Dates

April 3-5, 2019

Location

Washington Marriott Georgetown

Sessions

20 ground breaking sessions

Speakers

27+ top telehealth experts

Telemed Leadership Forum 2019: Transforming Healthcare Delivery

About the Event

URAC hosts the second annual Telemed Leadership Forum in Washington, DC, on April 3-5, 2019. This 2-1/2-day event is designed for physicians and leaders in hospitals and health systems, health plans, academic medical centers, telehealth providers and networks, as well as government regulators and policymakers.

The sessions, which include a mix of panel discussions and presentations, provide solid, innovative and valuable information on how telehealth is transforming healthcare delivery. You’ll hear from hospitals/health systems that are leading the way in telemedicine services— leaders who are changing the telehealth paradigm. With the explosive growth in telehealth, data and technology, this Forum is an opportunity for healthcare leaders to share, learn and discuss empirical evidence for the value of telehealth across specialties.

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About URAC

URAC is the independent leader in promoting health care quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. Founded in 1990, URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability. URAC’s Telehealth Accreditation is the first independent, third-party national program to offer comprehensive oversight of diverse telehealth programs.

Our 2019 Speakers

More speakers to be announced soon!

Michael Adcock

Executive Director, Center for Telehealth, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Hosanna Asfaw-Means

Grants Program Manager, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

    Brendan Carr

    Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

    Adam Darkins, MD

    President and CEO, Empiricon LLC

    Martin E. Doerfler, MD

    Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Development Associate, Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health; Medical Director, Center for Learning and Innovation, Northwell Health; Professor of Medicine and Science Education, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

    Ross Friedberg

    General Counsel, Doctor On Demand

    Kevin Galpin, MD

    Executive Director, Telehealth Services, Office of Connected Care, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

      Michael Hasselberg, PhD

      Director of Telepsychiatry and Director, Project ECHO, University of Rochester Medical Center

      Judd Hollander, MD

      SVP for Healthcare Delivery Innovation, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives, Sidney Kimmel Medical College; Professor & Vice Chair of Finance & Healthcare Enterprises, Department of Emergency Medicine

      Kim A. Jacobs

      Vice President, Strategic Business Development and Consumer Innovation, UPMC Health Plan

        Jeanine Maier

        Executive Director of Consumer Engagement, Kaiser Permanente

          Vimal Mishra, MD

          Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine; Physician Informaticist, Office of Clinical Transformation; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University

          Robert Plotkin

          Chief Executive Officer, Arcadian Telepsychiatry Services LLC

          Marlon Priest, MD

          Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Market Lead Senior Services, Bon Secours Health System

          René Quashie

          VP, Policy & Regulatory Affairs of Digital Health, Consumer Technology Association

          Brian Skow, MD

          Chief Medical Officer, Avera eCARE; Executive Medical Director, Avera eCare Emergency

          Natasa Sokolovich, JD

          Executive Director, Telehealth, UPMC; Senior Director, Affiliated Physician Services, UPMC

          Adam Solander

          Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker Green

          Hassan A. Tetteh, MD

          Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Captain, Medical Corps, United States Navy; Thoracic Staff Surgeon for MedStar Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

          Dennis Truong, MD

          Regional Director of Telemedicine and Mobility, Assistant Physician-in-Chief of Northern Virginia, Kaiser Permanente

          Katie Wilson, RD

          Manager of Telemedicine and Mobility for the Mid-Atlantic, Kaiser Permanente

          2019 Agenda

          More details & talks coming soon!

          Click on the event title for details

          7:00 am – 8:00 am
          Registration and Continental Breakfast

          Sign in, pick up your badge and join us for a continental breakfast. Network with colleagues and visit the sponsor tables.

          Brian Skow, MD
          Chief Medical Officer, Avera e-Care; Executive Medical Director, Avera eCare Emergency

          Michael Adcock
          Executive Director, Center for Telehealth University of Mississippi Medical Center

          Martin Doerfler, MD
          Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Development Associate, Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health; Medical Director, Center for Learning and Innovation, Northwell Health; Professor of Medicine and Science Education, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

          Marlon Priest, MD
          Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Market Lead Senior Services, Bon Secours Health System

          Brian Skow, MD
          Chief Medical Officer, Avera eCARE; Executive Medical Director, Avera eCare Emergency
          Michael Adcock
          Executive Director, Center for Telehealth, University of Mississippi Medical Center
          Martin Doerfler, MD
          Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Development Associate, Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health; Medical Director, Center for Learning and Innovation, Northwell Health; Professor of Medicine and Science Education, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
          Marlon Priest, MD
          Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Market Lead Senior Services, Bon Secours Health System
          Moderated by Ralph Derrickson

          Moderated by Hosanna Asfaw-Means
          Grants Program Manager, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

          Join us for a discussion of policies and regulations that may be impacting the delivery of telehealth services, including rural telehealth, DTC, opioid treatment and more. What can telehealth leaders do the influence change?

