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ATA2018 Conference – Learn. Connect. Discover

American Telemedicine Association

American Telemedicine Association

April 29–May 1, 2018

Learn. Connect. Discover.

ATA18 will be held April 29–May 1, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Together, we will design the future of modern healthcare.

At ATA18, healthcare professionals and leaders from an array of healthcare and technology sectors unite as one, cohesive community. Attendees learn, innovate, network, and return to their organizations with actionable insights, long-lasting connections, and an enhanced appreciation of telehealth—and how it transforms the way we deliver healthcare.

Keynote Speakers:

Lisa Bielamowicz, MD
Co-Founder and President, Gist Healthcare, LLC

Jo Ann Jenkins

Robert Wachter, MD
Best-Selling Author

Key Telemedicine Topics

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented Reality
  • Chronic Cate
  • Cultural Change
  • Data Driven Outcomes
  • Design and Outcomes
  • Leadership/Strategy
  • Legal/Policy/Regulatory
  • Military/Veterans
  • Patient Engagement
  • Payment Reimbursement
  • Research/Outcomes
  • Technology
  • Telepresence/Robotics
  • Value Based Care


  • Academic/Research/Education Institution
  • C-Suite/Executive Management
  • Clinician/Nurse
  • Financial/Legal/Investor
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Military/Government
  • Physician
  • Policy/Government Relations
ATA18 full conference registration includes access to plenary sessions; attendance at the opening reception; access to all education sessions on Sunday–Tuesday (unless otherwise noted); access to the expo Hall floor Sunday – Tuesday, and access to the Monday evening networking event. Registration does not include optional activities such as Pre-conference Workshops, ATA’s All Access Pass (Post-Conference Recordings), or Awards Gala.To qualify for the student rate, you must submit proof of full-time status during the Spring Semester of 2018. Full-time status is defined as: Certificate, Associate or Undergraduate program (min of 12 credit hours), Graduate program (min of 9 credit hours), Postdoc or fellowship program, Residency program.

2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis – Southern Illinois

St. Louis University School of Medicine

2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis – Southern Illinois

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Walk to Cure Arthritis

Everyone knows someone with arthritis. It affects more than 50 million Americans, including 300,000 children. People with arthritis are warriors – they face relentless pain, a frustrating search for a diagnosis, multiple doctor’s visits and treatment, missed work and school, limited mobility, a maze of medical and insurance paperwork, and the desire to live a full life without the limitations that arthritis creates.

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the largest gathering of the arthritis community in the world, raising funds for research, resources, better treatments and a cure.  More than just a walk event, it’s something even bigger than arthritis itself.

ONE Can Make a Difference

Arthritis is tough, but we are even tougher – especially when we all come together for the largest arthritis gathering in the world!

The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis is where we become ONE, rising up to fight this life-altering disease even harder. Where we join hand in hand to celebrate arthritis warriors and raise crucial funds for innovative research, resources and a cure.

One in every four Americans has arthritis, making it the nation’s leading cause of disability. Two-thirds of those affected are under age 65, including 300,000 children. Arthritis is painful, debilitating and diminishes quality of life. But every day we’re making more headway through scientific discoveries that bring us closer to a cure.

Whether you’re an arthritis warrior yourself or care about someone who is, sign up and WALK to CURE Arthritis.

ICAHN Rural Health Marketing Workshop


Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN)

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Mike Milligan

Mike Milligan

ICAHN Rural Health Marketing Workshop

Would you like ‘real world’ marketing advice on how to think like your CEO? To know what he or she wants or expects of your one-person or minimally staffed department and how to position yourself in your hospital to be of the most value?

Our next PR-Marketing-Development Peer Network meeting will focus on marketing planning and engaging leadership, service line and specialty physician marketing (including a section on staying compliant with Stark and Anti-Kickback Regulations) and other key issues and topics, such as tracking advertising success, securing corporate sponsors, securing testimonials, branding, creating an editorial calendar, using authentic videos, direct mail, etc.

Mike Milligan, President, Legato Healthcare Marketing, will be the featured speaker. He has 25 years of experience in healthcare marketing and management, serving in senior leadership positions including VP of Marketing for Prevea Health and Director of Strategic Communications for Aurora HealthCare before founding Legato. He is an active advocate for rural health through his involvement in NRHA and leadership positions with national associations such as the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development.

There will be open discussion time for attendees at the start of the conference and a large block of time at the end. There is no cost to attend. Deadline to register is Friday, June 2nd.


PSN’s Corporate Partnership at the ICAHN 2015 Vendor Fair

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOISThe Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, comprised of 53 member hospitals, recently hosted its 2015 Vendor Fair for hospital ancillary department leadership on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at The Crowne Plaza, Springfield, IL. More than 120 people were in attendance, with 60 vendors from across the nation exhibiting.

“ICAHN invites businesses serving healthcare and who market products and services to critical access hospitals to this event including Premier Specialty Network, who served as a Corporate Partner,” said Stephanie Cartwright, ICAHN Communications and Media Specialist.

“PSN’s goal of improving access to healthcare by partnering with rural institutions focused on expanding their specialty services was in direct correlation with the goals of our event. It was our hope that PSN and all the other participating vendors gained visibility and corporate exposure among hospital leaders from throughout the state.”

The theme of the event was “Creating a Culture of Teamwork: Be Your Community’s Hospital of Choice,” which encouraged the message of positive-driven leadership, team-building, networking, and exchange of best practices.

ICAHN is a network of 53 small rural Illinois hospitals dedicated to strengthening the operations of its member hospitals through collaboration. The organization is composed of Illinois hospitals who have earned critical access hospital designation by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ICAHN is recognized nationally for its work with rural healthcare and administers several state, federal, and private healthcare programs, including the management of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant, the Small Hospital Improvement Grant, and several other grant programs on behalf of the Illinois Department of Public Health.