Symposium Speakers

2018: “Focus on the Need for Prioritization of Disease”

John Auerbach, President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH); “Public Health in a Time of Change

2017: “Shifting Healthcare Delivery from Illness to Wellness”

Scott Foster, B.A.A, President of Wellco and Founding Chairperson of the Michigan Wellness Council. 

2016: “Achieving Patient Centered Care through the Quadruple Aim”

Scott Conard, M.D., Founder of TienaHealth Medical Group and Chief Medical & Strategy Officer of Medical Edge; “The Future of Primary Care: Transforming Culture to Improve Outcomes” 

Phillip Bergquist, M.P.A, Manager of Policy and Strategic Initiatives for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS); “The State Innovation Model (SIM): Testing a More Unified Vision for Primary Care” 

Elle Ingalls, M.B.A, creator of Pressure-Free: the on-the-go stress-management method, and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council; “Caring for Providers: Building Resilience and Combating Burnout

2015: “Advancing the Patient Centered Medical Home”

Hae Mi Choe, Pharm.D., Director of Pharmacy Innovations and Partnerships, University of Michigan Health System, and Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy, University of Michigan ; Natalie Pirkola, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist and Director of Care Management Services and Clinical Innovation, Oakland Southfield Physicians; “Pharmacists in the Ambulatory Setting” (view video)

Kevin Denlinger, D.O., Primary Care Physician, MidMichigan Community Health Services; Stacey Gedeon, Psy.D., Director of Behavioral Health and Integrated Primary Care, MidMichigan Community  Health Services; “Chronic Pain Management: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care” (view video)

Mary Ellen Benzik, M.D., Associate Medical Director and Steering Committee, MiPCT Demonstration Project; Marie Beisel, R.N., M.S.N., C.P.H.Q., Project Manager, Michigan Care Management Resource Center; “Effective Implementation of Care Management in the Primary Care Setting” (view video)

“Impact of Community Partnerships on Enhancement of Care Management” (view video) panel discussion by:

Michelle Sorie, M.S.N., B.S.N., R.N., Assistant Chief of Quality Management, Saginaw VA Medical Center – “Insight on Veterans Administration Health Benefits“;

Sarah Kile, B.S., Executive Director, Northeast Michigan 211 – “Insight on Michigan 211 Services