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2014 Meeting Registration is open!

Please note: The ICD-10 pre-conference session and breatkout session
3D: Oregon Health Exchange have been cancelled.





We look forward to seeing you in May!

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


Reserve your Hotel rooms in advance!
Pre-Conference Sessions begin Sunday, May 4, the day of the Annual Bloomsday Race in Spokane!

Davenport Hotel
10 South Post Street
Spokane, WA 99201

Reservations: 1-800-899-1482

Discounted Room Rate:
*Ask for the Washington/Oregon Medical Group Meeting (MGMA)!*
$160 – Single or Double Occupancy
$175 – Triple Occupancy
$190 – Quad Occupancy

The Davenport is providing 50% off overnight self-parking prices in 2014 (currently $15 overnight)

Room block held until: April 10, 2014


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.


We are excited to feature comedian Rob Paravonian at our Monday Night Dinner program. We will be hosting a sit-down dinner in the Marie Antoinette Ballroom at the Davenport Hotel which will conclude with a performance by comedian Rob Paravonian. Get a taste of Rob's "Pachelbel Rant."

Rob Parovonian

Rob Paravonian is a standup comedian known the world over for his Pachelbel Rant and viral videos which have been viewed millions of times. Using music to get the laughs, Rob has opened for George Carlin and Lily Tomlin, has appeared on Comedy Central and VH1, and has toured everywhere from Alaska to Afghanistan. His intelligent material and likeable demeanor get audiences laughing at everything from classical music to themselves. With wit and charm, this "polite smart ass" mixes music and comedy as well as he mixes his Midwestern friendliness with big city edginess. A veteran comic and a solid musician, Rob Paravonian is a unique comedian who has brought laughs to people the world over.


Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus and Application

Bronze Sponsorship Form

Interested in Platinum, Gold or Silver Sponsorship Opportunities? – Please contact Pam Ehrbar at pam@wsmgma.org or 206-956-3643

Secure your Platinum, Gold or Silver sponsorship before January 15, 2014 to have your logo included in the conference brochure!