Program Schedule

The most up-to-date program schedule for the ATA Fall Forum is available below.

Note: Speakers and times are subject to change



Wednesday,
 September 16


7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Lobby, Ballroom Level
JW Marriott
On-Site Registration Open
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Russell, Hart, Cannon, Meeting Room Level
JW Marriott






How to Have an Effective Congressional Meeting

Rose Baumann
Principal
Kountoupes Denham

Martha Kendrick
Partner
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

9:15 am - 10:00 am
Russell, Hart, Cannon, Meeting Room Level
JW Marriott






What's Hot on the Hill

Gary Capistrant
Chief Policy Officer
American Telemedicine Association

Alexander Hecht
Vice President of Government Relations
ML Strategies 

10:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Capitol Hill



Congressional Visits

Note: appointments with your legislator(s) must be made in advance



Use this Congressional Directory to contact legislators and staff directly. 
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Room SD-G11
Senate Dirksen Building
Click here for directions

Joint ATA Industry & Institutional Councils In-Person Forum & Briefing on Capitol Hill 

This forum is for President's Circle and Institutional Members only; pre-registration is required

 Note: limit one representative per organization
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 
JW Marriott

Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Supported by ePsyclinic

Thursday, September 17

7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lobby, Ballroom Level
JW Marriott
On-Site Registration Open
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Capitol Ballroom
JW Marriott
Coffee and Pastries in Exhibit Hall
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Grand Ballroom
JW Marriott




Welcome & Introduction

Reed Tuckson
President, American Telemedicine Association
Managing Director, Tuckson Health Connections, LLC

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Grand Ballroom
JW Marriott



The State of the Telemedicine Industry

Jonathan Linkous
CEO
American Telemedicine Association
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Capitol Ballroom
JW Marriott
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
Supported by JEDMED
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Grand Ballroom
JW Marriott





























State Regulation: Changes Will Continue – How to Impact Change

Some state medical and other health professional licensing boards have chosen or are exploring practice rules for services provided by telemedicine means that are different from or in addition to those applied to in-person services.  The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission leaves many currently constituted boards liable for anticompetitive rulemaking.  This session will explore, from diverse perspectives, such contentious issues, such as:

  • Are there appropriate clinical or legal differences for regulating between telemedicine and in-person?
  • What need is there for evidence-based rulemaking?
  • What are the needs for telemedicine providers to inform boards about the current state of telemedicine practices and patient safety protections.
Moderator: Julian Rivera Partner, Healthcare, Husch Blackwell 

Leah Brannon
Counsel for Teladoc
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Marina Lao
Director, Office of Policy Planning
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Cybil Roehrenbeck
Counsel
Kilpatrick Townsend

Kristin Schleiter, JD, LLM
Senior Legislative Attorney
American Medical Association (AMA)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Grand Ballroom
JW Marriott






ATA Briefing

Jonathan Linkous
CEO
American Telemedicine Association

Gary Capistrant
Chief Policy Officer
American Telemedicine Association

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Grand Ballroom
JW Marriott






Luncheon Keynote - Telehealth in Congress
Supported by U.S. Chinese American Physician E-Hospital

Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS-3)
Sponsor of the Telehealth Enhancement Act, H.R. 2066
Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Note: The Exhibit Hall is closed during lunch


1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Grand Ballroom
JW Marriott






















New Frontiers: Disruptors Transforming Health Care

Telemedicine enables existing providers to extend their reach to serve patients in new ways.  However, quickly entering the field of healthcare delivery are technological innovations that may serve to supplant the roles of traditional providers.  From home-based technology to automated decision and delivery systems a number of groups are developing amazing new innovations that may soon enter the healthcare delivery space.  Leaders in this emerging field will identify several examples of such innovations and their potential role in transforming healthcare in the near future.

Moderator: Don JonesCEO, Trial Fusion

Steven Lee, O.D.
Executive Vice President & Co-Founder
Opternative

Anna McCollister-Slipp
Co-Founder
Galileo Analytics
Chief Advocate for Participatory Research
Scripps Translational Science Institute

Eric Meyer
Interim Chief Marketing Officer
Tyto Care, Ltd.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm 
Capitol Ballroom
JW Marriott
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
Supported by Carena

Note: Photo studio will be open
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grand Ballroom
JW Marriott




















Clinical Quality and Standards of Care: Consumer and Provider Perspectives 

Technology has brought forward new approaches to diagnosing and treating illness without a traditional office visit using a variety of technologies from online questionnaires to telephone interviews to video consults. These innovations have fueled a debate among regulators, medical societies, clinicians and entrepreneurs about what is safe and what is not safe.  This moderated session will address the spectrum of critical issues related to clinical quality and standards of care from medical, nursing and consumer perspectives. Attendees will be invited to join the discussion. 

