2024 NMA Annual Membership Meeting

Friday, August 16, 2024

Embassy Suites Omaha La Vista Hotel & Conference Center
12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE 68128

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8:00-9:30 AM

The Doctor Can’t See You Now – Improving Primary Care Access
Chris Koller, President, Milbank Memorial Fund

1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Why is access to high-quality primary care diminishing in the US? How does the situation in Nebraska compare? What can be done about it and how can individual clinicians and medical associations make a difference? Christopher Koller will bring a national perspective to the important challenges we face in Nebraska and talk about solutions that can be pursued. Attendees will leave with a better sense of the scope of the problem nationally and in Nebraska, its causes and consequences, and what they can do to address it.

Christopher F. Koller is President of the Milbank Memorial Fund and Publisher of the Milbank Quarterly. The Fund is a more than 100-year-old operating foundation that improves population health and health equity by connecting leaders with evidence and sound experience. Before joining the Fund in 2013, he served the state of Rhode Island for eight years as the country’s first health insurance commissioner. Prior to that, he was CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. He has served on four National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine report committees and serves in numerous national and state health policy advisory capacities. Mr. Koller is also a professor of practice in the School of Public Health at Brown University.

9:30-10:00 AM

10:00-11:30 AM

Integrated Health Care Panel

1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

In this interactive session, Todd Stull, MD, will lead a discussion with expert panelists regarding their experience with the Integrated Behavioral Health project in Nebraska while reviewing the benefits of behavioral health care in different practice settings. Benefits include improved patient care, cost benefits, and reduced burnout among medical professionals. In addition, panelists will describe target populations, discuss successes and challenges, and provide information for those interested in integrating behavioral health care into their practices.


  • Patrick Hotovy, MD
  • William Lydiatt, MD
  • Daniel Rosenquist, MD
11:30-12:00 PM

12:00-1:15 PM

Physician Appreciation Luncheon & President Inauguration

+ 50-Year Practitioner Recognition
+ Annual Award Recipient Recognition
+ 2024-2025 President David Ingvoldstad, MD, Inauguration

1:15-1:45 PM  

1:45-3:15 PM

Moving Forward: Realities and Room for Optimism
Eric Zacharias, MD

1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Challenges around access to care are a point of recurrent frustration and potential risk for both physicians and their patients. This problem affects everyone involved in patient care whether they are rural or urban, private practice or employed in a system, or specialist or primary care. In this presentation, Dr. Zacharias will take the audience through myriad scenarios and malpractice cases where access to care is a recurrent theme and provide in-depth analysis around the situations and potential approaches for physicians. Additionally, he will offer insights and solutions that give room for physician optimism about the future of patient care.

Eric Zacharias, MD has practiced internal medicine for 25 years and has held key leadership roles in healthcare settings, including Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Director of Patient Safety at Boulder Medical Center, Board Chair of Boulder Valley Care Network Clinically Integrated Network, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Zacharias currently serves as Chief Medical Officer of COPIC Insurance Company. He has worked in patient safety and risk management throughout his medical career including leading efforts for large, multi-specialty groups, a state-wide consortium of medical groups, and large community health systems. Dr. Zacharias has presented on patient safety around the country and authored articles for national journals, newsletters, and hosts a podcast at COPIC, Within Normal Limits. Dr. Zacharias is board-certified in internal medicine, earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is also the author of The Mediterranean Diet: A Clinician’s Guide for Patient Care.

3:15-3:30 PM  

3:30-5:00 PM

NMA Business Meeting & Resolutions

5:00-6:00 PM

2024-2025 NMA President Networking Reception: David Ingvoldstad, MD

Join 2024-2025 NMA President David Ingvoldstad, MD, for drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. If you can’t make it for the entire day, feel free to kick off the weekend and network with peers while celebrating the practice of medicine in Nebraska.

RSVP is required to ensure adequate staff.

Policies and standards of the Nebraska Medical Education Trust require that speakers and planners for continuing medical education activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity. The speaker and planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Nebraska Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nebraska Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Nebraska Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.