OMA Conference Unveils Speaker Slate



July 24, 2019 The Oregon Medical Association, the state’s largest professional society engaging in advocacy, policy, community-building, and networking opportunities for Oregon’s physicians, medical students, physician assistants, and physician assistant students, has announced its slate of keynote speakers for the association's premiere event, the 2019 OMA Annual Conference. Registration is now open.

Titled Speaking with One Voice: the House of Medicine's Critical Role, the event, scheduled for September 28, 2019 at the Hilton Portland Downtown, will feature a full day of engaging education workshops, panels, and speakers. Registration is now open.

The OMA is honored to welcome Patrice Harris, MD, MA, President of the American Medical Association, to deliver the conference's opening remarks. Dr. Harris will speak on the topic of "Physician Leadership and the Urgency of the Moment in Medicine."

The keynote address "Connect and be Heard: Make a Difference in Healthcare with Social Media" will be delivered by Kevin Pho, MD, Founder and Editor of the KevinMD.com blog. And the keynote address "Using your Voice and Agency to Impact Systems and Policies" will be presented by Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD, ABPN, ABMS, Executive Director of the OHSU Avel Gordly Center for Healing.

The event will also offer four exciting breakout sessions:

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 Milwaukie Family Medicine Residency/Center for Outcomes Research and Education
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, Nephrologist and Clinical Researcher, 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

OMA members and other interested parties are welcome to email the OMA with any questions about the event.