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 2017 Schedule

​Monday, January 30, 2017
12:30-1:00 p.m.
​Preconference Registration
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Preconference Workshop: Targeted Messaging for Success: A Year-Round Employee Benefits Communication Strategy
Anne P. Sperling, Vanguard Resources, Inc.
(Separate registration fee required)
4:00-6:00 p.m.
​Conference Registration Open
​4:00-6:00 p.m. ​Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
6:45-7:15 a.m. Sponsored Outdoor Activity
7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
7:30-8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Registration Open
8:15-9:15 a.m. Opening Session: From Chaos to Competency in Health Benefits
Dr. Scott Conard, Practicing Physician, Health and Well-Being Consultant, Population Health Consultant, Author—The Seven Numbers
9:30-10:00 a.m. Networking and Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall
10:00-11:00 a.m. SunTrust Bank: Rewards and Well-Being Communication Strategies
Katherine Brune, SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Building a Shopping Culture at Work to Reduce Health Care Costs
Rob Graybill, Vitals
Scott Weden, HealthTrust, Inc.


Top-Tier Executives and Your Corporate Wellness Program
Dr. Andrew Seter, Sensia Wellness
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. How a Collaborative Cross-Functional Team Led to Greater Wellness Program Success
David Blasewitz, Pinellas County Government
Sue Keim, Pinellas County Government


From Fertility Preservation to Conception—How Large Employers Are Disrupting the Current Infertility Status Quo
Karin Ajmani, Progyny, Inc.
Renee Albert, Facebook

12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. Personalized Wellness Initiatives at Miami-Dade County Schools
Rosa Novo, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Your Employees Want Virtual Care: How Pitney Bowes Launched a Telehealth Service
Mary A. Bradley, Pitney Bowes
Michelle Gile, American Well
2:30-2:45 p.m. Networking and Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall
2:45-3:45 p.m. Target Corporation: Designing and Implementing a Financial Well-Being Program
Brent Bordson, Target Corporation

Prescription Drug Cost Savings Through Clinical Controls and Benefit Plan Management
Jennifer K. Fuhrman-Berger, BeneCard PBF
Speaker TBA, Sarasota County


When Benefits and Wellness Collide
Misty L. Kyle, PHR, SHRM-CP, Gwinnett County, Georgia
4:00-5:00 p.m. Employee Benefits Compliance “Hot Topics”
Scott Segal, USI Insurance Services

What Your Employees May Be Missing Without a Whole-Person Approach to Wellness
Dr. Allison Grupski, Envolve PeopleCare
Joanna Mayer, McGraw-Hill Education

5:00-6:00 p.m. Networking and Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
7:30-11:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open
7:30-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 a.m. Worksite Clinics vs. Targeted Risk Management Solutions​
Brian Klepper, Ph.D., Health Value Direct

Tri-Q: Using Your Three-Part Intelligence System—Brain, Heart and Gut—for Peak Performance, Resiliency and Optimal Wellness
Dr. Carrie Phelps, National Wellness Institute

Combating Cancer: Why Cost-Conscious Employers Care About Cancer
Susan Scherer, RN Cancer Guides Solutions
9:45-10:45 a.m. Measuring the Impact of a Wellness Program on a Diverse and Dispersed Employee Population
Christine Durkee, BJ’s Wholesale Club
Zirui Song, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Debra Wein, Wellness Workdays


City of Albuquerque: Value-Based Health Initiatives
Mark Saiz, City of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Baby Boomer vs. Millennial: Best Practices for Bridging Generational Gaps in Benefits Communications
Sheryl Simmons, Maestro Health
10:45-11:15 a.m. Networking and Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall
11:15​ a.m.-12:15 p.m. Managing Threats of Violence: Best Practices Using EAP in High-Risk Situations
Norbert “Bert” Alicea, Health Advocate

Emory University—Aligning an Academic Medical Center’s Fitness Center and Health Management Program
Michael Staufacker, Emory University
12:30-1:30 p.m. Integrated Live Well/Work Well Program Design: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Case Study
Chia-Chia Chang, CDC-NIOSH, Office for Total Worker Health
Edyta Domain, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Increasing Transparency to Control Costs in Health Benefit Plan Contracts
Mary Emma Karam, Jackson Walker, LLP