Meeting/Event Information

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2019 MSHRM Annual Conference - 40th Anniversary!

May 22, 2019 to May 24, 2019
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
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Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
Acme, MI 49610


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Winery Tour ($75 fee)

2:30-5 p.m.


4-5 p.m.

Value of Connecting Employee Engagement, Patient Experience and Malpractice Costs 
Patrick Kulesa, PhD, Global Research Director, Willis Towers Watson
David Na, FCAS, MAAA, Senior Consultant, Willis Towers Watson
Diane Moritz, Director, Clinical Loss Control, Trinity Health

Thursday, May 23, 2019

8-9 a.m.

New Member Breakfast 

8-9 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet

8 a.m.


9-10:30 a.m.

Thriving Vs. Surviving During Times of Change: The Science of Enhancing Resilience
J. Bryan Sexton, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Duke Patient Safety Center, Duke University Health System

10:30-10:45 a.m.


10:45-11:45 a.m.

Updates from the Bureau of Professional Licensing – Controlled Substances
Andrew Hudson, Manager of Drug Monitoring Section, Bureau of Professional Licensing

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lunch and Business Meeting

1-2 p.m.

Managing the CMS and Accreditation Risk
Lisa D. Vandecaveye, JD, MBA, HRM, FACHE, General Counsel, The Joint Commission

2-2:15 p.m.


2:15-3:15 p.m.

Implementation of Opioid Prescribing Controls
Martha Boonstra, JD, RN, SVP, General Counsel, Spectrum Health Medical Group

3:15-4 p.m.

Government Issues Committee - Legal Update Panel
Moderator:  Richard Joppich, Kitch Attorneys & Counselors
Panelists:  Jose Brown, Cline Cline & Griffin; Carole Empey, Foley Baron Metzger & Juip PLLC; and Jean Sieler, Robison Curphey O’Connell Law

6-10:30 p.m.

40th Anniversary Dinner Party

Friday, May 24, 2019

8:30-9:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

A Systematic Framework for Safe and Highly Reliable Care 
Michael Leonard, MD, Managing Partner, Safe and Reliable Healthcare

11 a.m.

Closing Remarks/Adjournment

Winery Tour – Wednesday, May 22

Network with other risk management professionals during this fun event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22.  Participants will meet in the hotel lobby and be transported to three Old Mission Peninsula wineries for wine tasting (Mari Vineyard, Chateau Chantel, and Bowers Harbor. Lunch will be provided at the Jolly Pumpkin. Registration for this optional event is $75 per person. Register by May 15. No refunds will be given after May 15.

New Member Breakfast – Thursday, May 23

Members that joined MSHRM during the current membership year are invited to sit at the tables designated for new members during the Thursday breakfast. It will take place at 8 a.m. in the Michigan Ballroom. Don't miss this special opportunity to network with the MSHRM Board, members of the MSHRM Membership Committee and other risk management professionals!

40th Anniversary Dinner Party – Thursday, May 23

Join MSHRM in celebrating our 40th anniversary! The evening will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. Dinner and dancing will follow. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to network with peers in a fun environment! Attendance is included for conference registrants. Guests are welcome for $75 each. Suggested attire is dressy/business dressy.

Hotel Reservations – Book by April 22

MSHRM has negotiated the following discounted rates at the Grand Traverse Resort.

  • Hotel Guestrooms—$149 per night
  • Tower Guestrooms—$189 per night

Rates are based on single/double occupancy and are subject to applicable taxes.  In addition, there is a daily resort fee of $16.95 which includes access to the fitness center, internet access and more.  Additional adults in a guest room will be charged a $15 per person, per night rate for the duration of the stay.

Make your room reservation directly with the resort by April 22, 2019.  After that date, reservations will be based upon availability. 

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 8.  Share your story by emailing it to

Continuing Education Credits

Med-IQ is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is jointly provided by Med-IQ and MSHRM.

MSHRM is in the process of securing Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and towards CPHRM renewal. Please check back for details.

Conference Registration Deadline

Please register for the conference by May 15th. All registrants will receive a confirmation email upon successfully submitting your registration. Email if you don't receive a confirmation or if your plans change and you no longer plan to attend.


$0.00 MSHRM Member Conference Registration

$325.00 Non-Member Conference Registration

$75.00 Winery Tour (Wednesday, 5/22/19)

$75.00 Companion Ticket for Dinner Party (Thursday, 5/23)