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) | Meet in Resort Lobby

2:30-5 p.m.

Registration & Exhibition | Michigan Pre-function

4-5 p.m.

Value of Connecting Employee Engagement, Patient Experience and Malpractice Costs (Slides 1 per page, 6 per page) | Michigan C
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 | Michigan A

8-9 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet & Exhibition | Michigan A/Pre-Function

8 a.m.

Registration | Michigan Pre-Function

9-10:30 a.m.

Thriving Vs. Surviving During Times of Change: The Science of Enhancing Resilience (Slides 1 per page, 6 per page) | Michigan C
J. Bryan Sexton, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Duke Patient Safety Center, Duke University Health System

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Break and Exhibition | Michigan Pre-Function

10:45-11:45 a.m.

Updates from the Bureau of Professional Licensing – Controlled Substances (Slides 1 per page, 6 per page) | Michigan C
Andrew Hudson, Manager of Drug Monitoring Section, Bureau of Professional Licensing

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lunch and Business Meeting | Michigan A

1-2 p.m.

Managing the CMS and Accreditation Risk (Slides 1 per page, 6 per page) | Michigan C
Lisa D. Vandecaveye, JD, MBA, HRM, FACHE, General Counsel, The Joint Commission

2-2:15 p.m.

Break and Exhibition | Michigan Pre-Function

2:15-3:15 p.m.

Implementation of Opioid Prescribing Controls (Slides 1 per page, 6 per page) | Michigan C
Martha Boonstra, JD, RN, SVP, General Counsel, Spectrum Health Medical Group

3:15-4 p.m.

Government Issues Committee - Legal Update Panel (Slides 1 per page, 6 per page | MI-POST form | Crego Opinion) | Michigan C
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 | Governors EF

Friday, May 24, 2019

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast & Exhibition | Michigan A/Pre-Function

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

A Systematic Framework for Safe and Highly Reliable Care (Slides 1 per page, 6 per page) | Michigan C
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 by 10 a.m. 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 Little Fleet. Registration for this optional event is $75 per person. 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 [email protected].

Continuing Education Credits

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

This nursing activity has been approved for up to 7.75 contact hours.

Med-IQ 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 7.75 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.

Conference Registration Deadline

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


The following organizations will be exhibiting at this conference:

  • Aon
  • Coverys
  • Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook
  • Med-IQ
  • Michigan Professional Insurance Exchange
  • US Legal Support


$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)