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    ACPA 2018 Annual Meeting Recap

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    Dr. Gwen Menga-Fote, Prime Rheumatology Clinic

    Dr. Fombe Ndiforchu

    Dr. Corentine Kwend Ako

    Dr. Judith Peyechu

    Dr. Ronald Ambe

    Brian Schellinger

    Northwestern Mutual

    Dr. Bonaventure Ngu, Premiere Spine Institute

    Spring Excellence Surgical Hospital

    Dr. Susan Egbe-Tyani

    Prime Source

    Scott Cohen

    Marty Flores

    Martin Morcho, Fortbend Toyota

    Southside Specialty Pharmacy

    Multi-World Technologies, LLC

    Ngwebifor Fobi, EnStyle Events

    Dr. Serge Awasum

    Dr. Shirley Ayuk-Takem

     

    Annual Meeting 2017

    ACPA 2017 Annual Meeting Recap

    The ACPA Annual Meeting took place April 21-23, 2017 in The Woodlands, Texas. Watch testimony from members who attended the meeting. Download presentations from the esteemed speakers and sign up to be apart of the programming committee for the 2018 meeting.

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    Speaker Presentations

    ESTATE PLANNING & WEALTH MANAGEMENT

    Presenter: Daniel P. Michalk, CFP®, ChFC

    Dan Michalk is the founder and owner of Waterway Wealth Management. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. In 1994, Dan began working in the financial planning industry. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, a designation granted by the CFP® Board of Standards, Denver, Colorado and a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), a designation granted by the American College of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

    Presentation on Estate Planning & Wealth Building

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    WORK LIFE BALANCE; PHYSICIAN BURNOUT

    Presenter: Dr. Ellen M. Friedman, MD, FAAP, FACS

    Dr. Ellen Friedman is the Director for the Center for Professionalism in Medicine, having been appointed to this position by Dr. Paul Klotman 3 years ago. Prior to this appointment, since 1991, she served as the Chief of Service at the Department of Otolaryngology at Texas Children’s Hospital, and held the Bobby Alford Department Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine.   Before coming to Baylor College of Medicine, she had been a tenured Associate Professor at The Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Friedman has published over 90 articles in peer reviewed journals and is on the editorial boards of a number of journals. Just recently, a video she made titled “Removal of Foreign Bodies from the Ear Canal and Nasal Passage” was published in the March 2016 Issue in the Videos in Clinical Medicine by the New England Journal of Medicine and she was the author of an essay in JAMA for the “Piece of my Mind” column called “You’ve Got Mail”, which has been receiving comments from throughout the country.

    Prof FREIDMAN Talk. Burnout.For Talk

    ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT MODELS

    Presenter: Phil Okala

    Phil Okala is Senior Vice President for Business Development at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. In this role, he has executive oversight for strategic business development initiatives, marketing, clinical service line development, network affiliations and Penn Global Medicine Services. He has provided senior executive leadership on numerous strategic initiatives to ensure the financial viability, growth and strategic positioning of Penn Medicine. These include mergers and integration; strategic alliances and affiliations with other health systems; positioning clinical service lines across the health system for growth and in the adoption of patient care delivery pathways; and leading strategic marketing services to leverage high quality of care in brand development and patient preference.

    OKALA- Alternative Payment Models – April 2017

     BUSINESS OF MEDICINE

    Presenter: Dr. Daisy Ayim

    Dr. Daisy A. Ayim is a Diplomate of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  She received her Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) degree in Biochemistry with a concentration in Business from Louisiana State University. She was accepted into medical school at 19 years old, which is greatly reflective of her accolades in undergraduate. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Ayim completed a year of General Surgery internship at The Methodist Hospital in Houston and pursued Obstetrics and Gynecology at the prestigious Howard University Hospital in Washington D.C. She was appointed Administrative Chief Resident in her final year of residency. Dr. Ayim also received several awards during her residency training such as Wyeth Grant Recipient for 19th Annual Resident Reporter Program by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and National Institute of Health/NMA Fellows in Academic Careers Grant Recipient. Upon graduation, she was appointed Clinical instructor to the renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and became board certified with admission to the fast track pathway a year after completing her residency.

    Dr. Ayim owns a successful solo private practice in Houston, TX (http://www.drdaisyayim.com) centered on a patient first model and multi-tasks with many ventures. She has special interest in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Fertility, Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery, and Skin Care.

    AYIM Business of Medicine ACPA Ayim

    CAMEROON MEDICAL MISSIONS – YEMBE FOUNDATION

    Presented By: Dr. Enaka Yembe

    Dr. Eneka Yembe is an inspiring, informative and dynamic speaker/coach whose primary mission is to empower entrepreneurs to gain the leadership skills to run and grow successful businesses. Dr.Yembe says she was one of those people born to be a physician. She went to medical school in Italy, coming to the United States to fulfill her dreams, working as a board-certified physician in 2005. Shortly after that, she was faced with a medical emergency, which lead to a disability for almost 5 months. She overcame this to build an urgent care clinic from her sick bed, growing it into a 7-figure company in less than 18 months. Within five years, she had 3 clinics, which were seeing 1,000 patients a month. She found herself personally coaching and mentoring people, listening to all kinds of different things they were going through. She starting doing speaking engagements, got her formal coaching certification and wrote her first book.

    YEMBE ACPA Presentation Yembe

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