We’re pleased to present our 23rd annual health care conference, taking place at the Red Rock Casino & Spa in Las Vegas on November 15 and 16, 2018.
Our exclusive conference brings together C-suite and executive teams from across the country to share industry knowledge, best practices, and new ideas.
This year, the conference provides a forum of executives to discuss transformations in healthcare—including new initiatives and success stories, payment reform and risk-sharing opportunities as well as innovative alignment strategies.
During our popular keynote sessions, speakers will provide insight into the value of collaboration, integration, and innovation in a changing market. Topics will include the Trump administration’s effect on the ACA, Medicaid, Medicare, and the financial risks and opportunities that lie ahead.
Registration now open. Register before June 30 to receive our discounted super-saver rate.
2018 Health Care Conference Registration Rates
This conference is intended for health care organizations, payers, and their affiliates. Because of limited space, vendors interested in attending will be waitlisted and admitted to the conference on a space-available basis.
Early Bird Discount: $650. Rate ends Sept. 15
Standard Conference Rate: $850
Group Discount: $50 off*
*Register two or more people at the same time and received $50 off per person.
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
11011 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89135
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All conference attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel reservations via the link above.
Conference Hotel Rate: $189 (includes daily resort fee)
Daily resort fee includes in-room internet, daily newspaper, fitness center access, and scheduled shuttle service to the airport and The Las Vegas Strip.
Rate is available until October 22, 2018 or when block is filled.
The Resort is about 10 miles west of The Strip and they provide a complimentary shuttle to both McCarran Airport and The Las Vegas Strip.
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Check-in and breakfast: 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Conference: 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Reception and dinner: 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Conference: 9:00 a.m.–Noon
Dr. Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon, is a fierce advocate for a patient-centered health care system that adheres to six key principles: affordability, accessibility, quality, choices, innovation, and responsiveness. Most recently, Dr. Price served as the 23rd secretary of health and human services under the Trump administration. He has devoted his career to advancing the quality of health care in America—both as a physician and policymaker.
A third-generation physician, Dr. Price began a solo medical practice in Atlanta, Georgia, that grew to be one of the largest nonacademic orthopedic practices in the country. He also led as chairman of its board. Along with serving as medical director of the Orthopedic Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital, Dr. Price was an assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Price served four terms in the Georgia State senate, where he was senate minority whip and later the first Republican senate majority leader in Georgia. He was also the US representative for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District from northern suburban Atlanta from 2005 to 2017. In Congress, he was chairman of the House Budget Committee, the House Republican Policy Committee, and the Republican Study Committee.
The Honorable Patrick Kennedy served 16 years in the US House of Representatives. A thought leader in the field of mental health, he was the lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008—legislation that provides mental health treatment to tens-of-millions of Americans.
Representative Kennedy is the cofounder of One Mind for Research, a national coalition seeking new treatments for neurologic and psychiatric brain diseases. He’s also the founder of the Kennedy Forum on Community Mental Health and author or cosponsor of several bills to advance treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including the National Neurotechnology Initiative Act, the Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act, and the COMBAT PTSD Act.
Kennedy founded Advocates for Opioid Recovery with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Van Jones, a CNN commentator and former domestic policy advisor to President Barack Obama. He also founded the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus and the 21st Century Healthcare Caucus, is an honorary advisor to SAM-Smart Approaches to Marijuana, and has received numerous awards for his work.
Dr. BJ Miller is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). A pioneer in palliative care, Dr. Miller has been featured on TED talks, spoken at medical schools and conferences around the country, and appeared on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. He focuses his practice on redesigning health care to treat end-of-life care and mortality as a human experience rather than a medical experience.
Dr. Miller is also an attending specialist for the Syndrome Management Service of the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the country’s first outpatient palliative care clinics. He’s received several awards for leadership and accomplishment in the field, including the William Osler Distinguished Teaching Award and the AAHPM/Project on Death in America Palliative Medicine Community Leadership Award. Dr. Miller is also the honorary medical chair for the Dream Foundation, which is the only nation dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults.
Susan Dentzer is one of the nation's most respected health and health-policy thought leaders and journalists. As senior policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest health care philanthropy, Dentzer works with foundation leaders to improve health care for all Americans. She’s also an on-air analyst for health issues on PBS NewsHour, a frequent commentator on National Public Radio, and former editor in chief of Health Affairs, the nation’s leading journal of health policy.
Dentzer’s an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow of both the National Academy of Social Insurance and the Hastings Center, and a public trustee of the American Board of Medical Specialties—the not-for-profit organization that oversees board certification standards for the nation’s physicians. She’s also a board member of Research!America, an organization that advocates for increased US investment in biomedical research.
Along with being a policy advisor and thought leader, Dentzer’s a board member for humanitarian organizations such as Overseers of the International Rescue Committee, which provides relief to refugees and displaced persons around the world. She’s served on IRC commissions examining domestic violence against women in West Africa and the conflict surrounding Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan.
Kevin Cable is the cofounder and managing director of Cascadia Capital, building out its efforts in health care and digital health by drawing from a deep history in software, analytics, big data, and consumer applications.
At Cascadia, Kevin focuses on a broad spectrum of health care transactions that include equity private placements, M&A mandates, recapitalizations, and buyouts. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Washington Research Foundation and formerly served as a director of the Washington Software Alliance, Washington State Technology Alliance, the Alliance of Angels, Innovate Washington Foundation, and several private technology companies.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm headquartered in Itasca, Illinois. It has operations in 20 countries and offers client services in 140 countries worldwide through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. Health care is among 21 industries it serves through separate practice groups. Through its health care practice, it offers risk management solutions for hospitals, physicians, and other organizations and helps them create rewards programs that enable the attraction and retention of top talent.
Cascadia Capital LLC is an independent investment bank providing middle-market entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses with merger and acquisition advice, capital raising expertise, and strategic advisory services. The firm’s Healthcare & Digital Health team has more than 40 years of collective experience, performing over $1 billion in mergers and acquisitions and finance transactions in the health care sector. For nearly two decades, Cascadia has delivered positive outcomes for its clients through its extensive transaction experience, deep domain expertise, and commitment to building long-term relationships.
Lancaster Pollard helps health care, senior living, and housing providers expand and improve their services by delivering a full range of investment banking, mortgage banking, private equity, balance sheet financing, M&A and investment advisory services.
With more than 30 years of industry experience, Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a leading provider of financial services to health care organizations. They currently serve 11,600 health care institutions—including 93% of America’s Best Hospitals and 90% of the top health systems.
Health care clients of Bank of America Merrill Lynch receive the financial strength of a global bank combined with the personal service they expect from a local relationship. Bank of America Merrill Lynch provides each client with a dedicated institutional consultant and a team of health care banking and investment specialists. Together, these specialists provide industry-smart financial services that help each client achieve its organization’s mission.
Foley & Lardner is a national law firm with a deep understanding of the business and legal challenges facing the health care industry. Its HealthCare Industry Team was named Law Firm of the Year—Health Care Law for three of the last four years on the “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The practice was recognized for its ability to provide value-added, pragmatic legal advice in an efficient and cost-effective manner to a broad range of participants in the healthcare industry. The firm provides counsel on a wide range of legal issues, including health care compliance and fraud and abuse matters; physician self-referral and anti-kickback laws; business transactions such as hospital-physician alignment, affiliations, private equity-capital formation transactions, and joint ventures; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement; and health care finance.
MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States that provides a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial, and retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of its customers. Union Bank also offers an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions, including personal and corporate trust, global custody, transaction banking, and capital markets.
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