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.

Thank You!

Thank you for joining us at the OMA's 2023 Annual Conference: Medicine Now: What Next? The OMA is grateful for all those who attended and participated, and a special thanks to our sponsors!
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CME Certificates

CME certificates have been sent to attendees via email.  Please contact us if you have not received your certificate.
For those not receiving CME credit, you will receive a General Education Certificate.


2023-2024 OMA Executive Committee Officers

At each Annual Conference, the OMA welcomes incoming and returning officers of its Executive Committee.  Learn more about the 2023-2024 officers.


2023 OMA Awards, Honors, and Recognition

The OMA Annual Conference is also a time to recognize exemplary members of the medical community.  Congratulations to all awardees and recipients!



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. All conflicts of interests have been mitigated prior to this activity.
     -Mr William Witmer discloses employment with Genentech during the past 24 months but that relationship ended in May 2023.
     -Dr Henry Lin discloses serving on a Medical Advisory Board with both Albireo and Mirum during the past 24 months.

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.

Driving Progress: The Vital Role of Clinicians

Health care today is a challenging place to practice and receive care. It can be overwhelming to think about how change could be possible. Dr. Zerzan-Thul shares real-world experiences and lessons learned to help learners take an active role in state policy. Additionally, she shares learnings about value-based payment and how payment can be used as a lever for changing care. Clinicians have an essential role in helping change practice and policy.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this educational session, learners will be able to:

  • Review the role of the clinician advocate

  • Understand 5 steps a clinician can take to help change medicine

  • Examine lessons learned and best practices for value-based purchasing as a tool for transformation

Thank you to our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Judy Zerzan-Thul, M.D., MPH

Dr. Judy Zerzan-Thul is the Chief Medical Officer for the Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) which administers the state’s Medicaid program and the state’s Employee, School and Retiree Benefits. Dr. Zerzan-Thul is a general internal medicine physician and began her career as an academic researcher at the University of Colorado. Prior to joining HCA in August 2018, Dr. Zerzan-Thul was Chief Medical Officer for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. She is co-chair of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network and has held leadership positions in the Medicaid Medical Director’s Network and served on a number of national committees. She is currently an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Washington.
Dr. Zerzan-Thul is a native Oregonian who received her MD degree from Oregon Health and Science University in 1998 and her MPH in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina in 1999. She completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Washington/Seattle VA in 2007. She was a 2008-2010 non-residential Health and Aging Policy Fellow in the office of Senator John D. Rockefeller IV of West Virginia working on the Affordable Care Act.


4:30 - 6:00 PM: Reception

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

A special thank-you to all our sponsors:

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