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Main Stage Sessions

Be empowered by inspiring thought leaders

Viola Davis
Keynote Speaker

Journey to Self-Love and Success

Sunday, Oct. 8, 3:00-4:30 pm

Viola Davis is a critically revered, award-winning actress of film, television and theater known for her intriguing and groundbreaking roles, including her Academy Award-winning performance in Fences. Her journey began in high school when she fell in love with theater as a form of escape from the harsh realities of her childhood. Join Viola as she discusses how overcoming adversities and preconceived restrictions, in both her personal and professional life, have all contributed to reinforcing her abilities as an artist and becoming a stronger woman. Discover how Viola has burst through every barrier to become one of the most accomplished and celebrated actors of today by learning to stay true to herself, following her passions, and practicing self-acceptance every step of the way.


Andrian Gostick and Chester Elton
All In: Creating a Culture of Buy-in and Belief

Sunday, Oct. 9, 8:30-10:00 am

The authors of the New York Times bestsellers The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution present groundbreaking new findings: today’s high-performance organizations have a distinctive kind of culture that leads to astonishing results. Based on their breakthrough research and extensive consulting experience with a who’s-who of successful companies, Gostick and Elton present a simple seven-step roadmap that all managers can follow to create a high-achieving culture in their own teams. With the most current data available on culture, the speakers offer specific how-tos for each step, and tell fascinating stories of leaders in action that vividly depict just how these powerful methods can be implemented.


Zubin Damania, MD

Healthcare, Remixed

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10:30-11:15 am

Dr. Damania delves into the ethical challenges of delivering compassionate healthcare in our severely dysfunctional medical system, while proposing collaborative ways to revitalize it. He examines, through humor and storytelling, the hope that the future of medicine is a bright one provided that all of us work together for the common goal.




Anders Gilberg, MGMA, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Washington D.C.

MGMA's A View From Washington

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 8:30-9:45 am

One year after the presidential election that shifted previous healthcare policy, join senior MGMA Government Affairs staff for a thoughtful dialogue on the current political and regulatory environment in Washington and MGMA’s ongoing efforts to advocate for medical group practices. This general session will provide a holistic overview of the trajectory of policies affecting medical practices within the value-based payment reform landscape. Don’t miss this important opportunity to gain expert insight directly from your MGMA advocates in Washington.

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