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·         Foster R. Goss DO, MMSc, FACEP—Director of R&D, UCHealth CARE Innovation Center

·         Joshua D. Stephany, MD—Chief Medical Examiner, Orange County



Clinical Medicine/Complementary Medicine (CoM)

·         Telehealth—Elliot Sloane, PhD

·         Melanoma—Athena Theodosatos, DO

·         EMDR Therapy—Andrew Dobo, PsyD

·         Pediatric Cancer—Ramamoorthy Nagasubramanian, MD

·         Therapy Dogs (CoM)—Vallie Piloian, CHDS, AHDI-F


Technology and the Workplace

·         Data Coding for Analytics—Melissa Campion


Medical Transcription Tools

·         Book of Style, 4th Edition—Laura Bryan, MT (ASCP) CHDS, AHDI-F, and Susan Dooley, MHA, CMT, AHDI-F

·         SR Editing Efficiency Tips—Vallie Piloian, CHDS, AHDI-F, and Becky Baker


Professional Development

·         Cancer Registry—Vicki Hawhee, MEd, CTR

·         Writing and Professional Development Workshop—Lea Sims, AHDI-F

·         Coding Workshop—Susan Whatley, CHDS, CPC, AHDI-F


Several more speakers are still being finalized and the interactive schedule with full session details will be available soon.


2018 Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance


Thursday, August 16, 2018

AHDI National Leadership Board meeting

Welcome Reception, sponsored by M*Modal (evening)


Friday, August 17, 2018

Opening Session

Integrity Awards Presentation

Educational Sessions 

Tabletop Exhibits

District Meet-and-Greets

Fun Night Out


Saturday, August 18, 2018

Educational Sessions 

Tabletop Exhibits

Closing Session

Conference Ends (approx. 4:10 p.m.)


Schedule is subject to change


Continuing Education Credits

The program will provide continuing education credits (CECs) for CMTs and CHDSs. The following is a list of the CEC categories that will be available:

  • CM - Clinical Medicine
  • CoM - Complementary Medicine
  • ML - Medicolegal Issues
  • MTT - Medical Transcription Tools
  • PD - Professional Development
  • TW - Technology and the Workplace



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