How The Roundtable Works
The Members formally convene two times per year, in the spring and fall, for an interactive gathering. Participants identify the issues they want to explore and the experts they want to hear from. A typical Roundtable Meeting will feature 3-5 speakers (outside speakers and/or Members themselves) making presentations, both formal and informal, on recent trends and innovative projects.
The participants also enjoy the cross-pollination of ideas during Open Discussion sessions. Members are encouraged to present the issues/problems they are facing so that fellow Members can advise one another as peer consultants. During these interactive discussions, Members share new innovations and projects-in-process using a "grand rounds" format.
Several hand selected, non-competing organizations are invited to join the Roundtable as Corporate Partners who will sit at the table as colleagues to share their expertise and perspectives. Partners may test market strategies and product/service concepts using the Roundtable as an expert focus group and invite Roundtable organizations to be ALPHA/BETA sites. They will gain insights into market shifts and healthcare trends from the "best and the brightest" in the health field.
Members should plan for a two-day forum (this schedule may vary slightly at a given Roundtable Meeting per majority vote). Members are served continental breakfasts and lunch as well as a Networking Reception and/or Dinner, usually on the evening of the first day. A Member is welcome to send an appropriate substitute in the event he or she is unable to attend a scheduled Roundtable Meeting. In order to cover the costs of the semi-annual meetings, including speaker fees and the operating expenses of the Roundtable, Members will pay dues to participate in two consecutive Meetings.
The "think tank" approach of the Roundtable provides a very high quality educational experience unequaled in the healthcare industry.