Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will be among the keynote speakers at 11th annual meeting of the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA) being held in Chicago from November 7-9 at The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park hotel. He and 2 other keynote speakers—entrepreneur and leadership expert Quint Studer and former star quarterback Joe Theismann—will focus on this year’s theme, Power of Partnership: Achieving Excellence in Urology.

The objective of these talks is to deliver “innovative education and actionable takeaways on essential topics for independent urology clinics,” according to the LUGPA website (lugpa.org/annual/).

Bush served as Florida’s governor from 1999 through 2007. “During his two terms, Governor Bush championed major reform of government, in areas ranging from health care and environmental protection to civil service and tax reform. His top priority was the overhaul of the state’s failing education system,” according to program information provided on the website.

His talk is scheduled for November 8 from 9:15 AM to 10 AM.


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Studer heads the Studer Community Institute, whose mission is to improve community quality of life through efforts that focus on education and economic development. He has published several books on leadership, including his latest, Building a Vibrant Community. He is scheduled to deliver a talk titled “Hardwiring Excellence in Your LUGPA Practice” from 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM on November 8.

Theismann, a former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins and 12-year National Football League veteran, was selected the league’s “Man of the Year” in 1982 for his community service and dedication to the health and welfare of children. For the past 2 decades he worked for ESPN. His talk, titled “Challenge of Change—Managing to Win,” is scheduled for November 9 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

In addition to the keynote presentations, LUGPA president Richard G. Harris, MD, will give a talk titled “LUGPA Presidential Update: State of LUGPA/State of Urology in the USA” on November 8 at 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM.

Among other activities, the annual meeting will feature 6 breakout sessions that are scheduled for Saturday, November 9, at 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM and 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM. Session titles and presenters are:

  • Sticking Points: How to Get the 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart—Haydn Shaw, CSP
  • How to Form a Foundation—Michael D. Lutz, MD
  • Open Mic—What Keeps You Up at Night-presenter Bryan A. Mehlhaff
  • Value of Annual Meeting: Culture Team-Building, and Business Expansion—David M. Carpenter and Scott B. Sellinger, MD
  • Verbal Jui Jitsu and the Art of Assertive Conversation: How to Diffuse Emotionally Charged People—Robert Stillman.
  • Understanding Health Care Cyber Risk—Michael Lamprecht.