Health care. It’s complex, specialized and changing. Definitions of care, care models and policy emerge and shift before we can even grasp on to the latest. Amid the unknown and unproven, how do we better strike the right chord in health care?

This year’s CONVENE will highlight where thoughtful initiation, iteration, and innovation converge and work in concert to drive value-based transformation. We will probe the challenges, showcase the successes and celebrate the power and promise of advancing value-based health care to reimagine better care for seniors.


Please join us September 30 through October 2, 2019 in Nashville, TN when we bring together top healthcare executives, innovators, collaborators, and thinkers to explore new clinical, partnership, data and policy perspectives such as:

• Social Determinants of Health
• Complex Patient Populations
• Payment Reform (BPCI Advanced, PDPM, etc.)
• Innovative Care Delivery Models
• Physician Engagement and Alignment

CONVENE is open by invitation only to senior executives.

We invite you to join us and other industry influencers at CONVENE as we reimagine care across the continuum in our pursuit of better patient experiences and outcomes.

CONVENE19 Speakers

Sam Baker
Nathan Bays
Julie Brussow
Conley Cervantes
Eric Coleman
Eric Cragun
Matt Eirich
Christopher Loren Ewers
Erik Ewers
William Frist
Sam Hazen
Michael Leavitt
Mark Prather
Monique Reese
George Renaudin
Ravi Sachdev
Kristofer Smith
Kate Welp
Ron Williams
Bill Wulf

CONVENE19 Agenda

All times reflected in Central Time

Monday, September 30

6:00 - 9:00 PMWelcome Reception

To give your taste buds a Nashville flavor, please join us for a Welcome Dinner on September 30 with delicious BBQ and local performers at the legendary Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint.

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint
410 4th Ave S, Nashville

Tuesday, October 1

5:20 - 9:30 AMWellness Activities

Nashville Rescue Mission (5:30 – 7:30 AM)
Goat Yoga (7:00 – 8:00 AM)
Running (6:30 – 7:30 AM)
Nashville Walking Tour (8:30 – 9:30 AM)
Golf Cart Sightseeing Tour (8:30 – 9:30 AM)

10:00 - 11:00 AMRegistration & Breakfast

11:00 - 11:20 AMOpening Remarks & Keynote Intro

Clay Richards, Chief Executive Officer, naviHealth

11:20 AM - 12:30 PMOpening Keynote | The Healthcare Stage: 2020 & Beyond

Clay Richards, Chief Executive Officer, naviHealth
Governor Michael Leavitt
Senator William Frist, MD

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:30 - 2:35 PMSession | Who Says You Can't Go Home?

This session will explore innovative care delivery models and non-traditional approaches to care coordination and getting senior patients back to home. Industry innovators will explore health care as an incubator for emerging clinical and technological innovations and their impact on addressing social determinants of health and managing complex chronic populations.

Jay LaBine, MD, Chief Medical Officer, naviHealth
Dr. Mark Prather, Chief Executive Officer, DispatchHealth
Julie Brussow, Chief Executive Officer, Security Health
Dr. Eric A. Coleman, Director, Care Transitions Program

2:35 - 3:45 PMSession | 'Round the Horn of Health Care: A Partnership Playbook

Amid the constant churn of health care, how can organizations best align to become meaningful partners in play? This interactive session will probe the creative and innovative ways organizations are leveraging alliances to manage risk while encouraging a friendly debate across an industry expert panel.

Greg Baumer, Chief Growth Officer, naviHealth
Nathan Bays, Cain Brothers & Company, LLC
Monique Reese, Senior Vice President, Highmark Health
George Renaudin, Senior Vice President, President, Retail East, Provider Experience, Humana

3:45 - 4:00 PMClosing Remarks

Clay Richards, Chief Executive Officer, naviHealth

6:00 PMSinger-Songwriter Dinner Showcase with Rivers Rutherford & Friends

Join us as we close out Day One on the historic Broadway Street with a dinner at ACME Feed & Seed where singer-songwriter Rivers Rutherford and Friends will share stories and perform original songs. After venturing the honky-tonks, attendees may retreat back to the Westin Hotel within walking distance of all activities.

Acme Feed & Seed
101 Broadway, Nashville

Wednesday, October 2

7:00 – 8:00 AM

Breakfast & Networking

8:00 - 8:15 AMOpening Remarks & Intro

Gina Bruno, Vice President of Value-Based Care, naviHealth

8:15 - 9:30 AMSession | Life in the Fast Lane

Today, providers must react like race car drivers – driven by the ability to quickly shift gears while staying focused on the value-based road ahead. This panel discussion will explore providers’ ability to systematically advance care for Medicare beneficiaries, no matter what the pace, while delivering high-quality care at a low cost.

Gina Bruno, Vice President of Value-Based Care, naviHealth
Conley Cervantes, Assistant Vice President of Integrated Care Networks, Tenet Healthcare
Eric Cragun, Partner, Population Health, Intermountain Healthcare
Gary Siegelman, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Bayhealth

9:30 - 10:30 AMKeynote | Readying for Risk

Sam Baker, Deputy Healthcare Editor, Axios
Sam Hazen, Chief Executive Officer, HCA Healthcare
Ron Williams, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, RW2 Enterprises

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Break & Networking

11:00 AM - 12:00 PMSession | Provider-Based Approaches to Turn the Volume Up on Value

There is a profound transformation in the business of health care that is reshaping the role of physicians and prompting providers across the continuum to reimagine their physician alignment strategies to deliver better care for seniors. Expert panelists will explore the impetus for these cultural changes and the impact that the acceleration to value is having, from both fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage worlds, on primary care, and more.

Ravi Sachdev, Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Dr. Bill Wulf, Chief Executive Officer, Central Ohio Primary Care
Matthew Eirich, Chief Growth Officer, Care Delivery Organization, Humana
Kristofer Smith, MD, Executive Medical Director, Northwell Health

12:00 - 12:15 PMClosing Keynote Intro

Jay LaBine, MD, Chief Medical Officer, naviHealth

12:15 - 1:15 PMKeynote | 150 Years of Preserving Humanity
The Mayo Clinic: Faith◦Hope◦Science

A dialogue on the captivating history and values of “America’s Clinic” as it transformed the future of high-quality health care and built the foundation of truly putting patients first. The conversation will bubble rich insights from a blend of unique creative, clinical & historical perspectives.

Chris Ewers, Filmmaker, Ewers Brothers Production
Erik Ewers, Filmmaker, Ewers Brothers Production
Jay LaBine, MD, Chief Medical Officer, naviHealth
Kate Welp, RN, Cardiac Surgery Care Unit, Mayo Clinic

1:15 - 1:30 PMClosing Remarks

Clay Richards, Chief Executive Officer, naviHealth

1:30 PM

Lunch & Departures

Who's At CONVENE19

65 Participating
Payer and Provider
Individual Speakers
Cross-Functional Panels
High-Level Keynote Addresses
VP or Higher


Hotel Recommendations

Hilton Downtown Nashville
121 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201


The nearest airport is the Nashville International Airport (BNA), located just south of downtown.

For more information or assistance with reservations, please email


Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
222 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

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