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Future of Healthcare Conference



Join healthcare providers and community leaders as we dive into Northeast Florida's most concerning health issues and work toward unified solutions.

The Annual Future of Healthcare Conference addresses the top health issues adversely affecting the Northeast Florida community.

The 2018 Conference will specifically focus on the opioid crisis, violent crimes with guns, mental health wellness, and physical fitness/obesity.

Attendees will include healthcare professionals, nonprofit organizations, health and wellness directors of local universities, city and state political leaders, area businesses, and others who are interested in making a difference in the local health environment.


Ticket Prices 

 DCMS Member


Monday Only  $89.00 $99.00
 Tuesday Only $109.00 $129.00
 Full Conference $169.00  $199.00 




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2018 Agenda: 

Monday, May 21, 2018:

5:00pm     VIP Reception

6:00pm     Judged Poster Presentations

7:00pm     The State of Medicine in Florida - John Katapodis, MD, Florida Medical Association President 

7:30pm     A Vision for the Future of Healthcare in America - Barbara McAneny, MD, American Medical Association President-elect


Tuesday, May 22, 2018:

8:00am     Breakfast & Registration

8:45am     Journey to a Healthier Jacksonville - The Honorable Lenny Curry, City of Jacksonville Mayor

9:00am    Your Role in the Future of Healthcare - Sunil Joshi, MD, Conference Chair & Lauri Wright, PhD, Hunger Network of Northeast Florida 

9:20am    Gun Violence & the Opioid Epidemic: National Crises; Local Impact - Barbara McAneny, MD, American Medical Association President-elect

9:50am     Is Gun Violence a Public Health Issue? - Marie Crandall, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville

10:40am    Refreshments in Exhibit Hall

11:00am    2/14/18: The Tipping Point to Gun Reform in Florida - The Honorable Rob Bradley, Florida Senator

11:15am    The Impact of Gun Violence in Jacksonville - Mike Williams, Sheriff, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

11:30am    Table Discussion & Feedback

12:00pm    Lunch & Networking

12:30pm    Exercise is Medicine: A Prescription for Wellness - Carena Winters, PhD

12:50pm    The Opioid Crisis in Florida - Kelli Wells, MD, Florida Deputy Secretary for Health

1:10pm     A Family Devastated by Opioids - Leon Smith, DDS

1:45pm     Safe Opioid Prescribing - Alan Miller, MD & Ferdinand Formoso, DO, Coastal Spine & Pain Center

2:15pm    Refreshments in Exhibit Hall

2:35pm    A Novel Approach to Treating Addiction - Frank Huson Gilberstadt, MD, St. Vincent's HealthCare, Chief Clinical Officer

3:00pm   Table Discussion & Feedback

3:30pm    Mental Health is Community Health - Wendy L. Hughes, CEO, Mental Health America of Northeast Florida

3:45pm   A Call to Action

Thank You for Making a Difference in Northeast Florida!


ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of St. Vincent's HealthCare and the Duval County Medical Society Foundation. St. Vincent's HealthCare is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Judged Poster Session:

Submissions for posters for our scheduled Poster Session are now underway. We are pleased to have the maximum of 30 posters to be submitted. Our 2018 Conference will host a judged poster session on Monday, May 21, 2018, from 6-7pm. Cash prizes and a certificate will be awarded to the top three (3) winners. To participate, email for details!

The Conference Poster Session aims to allow physicians to showcase their abstracts and poster presentations on a local level in the Northeast Florida medical community. 


Future of Healthcare Conference Leadership Committee:

Future of Healthcare Conference Advisory Council:

 Sunil Joshi, MD, Chair & DCMSF President  George Babish, YMCA
 Gianrico Farrugia, MD, Mayo Clinic  Pamela Chally, UNF
 Ruple Galani, MD, DCMS President  Jill Chandor, Mayo Clinic
 H. Frank Gilberstadt, MD, St. Vincents  Daniel Davis, Jax Chamber
 Timothy Groover, MD, Baptist  Linda Edwards, MD, UF Health Jacksonville
 William Palmer, MD, Mayo Clinic  Maria Hane, MOSH
 David Rice, MD, Baptist  Deanna McDonald, HPCNEF
 Kenneth Rothfield, MD, St. Vincent's  Audrey Moran, Baptist 
 Todd Sack, MD, Ex-Officio & DCMSF IPP  Rick Mullaney, Jacksonville University
 Kelli Wells, MD, Florida Dpt of Health  Michael Munz, President, Dalton Agency
 Floyd Willis, MD, Mayo Clinic  Marsha Oliver, City of Jacksonville
   Jim O’Loughlin, Memorial
   Vince Robinson, City of Jacksonville
   Susan Salashor, Mayo Clinic
   Ashley Smith Juarez, Clinton Health Initiative

Want More Information?

Please don't hesitate to contact Tammy Chaney at 904-355-6561 or with any questions about the Future of Healthcare Conference.