Annual Conference

The CCO Oregon 2019 Annual Conference: Coordinated Care and the Road Ahead was Tuesday, September 24th. Review the full agenda and conference program

The conference began with opening remarks from Samantha Shepherd, Executive Director of CCO Oregon, and Matt Sinnott, Co-Chair of the CCO Oregon Board of Directors and Senior Director of Government Relations at Willamette Dental.opening

Opening remarks were followed by a keynote address: CCO 2.0 and the Road Ahead by Pat Allen, Administrator of the Oregon Health Authority.

In the afternoon, attendees watched a video address from U.S Senator Jeff Merkley followed by a panel of elected officials from the Oregon State Legislature:

  • Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson, Chair, Senate Health Care
  • Representative Cedric Hayden, Vice-Chair, House Health Care
  • Representative Rob Nosse, Co-Chair, Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Services
  • Representative Rachel Prusak, Member, House Health Care

The panel was facilitated by Sean Kolmer, Co-Chair of the CCO Oregon Board of Directors and Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy at the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.


The 2019 conference featured over 25 presentations exemplifying the innovative and thoughtful work happening in coordinated care. 

Review the full agenda with abstracts and conference program

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Check out the presenter bios and click on the links below to view presentation slides. 

Thank you to our 2019 annual conference sponsors! 


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2018 Winter Conference and Annual Meeting

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Salem Convention Center, CCO Oregon hosted two events in one day for coordinated care stakeholders. Check out the agenda. 

The day began with the Annual Meeting and opening remarks from CCO Oregon’s Board Chair, Matt Sinnott. Next, CCO Oregon Board Member, John Duke, moderated a panel discussing “What’s next for coordinated care and where to go from here?” Panelists included:

  • Jeremy Vandehey, Oregon Health Authority
  • Cyreena Boston Ashby, Oregon Public Health Institute and the Oregon Health Equity Alliance
  • Seamus McCarthy, Yamhill Community Care Organization
  • Jen Johnstun, Primary Health

Immediately following the pre-session, CCO Oregon Executive Director Samantha Shepherd kicked off the Winter Conference for over 250 attendees and introduced the keynote, Dr. Nwando Olayiwola.


Keynote Dr. Nwando Olayiwola presents on Primary Care Integration.

The day rolled on with 16 concurrent sessions, a collection of posters displayed, exhibitors, and a final plenary addressing how we maintain funding for Medicaid and coordinated care with the following panelists:

  • Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, District 17
  • John McConnell, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Laura Etherton, Oregon Primary Care Association
  • Donna Mills, Central Oregon Health Council
  • Evan Saulino, Oregon Health Authority (Moderator)

Check out the presenter bios and click on the links below to view presentation slides.



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