Event

2024 Merge User Meeting

Connect with industry leaders, partners, and peers at our annual get-together.

Hartland, WI

September 15-17

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Join us for a homecoming at our new headquarters

We're delighted to invite you to our Merge User Meeting, set to take place at our newly renovated headquarters in Hartland, WI. This event offers a unique, more intimate experience, allowing for deeper connections and interactions. Register below to join us.

Schedule**

Day 1 – Sunday, September 15

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CT – Event Check-In
7:00 p.m. ET - 9:00 p.m. CT – Welcome Event
Join us for refreshments and peer networking to kick off the 2024 Merge User Meeting.

Day 2 – Monday, September 16

6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. CT – Networking Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. CT – Opening Welcome – Ashish Sant
8:10 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. CT – General Session – Guest Speaker TBA
8:35 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. CT – Networking Break
8:50 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. CT – General Session – Guest Speaker TBA
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. CT – Industry Perspective – Dr. Raj Chopra
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CT – Networking Break
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CT - Breakouts

Cardiology

UHS Early Adopter
Customer Speaker TBA

Radiology

Merge PACS 9.X Review and Customer Experience
Kepha Lee & Customer Speaker TBA

Enterprise Imaging

Cloudy with a chance of...*
John Hally

11:00 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. CT – Transition Break
11:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. CT – Breakouts

Cardiology

Industry Trends
Dr. Sujith Kalathiveetil

Radiology

Merge PACS Roadmap*
Kepha Lee

Enterprise Imaging

Enterprise Imaging (EI)*
Thomas Doherty

12:05 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. CT - Networking Lunch
1:05 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. CT – Breakouts

Cardiology

Hemo 11.0*
Greg Monroe

Radiology

Mammography Solutions
Customer & Partner Speakers TBA

Enterprise Imaging

Orchestrating Work to Flow
Linda Bagley

2:05 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. CT – Networking Break
2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. CT - Breakouts

Cardiology

Partner Session
Partner Speaker TBA

Radiology

Best Practice Workflows
Customer Speaker TBA

Enterprise Imaging

Developing a Flight Plan for Your Imaging Journey to the Cloud
Client Panel Discussion

3:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT – Transportation to Hotel
Transportation provided from office to hotels. Use this time to get ready for the baseball game.
5:30 p.m. CT – Transportation to game
Catch bus to the game from your hotel at 5:30pm.
6:40 p.m. CT - Customer Appreciation Event: MLB Game at American Family Field

Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers: Game start 6:40pm

Bus pick up attendees at the end of the game.

Day 3 – Tuesday, September 17

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. CT – Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. CT – General Session – Imaging Suite – Bill Kazee
8:55 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. CT – General Session – Cybersecurity – John Hally
9:15 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. CT – Transition Break
9:20 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. CT - Breakouts

Cardiology

Support Services
Speakers TBA

Radiology

PACS Admin Panel discussion
Speakers TBA

Enterprise Imaging

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Linda Bagley

10:05 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. CT – Networking Break
10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. CT – Breakouts

Cardiology

Analytics Session*
Merge and Customer Speakers TBA

Radiology

What’s Next for Merge PACS*
Kepha Lee

Enterprise Imaging

Product Roadmaps*
Bill Kazee, John Hally, Thomas Doherty, and Linda Bagley

11:05 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. CT - Networking Break
11:35 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. CT – Breakouts

Cardiology

Development Lifecycle Review
Roza Dinishenskaya

Radiology

Vendor Spotlight
TBA

Enterprise Imaging

Pathology
IndicaLabs

12:20 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT – Networking Lunch
Grab-and-Go Lunch will be available.
End of Event
Merge will provide one bus run to the MKE airport. Exact time is TBA.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT - Optional Product Trainings

Cardiology

Optional Product Training*
Merge Speaker TBA

Radiology

Optional Product Training*
Merge Speaker TBA

Enterprise Imaging

Optional Product Training*
Merge Speaker TBA

*This session or presentation offers ARRT Category A CE credit pending approval by the AHRA/ASRT.

**Subject to change

Traveling to Hartland

The nearest airport to Hartland is Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE). It is recommended that you use Uber or Taxi from the airport to your hotel. Both hotels are about 40 minutes from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport. Shuttles will be available throughout the remainder of the event and to transport attendees from the office to the Milwaukee Airport at the conclusion of the event.

Accommodations

We have secured special rates at the hotels listed below for Meeting attendees. Attendees who are booked in the Merge User Meeting room block will have access to shuttles to and from the Hartland office. If you choose to stay elsewhere, you will be responsible for arranging transportation to and from the office and any other activities.

Secure your hotel reservation as early as possible as availability is limited. The last date to book your hotel reservation is August 25, but rooms can sell out prior to that date. After this date, reservations can be accepted based upon availability and at the hotel's current rate.

Hotel Options

Choose from one of the options below:

Hilton Garden Inn Oconomowoc
Address:
1443 Pabst Farms Circle, Oconomowoc, WI, 53066
Room rate:
  • $119/night King Bed (up to two people)
  • $109/night Two Queen Beds (up to four people)
  • Additional people $10 per person, per night
Booking:

Online Reservations

  • Select check in and check out dates
  • Under “special rates” enter group Code: MRG
  • Choose Room
  • Type by selecting "Book This Room" and you will be taken to the next window to provide guest information and enter credit card for guarantee.

Phone Reservations: 262-200-2222 Group code: MRG

One night's deposit including tax OR credit card guarantee must accompany each reservation.

Cancellation Policy for Hilton Garden Inn:

Cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to arrival date. If received after this date, a cancellation fee of one (1) night's room and tax, per room, will be charged to the individual.

Staybridge Suites – Milwaukee West Oconomowoc
Address:

141 Blue Ribbon Drive, Oconomowoc WI 53066

Room rate:
  • $119/night Queen Bed & Full Sleeper Sofa (up to 2 guests)
  • $139.night 2 Double Beds & Full Sleeper Sofa (up to 4 guests)
  • Additional Guest is $15 per person, per night
Booking:

Online Reservations

  • Enter Arrival Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
  • Enter Departure Date (MM/DD/YYYY
  • Select "Check Availability”
  • Choose Room
  • Type by selecting "Book This Room" and you will be taken to the next window to provide guest information and enter credit card for guarantee.

Phone Reservations: Direct with hotel: 262.200.2900

Central Reservations: 800.225.1237
Group Code: MRG

Cancellation Policy for Staybridge Suites:

Cancellation of reservation is required more than 3 Days in advance. Should a reservation be cancelled less than 3 days before your arrival date, a charge of the total stay plus tax will be applied to the Credit Card on file. No Shows will be charged for the full stay.

Taxes are not included in above room rates.

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Since this is a homecoming, if you would like to submit any pictures working with the Merge team over the years, please email directly to marketinginfo@merative.com.