The Best and Brightest Minds in Health Care Convene at AMGA 2018 Annual Conference

ALEXANDRIA, VA – AMGA will host its 2018 Annual Conference March 7-10 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix.

The conference will bring together leaders from medical groups and integrated systems of care around the country to share best practices and strategies for success in the healthcare field. Eighty speakers and panelists, 40 peer-to-peer breakout sessions, and four nationally renowned keynote speakers will cover topics including technology and data, population health, care process improvement, practice management, and more.

“Our conference agenda reflects the real-world challenges and achievements of AMGA members. From strategies on physician burnout to recognition of exceptional high performing health systems, attendees will gain insights that can be put into action Monday morning back in the office,” said Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., AMGA president and chief executive officer. “As the healthcare landscape shifts beneath us, it’s critical that leaders share knowledge and experience to ensure that patient-centered care remains the solid ground we build on.”

Annual Conference keynote speakers include:

  • Jonah Berger, Ph.D., New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Contagious: Why Things Catch On and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior, and marketing professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business
  • Abraham Verghese, M.D., MACP, bestselling author, and Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the School of Medicine at Stanford University
  • Gabby Giffords, M.R.P., Former Congresswoman, and Captain Mark Kelly, Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Mission

AMGA members provide care to one in three Americans and are recognized for their excellence in the delivery of coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Leaders from AMGA member groups will share strategies that enable them to successfully increase physician resiliency in response to national burnout, implement technology to monitor patients wherever they are, improve safety of prescribing for the Medicare Advantage population, and transition to new payment models in Peer-to-Peer Breakout Sessions. In addition, AMGA’s public policy experts will share their insights on critical issues that will affect medical groups in both the legislative and regulatory arena.

Presenters at the conference represent leading healthcare organizations including:

Bon Secours Health System, Inc., CareMount Medical, P.C., Centura Health, Christie Clinic, LLC, CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Coleman Associates, CTI, The Everett Clinic, Guthrie Clinic, Henry Ford Medical Group, HealthPartners, Indiana University Health Physicians, Intermountain Healthcare, Lee Memorial Health System, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Mayo Clinic, Mercy, Mercy Medical Center, MultiCare Health System, Novant Health, Ochsner Health System, OptumLabs, Oregon Health and Science University, Premier Medical Associates, P.C., PriMed Physicians, SA Ignite, Sentara Medical Group, Simpler Healthcare, Southeastern Integrated Medical, St. Elizabeth Physicians, State of Franklin Healthcare Associates, PLLC, Studer Group, Summit Medical Group, UC San Diego Health, UnityPoint Health, University of Colorado Health, University of Utah Community Physician Group, UW Health, Virginia Mason Medical Center, and Wilmington Health.

CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic, the recipient of AMGA’s prestigious 2018 Acclaim Award, will receive their award and present on their initiatives at the conference on Friday, March 9.

An exhibit hall will host various vendor organizations that support medical groups and health systems. More information on the event can be found at Press passes are available for members of the media. Please contact Angela Sidlauskas at if interested.

About AMGA
AMGA is a trade association leading the transformation of health care in America. Representing multispecialty medical groups and integrated systems of care, we advocate, educate, innovate and empower our members to deliver the next level of high performance health. AMGA is the national voice promoting awareness of medical groups’ recognized excellence in the delivery of coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. More than 175,000 physicians practice in our member organizations, delivering care to one in three Americans. For more information, visit