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Annual Colloquium

May 4-6, 2015
Saint Paul RiverCentre

Registration is open. Learn more.

For the past several years, we’ve described the transition from fee-for-service to a value-based health care system as having one foot on a dock and the other in a boat drifting to sea. So who’s already in the boat and how did they get there? What’s the innovation or new knowledge you need to make the leap? What are the latest payment and care models, and what skills and traits do the captains of these new ships require?

ICSI’s 18th Annual Colloquium on Health Care Transformation will help answer these questions and more. Built around helping you achieve the Triple Aim, our program will showcase the best practices you can implement now, provide a look at what’s on the horizon, and offer the tools and skills you’ll need no matter where you are on the journey. The program is nearly complete, but until the final program is available, check out our new flyer for more details on some of the sessions you won't want to miss!

Emerging Leaders Workshop

Monday, May 4, 1 - 4:30 p.m.

This half-day workshop is ideal for practicing clinicians ready to take on more management responsibilities. Led by Dan Trajano, MD, MBA, vice president, population health, Medica, and Kathy Cummings, ICSI project manager, this session will provide an overview of the quality improvement process and adaptive leadership, and how they contribute to achieving the Triple Aim, eliminating waste, and improving both staff and patient satisfaction. Open to all Colloquium attendees. Emerging leaders who meet certain criteria can also attend the Colloquium at a significant discount. Learn more.

New! Payer Panel Breakfast

Rise and shine for this Wednesday breakfast session with the CMOs of HealthPartners, Medica and UCare, who will share their perspectives on new contracting models. Bring your questions!

Kevin Kling Kicks Off Colloquium

Kevin Kling, a Minnesota playwright and storyteller known for his commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, will deliver the opening keynote address, "The Healing Power of Story," on Tuesday morning. Modern medicine offers us unparalleled resources to heal our bodies, but are we missing some connections to what really heals? Is it possible that healing is limited only by our ability to perceive it?

Kling will share his personal experiences about his near-fatal motorcycle accident and the importance of storytelling in resilient recovery. He will explain what clinicians and a community can learn that will enhance their ability to serve others by using the healing power of story. Learn more about Kevin Kling.

David Katz, MD to Deliver Second Keynote Address

David Katz, MD, director and co-founder, Yale Prevention Research Center, and a medical consultant for ABC News, will deliver our second keynote address, "Feet, Forks, and the Fate of Our Families," on Wednesday morning. As the Colloquium addresses the question of "Are we there yet?" in seeking the Triple Aim, this presentation will raise the question of “Are we following the right map?”

As an authority on the prevention of chronic disease, nutrition and weight management, and a leader in integrative medicine and patient-centered care, Dr. Katz will address the power of lifestyle in redefining a person’s health. The presentation will explain how by making lifestyle changes, U.S. citizens can potentially reduce the burden of chronic disease by 80 percent. The critical role that the health care community can play in helping patients make the behavioral changes required for lifestyle change will be explained. Attendees will walk away with a renewed perspective and additional tools to get us “there.” Learn more about Dr. Katz.