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Value Added: Integrating Practice and Academia in the Classroom

The Annual Meeting brings together individuals from the fields of healthcare management education, practice and policy. Together we learn about the changing health system and share ideas and proven practices in educating future leaders.

Join us for the 2016 AUPHA Annual Meeting, being held in Kansas City, Missouri, June 22 - June 25.  You will not want to miss this important networking and educational event, so mark your calendars now.

From the Program Chair

The AUPHA Annual Meeting Planning Committee is excited to present the 2016 Annual Meeting in Kansas City! We want to thank you for your evaluations from last year because we incorporated many of your suggestions into our 2016 planning. Our theme this year is Value Added: Integrating Practice and Academia in the Classroom.

We have added 10 new education sessions into our schedule which now includes 45 exciting workshops to engage you. The sessions will include think tanks, ignites, in-the-rounds, and two sessions of poster presentations, featuring more than 40 posters.

The pre-conference Global Symposium and CAHME boot camp, along with site visits to Cerner Corporation and the Zamierowski Institute for Experiential Learning at the University of Kansas Medical Center are scheduled. Certification reviews and the welcome reception will be held on the first day of the conference. We have added morning fitness workouts on two days to add a wellness feature to our programming. Finally, we have scheduled an optional evening with the World Series Champion Royals as they play the Houston Astros on the final day of our meeting.

Our Pattullo Lecture keynote speaker, Kevin L Alexander, President, Marshall B. Ketchum University, will engage us with his commentary on interprofessional education and practice linkages.

The Forum keynote speaker, John Glaser, Senior Vice President at Cerner Corporation, will speak on The Evolution of Leadership and Information Technology: The Next Era. He promises to bring his extensive background in technology, product strategies, interoperability, and government policy development so the information is helpful for classroom instruction.

The practitioner panel features leaders who will discuss how best to prepare students for future leadership positions. We will hear from:

  • Marshaun Butler, MHSA (2003): Vice President, Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas and Regional Medical Practices
  • Robert Bonney, MBA, MHA, JD, FACHE: Senior Vice President at Saint Luke’s Health System; a CAHME Accreditation Council member and a CAHME accreditation site visitor; and faculty member University of Kansas Medical Center’s Health Policy and Management MHSA program
  • Robert P. Moser, MD:  Executive Director of the Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative; Clinical Professor in the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health’s MPH program; formerly Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas State Health Officer 
  • Bobby Olm-Shipman, MHSA (2002): Newly named President and Chief Executive Officer at Saint Luke’s South Hospital

Come prepared to enjoy Kansas City and learn from the best and brightest in the healthcare, academic and practice fields.

Diane M. Howard, PhD, MPH

2016 Annual Meeting Program Chair

Diane M. Howard, PhD, MPH
2016 Annual Meeting Program Chair

Download the 2016 Annual Meeting brochure and get a preview of what you will experience in Kansas City.


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