KMA Annual Meeting August 24-26, 2018
KMA Annual Meeting Preview
Physicians planning to attend KMA’s 2018 Annual Meeting, Forward Focus: The Path to Physical and Fiscal Health, Aug. 24-26 at the Louisville Marriott East, will hear from an array from dynamic speakers and enjoy fellowship and networking with colleagues.
Keynoting this year’s Annual Meeting is Frank Abagnale, Jr., subject of the 2002 Steven Spielberg film Catch Me If You Can, starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio. Abagnale, who today serves as a world-renowned security and fraud expert, will detail his life as a trickster and discuss how physicians can keep themselves safe from fraud and identity theft. Abagnale’s presentation will held during the Kentucky Physicians Leadership Academy on Aug. 25 beginning at 10 a.m.
KMA is also excited to host Paducah surgeon and KFMC President Shawn Jones, M.D., FACS, whose book, Finding Heart in Art: A Surgeon’s Renaissance Approach To Healing Modern Medical Burnout, uses Renaissance paintings as a framework to explain how medical professionals can manage fatigue.
KMA will also showcase how its member physicians combat burnout with its Beyond the White Coat gallery. Beyond the White Coat will celebrate the diverse talents and interests of physicians outside the medical profession. More than 30 submissions are scheduled to be included, and feature items ranging from photography and music to horticulture and woodworking.
Rounding out the exciting lineup of speakers is Kurt Mosley, Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Merritt Hawkins and its parent company, AMN Healthcare. Mosley’s presentation, “The Problem is Poverty: Why Poverty and Income Inequality Are at the Core of America’s High Health Care Spending” will discuss how social determinants impact patient health, and in turn, healthcare spending in the United States.
Registration for Annual Meeting is still available. Visit kyma.org/annualmeeting for more information and to register.