Weathering the Storm

ACO & Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition® Fall 2017

Oct 26 - Oct 27, 2017 | Nashville, TN

  • Learn and network with world renowned experts, access innovative strategies, and aid your organization in saving time and effort while adjusting to a turbulent healthcare environment
  • Spearhead the competition with exclusive case studies outlining a step-by-step guide on how industry leaders are preparing their organizations for a transition to value-based care
  • Join an exclusive ACO think tank. Even when the event is over, you will be given unparalleled access to a community of 750+ managed care professionals. We encourage members to engage, educate, and network with one another, giving you the ability to redefine your strategies with the help of a dedicated community
  • Immerse yourself with a variety of stakeholder perspectives including payers, providers, accountable care organizations, integrated delivery networks, pharmaceutical manufacturers, national quality organizations, and specialty and retail pharmacy representatives, allowing you to refine your strategies with insider viewpoints, helping you create a definitive road map for your organizations transition into value-based care
Anthony Slonim, MD, DrPH, CPE, FACPE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Renown Health
Reno, NV
Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Quality Forum
Washington, DC

Clay Alspach
Leavitt Partners
Washington, DC
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Justin M. Bachmann, MD, MPH, FACC
Cardiologist and Clinical Investigator
Instructor of Medicine and Health Policy
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Barbara Balik, EdD, RN
Aefina Partners
Senior Faculty
Institute of Healthcare Improvement
Albquerque, NM

Rajesh Balkrishnan, PhD
Professor of Public Health Sciences
Director - Cancer Population Health Core, UVA Cancer Center
Co-Director, Section on Population Health and Prevention Research
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Clinical Professor, University of Virginia School of Nursing
Charlottesville, VA

Susan Dentzer
President and CEO
The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
Boston, MA

Idette Elizondo, MBA
Philadelphia, PA

Mark Friedberg, MD, MPP
Senior Natural Scientist
Director, Boston Office
RAND Corporation
Boston, MA

Marilyn Gaipa
Vice President, Clinical Operations
UnitedHealthcare Community & State
UnitedHealth Group
Denver, CO
Mark McGrail, MD
Director, Addiction Medicine Services
Cherokee Health Systems
Knoxville, TN

Frank James, MD, JD
Medical Director
Primary Clinical Contact, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Rockville, MD

Jerry D. Meece, RPh, CDE, CDM, FACA, FAADE
Clinical Pharmacist
Certified Diabetes Educator
Owner and Director, Clinical Services of Plaza Pharmacy and Wellness Center
Gainesville, Texas

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN
Executive Director
Institute for Medicaid Innovation
Washington, D.C.

Dennis Scanlon, PhD
Professor of Health Policy and Administration
The Pennsylvania State University
Director, Center for Health Care and Policy Research
Philadelphia, PA

Daisy Smith, MD, FACP
Vice President, Clinical Programs
American College of Physicians
Adjunct Associate Professor
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Michael Weinstein, MD
Digestive Health Physicians Association
Washington, D.C.


Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
623 Union Street
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 259-2000
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A limited block of rooms has been set aside at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown at a rate of $269 plus applicable state and local taxes. Rates and rooms are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.

The room block for this conference will end on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. After that date, or in the event that the room block becomes full prior to the deadline, rooms are subject to availability, and the room rates may increase. Please contact Marisa Fennekohl at if you need assistance reserving hotel accommodations.
On-site Parking: Self-parking costs $31/day.
Valet parking costs $35/day.
The Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown is conveniently located 20 minutes from Nashville International Airport (PBNA). Approximate taxi fare from the Nashville International Airport to Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown is $25 each way. Car rentals are available nearby at Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, National and Avis.
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