2019 Wyoming Medical Society Annual Meeting

Moran, WY US
May 31, 2019 to June 2, 2019

Activity description

The goal of this conference is to provide physicians and PAs with important clinical updates and innovative strategies in topics relating to the delivery of health care in the state of Wyoming. Attendees will have an opportunity to share best practices and learn from practitioners who are recognized both nationally and locally for their contributions to medicine, helping them further optimize patient care in their individual practices. Learners will spend three days of critical thinking, engaging dialogue, networking and learning.

Provided By
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education and Wyoming Medical Society.

Commercial Support
This activity is supported by WYhealth Program, Optum.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed for attendees of the 2019 Wyoming Medical Society Annual Meeting.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Outline new laws guiding the prescribing of controlled substances in the state and discuss best practices for managing patients struggling with substance abuse and/or addiction.
  • Discuss the potential benefits and pitfalls of blockchain technology and other future encryption methodologies for health care data management.
  • Identify strategies for mitigating against liability risk in delivering care via telemedicine technologies.
  • Recognize the value in prioritizing self-care and wellness in an effort to avoid burnout and be at one’s personal best in order to provide the highest-quality care to others.
  • Discuss best practices and the latest updates in clinical diagnosis and treatments.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 12.00 Attendance - General Attendance
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
05/31/2019 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/02/2019 - 12:00pm EDT
Jackson Lake Lodge
Highway 89
Moran, WY 83013
United States


Deb Anderson
Business Relationship Manager
Health Technology Services
Mountain Pacific Quality Health
Helena, MT

Dean Bartholomew, MD, FAAFP
Primary Care Physician
307Health Direct Primary Care
Powell, WY

Kevin Bohnenblust, JD
Executive Director
Wyoming Board of Medicine
Cheyenne, WY

Lesley Brooks, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Sunrise Community Health
Evans, CO

James Bush, MD
Medical Director
State of Wyoming Medicaid
Cheyenne, WY

Tracie Caller, MD, MPH
Medical Director, CRMC Epilepsy Center
Medical Director, CRMC Stroke Program
Department of Medicine
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
Cheyenne, WY

Michael Ceballos
Wyoming Department of Health
Cheyenne, WY

Andrew Davidoff, MD
Chairman, Department of Surgery
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, TN

Lisa Finkelstein, DO, FACOS
Medical Director of Telehealth
St. John’s Medical Center
Jackson, WY

Michael Goldfarb, MD
Clinical Dermatologist
Department of Dermatology
Clinical Pharmacology Unit
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

John Hartigan
Chief Executive Officer
Intiva Health
Austin, TX

James Hutchison, PA-C
Family and Internal Medicine
Lander Medical Clinic
Lander, WY

Corey Jenkins
Senior Project Coordinator
Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY

Faith Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Director, Care Coordination and Lean Consulting
Brentwood, TN

Deb LaMarche
Associate Director
Utah Telehealth Network
Program Director and Principal Investigator
Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center
Salt Lake City, UT

Anne Lambert Wagner, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Burn and Frostbite Center
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, CO

Temekia “Nikki” Land, MHA, CPHRM, RPLU
Senior Claims Director
Northwest Region
The Doctors Company
Lake Oswego, OR

Karie Minaga-Miya, RN, JD, MS, CPHRM
Senior Risk and Patient Safety Consultant
UMIA Insurance, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
Stephen Minton, MD
Medical Director, Neonatal Telehealth Services
Medical Director, NICU Development Team
Medical Director, Newborn Services
Utah Valley Hospital
Provo, UT

Scott Morey, PA-C, MPAS
Telehealth Director
Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
Veterans Health Administration
Sheridan, WY

Scott Ortiz, JD
Attorney at Law
Williams, Porter, Day & Neville, PC
Casper, WY

Mike Sellers, MSN, RN
Telehealth Nurse
Veteran Affairs
Telehealth Clinic
Evanston, WY

Betsy Spomer, MD
WWAMI Medical Student Physician Mentor
Balint Group Leader – WWAMI
Certified Professional Life Coach – Soul Honey Coaching
Resilience in Healthcare Consultant
Powell, WY

Spencer Weston, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Family Physicians
Arrowhead Family Medicine
Evanston, WY

David Wheeler, MD, PhD, FAAN, FAES
Founder, President, Neurologist
Wyoming Neurologic Associates
Staff Neurologist
Wyoming Medical Center
Casper, WY

Daniel White, MD
Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon
Casper Orthopedic Associates, PC
Casper, WY

Director, Quality and Performance
Ambulatory/Urgent Care Division
Aliso Viejo, CA

Activity planners
Sheila Bush
Executive Director
Wyoming Medical Society

Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Whitney Harmon
Communications Director
Wyoming Medical Society

Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education requires all those in the control of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services relate to the activity content.

OptumHealth Education ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
Dr. Davidoff has indicated that he receives financial support from UniQure and/or BioMarin.
Faith Jones has indicated that she is an employee of HealthTechS3.
Dr. Goldfarb has indicated that he received grant/research support from Regeneron.

Accreditation Statement
Joint Accreditation Logo In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and Wyoming Medical Society. OptumHealth Education 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 health care team.


Credit designation statements
OptumHealth Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

AAPC-certified coders
AAPC will honor 1-for-1 CEUs for any live event offering CME credit or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. A certificate of attendance or completion is necessary to show participation. The certificate will give the total CMEs possible for the offering. Physicians are advised to claim only the actual hours that they were present during the education. We ask that AAPC-certified members abide by this request also. One hour of instruction is worth 1 CEU.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 12.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 12.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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