February 8 - 11, 2018  

Las Vegas, NV


Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 3:00 PM PST
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM PST

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The Linq Hotel and Casino
3535 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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Jacqueline Nguyen-Lee, Esq.
Nevada State Medical Association Alliance

Tentative Schedule:

Thursday- Feb. 8th:

3:00 PM          Registration Opens

4:30 PM          Exclusive Las Vegas Event!

7:30 PM          Dinner on Your Own


Friday- Feb. 9th

Strengthening Your Alliance!

8:00 AM         Breakfast

9:00 AM         Session 1

12:00 PM       Hosted Lunch with Speaker

1:00 PM         Session 2

3:30 PM         Day 1 Ends

5:00 - 6 PM Hospitality Suite Wine Reception

Remaining Evening On Your Own.  Group Activity option will be available.

Saturday- Feb. 10th

Mindful and Intentional Living

8:00 AM         Breakfast

9:00 AM         Session 1

12:00 PM       Hosted Lunch with Dr. Barbara McAneny, AMA President Elect

1:30 PM         Session 2

3:30 PM         Day 2 Ends

Remaining Evening On Your Own.  Group Activity option will be available.

Sunday- Feb. 11th

9:00 AM         Coffee Mix and Mingle

9:30 AM         Closing Session

11:00 AM       End Of Conference

11:30 AM       No Host Lunch:  Bachannal Buffet- Voted                        Best Buffet in Las Vegas!



Dr. Barbara McAneny, President- Elect American Medical Association

Discussing the priorities facing organized medicine today.  An informative update for conference attendees and their physician spouses.


Rudy Ruettiger, Inspirational Speaker/Author

Perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Rudy rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success. Today, he is one of the most popular motivational speakers in the United States. 


Warren Lee Holleman, PhD       CME On Physician Burnout

Warren Holleman is a family therapist and former professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine. 


The Honorable Shelley Berkley, CEO & Senior Provost for Touro Western Division     


As chief executive officer and senior provost for Touro’s Western Division, Shelley Berkley serves as the administrative and academic head of the Nevada and northern California campuses of Touro University.  Prior to joining Touro in 2014, Shelley served the State of Nevada in the United States House of Representatives from 1998 to 2013.  


Scott EmersonCEO & President of United Way Southern Nevada      

Scott  served 31 years with the American Red Cross in Missouri and Nevada, the first 12 as a volunteer. His roles have included leading and modernizing the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross. He is currently serving as the American Red Cross’ Divisional Chief Operations Officer & Southern Nevada Executive Director. Scott will begin his tenure with the United Way on February 1st. 


Sarah Schonian, PhD Candidate, LMFT

Sarah received her Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She completed her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University where she gained clinical, research, and teaching experience working with addiction and other mental health issues. 


Panel Presentations by     Alliance Members:

What Was Successful in Your Alliance?  Panelists:  Beth Irish (OR), Judy Corless (CA), Elizabeth Takasaki (UT) and Jacqueline Nguyen-Lee (NV).  Moderator:  Karen Schroeder (NV)

Maximizing Communication in Your Alliance:  Panelists:  Ginger Allen (NV), Debbi Ricks (CA) and Donna Rovito (PA).  Moderator:  Jean Mullins (NV)



Join Us For An Unforgettable Conference Focusing On Mindfulness: In Your Life- In Your Alliance!

Register Now!

Conference Registration CLOSED

Saturday Physician Day Registration: Closes February 5, 2018

*This conference is open to Alliance Members and Alliance Eligible Members only.  Non-Alliance Eligible Members may attend the luncheon with Dr. Barbara McAneny and presentation by Rudy Ruettiger for the $100 Saturday day rate.  


We have added an option for your physician spouse to participate on Saturday, February 10, 2018.  For a $100.00 add-on fee, your physician spouse will be able to participate in a Physician Burnout CME*, join us for a wonderful lunch, hear Key Note address by AMA President Elect, Dr. Barbara McAneny, and join us for an incredible presentation from Rudy Ruettiger!

