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GI Outlook 2015 - The Practice Management Conference

Course Directors:

James Leavitt
James S. Leavitt, MD

Miami, FL

John L. Petrini
John L. Petrini, MD, FASGE
Sansum Clinic
Santa Barbara, CA

Taylor Wootton
F. Taylor Wootton, MD,

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA

Invited Keynote Speakers

Congressman Phil Roe, MD
United States House of Representatives
Tennessee, District 1


"Implications of Health Care Reform on GI"



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G. Anton Decker, MBBCH, MRCP, FACG, MHA, CPE
Mercy Health Physicians


"A Private Payer’s Perspective on the Changing Landscape in Health Care Delivery"



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Christopher L. Laubach, MBA
Center for Management Programs

"The Power of Negotiating"



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Christopher A. Holden
President and CEO


"Consolidation and Alliances in Health Care: Where Should We Be Heading?"


Mr. Christopher A. Holden has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of AmSurg Corp. since October 1, 2007. Mr. Holden is a healthcare industry veteran of more than 28 years, engaged during most of his career directly in multi-facility and multi-market healthcare management. Prior to joining AmSurg, Mr. Holden served as Senior Vice President and a Division President of Triad Hospitals, Inc., of which he was a founding team member and officer. Mr. Holden received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Policy and Administration from The University of North Carolina and his Juris Doctorate and Masters in Healthcare Administration degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

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Invited Faculty

Charles A. Accurso, MD, FACG
Digestive Health Care Center
Hillsborough, NJ

John I. Allen, MD, MBA, AGAF
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Joel V. Brill, MD, FACP, AGAF, FASGE
Fair Health, Inc.
Paradise Valley, AZ

Thomas M. Deas, Jr., MD, MMM, FASGE

North Texas Specialty Physicians
Fort Worth, TX

Kristy Gay, BBA

Press Ganey Associates
Knoxville, TN

Reed B. Hogan, II, MD 
GI Associates & Endoscopy Center
Jackson, MS

David A. Johnson, MD, MACG, FASGE, FACP
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA

Leonard A. Kalman, MD 
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, FL

Lawrence R. Kosinski, MD, MBA, AGAF, FACG
Illinois Gastroenterology Group
Elgin, IL

Glenn D. Littenberg, MD, MACP
Gastroenterology Associates
Pasadena, CA

Kathleen A. Mueller, RN, CPC, CCS-P, CGCS, CMSCS, PCS, CCC
AskMueller Consulting, LLC
Lenzburg, IL

David T. Rubin, MD, AGAF, FASGE 
Digestive Diseases Center, The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Colleen M. Schmitt, MD, MHS, FASGE 
Galen Medical Group
Chattanooga, TN

Fernando J. Valverde, MD 
Humana, Inc.
Miramar, FL