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Thank you for attending the 2014 Annual Meeting!

Join us next year, May 6-8 2015 in Portland, OR.


May 4-6, 2014
Davenport Hotel
Spokane Convention Center
Spokane, WA


Ian Morrison - Healthcare Futurist
Warren Macdonald – Adventurer, Author and Motivational Speaker
Dr. Susan Turney, MD, MS, FACP, FACMPE – President and CEO of MGMA
David Pogue – Yahoo, Former New York Times Columnist and host of NovaScienceNow

Ian MorrisonIan Morrison, Ph.D., MA
Healthcare Futurist
Ian Morrison is an internationally known author, consultant, and futurist specializing in long-term forecasting and planning with particular emphasis on healthcare and the changing business environment. He combines research and consulting skills with an incisive Scottish wit to help public and private organizations plan their longer-term future. Ian Morrison is a frequent television, radio and print media commentator on forecasting future trends. In addition, Ian Morrison has co-authored numerous journal articles for publications such as Chief Executive, Encyclopedia Britannica, Across the Board, The British Medical Journal, New England Journal of Medicine and Health Affairs. Ian Morrison is presenting the opening keynote presentation on Monday, May 5, 8:15 a.m. —10:15 a.m.

Warren McDonaldWarren Macdonald
Adventurer, Author & Motivational Speaker
Warren Macdonald's boundaries were redefined in April 1997 with his accident on North Queensland's Hinchinbrook Island in Australia. Climbing to the island's tallest peak, he became trapped beneath a one-ton boulder in a freak rock fall. Two days later he was rescued, only to undergo the amputation of both legs at mid thigh. Just ten months later, he climbed Tasmania's Cradle Mountain using a modified wheelchair and the seat of his pants. In February 2003, Macdonald became the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Africa's tallest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro (19,222 ft). Macdonald has appeared on numerous news and current affairs programs, including Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos. He has written articles for CNN World Edition, Australian Geographic, Speaking of Impact and Professional Speaker. Warren MacDonald is presenting the lunch general session on Monday, May 5, 12:00—1:45 p.m.

Susan TurneySusan L. Turney, MD, MS, FACP, FACMPE
President and CEO of MGMA
Dr. Turney is president and CEO of MGMA-ACMPE, the premier membership association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices, with 22,500 members who represent 13,600 organizations nationwide in which approximately 280,000 physicians currently practice. MGMA seeks to improve healthcare delivery with the advancement of members and their organizations through advocacy, certification, networking and education. Dr. Turney earned her Fellowship in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE) in 2005. In 2012, she debuted on Modern Healthcare's list of Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives at number 11 and then as number 45 on their Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. Dr. Susan Turney is presenting the lunch general session on Tuesday, May 6, 11:30—1:15 p.m.

David PogueDavid Pogue
Yahoo, former New York Times columnist and host of NovaScienceNow
David Pogue is the former weekly personal technology columnist for The New York Times and a monthly columnist for Scientific American. He is also an Emmy Award-winning technology correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the current host of NOVA ScienceNow, a post previously filled by Neil deGrasse Tyson, in which he offers an edgy take on science as he is immersed in hilarious and dangerous situations. Merging his musical background with his scientific knowledge, David Pogue delivers unique presentations that generally end with him sitting at a piano performing a couple of his famous song parodies on the technology industry—"Don't Cry For Me, Cupertino" and "I Got YouTube" being some of his more popular ditties. David Pogue is presenting the final general session keynote on Tuesday, May 6, 3:00—4:00 p.m. He will also be doing a book signing at the final reception following his talk.