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WESTMARC Healthcare Innovation Summit

Virginia Piper Center in the Biomedical Plaza
 | 08:00 am - 02:00 pm Mountain

600 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Cost: $100 Members, $125 Non-Members

Presenting Sponsors: Quarles & Brady LLP & Banner Health
Lunch Sponsor: University of Phoenix 

The Details:

Join us for a robust conversation on the rapidly changing healthcare environment. This Summit will address impacts from technology and innovation to shifting regulations and requirements for healthcare professionals. Learn from key industry experts about policy and operational changes requiring new approaches to ensure your company’s continued competitiveness.

Who Should Attend?

The WESTMARC Healthcare Summit is designed for key decision makers, influencers, and thought leaders that operate in the healthcare space. The valuable information shared will help Arizona organizations in a variety of sectors—from providers such as hospitals, pharmacies, behavioral health, and long-term care to universities, payers, investors, entrepreneurs, and technology companies—compete and thrive in this fast-changing environment.


 8:00 A.M. Breakfast and Networking
 8:30 A.M. Welcome, Opening Remarks — Len Kirshner, MD
 8:45 A.M. WESTMARC A Year of Success — Sintra Ho­ffman, CEO - WESTMARC
 9:00 A.M.

Healthcare Policy Panel: What to Expect for AZ and the West Valley

Ann-Marie Alameddin - Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
Jennifer Carusetta - Health System Alliance of Arizona
Kathleen Collins-Pagels - Arizona Health Care Association
Deb Gullett - AZAHP
Marcus Johnson - Vitalyst Health (Moderator)
Pele Peacock, JD - Arizona Medical Association
Brenda Shafer, Partner, JD - Quarles and Brady

This experienced panel will provide insights into challenges that our hospitals, post-acute, physician, and insurance groups are facing that will require innovative solutions. Gain a better understanding of policy issues these groups are lobbying for and what they are hearing both locally and federally.

10:15 A.M.

Healthcare Acquisitions: An Ever Changing Landscape

Amy Cotton Peterson, Partner, JD - Quarles and Brady
Brian Moll, Partner, JD - Quarles and Brady
Chris McCrory - Fulham Partners

Hear the current trends and issues facing healthcare companies looking at engaging in an M&A transaction. Attendees will learn about significant deal issues in an M&A transaction, including the size of the M&A Healthcare Market, recent purchase price multiples for transactions, due diligence and other material deal issues, and how the regulatory environment is impacting the M&A market.

10:45 A.M.

Healthcare Workforce: Evolution in Scope

Kirsten Bonnin, PA-C - Midwestern University
Lisa Frank - Banner Health
Lynda Ransdell, MD - Northern Arizona University (Moderator)
Jesus Rivera, Batt. Chief - City of Surprise
Doris Savron, Executive Dean - University of Phoenix
Ronald Weinstein, MD - University of Arizona

Attendees will hear about advancing technologies, innovative approaches to healthcare delivery, and new roles that have been created to meet workforce demands. Learn from providers and educators on how today’s workforce is being reinvented and tomorrow’s pipeline equipped with the right programs to meet patient needs more efficiently and effectively.

12:00 P.M.

Keynote: Innovations in Community Health

Avein Saaty-Tafoya, MD, CEO - Adelante Health

Keynote Speaker Avein Saaty-Tafoya will share insights and inspirations from her own journey as a healthcare innovation leader and as CEO of Adelante Healthcare an organization that has grown 300% and evolved from a community health center to a leader in sustainable healthcare.

 1:00 P.M.

Healthcare Innovations: Looking Into the Future

Justin Bayless, CEO - Bayless Integrated Health
David Berg, DC, Co-Founder - Redirect Health
Chris Camacho, CEO - Greater Phoenix Economic Council (Moderator)
Kendrick Johnson, DO - Ark Family Health
Robb Leigh, MD, CMO - AKOS
Patrick McFarland, CEO - Korwave
Lucas Nyabero, CEO - NewSpring Pharmacy

Explore the way technology and patient voices can guide the future of this emerging industry to new heights. Discover how companies are connecting researchers, providers, and systems to patients through innovative wearables, telemedicine, and personalized healthcare.

 2:00 P.M. Adjourn


Please contact Devon Pine at devon.pine@quarles.com or 312.715.5123.

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