Annual Conference 2019

OMA Annual Conference 2019 

Saturday, September 28
Hilton Portland Downtown

Physicians and physician assistants are uniquely positioned to serve as leading voices in healthcare policy. When they are not equipped to rise to that responsibility, others do.

But amidst the daily demands of practice and the one-to-one focus on each patient, how can providers find the time and energy to put their expertise to work in the public sphere?
REGISTER NOW to join your OMA colleagues on September 28, 2019 at the Hilton Portland Downtown for a full day of education, networking, and community.
The event is designed to help participants reclaim their ability to affect change within the healthcare system, and to prepare them in practical ways to advocate for their profession and their patients. Attendees will leave the event with new insight into some of the most acute issues affecting their practices.




General Sessions: Making a Difference, Using Your Voice

  • Opening remarks, Physician Leadership and the Urgency of the Moment in Medicine; Patrice Harris, MD, MA, President, American Medical Association
  • Keynote address, Connect and be Heard: Make a Difference in Healthcare with Social Media; Kevin Pho, MD, Founder and Editor,
  • Keynote address, Using your Voice and Agency to Impact Systems and Policies; Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD, ABPN, ABMS, Executive Director, OHSU Avel Gordly Center for Healing


Engaging Breakout Sessions

Four exciting breakout sessions will energize you, equipping you with relevant knowledge for your practice.

  • The Impact of Homelessness on Health – Panel moderator: David Bangsberg, MD, MPH, Oregon Health Policy Board Vice-Chair & OHSU Dean. Panelists: Benjamin Brubaker, Administrative Coordinator, White Bird Clinic; Lacey McCarley, BSN, RN, Operations Director, Portland Street Medicine; Eowin Rieke, MD, MPH, Associate Medical Director, Central City Concern
  • CCO 2.0: What You can do to Prepare for Value-Based Care – Panel moderator: Evan Saulino, MD, PhD, Family Medicine, Providence Medical Group. Panelists: Xiaoyan Huang, MD, MHCM, FACC, Medical Director of Clinical Transformation, Providence Heart Institute; Eric Hunter, President and Chief Executive Officer, CareOregon; Micah Thorp, DO, Nephrology, Northwest Permanente
  • Increasing Vaccination Rates in an Era of Vaccine Hesitancy – Featuring Gretchen LaSalle, MD, Rockwood Clinic (Spokane, WA)
  • Leadership through Advocacy – Featuring Courtni Dresser, Director of Government Relations, Oregon Medical Association


4.5 CME Credits Available

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Oregon Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Oregon Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




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