Epic UGM 2017 Planning Guide

If you are part of the Epic leadership team in your hospital or health system, then Epic UGM 2017 (Sept 25-28) should be on your calendar. Unlike the Epic XGM meetings, geared toward the analyst and trainer communities, the annual Epic UGM (Users’ Group Meeting) is designed for executives, directors, clinical staff and others with a strategic focus.

The theme of Epic UGM 2017 is World of Wizards, a nod to the new Wizards Academy-themed buildings on the Epic campus, styled after the architecture of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies.

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The schedule for this year’s meeting follows the same format of recent years with CIO and CEO sessions on the first Monday, followed by the much anticipated General Assembly on Tuesday. Download the UGM mobile app for complete scheduling, session descriptions and valuable networking tools.

As the event attracts close to 20,000 attendees to the Madison (WI) area, hotels and flights book quickly, so it’s never too early to get planning. (And if you’re a first-time attendee, get ready by checking out pics from UGM 2016.)  See you in Verona!

Epic UGM 2017 Key Dates

Jun 14           Conference registration opens

Jun 14           UGM hotel block registration begins

Jul 31            Deadline for submitting an UNSESSION topic suggestion

Aug 12           Last day for Early Bird Registration

Aug 24          Hotel Reservation Cancellation Deadline for small group (2-10 rooms)

Sep 7             Hotel Reservation Cancellation Deadline for single room

Sep 15           Last day for Regular Registration

Sep 24           First-time UGM orientation sessions

Sep 25           UGM Day One:  CIO and CEO sessions begin

Sep 26           UGM Day Two:  General Assembly and Executive Address

Sep 27           UGM Day Three:  Cybersecurity, Managed Care and Pop Health forums

Sep 28           UGM Day Four: Peer-to-peer education sessions

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