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Future of Healthcare Conference



Join healthcare providers and community leaders as we dive into Northeast Florida's most concerning health issues and work toward unified solutions.

The Annual Future of Healthcare Conference addresses the top health issues adversely affecting the Northeast Florida community.

The 2018 Conference will specifically focus on the opioid crisis, violent crimes with guns, mental health wellness, and physical fitness/obesity.

Attendees will include local and state healthcare professionals, area physician groups, health and wellness directors of local universities, leaders of nonprofit organizations, city and state political leaders, area business leaders, and others who are interested in and can affect change in the local health environment.


Ticket Prices 

 DCMS Member


Monday Only  $89.00 $99.00
 Tuesday Only $109.00 $129.00
 Full Conference $169.00  $199.00 




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Tentative 2018 Agenda:

Monday, May 21, 2018:

6:00pm Exhibition / Judged Poster Session / Welcome Reception

7:00pm Dinner & Opening Remarks - Sunil Joshi, MD, Conference Chair & DCMS Foundation President

     Keynote Speakers - 

     John Katapodis, MD, FMA President - FMA Presidential Remarks

     Barbara McAneny, MD, President-elect, American Medical Association - National Perspective on Advocacy & Healthcare Issues


Tuesday, May 22, 2018:

8:00am    Breakfast, Registration, Exhibit Hall Opens

8:45am    Opening Ceremonies and Welcome

     Tra'Chella Johnson Foy, MD, DCMS Immediate Past President

     Lenny Curry, City of Jacksonville Mayor - Leadership for a Better Jacksonville

9:00am    2017 Conference in Review / Food Access Data Report / Food Access Policy Update - Sunil Joshi, MD & Lauri Wright, PhD, Hunger Network of Northeast Florida 

9:40am    The Opioid Crisis: National, State, and Local Awareness / Action / Advocacy / Treatment

     Barbara McAneny, MD, President-elect, American Medical Association - A National Perspective

     Leon Smith, DDS - Opioid Addiction and the Impact on my Family

     Kelli Wells, MD, Florida Deputy Secretary for Health - The Opioid Crisis in Duval County & Across Florida

     Frank H. Gilberstadt, MD, System Chief Clinical Officer, St. Vincent's Health Systems - Local Efforts

11:25am    The Opioid Crisis: Safe Prescribing

     Alan Miller, MD, Florida Coastal Spine & Pain 

12:00pm    Lunch / Networking  

1:00pm    Violent Crimes With Guns: National, State & Local Awareness / Action / Advocacy

     Marie Crandall, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville & National Advocate - Is Gun Violence a Public Health Issue?

     Kevin Menes, MD, Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas - Mobilizing an Emergency Room During the Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History

     Mike Williams, Sheriff, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office - Impact of Gun Violence on Public Health

     Rob Bradley, State Senator - Policy to Combat Gun Violence

2:15pm    Violent Crimes with Guns Q & A

2:45pm    Break/Exhibit Hall Open

3:15pm    Physical Fitness / Obesity

     Carena Winters, PhD, Exercise is Medicine Advisory Board Member

3:35pm    Mental Health Wellness 

    Wendy L. Hughes, CEO, Mental Health America of NE Florida

3:50pm    Final Analysis & Brainstorm Session for Community Impact

4:20pm    Closing Remarks & Call to Action

Thank You for Making a Difference in Duval County!


ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of St. Vincent's HealthCare and the Duval County Medical Society Foundation. St. Vincent's HealthCare is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Judged Poster Session:

Submissions for posters for our scheduled Poster Session are now underway. We are pleased to have the maximum of 30 posters to be submitted. Our 2018 Conference will host a judged poster session on Monday, May 21, 2018, from 6-7pm. Cash prizes and a certificate will be awarded to the top three (3) winners. To participate, email for details!

The Conference Poster Session aims to allow physicians to showcase their abstracts and poster presentations on a local level in the Northeast Florida medical community. 


Future of Healthcare Conference Leadership Committee:

Future of Healthcare Conference Advisory Council:

 Sunil Joshi, MD, Chair & DCMSF President  George Babish, YMCA
 Gianrico Farrugia, MD, Mayo Clinic  Pamela Chally, UNF
 Ruple Galani, MD, DCMS President  Jill Chandor, Mayo Clinic
 H. Frank Gilberstadt, MD, St. Vincents  Daniel Davis, Jax Chamber
 Timothy Groover, MD, Baptist  Linda Edwards, MD, UF Health Jacksonville
 William Palmer, MD, Mayo Clinic  Maria Hane, MOSH
 David Rice, MD, Baptist  Deanna McDonald, HPCNEF
 Kenneth Rothfield, MD, St. Vincent's  Audrey Moran, Baptist 
 Todd Sack, MD, Ex-Officio & DCMSF IPP  Rick Mullaney, Jacksonville University
 Kelli Wells, MD, Florida Dpt of Health  Michael Munz, President, Dalton Agency
 Floyd Willis, MD, Mayo Clinic  Marsha Oliver, City of Jacksonville
   Jim O’Loughlin, Memorial
   Vince Robinson, City of Jacksonville
   Susan Salashor, Mayo Clinic
   Ashley Smith Juarez, Clinton Health Initiative

Want More Information?

Please don't hesitate to contact Tammy Chaney at 904-355-6561 or with any questions about the Future of Healthcare Conference.