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2017 LSMS MICROposium








(Expires November 1, 2016)


(After November 1, 2016)

Members $79 $99
Non-Members $129 $149



*To preserve the integrity of this unique learning and networking experience; attendee and vendor registrations for the vendor village and deep dive presentations will be capped at 120 attendees.



2017 Presenters



Les Jepson, PhD

Administrator and Lecturer with The SIU School of Medicine

Mr. Jebson is certified and a fellow with both The American College of Healthcare Executives [ACHE] and The Medical Group Management Association [MGMA] and is also a Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager [ASHRM].  He currently serves as an active faculty instructor for several major universities and healthcare professional organizations, and has over 100+ authored healthcare publications and national speaking engagements. Mr. Jebson's primary areas of expertise resides in programmatic development, physician recruitment, chronic disease strategy planning and analytics, market intelligence.  His employment history is particularly noteworthy having held entry and senior positions in both private practice and university affiliated health systems; in operational, research, clinical and financial roles.




Richard R. Vath, MD

Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer

of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System and

Chief Executive Officer of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Clinical Network

Dr. Vath joined the System in 2006 as the Medical Director of Quality and Patient Safety at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center followed by Chief Medical Officer for the same institution in 2008. In 2014 he was named President and CEO of FMOLHS Clinically Integrated Network. He was named Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer of FMOLHS in 2015. Dr. Vath earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University New Orleans and earned his M.D. from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowships at the University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center and entered private practice in Baton Rouge, LA in 1983. He practiced 23 years in a large multi-specialty practice serving nearly six years as their first Medical Director before assuming the role of Medical Director of Quality and Patient Safety at Our Lady of the Lake in 2006. He has served in various roles throughout his career including clinical instructor for LSU Internal Medicine Residency program, associate medical director for a health plan in LA, and medical director roles for two acute care facilities in the region. He has participated in several national Chief Medical Officer Roundtables for Physician Leadership in the Changing Healthcare Environment and co-led a recent educational session for the American Association for Physician Leadership. He was selected in 2010 and recently completed his term on the Catholic Health Association USA Board of Trustees.



Andrew W. Gurman, MD

Andrew W. Gurman, MD, an orthopedic hand surgeon from Hollidaysburg, Pa., steps into the role of the 171st president of the American Medical Association at the pinnacle of a career marked by professional stewardship and patient and physician advocacy. Prior to becoming AMA president in June 2016, Dr. Gurman was an active and highly visible member of the AMA Board of Trustees, and both speaker and vice speaker of the AMA House of Delegates during a period of change and refocus for the organization. Dr. Gurman is the first hand surgeon and only the second orthopedic surgeon to serve as AMA president. Born in New York City and raised in Mount Vernon, N.Y., Dr. Gurman is a graduate of Syracuse University. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, in 1980.



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