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"Digital Innovator" Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D., to speak at 2017 Leadership Academy



March 15, 2017
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership Professional Development & Education 

The California Medical Association, along with our national presenting sponsor, The Physicians Foundation, is pleased to announce that Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D., Chief of Digital Innovation at Seattle Children’s Hospital, has joined our dynamic lineup of featured presenters at the 2017 Western Health Care Leadership Academy. Dr. Swanson will speak about leveraging the wisdom of clinicians, patients and researchers to transform health care delivery in the digital age. 


This outstanding event—ideal for physicians, nurses, medical practice managers, hospital chiefs of staff, medical and specialty society officers and executives, and more—will take place May 5-7, 2017, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.

In addition to Dr. Swanson, the program also features notable speakers like physician and author Abraham Verghese, M.D., MACP; veteran National Public Radio science correspondent and award-winning science TV journalist, Ira Flatow; and television contributors Paul Begala and Hugh Hewitt.


Just announced! Conference breakout sessions


The 2017 Western Health Care Leadership Academy offers six educational tracks for easy navigation. Sessions are designed to be educational for all attendees, so mix and match workshops for a meaningful program that fits your needs. Tracks include:



Register today with the VIP Upgrade and enjoy special benefits, including express conference check-in, preferred seating, and "up close and personal" experiences with Drs. Verghese and Swanson, where you will have the chance to ask questions face-to-face in an exclusive setting.


The 2017 Western Health Care Leadership Academy continues its mission of providing information and tools needed to succeed in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. Attendees will hear from the experts and leaders of change. The conference will examine the most significant challenges facing health care today and present proven models and innovative approaches to transform your organization’s care delivery and business practices.

For more information and to register, visit www.westernleadershipacademy.com


National Presenting Sponsor


The Physicians Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to empower physicians to lead in the delivery of high-quality, cost-efficient health care. As the U.S. health care system continues to evolve, The Physicians Foundation is steadfast in its determination to strengthen the physician-patient relationship, support physicians in sustaining their medical practices and help practicing physicians navigate health care reform.

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