Healthcare Collaborative


About the Healthcare Collaborative

What is the Association Forum Healthcare Collaborative?

An interdisciplinary community of healthcare associations and stakeholders convened to identify pressing issues to address in common, opposed to individually.

Why Association Forum?

Association Forum is a membership organization for associations located in Chicago, IL. Chicago represents the largest concentration of healthcare and medical association in the world. We believe that a clear majority of all healthcare professionals and companies will be a powerful vehicle to affect change and influence over a dynamic and transformative future ahead for the industry. By working together, we are more likely to succeed.

The Next Healthcare Collaborative

IMEX Healthcare Collaborative Roundtable
“Trends and Disruptors Impacting Healthcare and Medical Meetings"

September 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sands Expo Convention Center- Sands 305, 201 Sands Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Fee: Complimentary
Audience: C-Suite

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Association Forum and Visit Phoenix invite you to an invitation only c-suite discussion on major trends and disruptors impacting healthcare and medical meetings, content delivery and engaging experiences. Join leading visionaries, academicians, association CEOs and meeting planners to explore how the sector can be responsive to change while delivering value to stakeholders.

  • 10:15 a.m. Welcome – Paul Pomerantz, FACHE, FASAE, CAE
  • 10:30 New Paradigms: Breaking Through the Status Quo – Dr. Hamed Abbaszadegan, MBA, FACP
  • 11:00 Transformative Change: Understanding Member Behavior – Linda Caradine-Poinsett, Ph.D., MJ, MBA
  • 11:30 Peer Exchange: Sharing Effective Practices – Paul Pomerantz, FACHE, FASAE, CAE
  • 12:00 p.m. Call to Action – Paul Pomerantz, FACHE, FASAE, CAE

Hamed Abbaszadegan, MD, MBA, FACP
Program Director Clinical Informatics
College of Medicine – Phoenix, The University of Arizona

Dr. Hamed Abbaszadegan is a double board-certified physician in the fields of internal medicine and clinical informatics. He has served as an associate program director for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Clinical Informatics Fellowship program and is slated to become the Program Director in September of 2017. In his role with the fellowship-training program, he is responsible for core informatics training, and project/program development at multiple healthcare systems.

Linda Caradine-Poinsett, Ph.D., MJ, MBA
Executive Director
American College of Prosthodontists 

Dr. Linda Caradine-Poinsett is the Executive Director for the American College of Prosthodontists and ACP Education Foundation. Previously, Linda served as Executive Director of several well-respected associations and foundations in the medical and dental industries. She values the relationships she has made with her volunteer leadership as well as the shared vision that drives her work with ACP and ACPEF leadership.

Paul Pomerantz, FASAE, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Paul Pomerantz is CEO for the American Society of Anesthesiologists®(ASA®). He received a Master of Business Administration specializing in health administration from Temple University, after which he served in executive roles at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel). Pomerantz has held CEO roles at the Drug Information Association, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Society of Interventional Radiology, and Clinical Laboratory Management Association.

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Organizations Who Have Attended

Academy of General Dentistry
ADA Business Innovation Group
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
American Association of Endodontists
American Brain Tumor Association
American College of Healthcare Executives
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
American College of Prosthodontists
American Dental Association
American Medical Technologists (AMT)
American Nurses Association of Illinois
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Arthroscopy Assn of North America
Association Forum
Association Management Center
Association of Professional Chaplains
Center for International Credentials
Choose Chicago
Content & Marketing Director
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Illinois Psychiatry Society
Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing
International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
National Association of Concessioniares
National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
North Carolina Medicaid
Oral Health America
Public Communications Inc
Quick Leonard Kieffer International
Radiological Society of North America
RK Advisory
Society of Actuaries
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Society of Gynecologic Oncology
US Department of Health & Human Services
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Healthcare Collaborative Advisory Committee


  • Thomas Arend, CAE- CEO, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Pat Blake- CEO, Heart Rhythms Society
  • Deborah Bowen, FACHE, CAE- President and CEO, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Steven Collens- CEO, MATTER
  • Greg Heidrich- Executive Director, Society of Actuaries
  • Matt Hornberger, CAE, MBA- Executive Director, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management of the AHA
  • Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE- President and CEO, Association Forum
  • Laurie McGraw- Senior Vice President Health Solutions, American Medical Association
  • Stephanie Mercado, CAE- CEO/Executive Director, National Association for Healthcare Quality
  • Bob Moore, CAE- Executive Director, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • Randy Moore, CRNA, DNP, MBA- Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Kathy O’Loughlin, DMD- Executive Director, American Dental Association
  • Paul Pomerantz, FASAE, CAE- Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Roger Quick- Founder and Vice Chairman, Quick Leonard Kieffer International
  • Lynne Thomas Gordon- Executive Director, American Association of Orthodontists
  • Dean Wilkerson- Executive Director, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Rich Schuch, Ed.D- Sr. Director Education & Operations, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Terrence Sykes, MBA- Chief Development Officer, Emergency Nurses Association


  • Douglas O'Brien- Regional Director, US Department of Health and Human Services


  • Marc Anderson, Chief Operating Office, Choose Chicago
  • Lorne Edwards, Vice President of Sales and Services, Visit Phoenix
  • Brad Kent, Senior Vice President, Visit Dallas
  • Tom Norwalk, President and CEO, Visit Seattle


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