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2017 MSHRM Annual Conference

May 24, 2017 to May 26, 2017
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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The Inn at Bay Harbor
3600 Village Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor, MI 49770-8577

So You Think You’ve Seen It All!
Emerging Trends in Enterprise Risk Management


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Petoskey Winery Tour ($60 fee, see details below)
2:30-5 p.m. Registration
4:15-5:15 p.m. Risk Management School of Hard Knocks  
Deb Cooper & Rik Joppich
4:15-5:15 p.m. Legal Issues Update (Slides & Resources)
Carole Empey, Terence Durkin, Megan VerMerris & Jose Brown
5:30-6:30 p.m. President's Reception

Thursday, May 25, 2017

7:30-8:30 a.m. New Member Breakfast (see details below)
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
7:30 a.m. Registration
8:30-8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
Kathy Early and Kristen Rifenbark
8:45-10:45 a.m. High Times: Recreational and Medical Marijuana and the Changing Landscape for Healthcare Providers and Hospital Administrators 
Jennifer Disner and Andrew Efaw
10:45-11 a.m. Break 
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Health Literacy Considerations for Limited English Proficiency (LEP), Hard of Hearing, and Vulnerable Populations
Deb Cooper
12:30-2 p.m. Lunch, ASHRM Update, Business Meeting & Awards Presentation
2-3 p.m. Obstetrical Claim Trends and Patient Safety/Risk Management Strategies 
Paul Greve, Jr. and Michael E. Geraghty
3-3:15 p.m. Break 
3:15-5 p.m. Transgender Issues in Healthcare  (Slides & Resources)
Susan and Emile Boisvert

Friday, May 26, 2017

8-9 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Communicating with Impact Workshop (Slides & Handout)
Marsheila Devan
12 p.m. Closing Remarks/Adjournment

Petoskey Winery Tour

Network with other risk management professionals during this fun event from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24.  Participants will meet in the hotel lobby and be transported to three Petoskey area wineries for wine tasting.  Lunch will be provided.  Registration for this optional event is $60 per person.

Hotel Reservations

The hotel reservation deadline has passed and the Inn at Bay Harbor is full with the exception of 2 and 3-bedroom cottages starting at $359 plus taxes and fees per night.  Call 800.462.6963 if you would like to book a cottage.  Click here to learn about other nearby hotel options.

New Member Breakfast

Members that joined MSHRM during the current membership year are invited to sit at the tables designated for new members at the Thursday breakfast. Don't miss this special opportunity to network with the MSHRM Board, members of the MSHRM Membership Committee and other risk management professionals!    

Greatest Risk Management Story

The search is underway! Send in your most interesting, unique or humorous tale which relates to an occurrence in the not-so-routine life of a healthcare risk manager. The winning author will be honored during the Business Meeting.  Remember the HIPAA rules! Entries are due by May 3.  Share your story by emailing it to

Continuing Education Credits

This educational activity is being jointly provided by Coverys and the Michigan Society for Healthcare Risk Management.

This nursing activity has been approved for up to 10.25 contact hours.

Coverys is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This meeting has been approved for a total of 10.25 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and towards CPHRM renewal.  

This meeting has been approved for a total of 10.25 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and towards CPHRM renewal.  

Bay Harbor/Petoskey Area Info

Looking for information about the Bay Harbor/Petoskey area?  The Membership Committee compiled this area guide with information about restaurants and attractions.


$0.00 MSHRM Member (No Winery Tour)

$60.00 MSHRM Member with Winery Tour

$325.00 Non-Member Full Conference (No Winery Tour)

$385.00 Non-Member Full Conference with Winery Tour

$150.00 Non-Member Single Day Registration (No Winery Tour)

$210.00 Non-Member Single Day Registration with Winery Tour

$60.00 Non-Member Winery Tour Only


Bay Harbor Area Info

School of Hard Knocks Slides

Marijuana Issues Slides

Health Literacy Slides

OB Trends Slides

Transgender Issues Slides

Transgender Resources

Communication Slides

Communication Handout

Legal Update Slides

Legal Update Resources