Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Summit 2021

February 17, 2021

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Earn 5.5 CMEs!

Welcome to Opal Group’s premier event for senior physician leaders!

Transforming the Patient Experience.

We are pleased to inform you that your activity entitled Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Summit, with event dates February 17, 2021, is approved for joint providership up to 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Summit is a gathering of senior medical executives from leading healthcare organizations to engage in high-level content through intimate group discussions. We’re bringing together leaders from hospitals, payer organizations, and physician groups to discuss the critical changes within the healthcare environment and the impact on cross-functional teams.

The Chief Medical Officer Summit’s interactive program, provides a forum to collaborate and strategize with other physician administrators in an exclusive setting. This isn’t just for CMOs. It’s designed for all senior leadership to be part of the conversation.

This year’s Summit offers the opportunity of smaller group roundtable sessions allowing 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.

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Scheduled times are all EST


Virtual World Opens – Review Navigation Tools


Welcome & Opening Remarks




The Patient Experience – Patient Centric Mindset

George Daneker, MD, VP & Medical Director for Oncology, SSM Health Cancer Care St. Louis

Stephen Fisher, Medical Director, Chesapeake Employers Insurance

Vishal Verma, MD, SFHM, FAGE, President & Chief Medical Officer, 4C Medical Group, Part of OptumCare©


Breakout Roundtables

1. The ART of Preventable Death

2. Zero Harm in Obstetrics is Possible

3. A Minimally Invasive, Non-Opioid Treatment for Chronic Pain




Virtual Patient Monitoring Solutions & Its Clinical Relevance & Impact on Healthcare

Ashley Kuruvilla MSN, APRN, FNP-C, NOVA Business Development Manager, Wachter


Breakout Roundtables

1. The ART of Preventable Death

2. Zero Harm in Obstetrics is Possible

3. A Minimally Invasive, Non-Opioid Treatment for Chronic Pain


Breakout Roundtables

1. The ART of Preventable Death

2. Zero Harm in Obstetrics is Possible

3. A Minimally Invasive, Non-Opioid Treatment for Chronic Pain




How to Move from Fee for Service to Value-Based Care

Gregory Long, Chief Medical Officer, Front Health


Breakout Roundtables

1. The ART of Preventable Death

2. Zero Harm in Obstetrics is Possible

3. A Minimally Invasive, Non-Opioid Treatment for Chronic Pain


Keynote Interview


Transforming the Lives of Those Most at Risk

Jesus Aguais, Executive Director, AID FOR LIFE International

Dayana Mendoza, Ambassador, AID FOR LIFE International




The New Era of Resuscitation Education

David Markenson, MD, MBA, FCCM, FAAP, FACEP, FACHE, Chief Medical Officer, American Red Cross


Networking Break


Keynote Fireside Chat


Are You Wide Awake? Don’t Hit the Snooze – This Outbreak is a Wake-Up Call

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Former U.S. FDA Commissioner and Advisory Board Chair, Ending Pandemics

Dr. Mark Smolinski, Former CMO Skoll Global Threats Fund and President, Ending Pandemics




From Injury to Innovation

Michael Yochelson, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Shepherd Center


Closing Remarks & Close of Conference

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
Scottsdale, AZ

• 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.

1 user/pass
Hospital/Health System, Health Plan, Physician Group, Hospice, Government Agency Complimentary*
Manufacturers/Solution Providers $349

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval. Only individuals who are employees of a hospital/healthcare system, physician group, hospice or government agency qualify for a complimentary pass. Executives representing solution provider organizations or vendors must register as a vendor attendee.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Summit is currently seeking solution providers to present case studies and share cutting edge solutions. Learn more about sponsored thought leadership and roundtable host opportunities by contacting
  • Physician Leadership & Succession Planning
  • Patient Experience
  • Staffing, Recruitment and Retention
  • Physician Shortage Strategies
  • Patient Safety/Quality of Care
  • Population Health
  • Value-Based Care
  • The Cost of Quality Care/Cost Management
  • Physician Empowerment/Engagement
  • Budgets and Quality Metrics for CMOs
  • Critical Event Preparedness
  • Business Recovery Post-COVID
  • The New Telehealth
  • New Government Mandates
  • Consumer-Driven Interests
  • 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
    Human Resources
    Physician Administration
    Patient Engagement
    Patient Experience

    The Summit was very exciting and well put together! I had a chance to meet other healthcare leaders from the region and across the nation, and was able to have thoughtful and impactful discussion on important matter. Chief Medical Officer

    Veteran’s Administration

    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