Featured Sessions


Carey Lohrenz

Topic: Lessons in Leadership

Monday, April 15 | 8:00 am – 9:30 am

As the first female U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot, Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to succeed in one of the most demanding, extreme environments imaginable: the cockpit at Mach 2. As a former combat-mission-ready U.S. Navy pilot, Lohrenz is an expert at working in fast-moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.

By seamlessly translating the lessons she learned to challenges in business, she provides applicable insight on market change, customer evolution and the importance of adaptability. Author of The Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck, she outlines her experiences and advice on how to supercharge performance in today’s competitive business environments. Praised by top business leaders, from Fortune 500 executives to middle managers, her book provides insight on the importance of setting a bold vision to bring the team together and stay resilient through hard times.


Martin Makary, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

Topic: The Future of Health Care

Tuesday, April 16 | 8:00 am – 9:15 am

Dr. Makary is the author of The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care And How To Fix It and a leading health care voice writing in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. A surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Makary serves jointly as a professor of health policy & management and is frequent commentator for NBC and Fox News He is the New York Times Bestselling author of Unaccountable, which was turned into the TV medical series The Resident, and speaks frequently on the future of health care and what it means for everyday Americans, business leaders, and health care professionals.

Dr. Makary is the lead author of the first publications on the surgical checklist and served in leadership with Atul Gawande on the World Health Organization Surgery Checklist project. He has published over 250 scientific articles, including the landmark articles on organizational culture, patient safety, special issues in older Americans, opioid prescribing guidelines, and disruptive innovation in health care. His current research focuses on the appropriateness of medical care, health care costs, drug prices, medical billing, and vulnerable populations. As a gastrointestinal surgeon, he is also an advocate for healthy foods and lifestyle medicine. Dr. Makary has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine and named one of America’s 20 most influential people in health care by Health Leaders Magazine. His newest book, The Price We Pay, describes today’s disruptors of health care and new efforts to restore medicine to its mission. Dr. Makary currently serves as the executive director of Improving Wisely, a national project to reduce unnecessary care and lower health care costs in America.


Erik C. Wahl

Topic: The Art of Vision in Healthcare

Tuesday, April 16 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Erik Wahl will be joining us for his third ACMA Conference. Wahl is an internationally recognized artist, TED speaker, and No. 1 bestselling author. His breakthrough experience as an artist and entrepreneur has translated into making him one of the most sought-after corporate speakers.

In his presentation, Wahl provides an entertaining and highly practical program that uncovers new ways to make your health care organization more creative - and ultimately - more productive.

Wahl will also be joining us at the Closing Party where he will be on hand to sign his book Unchain The Elephant.

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Important Dates:

Early Registration Deadline: February 8, 2019
Late Registration Price Begins:    March 20, 2019
Hotel Discount Deadline: March 21, 2019
Conference Date: April 13-17, 2019

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