The Physician Summit: Maximizing Potential, Building Leaders

Las Vegas /  November 28 - 29, 2017

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Price: Non Studer Group Partner $1495 For Studer Group partners with special pricing, your cost per attendee will display once you begin registration.

Are you ready for the future of physician leadership? Join our faculty of industry leaders and experienced physicians for two days of world-class, forward-thinking training for physicians and physician leaders.

With curriculum and networking developed by physicians for physicians, The Physician Summit provides an ideal, collaborative training environment for clinicians and those that partner with them across the continuum of care.

We understand finding time for continued education is a challenge. That is why this year we've condensed our info-packed curriculum into two days of fast-paced, interactive learning while you earn up to 13 CME credits at the conference.


  • Join active roundtable discussions on topics that matter to you
  • Get your tough questions answered and let our experts share "what's working well"
  • Network in a small-group setting with physicians and colleagues facing similar challenges
  • Share and hear best practices from those that are getting results
  • Get up-to-the-minute industry updates and strategies to address them
  • Re-connect to your passion for providing the best possible care to your patients

Tackle the new era of transparency by maximizing your potential to provide excellent care. Transform your practice with evidence-tactics and field-tested strategies. And innovate to match the growth of consumerism in healthcare delivery.


  • Recognize the factors that cause physician burnout and develop organizational and individual strategies to address it
  • Navigate physician compensation in a world that's shifting from volume to value
  • Develop DYAD partnerships that lead to effective communication and desired outcomes
  • Create efficient environments for physicians and advanced practice providers to achieve quality clinical outcomes
  • Understand the differences between the ways physicians and administrators think and how to overcome these to partner in a patient-centric "shared agenda"
  • Engage patients and advance patient experience initiatives without adding "extra work"
  • Recruit, retain, and reengage physicians and advanced practice providers
  • Develop processes to succeed in an era of transparency and consumerism
  • Assess physician performance and provide feedback to maximize clinical outcomes
  • Recognize the challenges faced by physicians when they become physician leaders and address barriers to their success
  • Prepare emerging physician leaders with skills to lead differently
  • Manage disruptive and difficult colleagues


  • Physicians
  • Physician leaders – emerging and seasoned
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Medical directors
  • Advance practice providers
  • Patient experience leaders and champions
  • Medical group leaders


Our expert faculty of physicians, physician leaders and medical group experts share decades of experience guiding organizations to achieve exceptional patient care, engaged physicians and leaders, and financial success.

Studer Conference Keynote Speaker Jeff Morris, MD, FACS, MBA

Jeff Morris, MD, FACS, MBA

Medical Director, Studer Group; National Speaker and Author

Jeff is a practicing physician, national speaker, author and medical director for Studer Group. He coaches physicians and medical teams to help "connect the dots" between enhanced physician communication, patient engagement and better clinical outcomes.

Studer Conference Keynote Speaker Dan Smith, MD, FACEP

Dan Smith, MD, FACEP

Executive Medical Director, Studer Group; National Speaker and Author

Dan serves as a senior coach, speaker and executive medical director for Studer Group, working in a variety of areas including medical practices, inpatient and emergency departments. Dan has coached, mentored and lectured at over 200 organizations in the United States, Canada and Australia. He enjoys coaching and speaking on patient and physician engagement, performance excellence in the age of change, physician communication and physician performance feedback.

Studer Conference Keynote Speaker Ted A. James, MD, MHCM, FACS

Ted A. James, MD, MHCM, FACS

Surgical Oncologist/Medical Director, Studer Group Speaker

Ted is the chief of breast surgical oncology and vice chair for academic affairs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. He has an extensive background in quality improvement in healthcare and is actively involved in advancing patient-centered care.

Studer Conference Keynote Speaker Matthew Bates, MPH

Matthew Bates, MPH

Managing Director, Medical Group Solutions, Huron; National Speaker and Author

Matthew is an author, national speaker and managing director for Huron's healthcare practice. His decades of experience in healthcare strategy and innovation have earned him the role of trusted advisor to leaders of healthcare organizations across the continuum of care.

Studer Conference Keynote Speaker Barbara Roehl, MD, MBA

Barbara Roehl, MD, MBA

Medical Director and Physician Coach, Studer Group

Barbara is a practicing physician with over 28 years of experience as a physician and health system leader. Her background in business and medicine gives her a unique ability to communicate, influence, and build consensus with a diverse audience of physicians, nurses, senior leaders and clinical support staff.

CE Credits

Attendees can earn up to 13 CME credits.

Studer Group is 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.


The conference will be held at:

Bellagio Las Vegas
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Phone: (888) 987-6667

Book Your Room

Room rate: $159 + tax / night when reservations are made before November 6, 2017 or until the room block has been filled. Room rates increase after cut-off date.



Local Airport is McCarran International Airport (LAS)

There are various transportation options from the airport to Las Vegas hotels. Please click here for more transportation information.

Day One: TUESDAY, November 28, 2017

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Registration and Name Badge Pick-Up
Networking Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Welcome, Industry Update, Housekeeping Tips, Meet the Faculty
Jeff Morris, MD, FACS, MBA
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Creating A Culture of Physician Partnership
Jeff Morris, MD, FACS, MBA
9:30 am - 9:45 am
Networking Break
9:45 am - 10:45 am
The Role of Physician Leadership in Healthcare Transformation
Ted James, MD, MHCM
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Physician Recruiting, Selection, and Orientation
Jeff Morris, MD, FACS, MBA
11:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4 Highly Effective Tactics to Advance Practice Efficiency: Scribe, APPS, EHRs and Access
Matthew Bates, MPH
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
The Cure for Physician Burnout: Building Resilience and Reclaiming Balance
Ted James, MD, MHCM
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Networking Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Physician-Patient Communication Skill Building
Dan Smith, MD, FACEP
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Physician-Patient Communication Skills Lab
Jeff Morris, MD, FACS, MBA
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Connecting the Dots and Closing Remarks
Dan Smith, MD, FACEP

Day Two: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Networking Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:10 am
Welcome Back, Connect the Dots, Q&A w/ Faculty from Day 1
Jeff Morris, MD, FACS, MBA
8:10 am - 9:00 am
Dealing with the Disruptive Colleague
Jeff Morris, MD, FACS, MBA
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Making Sense of MACRA
Matthew Bates, MPH
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Networking Break
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Measuring, Reporting, & Physician Performance Conversation Role Play
Dan Smith, MD, FACEP and Jeff Morris, MD, FACS, MBA
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Physician Compensation in Transition from Volume to Value
Mike Coppola
11:45 pm - 12:30 pm
Networking Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Partner Perspective Panel Discussion: How We Did It
Facilitated by Barbara Roehl, MD, MBA
  • Esteban Miller, CMO, Black River Memorial Hospital (Black River Falls, WI)
  • John Baniewicz, MD, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and CMO, Lake Health (Painesville, OH)
  • Randy Christensen, CMO, Nevada Health Centers (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Dan Breece, DO, FACEP, Medical Staff President, Marietta Memorial Hospital and Selby General Hospital (Marietta, OH)
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Becoming Patient Consumer-Centric
Matthew Bates, MPH
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Networking Break
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Can a Golfer Learn to Play Football? Coaching Physician Leaders into High Performance
Amer Kaissi, Ph.D.