Urgent Care Industry National Conference (NAFAC 2006)

Venue: Rio All-Suites Hotel

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 05, 2006 End Date/Time: Apr 08, 2006
Registration Date: Apr 05, 2006
Early Registration Date: Mar 10, 2006
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Join us April 5-8, 2006 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, NV for the 2006 Annual NAFAC Convention!

The theme of this year’s NAFAC Conference is Thriving in a Consumer-Driven World. Our focus will be to help you, physicians and clinic practice owners, make sense of the consumer-driven healthcare economy and give you a dedicated forum where you can learn about how the consumer-driven healthcare industry can actually grow your practice. We will give you the tools you need to take advantage of this new marketplace. Included will be an entire day devoted to the emerging “express care” industry of clinics operating in retail stores like Target, CVS Pharmacy, Osco Drug and many supermarkets throughout the United States. This is a great opportunity to understand who these express care operators are, what cities they are targeting, their retail partners, and how you can compete.

The NAFAC Annual Conference represents the best opportunity in the industry to network with other physicians, administrators and urgent care owners, as well as learn from top experts in the field at the outstanding Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. We have a very exciting program developed with excellent speakers and topics guaranteed to provide you with benefits far beyond the cost of attendance.

The 2006 Conference Schedule includes the following key topics:

Developing Urgent Care Centers
HSAs - A Powerful Mechanism in Creating an Open Healthcare Economy
Consumer-Directed Care: Why and How Physicians Should take Notice
Getting Paid in the Consumer-Directed World
Infectious Disease: The Role of Walk-In Clinics
Express Care - Threat or Opportunity?
Marketing to the New Healthcare Consumer
Occupational Medicine
Clinical sessions
and many more!
Featured keynote speakers include:

Saturday, April 8th—Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE
Mark has spent his career working in both education and industry discovering how some of the best organizations and industry leaders build a climate that encourages people to perform at a higher level.

Mark Scharenbroich is known internationally as an speaker, author and director of several award winning programs on leadership and performance. He has earned both a Silver Screen and an Emmy award.

With more than 25 years of platform experience, Mark also has been inducted into the National Speakers Association prestigious Speakers Hall of Fame.


Thursday, April 6th—Dan Perrin, President/Publisher of HSA Insider
Mr. Perrin is recognized as one of the nation’s most knowledgeable individuals in the consumer-driven health arena, particularly Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). He is the author of HSA Road Rules, one ofthe most widely-read publications about HSAs, and is frequently quoted in major media publications such as The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Kiplinger’s.


Wednesday, April 5th—David Kibbe, MD, MBA, Director, Center for Health Information Technology, American Academy of Family Physicians
Dr. Kibbe is the Director of the Center for Health Information Technology for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The Center is the locus of the AAFP’s technical expertise, advocacy, research and member services activities associated with health information technology, and a leading national resource on information and communications technology that supports the family medicine practice of the future. Dr. Kibbe has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters on e-health, computer security, and HIPAA, and is co-author if the The AMA's Field Guide to HIPAA Implementation, an American Medical Association publication. He is a frequent speaker on HIPAA privacy and security compliance for clinical audiences around the country.


Thursday, April 6th—Michael Parkinson, MD, M.P.H, Executive Vice President, Chief Health & Medical Officer of Lumenos
Mike is responsible for the strategic direction and health care management of Lumenos, one of the country’s leading providers of consumer-driven health care. He formerly was associate director of medical programs and resources for the U.S. Air Force where he was responsible for policy and planning for the Medical Service with over 2 million beneficiaries, 70 facilities and a $4 billion budget. A retired colonel, he also served as deputy director of Air Force Medical Operations and chief of preventive medicine.


Thursday, April 6th—Meg Flanagan, Organizational Solutions Consultant of Healthcare Financial Management Association
Meg Flanagan has over 20 years national consulting experience in the areas of healthcare management, business planning and marketing strategies. This includes physician practices, hospitals and ambulatory and urgent care facilities. Meg has worked with numerous healthcare organizations in the design and implementation of occupational health delivery models with extensive experience in system and medical staff integration, business development and organizational redesign.


Saturday, April 9th—Katherine H. West, BSN, MSEd, CIC
Katherine is a nationally recognized expert in infection control. She is the author of The Infectious Disease Handbook for Emergency Care Personnel (published by ACGIH®), a reference for medical rescue personnel, industrial hygienists, safety professionals, and occupational health nurses.