Moderator: Reed Tuckson, MD, President, American Telemedicine Association; Managing Director, Tuckson Health Connections, LLC 

Peter Antall, MD
President & Chief Medical Officer
American Well

Ilene Henshaw
Director of State Health and Family Advocacy
AARP

Tay Kopanos
Vice President, Health Policy, State Government Affairs,
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Grand Ballroom
JW Marriott























New Allies Among Disease and Cohort Stakeholders

A growing number of stakeholder groups are looking to use telemedicine to increase access, improve care and reduce the costs of providing services to their patients.  This session will discuss the specific interests of participating groups; ways they are working to expand telemedicine access; and how they successfully search for and create alliances or partnerships. 

Moderator: Gary Capistrant, Chief Policy Officer, American Telemedicine Association

Annette Guarisco Fildes
President & CEO
The ERISA Industry Committee

Stacy Garrity
Director, National Telehealth Nursing Center
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Network

Pamela Greenberg, MPP
President & CEO
Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW)

Stephanie Mohl
Senior Government Relations Advisor
Department of Advocacy
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
Capitol Ballroom
JW Marriott
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Supported by NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance)


Friday, September 18


7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lobby, Ballroom Level
JW Marriott
On-Site Registration Open
8:00 am - 8:30 am 
Capitol Ballroom
JW Marriott
Coffee and Pastries in Exhibit Hall
8:30 am - 9:00 am 
Grand Ballroom
JW Marriott












The Changing Face of Health Care Delivery

Retail clinics, mobile applications, mergers and acquisitions and direct to consumer consultations are but a few of the new approaches to delivering health care.  Many of these are enabled through the use of telecommunications technology.  What effect will these innovations have on traditional health care institutions?  What effect will they have on established telemedicine networks?  This session will explore the dynamics of health care delivery and identify some important issues that should be on the top of the list.

Moderator: LTG (Ret.) James Peake, MD, Senior Vice President, CGI Federal; Former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Dan Mendelson

CEO
Avalere Health
9:00 am - 10:00 am 
Grand Ballroom
JW Marriott


























Building Effective Alliances

ATA’s members in each state consist of a wide range of providers, health systems, vendors and members of patient groups.  On both the national and state levels, many have started to come together to develop a coalition of allies that have effectively worked to increase the opportunities to expand the use of telemedicine.  Come hear the lessons learned from veterans of several such groups that have worked together to create change. Learn how to join or start your own coalition for change.

Moderator: LTG (Ret.) James Peake, MD, Senior Vice President, CGI Federal; Former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Kate Audette
Director of State Government Affairs
Boston Children's Hospital

Alice Borrelli
Director Global Health Policy
Intel Corporation

Randy Schubring
Director, State Government Relations and Health Policy Development
Mayo Clinic

Brooke Yeager
Program Coordinator, Emergency and Inpatient Telemedicine Services
Medical University of South Carolina
Center for Telehealth 
10:00 am -10:30 am
Capitol Ballroom
JW Marriott

Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
Supported by JEDMED

10:30 am -11:00 am
Grand Ballroom
JW Marriott











Retail Enters the Market

Over the past 24 months a host of new players have entered the market by deploying direct to consumer telemedicine services.  One of the most interesting new entrants, and one that could have the greatest impact are companies in the retail sector.  Representatives from several leading players in this space will discuss their strategies and plans and where there might be an interface with existing healthcare providers.

Moderator: Jonathan Linkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association

Adam Pellegrini
Divisional VP, Digital Health
Walgreens Co. 
11:00 am -12:00 pm
Grand Ballroom
JW Marriott






















Investors Weigh in on Telemedicine's Future

Investments in telemedicine are at a record high and payers have turned to telemedicine as a beneficiary service as well.  During the second quarter of 2015 alone, companies in the telehealth and mobile health areas raised $366 million according to Mercom Capital.  Similarly, mergers and acquisitions in the space have rapidly accelerated as both clinical consumer services grow and as new entrants, including traditional health systems, payers and retail companies enter the field.  Representatives from several leading firms will discuss factors driving this trend and expectations for the future.

Moderator: Alexis Gilroy, Partner, Jones Day

Grant Chamberlain
Managing Director
Raymond James Health Care Investment Banking

Patrick Pilch
Managing Director
BDO Consulting 
National Healthcare Advisory Leader
BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation 

Mark Tomiano
Senior Industry Executive
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe