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Upcoming Conferences

RMEC 2016

Online registration for our Regional Conference is now closed. Please register on-site.

Sponsors and Exhibitors, please download the Sponsor Welcome Letter and Sponsorship and Advertising Form found under the "Downloads" tab on the right column of this page.

A complete Schedule of Events can be viewed here or downloaded from the right column of this page.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Calvin Wheeler, MD is the Institutional Director of Undergraduate & Graduate Medical Education for TPMG and serves on the Regional Governance Committee for Community Benefit as well as the Regional and National Diversity & Inclusion Councils.

He has served as the Physician-in-Chief of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Fremont and the Greater Southern Alameda Area for the past 18 years. In that role he was a member of the Board of Directors and the Operations Management Group of The Permanente Medical Group.

Dr. Wheeler joined Kaiser Permanente in 1984 as a staff pediatrician and neurologist in Hayward and Walnut Creek. He has since moved on to various posts in both the Hayward and Fremont medical centers, including director of the EEG Lab; sub-chief, Pediatric Neurology, Hayward and Fremont; Regional Director of Pediatric Neurology: Assistant Physician-in-Charge, Fremont; and Assistant Physician-in-Chief, Fremont.
Dr. Wheeler attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR where he studied Pre-Med and Pre-Pharmacy. He then matriculated at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. After graduation, he obtained his California Pharmacy License and attended the University of California - Irvine College of Medicine. Completing medical school 6 months early, he did a 6 month American Hepatic Foundation Fellowship at the Kings College Hospital on the liver failure unit in London, England. He then did residency training in Pediatrics at Boston City Hospital and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. His residency was followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at Boston City Hospital & the Boston University Combined Neurology Program, where he also served as a Clinical Instructor. He then completed a fellowship in Seizures / EEG and the Houston Merritt Fellowship in Cerebral Palsy at the Children's Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School, where he also served as a Clinical Instructor. After moving to the Bay Area, Dr. Wheeler became a Clinical Instructor at UCSF in the Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Neurology. His research interests have been in the area of antiepileptic medications and alternative epilepsy treatments.

Dr. Wheeler was a member of the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy League of the East Bay for several years. He also served as a member of the Advisory Board of Directors for the Agency for Infant Development. He's participated in the annual Allen Temple Baptist Church Community Health Fair and other community health events and programs. He frequently speaks at the Kaiser Summer Youth Program, the KP Inroads Program and has participated in the Physicians Medical Forum, a doctors' pipeline program based in Oakland.

A founding member of the Kaiser Permanente African American Professionals Association (KPAAPA) in Northern California, Dr. Wheeler twice served as president of the association. He completed the KP Advanced Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in 1997. He completed the California Healthcare Foundation Leadership Fellowship between 2003 and 2005. He serves on the Northern California Regional Diversity & Inclusion Council and the National Diversity & Inclusion Council, representing The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG). He has served on the Board of Trustees of the California College of the Arts for 14 years, where he sits on the Committee on Trustees and the Academic Committee. In his new role he has begun serving on programs to improve our nation's health and our local communities' health.

Calvin enjoys reading, walking, running, tennis, skiing, traveling and spending time with his wife, Sarajane, with whom he co-owns an art gallery and design business.


Early Registration: Closed
Regular Registration: October 4th - October 28th
Late Registration: October 29th - November 3rd

(Note: After November 3rd, registration will be on-site)

High School Students: Free! (for the first 90 Students to register) / $10 (Regular) / $15 (Late)
MAPS/Pre-medical Students: $25 (Early) / $30 (Regular) / $35 (Late)
SNMA members/Medical Students: $45 (Early) / $50 (Regular) / $55 (Late)
Residents/Fellows: $60 (Regular) / $65 (Late)
Physicians: $70 (Regular) / $75 (Late)
Exhibitors: $425 (Early) / $450 (Regular) / $500 (Late)

**Registration is not complete until the online form is filled out and payment has been received or arrangements have been made through Region I Treasurer.

