2016 Health Policy Conference

The 2016 Health Policy and Clinical Practice Conference

March 31 – April 2, 2016

Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa                                                                            


Join esteemed presenters and interdisciplinary colleagues in Savannah, Georgia on the Savannah Harbor and River Front, March 31 – April 2, 2016


Thursday, March 31, 2016



8:00 – 2:00 PM


9:00 – 4:00 PM

Train-the-Trainer Program: SHARED Decision Making

US Dept. of Health and Human Services FREE  8 CE Credits – separate from conference. Registration is limited

4:00 -5:00 PM

Announcement of Finalist for the 1st Annual WellTech Awards

5:00 – 7:00 PM


5:30 – 7:00 PM

Open Reception

7, Friday, April 1, 2016 2015



7:30-9:00 AM

Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:00 -9:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks  

Dr. Eric Bull PT


Transition from Volume to Value Reimbursement - Medicaring

Dr. Joanne Lynn MD


11:15 AM

The Measure of Evidence on Value and Outcomes in Chronic Conditions

Dr. Arlene Bierman MD, MS

11:15 –

11:30 AM


11:30 AM –

12:30 PM

The Economics of Prevention in an Era of Value

Dr. George Miller PhD

12:30 – 2:00 PM


Are We Prepared to Meet the Care Needs of the Largest US Patient Population?

Dr. Kim Kuebler DNP

2:15 -3:30PM

Updates on how Technology is Improving Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Conditions

Howard Morrison, Dr. Troy Hendesch DNP, Ellen Bolch MN, Dr. Elizabeth Harrison, PhD, Dr. Sydney Smith MD, Technology Association of Georgia

3:30-4:30 PM

Technology Association of Georgia - Arm Chair Panel Discussion

4:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Dr. Eric Bull


Dinner on your own

Sa Saturday, April 1, 2016turday March 28, 2015



7:30-9 AM

Continental Breakfast / Registration

9:00 –


The Challenge of Aging in America

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

10:30 AM -

12:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Policy and Practice – The Intersection

Robert Rollings MD, Lisa Hayes, State Representative Jesse Petrae, State Representative Craig Gordon, Charles Bowen Attorney, Joanne Lynn MD, Congressman Dingell, Arlene Bierman MD

12:30 PM

Closing Remarks


To receive 8.5 Continuing Education contact hours for this activity, the participant must

  • Attend plenary sessions in their entirety
  • Complete evaluation form confirming participation, insight and feedback


Applications for Continuing Education for: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistants and Chiropractor have been submitted




  • Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Federal House of Representatives, Washington, DC
  • Arlene Bierman, Director of the Center for Evidence Practice Improvement, US Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Health Research and Quality, Washington, DC
  • State Representative Jesse Petrea, owner of Coastal Georgia Home Care
  • Dr. George Miller, Institute Fellow Center for Sustainable Health Spending, Altarum Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Dr. Joanne Lynn, Director Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, Altarum Institute Washington, DC
  • Dr. Kim Kuebler, Director Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center, CEO Advanced Disease Concepts LLC, Savannah, GA
  • Dr. Eric Bull, Owner and Director of Physical Therapy Fellowship, Spine and Sport Physical Therapy, Savannah, GA 
  • Lisa Hayes, Executive Director, Chatham County Safety Net Planning Committee, Savannah, GA
  • Dr. Troy Heidesch, Richards Graduate Chair, Breanau University, Atlanta, GA
  • Dr. Elizabeth Harrison, CEO, VitalHealth, Inc, Munich, Germany
  • Ellen Bolch, CEO, THA Group, Savannah, GA
  • State Representative Craig Gordon, CEO, Statewide Healthcare Inc, Savannah, GA
  • Dr. Robert Rollings, Cardiologist, Savannah Cardiology, Savannah, GA
  • Charles Bowen, Attorney at Law, Bowen Law Group, Savannah, GA
  • Dr Sydney Smith, MD, Georgia Skin and Cancer, Savannah, GA




Early Bird through 03/01/16                           $289.00

Registration 03/02/16-03/31/16                       $299.00

On-site Registration                                        $330.00

Student/Military Rate                                     $250.00

General Public (Non CE)                                $195.00


Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be available for all written requests made 30 days before the start of the conference minus a $50.00 processing fee. After February 26, 2015 no refunds are available.  Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of written cancellation based on the original form of payment.

US Department of Health and Human Services, Train-the-Trainer Program on Shared Decision Making is FREE with limited seating. To Reserve your Space REGISTER NOW!









The 2016 Health Policy and Clinical Practice Conference

Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort

Savannah, Georgia

 March 26-28, 2015


Interdisciplinary Planning Committee:


  • Dr. Kristi Acker,  Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Manderson Cancer Center,

Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Dr. Rosanne Burson, University of Detroit Mercy, My Self-Management Team Inc, Detroit, MI
  • Ellen Bolch, CEO, THA Group, Savannah, GA
  • Dr. Eric Bull, CEO, Spine & Sport Physical Therapy and Fellowship Program, Savannah, GA
  • Dr. Virna Dapic, Health Policy Consultant, Washington, DC
  • Troy Heidesch, Richards, Graduate Chair, Breanau University, Atlanta, GA
  • Dr. Ana Knolla, Arrowhead Clinics, Hinesville, GA
  • Howard Morrison, Lebannon Plantation, Verdant Kitchen, Atlanta, Savannah, GA
  • Dr. Armin Oskouei, Spinal Internationalist, Anesthesiologist Sport and Spine Physicians, Atlanta, GA
    • Dr. Robert Pallay, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah, GA; Board Member American Academy of Family Medicine
    • Dr. Charles Hossler, Associate Dean, South University Online, Savannah, GA






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