to Value-Based Care

Madhavi Rajulapalli MD, MBA, CHCQM, Chief Medical Officer, Aetna Better Health of Louisiana


A Balancing Act: Quality, Cost & Sustainability

Jay Zdunek, DO, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Austin Regional Clinic


Refreshment Break


The Evolving Role of the Chief Medical Officer


M. Shafeeq Ahmed, MD, MBA, FACOG, Chief Medical Officer / Vice President Medical Affairs, Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Joseph Weinstein, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Steward Health Care System


Utilizing Data to Reduce Costs While Maintaining Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes

Gordon Grant Curtis, Executive Director, Chief Investment Officer, CI Investments


Closing Keynote: Leadership, Culture & Vision

Larry Kaiser, MD, FACS, President & CEO,Temple University Health System;Lewis Katz Dean, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; Senior Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Temple University


Close of Program

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Rooms Rates
Single $121
Double/Double $121
*Rates are exclusive of taxes, currently 15.26%

• Rooms are available only to those participants who are registered conference attendees.
• Rooms will not be guaranteed without a credit card.
• Rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Room types/rates are subject to availability.
• The name on the form will be the name of the guest room.

Registration Pricing

Earlybird Rate
(expires August 31)
Standard Rate
Vendors / Industry / Service Providers $1,695 $1,895
Hospitals, Healthcare Systems*, Long-term Healthcare Facilities, Physician Groups, Outpatient Clinics, Government Employees, Healthcare Providers, Health Plans $149 $195

*Subject to approval. Health plans must be CMS approved as Medicare, Medicare Advantage or Medicaid health plans. To qualify you must be currently employed by a non-vendor company. Eligibility will be verified by conference producer. Opal Group reserves the right to allocate places and to refuse applications.

Sponsorship, Exhibition & Speaking Opportunities 212.532.9898
  • Physician Leadership & Succession Planning
  • Patient Care & quality
  • Patient Experience
  • Medical staff affairs
  • Corporate strategic planning
  • Staffing, Recruitment and Retention
  • Physician Shortage Strategies
  • Patient Safety/Quality of Care
  • Patient Operations
  • Population Health
  • Patient Compliance & Adherence
  • Value-Based Care
  • The Cost of Quality Care/Cost Management
  • Physician Empowerment/Engagement
  • Budgets and Quality Metrics for CMOs
  • Roundtable Collaboration Meetings:
    The Chief Medical Officer Summit is designed to change the way healthcare providers explore solutions. We provide the ability to learn about cutting-edge technologies with proven results used by other healthcare providers across the country. The relaxed atmosphere provides the opportunity to have open and candid conversations with senior executives to discuss industry trends and challenges. Prior to the Summit, attendees will make selections of the roundtable topics they choose to participate in based on their organizations’ priorities and needs. The senior executives within the solution organizations moderate scheduled roundtables creating the opportunity for healthcare providers to share their challenges with those at the table and walk away with actionable information.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities:
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates a multitude of networking opportunities including a luncheon, cocktail reception and refreshment breaks. Leverage the meeting’s intimate atmosphere to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Medical Executive
  • Chief Physician Executive
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Senior Physician Leader
  • Patient Experience Officer
  • Chief Patient Engagement Officer
  • Chief Medical Informatics Officer
  • Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Chief Surgical Officer
  • Medical Director
  • EVPs, SVPs, VPs & Directors of:
    Physician Services
    Medical Care
    Clinical Care
    Physician Advisors
    Clinical Services
    Surgical Care
    Nurse Services
    Human Resources
    Physician Administration
    Patient Engagement
    Patient Experience

    This was a very good forum for Chief Medical Officer level executives to connect and collaborate on challenges they are having. The setting worked well. CMIO

    Texas Health Resources

    Great fellowship experience CMO

    CHRISTUS Spohn

    Awesome experience interacting and learning from colleagues. The Summit offered great discussions and more, offered actionable solutions, all the while providing well needed networking opportunity for CMOs. CMO

    Medicus Healthcare Solutions

    Excellent program, met many interesting people. CMO


    Great group of people, great timely topics, and a nice venue! Medical Director

    Children’s Medical Center Health Plan