Annual Conference


OMA Annual Conference 2017
"Putting the Joy Back Into Medicine"


The OMA Annual Conference—formerly the Annual Meeting—is back, and this year we're bringing you a message of optimism!

Register now to join your OMA colleagues on October 28, 2017 at The Nines in Portland, Oregon for a full day of motivating, high-energy speakers and breakout sessions that will remind you why you entered the practice of medicine.


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Fortify yourself and your practice with enriching programming. 

You can view the most current verison of the conference agenda on the OMA website. Event topics include:

  • Community Engagement and Team-Building
  • Advocating for your Profession and Patients 
  • Mentorship and Leadership
  • Provider Wellness and Resiliency
  • Narrative Medicine and Storytelling
  • Change Management

National Speakers will help reignite your passion for medicine. 

Lahti Tutty

  • Elizabeth Lahti, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Michael Tutty, PhD, Group Vice President for Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability, American Medical Association
With event emcee Robert Dannenhoffer, MD, Executive Director, Douglas Public Health Network

Learn from, and interact with, a powerful panel of presenters. 

  • Katie Dobler, Chief Operating Office, The Portland Clinic 
  • Barry Egener, MD, Medical Director, The Foundation for Medical Excellence
  • Megan Furnari, MD, MS, Instructor of Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Carla McKelvey, MD, Medical Director, Coast Community Health Center 
  • Sharon Meieran, MD, JD, Multnomah County Commissioner, District 1 
  • Samuel Metz, MD, Oregon Anesthesiology Group 
  • Jim Shames, MD, Medical Director, Jackson County Health & Human Services 
  • Divya Sharma, MD, MS, Clinical Quality and Value Medical Director, Mosaic Medical

Evening OMEF Fundraiser Event with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

An additional $40 admission fee purchases entry to the Oregon Medical Education Foundation's evening fundraiser event featuring Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

Kalanathi was married to Dr. Paul Kalanithi, who detailed his struggle with Stage IV lung cancer in the New York Times bestseller When Breath Becomes Air. Dr. Lucy Kalanithi wrote the epilogue to her husband’s memoir, and will deliver a message of hope in memory of her husband.

Venue Information

Located just one block from Portland's historic Pioneer Square, The Nines will host the OMA's Annual Conference. The hotel's central downtown location offers access to numerous opportunities for dining, shopping and tourism.

The nines

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments are included in your Annual Conference registration fee. Dinner options—not covered by the registration fee—include Urban Farmer, located in The Nines, or any of downtown Portland's excellent dining options

Parking is not included in the Annual Conference registration fee. Nearby parking options include:












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