2021 Annual Conference

Thank You Joining Us for the ACMQ Healthcare Equity Summit!

Thank you to all who joined leaders in medical quality and digital health innovators for ACMQ's second virtual conference. ACMQ enjoyed eight interactive sessions exploring healthcare equity from a lineup of nationally recognized experts over the course of two purposeful days. Please take a moment to watch this brief video from ACMQ President Dr. Dan Westphal introducing this exciting summit!

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Registration Pricing

Healthcare Equity Summit Registration

ACMQ Members: $175
Non-Members: $250
ACMQ Resident and Fellow Members: $75
Students: $25

Non-Member Residents and Fellows Registration

Non-Member Residents and Fellows: $100 (includes complimentary ACMQ membership)

Group Rate (minimum 5 registrants)

Please contact us at [email protected] for more info.

Summit Sessions

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Friday, October 1st
  • Expanding Access through Virtual Care: The VA’s Early Experience with COVID-19
    • Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH, Chief Healthcare Transformation Officer and Senior Executive Vice President, Atlas Research
    • Susan Kirsh, MD, MPH, Acting Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Access to Care (10NG), Veterans Health Administration
  • Philadelphia Collaborative for Health Equity: Redefining Collaboration to Address Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
    • Sandra E. Brooks, MD, MBA, Executive Vice President, Chief Community Health Equity Officer, Jefferson Health, Chief Medical Officer, Center City Division, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc., Professor, Department of OB GYN, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
    • Neva White, DNP, CRNP, CDCES, Executive Director of the Frazier Family Coalition for Stroke Education and Prevention at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    • Moderator: Mary Reich Cooper, MD, JD, Chief Quality Officer and Senior Vice President, Clinical Services Connecticut Hospital Association, Program Director, Healthcare Quality and Safety Associate Professor, Population Health Jefferson College of Population Health Thomas Jefferson University
  • Health Equity: Catalyzing Lessons from COVID-19 for Systemic Change
    • Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, FACP, Chief Clinical Product Officer and Medical Director, Medical Home Network
    • Abha Agrawal, MD, FACP, FACHE, Chief Medical Officer, Humboldt Park Health
    • Sunny Jha, MD
    • Loren Robinson, MD
  • Patients' Voice: Understanding Culture, Language, and Health Equity
    • Abha Agrawal, MD, FACP, FACHE, Chief Medical Officer, Humboldt Park Health
    • Dan M. Westphal, MD, MBA, FCCP, FACMQ, Reviewing Medical Director, Humana, ACMQ President
Saturday, October 2nd
  • Community Support Program: Utilizing Medicaid to Achieve Equity in Housing
    • Joe Finn, MA, JD, President & Executive Director, Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance 
    • Dan M. Westphal, MD, MBA, FCCP, FACMQ, Reviewing Medical Director, Humana, ACMQ President
  • Social Determinants of Health, Healthcare Equity, and Implications for Nursing Through Three National Documents
    • Susan Bakewell-Sachs, PhD, RN, FAAN, Vice President for Nursing Affairs, Professor, and Dean at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing
    • Moderator: Aline M. Holmes, DNP, RN, Associate Professor, Division of Advanced Nursing Practice, Rutgers University
  • The Value of Physician-Pharmacist Collaborations to Improve Quality and Equity
    • Micah Cost, PharmD, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Pharmacy Quality Alliance
    • Melanie Jones, PharmD
    • David Nash, MD, MBA
  • Improving Quality of Care for Underserved Populations: Learnings from Federally Qualified Health Centers
    • Catherine I. Hanson, JD, Of Counsel, Whatley Kallas Litigation and Healthcare Group, Chief Strategy Officer, QVH Systems
    • Charlotte Grill, MA, Senior VP Strategy and Policy, Affinity Strategies

 If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

CME Information 

Target Audience
This activity is designed for those in the medical/healthcare field with an interest in medical quality and patient safety. Learners will include practitioners who spend a significant portion of their days caring for patients, as well as insurers and managed care providers.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the actions needed to provide quality care to patients with a diverse set of experiences, backgrounds and needs.
  • Identify barriers to access for diverse patient populations.
  • Explain how medical quality professionals can play a key role in advancing health equity and why this is the number one focus of the American College of Medical Quality for the next year.

Activity Goal
This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies:
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning, System-based Learning, Employ Evidence-based Practice, Roles and Responsibilities, and Work in Interdisciplinary Teams.

Non-Endorsement Statement
The provider verifies that sound education principles have been demonstrated in the development of this educational offering as evidenced by the review of its objectives, teaching plan, faculty, and activity evaluation process. The provider does not endorse or support the actual opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization.

The provider adheres to accreditation requirements regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty's commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations. All provider employees in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Cine-Med and the American College of Medical Quality. Cine-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Cine-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This educational activity is approved for 8 contact hours for nurses.

This activity has been accredited for .8 CEU (8 credit hours) of continuing education credit.

All other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, consult your professional licensing board.