July 1, 2020
To: Idaho MGMA Members, Conference Registration, and Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors
From: Jesse Arnoldson, MBA, CMPE- Idaho MGMA President
Subject: Official Statement Regarding the 2020 Idaho MGMA Annual Conference, August 5-7, 2020
Hello fellow IMGMA members,
It is with a heavy heart I share with you that our Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s IMGMA Annual Conference that was to be held this August in Meridian. In place of the conference, we are working to provide additional value that will help our members navigate the current challenges we are seeing in the field of medical practice management. These opportunities will include our normally scheduled monthly virtual educations on timely topics. Check our website for details on these events and stay tuned for additional opportunities that IMGMA is working on.
This decision was not made quickly nor lightly, as we know the value of our members being together and the growth that comes from the conference education and networking opportunities. The two primary factors that drove this decision were, first, the inability to sufficiently keep our members safe in an in-person conference venue and second, the knowledge that many of our members are managing difficult budget decisions and would therefore most likely not be able to attend.
We are thinking of different ways in which we can support you as you manage the impact that the Coronavirus has had on your practice, your people, and you. A silver lining through all of this has been to see members come together to offer advice and resources to one another; showing true acts of servant leadership. We would ask that you continue to support one another in any way that you can and reach out to us at IMGMA if you need anything.
A huge thank you to each and every one of you,
Jesse Arnoldson, MBA, CMPE
Idaho MGMA President