VIMX 2020 has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The conference has been re-scheduled for September 10-12, 2020. This page will be updated with new information very soon. Please check back shortly.
Volunteers in Medicine America cordially invites you to attend VIMX 2020, the biennial national conference of Volunteers in Medicine clinics, clinics in development, national partners, and suppliers. The meeting will take place April 2-4, 2020 in beautiful Jacksonville, Florida at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. This is the premier gathering for the Volunteers in Medicine America network.
Program – Our theme is “Charting Course for a New Decade”. We will be focusing on innovation, capacity building, and adaptation to the changing healthcare environment. Each of our outstanding plenary speakers will be addressing forward-thinking topics.
VIMX 2020 will also include 15 breakout presentations covering a wide array of organizational, operational, and finance-related issues. A sampling of some of the topics includes:
- Transitioning and Retired Physicians – How to Attract, Utilize and Retain This Valuable Resource
- A Half-Baked Cake Doesn’t Cut It – Your Recipe for Fundraising Success
- Patient Transportation Options Through Uber Health and Lyft
- Incorporating Community Health Workers into Your System of Care
- Taking Your Dental Clinic from Good to Great
- Using Telehealth to Expand Mental Health Care
- Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Your Organization
- Effective Board Leadership
- Getting Your Books in Order
For the full program, click on VIMX 2020 Conference Program.
For questions or more information about the conference, contact the VIM America office at 843-681-8462.
Pre-Conference Learning Lab on Earned Income – Presented by expert consultants Larry Clark and Michael Oxman from No Margin, No Mission, this half-day learning lab from 10:00am – 1:30pm on Thursday, April 2nd will explore “thrivability” through the basics of earned income during a highly engaging, interactive, and informative session. Participants will gain insight into earned income through understanding its most fundamental principles in addition to its unique value and benefits. The session will also include a variety of compelling examples, interactive exercises, and suggested action steps to pursue the topic further. The cost for this learning lab is $50, and lunch is included. Pre-registration is required at VIMX 2020 Registration.
Conference Registration – Those planning to attend VIMX 2020 must register in advance and remit their registration fee in order to reserve their spot. Use the registration link below to register each person attending from your organization. The deadline for registering is 5:00pm EST on March 26, 2020. Registration fees cover conference expenses including meals, audio-visual equipment, speaker fees, meeting room rental, and materials. The conference fee schedule is as follows:
- $250 Volunteers in Medicine clinic representatives; VIM America Board members
- $150 Volunteers in Medicine developing site representatives
- $350 Non-affiliated organization representatives
A limited number of scholarships will be made available to cover the conference registration fee only. Priority for these will be given to Volunteers in Medicine clinic representatives. To qualify, please complete the Scholarship Request Form.
Full refunds will be provided if a cancellation in writing is received by 5:00 pm EST on March 26, 2020. Hotel contract provisions prevent us from granting refunds after that time.
To register, click on VIMX 2020 Registration.
Sponsor/Exhibitor Opportunities – VIMX 2020 is an excellent opportunity for companies to support Volunteers in Medicine America and to showcase their products and services to Volunteers in Medicine clinics as well as as the clinics in development. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available, with varying dollar amounts and benefits. For more information, click on VIMX 2020 Sponsor and Exhibitor Information.
Omni Jacksonville Hotel – VIMX 2020 will be held at the lovely Omni Jacksonville Hotel, about 15 miles from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). Located just steps from the St. John’s Riverwalk, the Omni Jacksonville Hotel pairs southern hospitality with contemporary luxury. Situated in the heart of downtown, this luxury hotel puts you steps away from Jacksonville’s most popular cultural and business districts.
The group rate for guestrooms is $125 per night, single or double. This rate is available until March 17, 2020. Don’t delay, book today! As a special draw for conference attendees to spend some extra time in Jacksonville, this group rate is available three nights prior to and after the conference. It’s a beautiful time of year to be in Florida!
To book your room, call 1-800-843-6664, and be sure to tell the agent that you are making a reservation for the “VIM America 2020 National Conference.”
Visit to VIM Jacksonville – The board and staff of Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville have kindly invited all VIMX 2020 attendees to a reception and tour of their facility (a short distance from the hotel) from 5:00-7:00 pm on Friday, April 3rd. You will not want to miss visiting this outstanding VIM clinic.
Evening Sunset Cruise – On Thursday, April 2nd, the opening night of VIMX 2020, attendees will enjoy a sunset cruise on the St. Johns River, compliments of James Burt, MD, co-founder of Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville. It will be a beautiful way to relax, network with your colleagues, and enjoy beautiful Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Symphony – A performance of Copland’s Great American Symphony will take place at the Jacksonville Symphony on April 3rd or 4th. Both shows are at 8:00 pm. Thanks to a local connection, tickets for VIMX 2020 attendees have been specially discounted to $25 for any seat. Click here to purchase tickets; use promo code “welcome”.
Explore Jacksonville – Looking for fun things to do while you’re in Jacksonville?
Enjoy the town’s 22 miles of beaches, extensive park system, world-class fishing, historic neighborhoods, vibrant street art scene, creative coastal cuisine, delicious craft beer, vibrant nightlife and so much more! For inquiries about group events, please email Sarah Koski at firstname.lastname@example.org.