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11/9/2017 to 11/10/2017
When: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Where: Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki
2005 Kalia Rd
Honolulu, Hawaii  96815
United States

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November 9 – 10, 2017
Honolulu, HI

2017 State CEO Meeting

The AAMSE State CEO Annual Meeting is the only forum where State Medical Society CEOs can get just-in-time insights & education around the current issues state societies are facing, and engage with their peers in a safe setting in stimulating discussion, problem solving, and sharing of best practices. The meeting is designed by state CEOs for CEOs.

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Please note: Only CEOs and interim CEOs of state medical societies are eligible to attend this meeting.

Meeting Location

The meetings will be held at:

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815


This meeting is tied to the 2017 AMA Interim Meeting. Attendees should book rooms under the AMA block using the following link:


Thursday, November 9, 2017

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


12:00 - 12:30 PM

Welcome and Get to Know you Activity
Donald J. Palmisano, Jr. J.D., Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Medical Association of Georgia

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Identifying Ideal Team Players
Susie Pouliot, Chief Executive Officer, Idaho Medical Association

Based on Patrick Lencioni’s book, “The Ideal Team Player,” attendees will learn about the three essential characteristics of employees that foster better teamwork and performance.

1:30 - 2:15 PM

Connecting the Dots: Communicating Vision to Staff Through Staff Meetings, Management Retreats, etc.
Melina Davis-Martin, Executive cice President, Medical Society of Virginia

The most successful strategic efforts are realized through a simple but sophisticated approach to alignment and integrated communications. This starts with a clear and focused strategic plan that aligns organizational strategy, vision, mission, goals and activities. Employee and physician engagement in the plan can only be gained and sustained by sharing and communicating in simple, integrated ways that allow every one to understand it and connect their role to it. One of the most powerful ways to accomplish this is by connecting the dots for people.  We’ll cover ways to successfully connect the dots and cultivate the habit of recognizing the inter-connections between strategies, issues, activities and results.

2:15 - 2:30 PM

Networking Break

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Evolving Role of the SMS and What New CEOs Need to Know
Lois Dehls Cornell, JD, Executive Vice President, Massachusetts Medical Association; Jean Branscum, Chief Executive Officer, Montana Medical Association; Melina Davis-Martin, Executive cice President, Medical Society of Virginia

With the changes in healthcare and organized medicine, learn from medical society executives on what you need to know for your orgainzation. This session will feature a panel delivering brief presentations an interactive Q&A session.

3:45 - 4:45 PM

How SMS Are Working With/Managing Specialty Societies
Sheila Bush, Executive Director, Wyoming Medical Society; Gene Ransom III, Esq., Chief Executive Officer, MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Association

Learn how different SMS are collaborating with specialty societies in this interactive session.

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Hosted Networking Reception

6:30 PM

Dine Around

Friday, November 10, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 AM


9:00 - 10:00 AM

Managing Expectations from Physician Leaders
John D. Barnes, President, Barnes Association Consultants

Every year, CEOs welcome a new class of physicians to leadership positions. There is often have little experience working with them and most of the time they have ascended from other leadership positions, primed with their own ideas of how the organiztion should operate and full of great new ideas and projects. How to you get the new leaders on board, up to speed, keep their energy and eagerness the contribute but not side track the org and overflow the plate?

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Group Discussion on Submitted Topics or Emerging Advocacy Topic
Michelle S. McOmber, MBA, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, Utah Medical Association

The Meeting will close with disucssion on attendee-submitted topics: Opioid success stories and strategies that are working; Episodes of care / value based reimbursement; Balance billing; Pay for call coverage in ED.

12:00 PM



Registration for this meeting will be open until Friday, November 3:

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AAMSE Meetings Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be given for cancellation up to 60 days prior to the opening day of the meeting minus a $50 administrative fee. Within 60 days prior to the opening day of the meeting, a 50% refund on the registration fee will be granted, minus a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be given within seven days of the start of the meeting.

In instances where AAMSE must give an early guarantee, refunds will not be granted for events after the guarantee date, unless another replacement registrant has been signed up fill the vacancy. [June 1991, November 2009]

CAE approvedAs a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.