2018 Primary Care Conference

Fairlee, Vermont
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
2018 Primary Care Conference
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Lake Morey Resort
1 Clubhouse Road
Fairlee, Vermont 05045
United States

Map and Directions



7:45 - 8:30 am  Continental Breakfast with Sponsors

8:30 - 8:45 am  Welcome and Opening Remarks

Janet Laatsch, BSN, MBA - Chair, Bi-State Board of Directors
CEO, Greater Seacoast Community Health

Tess Stack Kuenning, CNS, MS, RN - President/CEO, 
Bi-State Primary Care Association

8:45 - 10:00 am  Keynote Address: Moving from Surviving to Thriving: How to Combat Clinician Burnout, Motivate Patients, and Improve Outcomes

Corey Martin, MDKeynote SpeakerCorey Martin, MD 
Allina Physician Resilience and
Founder of the Bounce Back Project

The Bounce Back Project is a unique collaborative of physicians, nurses, hospital leaders, and staff who have come together for a single purpose: to impact the lives of individuals, communities, and organizations by promoting health through happiness.

10:00 - 10:30 am   Networking Break with Sponsors

10:30 - 11:30 am   Best Practices in Health Center Advocacy
Moderator: Georgia J. Maheras, Esq., Bi-State Primary Care Association
-  Alison Calderara, CEO, Community Health Centers of Burlington
-  Amanda Pears Kelly,  Director, National Advocacy & Civic Engagement, NACHC
-  Michelle Merritt, CEO, New Futures
-  Edward Shanshala, CEO, Ammonoosuc Community Health Services

11:30 am - 12:15 pm   Bi-State Awards Ceremony


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Primary Care Conference Luncheon

1:45 - 4:15 pm

Professional Development - Concurrent Workshops

FQHC Payment Innovation: Understanding Capitated Reimbursement Models
- Peter R. Epp, CPA - Partner, CohnReznick LLP

Part 2 Compliance for Community Health Centers: Protecting the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Records in an Integrated Setting
- Jason Gregoire, Esq., Sheehan Phinney – Practice Areas: Health Care, Business Litigation
- Lucy Hodder, Esq., Professor of Law, UNH School of Law
- Terri Burdick, Health and Dental Operations Director, Families First Health & Support Center, Portsmouth, NH
- Kielee Pelland, RN, Quality Specialist, Mountain Health Center, Bristol, VT

The Board’s Role Overseeing Health Center Quality of Care
- Deborah S. Belsky, MD MPH FAAFP, Commander, US Public Health Service, Medical Consultant/Senior Advisor, Northeast Division, Office of Northern Health Services, BPHC, HRSA
-Georgia J. Maheras, Esq., Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association

4:30 - 4:45 pm

Closing Remarks, CEU/CME Certificates, Raffle, Networking

 Thank You Conference Sponsors!

Premier Conference Sponsor
New Hampshire Healthy Families

Keynote Speaker
AmeriHealth Caritas
Coordinated Transportation Solutions Inc.

Awards Ceremony 
Well Sense Health Plan

Education Series
Clark Insurance
Cohn Reznick
CommonWealth Purchasing Group
Dentrix Enterprises
Dunkiel-Saunders-Elliott-Raubvogel & Hand LLC
Medicus Healthcare Solutions
Sanofi Pasteur
Sentinel Benefits and Financial Group
The Center for Behavioral Health and Workforce Development at Rivier University
Vermont Department of Health, Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
WellCare Health Plans

Organization Support
Orr & Reno

Nonprofit Friend of Bi-State
American Cancer Society
HNH Foundation

Lake Morey Resort
U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Group Discount applies when 2 or more register at the same time with the same credit card.

    Bi-State Members

    $165 - Early Bird (ends Mar 30) 
    $170 -  (Mar 31 - Apr 27)
    $185 -  Late (Apr 28 - May 22)
    Single organization group discount, $5 per person when two or more register at the same time using the same credit card

    Standard Registration
    $225 - Early Bird (ends Mar 30) 
    $230 - (Mar 31 - Apr 27)
    $240 - Late (Apr 28 - May 22)
    Single organization group discount, $5 per person when two or more register at the same time using the same credit card

    Block Rate Lodging 

    Lake Morey Resort
    Please call Lake Morey Resort to register (800) 423-1211 and mention you're attending Bi-State's 2018 Primary Care Conference. 

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