By DAVE CHANEY
Inaugural TriMED Summit to Spark Interprofessional Learning
The title and chorus lyrics from the hit Beatles tune “Come Together” rings as relevant today as it did when the iconic band released it in 1969.
With so much division in our country over political and social issues, it can be hard to find the type of unity we need to move forward in society … and in healthcare. But it has been proven many times over that the only way we accomplish more and do better is by working together.
In that spirit of collaboration, several medical organizations began talking more than a year ago about how we could work together to coordinate a new and better education conference for Tennessee’s doctors and other healthcare providers.
Imagine, we said (to use another John Lennon reference), what kind of event we can offer if we pool our resources and leverage our respective strengths as complementary partners instead of competitors. We can give conference attendees a more robust and diverse lineup of courses from which to choose, more value for their registration dollar, more interaction with peers in other sectors of healthcare delivery, and a better overall meeting experience. And we can give exhibitors a wider audience to help promote their products and services.
That is the concept behind the inaugural TriMED Healthcare Education Summit on Sept. 8-9 at the Music City Center in Nashville. It is a place for doctors, nurses, physician assistants, healthcare administrators, medical office staff and all other healthcare professionals to gather to share best practices and tackle the state’s biggest healthcare challenges. Together.
We are embracing this collaborative spirit in all aspects of the event, right down to the name itself, which represents the three grand divisions of our state coming together as one medical community.
Participating organizations for the inaugural Summit include:
- American College of Physicians – Tennessee Chapter
- Cumberland Pediatric Foundation
- Tennessee Department of Health
- Tennessee Medical Association
- Tennessee Psychiatric Association
- Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists
- Vanderbilt University School of Medicine – Tennessee Association of Long Term Care Physicians and Tennessee Geriatric Society
These partners are bringing more than 60 hours of Continuing Medical Education on a wide range of clinical, financial and public health topics. Attendees can choose from courses like TennCare episodes of care, MACRA, risk management (with 10% premium discount from SVMIC), opioid addiction and treatment, safe prescribing, NAS, eating disorders, behavioral health, and much, much more.
We are also grateful to have the support of several premium exhibitors, including:
- National ACO – Platinum Exhibitor
- SVMIC – Platinum Exhibitor
- Lincoln Memorial University – Gold Exhibitor
- Envision Physician Services – Silver Exhibitor
- Alive Hospice – Bronze Exhibitor
- KraftCPAs – Bronze Exhibitor
- TMA Insurance – Bronze Exhibitor
- DxScript + EPCS – Bronze Exhibitor
Long term, we want to grow the TriMED Healthcare Education Summit into the largest, most comprehensive annual healthcare conference in Tennessee. Healthcare delivery is moving toward more integrated, coordinated care, utilizing multidisciplinary teams to achieve better value, efficiency and outcomes. Why shouldn’t education and professional development be the same?
We will make it happen if we work together.
Visit trimedtn.com to see the full agenda, speaker bios and register.
Hope to see you in Nashville in September.