          Ross Friedberg
          General Counsel, Doctor on Demand
          Martin S. Kohn, MD
          Consultant
          Adam Solander
          Member, Epstein Becker Green
          René Quashie
          Vice President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Technology Association

          Serving complimentary cocktails and snacks.

          Kim Jacobs, Vice President of Strategic Business & Consumer Innovation at UPMC Health Plan
          Natasa Sokolovich, Executive Director, Telemedicine at UPMC

          A leader in telemedicine, UPMC launched its 24/7 Telestroke program nearly 13 years ago and has since expanded both in-patient and out-patient telehealth services. These services now include over 60 clinical specialties at more than 106 locations, and direct to patients’ homes since 2013 via UPMC AnywhereCare. More than 25,000 patients have accessed on-demand clinical care via the AnywhereCare platform. Kim Jacobs, vice president of strategic business & consumer innovation at UPMC Health Plan, and Natasa Sokolovich, executive director, telemedicine at UPMC, shares insights, outcomes, and their vision for UPMC’s telemedicine program.

          Katie Wilson, RD
          Manager of Telemedicine and Mobility for the Mid-Atlantic, Kaiser Permanente
          Jeanine Maier
          Executive Director of Consumer Engagement, Kaiser Permanente

          Kevin Galpin, MD
          Executive Director, Telehealth Services, Office of Connected Care, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
          Dennis Truong, MD
          Regional Director of Telemedicine and Mobility, Kaiser Permanente

          Vimal Mishra, MD
          Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine, Virginia Commonwealth University

          Michael Hasselberg, PhD
          Director of Telepsychiatry and Director, Project ECHO®, University of Rochester Medical Center

          Hassan Tetteh, MD
          Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Captain, Medical Corps, United States Navy; Thoracic Staff Surgeon for MedStar Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

          Judd Hollander, MD
          Senior Vice President for Healthcare Delivery Innovation, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives, Sidney Kimmel Medical College; Professor & Vice Chair of Finance & Healthcare Enterprises, Department of Emergency Medicine

          Martin Doerfler, MD
          Northwell Health
          Vimal Mishra, MD
          Virginia Commonwealth University
          TBA
          Moderated by Ralph Derrickson

          Dr. Darkins walks you through a real-life cybersecurity threat and leads an interactive session to discuss how your organization is prepared (or not) to manage such risks.

          Adam Darkins, MD
          President and CEO, Empiricon LLC

          Plan Your Trip

          Washington Marriott Georgetown Hotel

          The Telemed Leadership Forum 2019 will be held at the beautiful Washington Marriott Georgetown, minutes away from the historic Georgetown neighborhood, home to D.C.’s top shops and restaurants. Recently transformed and perfectly located, Washington Marriott Georgetown is ready to make your stay in the Nation’s Capital truly memorable. You’ll find the hotel ideally situated near the city’s West End; the Kennedy Center is nearby, as are two Metro stations. Walk from the hotel’s convenient location towards Georgetown or Dupont Circle for plenty of shopping and dining. Beautifully designed rooms and suites include ultra-comfortable bedding, flat-screen TVs, well-lit workspaces and spa-like bathrooms with walk-in showers. Elsewhere within the hotel, challenge yourself to a workout in the fitness center, or enjoy a great meal at The Visiteur, a trendy global-inspired restaurant.

          A block of rooms is being held at the discounted rate of $259/night until March 12, 2019. Please make your hotel reservations early because there are a limited number of rooms in the room block. After you register for the Forum, you will receive a confirmation with a link to reserve your hotel room at the discounted rate.

          Hotel Address:
          Washington Marriott Georgetown
          1221 22nd St NW
          Washington, DC 20037

           

          Getting to the Hotel

          By Air: The closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which is 5.4 miles from the hotel. Other area airports are: Dulles International Airport (IAD), 25 miles from the hotel, and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), 33 miles from the hotel.

