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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - Tools for Transformation on May 29, 6 - 8 pm

Tools for Transformation:
Building the Patient Centered Medical Home: Beyond the Blueprint

Specialists and Primary Care Physicians are invited to attend a dynamic seminar focusing on incorporating greater efficiency into your practice while creating more meaningful time to spend with your patients. Topics to be discussed include structure of office practice, best patient care and the Patient Centered Medical Home and Neighborhood.

Thursday, May 29
Registration and Social: 5:30pm
Program: 6 - 8 pm                                                                                                                                               
Traverse City Golf and Country Club
1725 S. Union St., Traverse City

A light dinner and refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend.

Physicians will receive 2.0 hours of CME for attending.

Please RSVP to Bryanna Pataky at bpataky@npoinc.org or (231) 421-8505 by May 16. To join us remotely via GoToWebinar, contact Kara Classens at (231) 935-6546 to register.

Physicians are also invited to join us for Friday Medical Conference: In Search of Joy in Practice, also presented by Drs. Thomas and Christine Sinsky, Friday, May 30, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in the conference center at Munson Medical Center. Lunch will be served from noon to 12:30 pm.

Topics, Presenters, and Learner Objectives

Topics will include:
• Identifying three innovations to improve quality and satisfaction in your practice
• Improving communication by verbal messaging and inbox management
• Becoming inspired about the possibilities of reclaiming joy in medical practice

Learner Objectives
• Identify one or more simple changes to improve efficiency in your practice
• Develop systems for streamlined prescription management
• Adopt elements of planned care appointments and pre-appointments

Presenters 
Christine Sinsky, MD, and Thomas Sinsky, MD
Medical Associates Clinic & Health Plans
Dubuque, Iowa

Drs. Christine and Tom Sinsky are nationally-renowned speakers and experts on primary care and the impact on health care reform to the primary and ambulatory care practice. They have published several articles including “In Search of Joy in Practice: A Report of 23 High-Functioning Primary Care Practices” in The Annals of Family Medicine. They focus on a shared-care work model, development of high-functioning teams, improved professional satisfaction and restoring joy into practice by moving the physician back to “taking good care of their patients.”

Target Audience
All primary care physicians, specialists, and office staff

Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosures
Accreditation guidelines require that anyone in a position to influence accredited education disclose any potential conflicts of interest. The planners and faculty of this CME Activity conference all report they have no relevant conflicts to disclose in the context of this presentation. 

Accreditation and Designation of Credit Statements
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Elements and policies of the Michigan State Medical Society through the joint sponsorship of Munson Medical Center and Northern Physicians Organization. Munson Medical Center is accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society Committee on CME Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Munson Medical Center designates this Joint Sponsored LIVE course for a maximum of 2.0 "AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™." Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA: Munson Medical Center is an American Osteopathic Association CME provider. This activity will be submitted to the American Osteopathic Association-Committee for Continuing Medical Education for approval. Assignment and designation of credit is determined by the AO.