Annual Conference 2023


New treatments, cutting edge technologies, AI, opioid addiction, pandemics, rising healthcare costs, decreasing reimbursement, poor public perceptions, workforce shortages, burnout….what next?

What Next is a call to action.  The healthcare industry is facing changes and challenges that require immediate attention and new solutions.  As leaders in healthcare, we are charged with driving innovation and committing to the improvement of healthcare outcomes and health equity that drive a positive change not only for our communities, but for those that practice medicine.

In-Person: Saturday, September 30, 2023
4:30 - 8:30 pm

Portland Hilton Downtown
921 SW Sixth Ave.

Virtual: Saturday, October 28, 2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Driving Progress: The Vital Role of Clinician Advocates and Organized Medicine

This impactful session from Dr. Tracey L. Henry explores the dynamic role of healthcare advocacy, focusing on the evolving role of clinician advocates and their crucial impact in shaping health policy. Explore various advocacy approaches to address current health policy issues, shedding light on successful local and state-led advocacy efforts.  Dr. Henry draws from real-world experiences and examines lessons learned and best practices that have proven effective in driving meaningful change at the state and national levels. Join us as we uncover the power of clinician advocates and the strategies that pave the way for successful healthcare advocacy in today's complex healthcare environment. 


Tracey L. Henry, MD, MPH, MS

Dr. Henry is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, where she serves as a clinical educator and attending physician. She is also the Co-Director of the Health Equity Advocacy Policy track for Emory's GME programs. Dr. Henry's areas of expertise and research include healthcare advocacy and policy, integrating behavioral healthcare into primary care, quality improvement and patient safety, and climate and health equity. She holds an MD from Georgetown University and an MPH from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Henry has been recognized with various prestigious awards including the American Medical Association's Paul Ambrose Award for Leadership Among Resident Physicians, Women Inspirational Physician, ACP's Walter J. McDonald Early Career Physician Award, and the American Medical Women's Association 2021 Exceptional Mentor Award. She was also a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar, a national program designed for leaders from multi-sector background who share a commitment to solving society's greatest challenges.

Dr. Henry has served in leadership positions in several medical organizations and is currently involved in the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the Joint Commission. 

Disclosures Statement

The Oregon Medical Association (OMA) requires that all those involved in the planning of and with the ability to control content of an accredited continuing education activity disclose all financial relationships within the past 24 months.  All conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to this activity.
The faculty, planners, or others involved in the planning, development, or otherwise in a position to control content disclosed no financial relationships with an ineligible company whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

CME Accreditation and Credit Designation

The Oregon Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

In-Person activity - September 30, 2023
The Oregon Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


4:30 - 6:00 PM: Reception

6:00 - 8:30 PM: Dinner, Awards, Installation of New OMA President, Keynote Speaker


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