To register to attend RMEC 2016, please visit the following link.

Sponsors and Exhibitors, please download the Sponsor Welcome Letter and Sponsorship and Advertising Form found under the "Downloads" tab on the right column of this page.

2016 RMEC Reception:

RMEC 2016 Community Service Event Information

Challenge Walk MS - Southern California

Sunday, November 6 - Day Three

Mileage: 10 miles from Ventura Cove in Mission Bay to Embarcadero Park South in downtown San Diego
Finish Line: Embarcadero Park South, San Diego CA, on Marina Park Way & Convention Way
Free parking & pay parking lots for friends and family
6:00 am -- Breakfast in banquet room
7:00 am -- Shuttle transportation begins to Sunset Point
7:30 am & 8:00 am -- Staggered start
9:00 am - 11:30 am -- Pre-finish celebration
11:30 am -- All Walkers arrive at pre-finish area
11:45 am -- All Walkers leave for finish line
12:15 pm -- Finish Ceremony, friends and family are invited to attend.

Register to Volunteer!

Celebration Run: Sunday, November 6th, 2016
Bonita Cove Park
3067-3099 Mission blvd
San Diego, CA 92109

3290 Mariners Way
San Diego, CA

Volunteer Time:

Volunteer Shirts will be provided. Please wear comfortable shoes and bottoms! The weather will vary so dress with layers!

Water Stations, Finish Line, Start Line, Bag Check, VIP check-in, T shirt distribution. You will be assigned an area when you show up to the Volunteer tent

Since you are bringing a group we will most likely have you all at a water stop. If you are bringing more than 20 then we would split the group up into two water stops. Water stations are really fun, you are in the midst of the run and you get to encourage the runners!! Your group will be transported out to the water station and will be transported back. All supplies will be provided and you will have a lead there instructing you on what to do.

High School aged students are just fine and younger students with chaperone are good too.

1. Snacks will be provided
2. Since your shift will be about 4-5 hours, we will be most likely have your group all together.
3. No Max volunteers, we will take all who want to volunteer!!

Onsite Contact:
Elsie Olsen 570-332-2852

Past Regional Conferences

RMEC 2015

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD

Executive Director, OHSU Avel Gordly Center for Healing
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU
Chief Medical Director, Volunteers of America - Oregon

A native Oregonian, Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia is a physician, scholar , educator and orator. Her thought leadership mobilizes our community to respond to critical social needs of the day. The newly appointed chief medical director for Volunteers of America (VOA) Oregon, a local branch of the national organization that provides social services throughout the U.S., Dr. Moreland-Capuia is a rising star with a fierce commitment to compassionate and intelligent leadership. In addition to her role as chief medical director for VOA Oregon, Dr. Moreland-Capuia continues her tenure at OHSU as director of the Avel Gordly Center for Healing and as an assistant professor of psychiatry.With deep roots in and a steadfast commitment to serve the community she comes from, Dr. Moreland­ Capuia holds several distinct honors, among them being the first African-American native Oregonian to become a licensed and board-certified psychiatrist. Frequently tapped to advise on matters of medicine, public health and education, she serves on several boards and is a former appointee to the Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs. An acclaimed leader and speaker, Dr. Moreland-Capuia lists her greatest accomplishment as that of being a wife and mother. Dr. Moreland-Capuia earned a B.S. from Stanford University and an M.D. from George Washington University. After medical school, Dr. Moreland-Capuia returned to Portland, where she completed four years of training in psychiatry and a fellowship in addiction medicine, both at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). At OHSU, Dr. Moreland-Capuia developed a national violence prevention program, Healing Hurt People (HHP) Portland.

Region I


2016 RMEC Schedule of Events
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Regional Conference Flyer 2016
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Sponsor Welcome Letter 2016
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Post-Bac Flyer 2016
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High School Student Flyer 2016
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