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Future of Healthcare Conference

JOIN US OCTOBER 7-8, 2019!




3rd Annual 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 specifically focused on the opioid crisis, violent crimes with guns, mental health wellness, and physical fitness/obesity.

The 2019 agenda will be posted soon!

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


Continuing education credits will be available for MD, DO, PA and ARNP

(Details on those credits will be posted when confirmed.)


Ticket Prices:

 Early Bird

Regular Price

Late Registration

3/1 - 4/22 4/23 - 9/17 9/18 - 9/27
Annual Meeting Only - Member: $ 84.00 $ 94.00 $ 104.00
Annual Meeting Only - Resident: $ 42.00 $ 47.00 $ 52.00
Annual Meeting Only - Non-Member: $ 99.00 $ 109.00 $ 119.00
Conference Only - Member: $ 104.00 $ 114.00 $ 124.00
Conference Only - Resident: $ 52.00 $ 57.00 $ 62.00
Conference Only - Non-Member: $ 119.00 $ 129.00 $ 139.00
Full Event - Member: $ 164.00 $ 174.00 $ 184.00
Full Event - Resident: $ 82.00 $ 87.00 $ 92.00
Full Event - Non-Member: $ 179.00 $ 189.00 $ 199.00



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2018 Agenda: 

Monday, May 21, 2018: (1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM, 1 CEU Credit)


6:00pm     Welcome Reception & Judged Poster Presentations

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

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


Tuesday, May 22, 2018: (4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, 4.5 CEU Credits)

8:00am     Breakfast & Registration

8:50am     Official Welcome - Anna L. Brosche, Jacksonville City Council President

9:00am    Your Role in the Future of Healthcare - Sunil Joshi, MD, Conference Chair joshi_presentation.pdf 

                The Northeast Florida Hunger Map: Presentation of Food Access Data -  Lauri Wright, PhD, Hunger Network of Northeast Florida wright_presentation.pdf

                Gun Violence & the Opioid Epidemic: National Crises; Local Impact - Barbara McAneny, MD, American Medical Association President-elect mcaneny_duval_county_5-22-18.pdf

                Is Gun Violence a Public Health Issue? - Marie Crandall, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville crandall_-_gun_violence_publ.pdf

10:30am    Refreshments in Exhibit Hall

                 Partnering to Prevent Firearm Injuries & Deaths - Brian Yorkgitis, DO yorkgitis_presentation.pdf

                 The Impact of Gun Violence in Jacksonville - Mike Williams, Sheriff, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

12:00pm    Lunch & Networking

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

                   The Opioid Crisis in Florida - Kelli Wells, MD, Statewide Medical Director, Florida Department of Health

                   A Family Devastated by Opioids - Leon Smith, DDS

                 Why I Chose to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic - The Honorable Lizbeth Benacquisto, Florida Senator

                 Safe Opioid Prescribing - Alan Miller, MD & Ferdinand Formoso, DO, Coastal Spine & Pain Center miller_&_formoso_-_dcms_opio.pdf

2:10pm    Refreshments in Exhibit Hall

                 A Novel Approach to Treating Addiction - Frank Huson Gilberstadt, MD, St. Vincent's HealthCare, Chief Clinical Officer gilberstadt_-_a_novel_approa.pdf

                 Mental Health is Community Health - Wendy L. Hughes, CEO, Mental Health America of Northeast Florida hughes_-_mental_health_aware.pdf

3:45pm   A Call to Action

Thank You for Making a Difference in Northeast Florida!


ACCREDITATION: Details on education credits will be posted soon.

Judged Poster Session:

Our 2019 Conference will host the annual judged poster session on Monday, October 7, 2019, from 6:00-7:00pm. Call for Posters opens on April 9, 2019, and the deadline for submission is August 8.

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. 

Medical Residents and Fellows interested in submitting an abstract for acceptance into the Poster Session can learn more (and apply) by clicking here.

Cash prizes and a certificate will be awarded to the top three (3) winners.

Poster presenter questions? Email for further details.


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 Sallie Baumann at 904-355-6561 ext. 2002 or with any questions about the Future of Healthcare Conference.