*  CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDIT:  This Live activity, Physician Burnout and Physician Suicide: The Current Epidemics, and What We Can Do to End Them, with a beginning date of 02/10/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  2.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Physician Credit: AAFP Prescribed Credit is accepted by the AMA as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 for the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. When applying for AMA PRA, prescribed credits earned must be reported as Prescribed Credits, not as Category 1.

Contact Conference Chair, Jacqueline Nguyen-Lee at to receive your Conference & Visitor's Guide today. 


We have several dining events that you can sign up for during the conference.  Click on the links below to sign up today!


Thursday (Feb. 8);  2:45 - 4:20 PM- The Neon Museum.   For more information and to sign up, click here.

Thursday (Feb 8):  4:45 - 8:00 PM- Authentic Cooking With Chef Giovanna Raccosta Nexhati.  For more informationand to sign up, click here.

Friday (Feb. 9):  6:30 PM- Dinner at Carmine's Italian with Karen Schroeder.  For more informationand to sign up, click here.

Friday (Feb. 9):  7:15 and 7:30 PM- Dinner at Mon Ami Gabi with Jacqueline Lee and Suzanne Manning.  For more information and to sign up, click here.  

Saturday (Feb. 10):  5:00 - 8:00 PM- Wine Reception Hosted by NSMAA and CCMSA at William Carr Gallery in the Venetian.  This event is free for conference attendees and their guests.  Drop by for a glass before dinner or a show or linger over the artwork.  For more information and to sign up, click here.

Saturday (Feb. 10): 6:30 PM- Dinner at Canaletto Italian with Jacqueline and Michael Lee and Emily and Kirk Smith.  For more information and to sign up, click here.

Sunday (Feb 11):  12:30 PM- Bacchanal Buffet with Jacqueline Nguyen-Lee.  For more information and to sign up, click here.

The Linq Hotel with Shopping and

Restaurant Promenade

The Linq Hotel is located on the Strip, across from Caesar's Palace.  You are walking distance to countless numbers of restaurants- from casual and family friendly to fine dining.

Within the Promenade, enjoy the Yardhouse, In N' Out Burger, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Gordan Ramsay Fish and Chips and much more!  Within easy walking distance, enjoy Nobu, Rao's Las Vegas, STK Steakhouse and other world renowned dining destinations!

Shopping is also close at hand with Caesar's Forum Shops across the street.  And the Fashion Show Mall and Premium Outlets are a longer walk or Uber ride away.  And for sightseeing fun, walk across to see the famed Bellagio Fountains or take a ride on the High Roller ferris wheel!  There is plenty to do in Las Vegas!

  Hotel Room Rate $99/night! *

*Standard Rooms are $69/night plus $30/night resort fee.  Or you can upgrade.  

Book Your Hotel Room HERE!

Conference Room Rates Are Good Through January 5, 2018.

Phone Reservatons:  If you prefer to phone in your reservation, you may call the Reservation Center at 866-523-2781.  However, be aware that a processing fee per reservation will be incurred if you choose not to use the dedicated weblink. The name of the group is listed as "AMAA 0218" or you may use your group code to identify the group, SQAMA8.

Cancellation and Non-Conference Room Penalty:  We have worked so hard to secure an outstanding price for your hotel rooms for this conference.  Due to our room block commitment, Conference Attendees staying at another Las Vegas Property will be assessed a $100 surcharge, which will be added to their conference registration fee.  Any cancellations to your room reservation after January 7, 2018 will result in a direct billing of the room cost to you. Thank you for your understanding in helping us provide the best conference experience for all.  Conference Registration will be non-refundable after January 5, 2018.  Any conference registration cancellations prior to that date will be on a pro-rated refund basis.  For further details, contact the Conference Chair.

Thank You To Our Wonderful Partners!