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April 7-9, 2022 Admission Fees  

Pre-Conference | April 7 | 1pm - 4pm 

Free for AKMGMA Members! | $100 Non-Members | $50 AKMGMA Students  

General Conference | April 8-9 

$425 Members | $525 Non-Members | $150 AKMGMA Students

Vendor registration is open! Click HERE!

IGNITE Conference at a Glance

Ignite AKMGMA! Conference Agenda

Thursday, April 7th | Pre-Conference

01:00 pm | Fire up your Financials: Carving Up & Drilling Down | Nate Moore

Friday, April 8th | General Conference

07:30 am | Breakfast & Welcome 
08:15 am | The Great Resignation, Now What? | Joe Mull
09:45 am | Things You Don’t Know, You Don’t Know | Nate Moore
10:30 am | Vendor Hall Open
11:00 am | Manager’s Toolkit | Crystal Miner
11:30 am |Interactive Panel Discussion
12:00 pm | Lunch
01:00 pm | A Manager’s Guide to Cyber Security & Compliance | Todd Clark & Paul Redding
02:00 pm | 2022 Regulations - Surprise Billing, MIPs, and New Stark Regulations | Marcus Bobbitt
02:20 pm | Vendor Hall Open
03:00 pm | Misunderstood Malpractice – AK MPL Trends & Changing Market Dynamics| Blair Tomlinson & Joe Stratman
05:00 pm | Vendor Hall Reception Sponsored by Wilson Albers 
06:00 pm | Dinner & Casino Night Sponsored by Health Resource Services and TriWest

Saturday, April 9th | General Conference

08:00 am | Breakfast
08:30 am | The Future of Healthcare in AK from a DHSS Perspective | Anne Zink, MD & Carrie Paykoc, Chief Data Officer
09:30 am | MGMA Washington Update | Claire Ernst, JD & Kelsey Haag, MPH
10:15 am | Vendor Hall Open
11:00 am | Developing a Total Rewards Strategy to Recruit and Retain Employees | Virginia Griffith & Terry Aguilar, Wilson Albers
12:15 pm | Lunch | AKMGMA Members General Meeting
01:00 pm | Rekindle Your Motivation! | Larry Weaver
02:00 pm | Closing Remarks & Grand Prizes

Who Should Attend  

All members of Alaska Medical Group Management Association (AKMGMA) and non-members, including physicians, administrators, business managers, supervisors, and staff members will gain valuable knowledge and insight by attending this conference. Attendance is highly recommended for administrators/managers and physicians' teams. The opportunity to support one another and understand the challenges being faced in today’s economy and areas of healthcare regulation is critical. 

Why You Should Attend  

The annual meeting of AKMGMA provides an educational opportunity for all attendees. Quality continuing education that supports and enforces the value of the administrator/manager to the group practice is key. It is the goal of AKMGMA to provide speakers of exceptional caliber from both a national level and from the local community. Additionally, you are presented with networking social events and opportunities to meet with prospective vendors and build your professional relationships.  

Mission and Vision of Association  

AKMGMA is a professional organization comprised of group practice administrators and managers, healthcare executives, consultants, and vendors located throughout Alaska. AKMGMA’s mission is to provide educational and networking opportunities to healthcare leadership teams in Alaska. Our vision is to mentor and develop current and future leaders within the Alaska healthcare industry. AKMGMA shares the national MGMA vision of advancing leaders, advancing practices.

Registration is open!

Registration can be completed at or by clicking HERE! All meals and social functions are included with the registration fee. When completing registration, you can pay by credit card or choose to have an invoice sent to you. Guests are encouraged and may attend for an additional fee per guest, per event. Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee but are available at a reduced rate.


The Alyeska Resort is our conference hotel. The group rate is $179.00+tax. Attendees must identify themselves as being part of the AKMGMA Conference to ensure a reservation on the specified room block. Deposit is fully refundable up to 48 hours prior to 4:00 PM on the scheduled day of arrival. Guests may call Room Reservations to make individual reservations at 907-754-2111 or 800-880-3880. 


Alaska Airlines has provided a 7% discount for attendees traveling to Anchorage to attend the conference. Go to click on "Use discount or companion fare code," enter your origin/destination city and travel dates, enter discount code: ECMD958, and click on "Find Flights." All eligible flights will display for you to choose from. 

You may also call the Alaska Airlines Group and Meetings Desk at 1-800-445-4435 and reference the discount code. There is no booking fee when booking on, however, a $15.00 ticketing fee will apply for bookings made by calling into the Group Desk.