          By Train: The closest train station is Union Station (2.9 miles from the hotel). From there, you can take a taxi to the hotel or the Metrorail (Red Line) to Dupont Circle Station (1/2 mile from the hotel).

          Register

          In-person and live-streaming registrations are available. For in-person registration, seats are limited. Register early to reserve your spot at a discounted rate.

          The in-person and live-streaming registration fees are the same. In-person registration includes admission to all sessions, welcome party on the first evening (April 3), continental breakfast each day, and lunch the first two days. You must make separate arrangements for your room accommodations.

          Live-stream registration includes access to all live sessions through an online live-stream player, plus you will have access to the on-demand (recorded) sessions for up to one year when the following year’s conference is recorded.

          Please click the Register Now link to complete your registration. You will be able to choose in-person or live-streaming registration.  The student discount rate is for current, full-time students (university and medical school).

          PHOTOGRAPH AND VIDEO RELEASE AGREEMENT
          Telemed Leadership Forum 2019

          Your registration, attendance and/or participation at the Telemed Leadership Forum 2019 and other activities associated with this event constitutes your agreement to URAC’s use and distribution, both now and in the future, of your image, name, voice, and/or appearance in live-streaming video, photographs, captured videos, electronic reproductions and audiotapes produced during this event. You waive the right to inspect or approve any finished product wherein your likeness may appear. You agree that URAC has complete ownership of the recordings, including copyright interests, and has no financial commitment or obligation to you as a result of this agreement. You hereby waive to the fullest extent that you may lawfully do so, any causes of action in law or equity you may have or may hereafter acquire against URAC or any of its employees for libel, slander, invasion of privacy, copyright or trademark violation, right of publicity, or false light arising out of or in connection with the subject matter, statements, grand of permission, or release(s) contained herein. Additionally, you hereby agree to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify URAC and any of its employees from any and all claims involving the use of your image, likeness and sound of my voice either broadcast through lives streaming video or as recorded on audio or video tape. You understand that there is no time limit on the validity of the contents of this Photograph & Video Release Agreement, nor is there any geographic limitation on where your image or recording may be distributed.

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          $1195
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          $595
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          Here’s what attendees at the Telemed Leadership Forum 2018 have to say:

          “Amazing Telemed conference! Loved the breadth of highly knowledgeable speakers, but yet the nice intimate size for having personal conversations and building new connections. Best Telemed conference I’ve been to!”


          “I have never been to a Telemedicine Conference with such knowledgeable speakers and panelists. They were actually experienced in TM implementation and leadership and had wonderful perspectives.”


          “The speakers were well informed and provided applicable cases that I can employ at home base. The individual presentations and presenters were accessible and stated that they are open to collaborate in the future.”


          “The sessions I sat in on were very informative. More importantly, I had high-quality conversations with industry leaders, which is what I came for.”


          “Great speakers, honest conversation around the real issues and barriers around telehealth.”


          “The presenters and attendees are among a small but growing group who truly have experience with Telehealth in the real world. I thought the connection between ROI and needing to convince CMS that Telehealth needs to reimbursed sustainably was essential to the theme of the conference.”

          Become a Sponsor

          Here’s an opportunity to sponsor an innovative, idea-packed, high-level conference on telehealth. This event is a gathering of the best and the brightest in healthcare — executives and physician leaders from hospitals and health systems, physician networks, health plans, academic medical systems, and telehealth providers, as well as government regulators/policymakers. Limited opportunities are available to get your brand in front of this audience. As a sponsor, you will also be an attendee, giving you opportunities to network throughout the event.

          To inquire about sponsorship for the 2019 event, email hello@telemed.org

          Welcome Reception Sponsor
          $12,000
          • ONE AVAILABLE
          • Signage
          • Recognition
          • Foyer table
          • 2 chairs and wastebasket
          • Two conference registrations
          BE A SPONSOR
          Lunch Sponsor
          $6,000
          • TWO AVAILABLE
          • Signage
          • Recognition
          • Foyer table
          • 2 chairs and wastebasket
          • Two conference registrations
          BE A SPONSOR
          Foyer Table
          $2,000
          • TWELVE AVAILABLE
          • 10’ wide foyer space
          • 6 ft table
          • 2 chairs and wastebasket
          • One conference registration
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