Our EXPLORE team considers our role in supporting Oklahoma healthcare to be our highest honor.   After assessing the evolving environment and opting to act with an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel EXPLORE Healthcare Summit 2020.  We are excited about the curriculum we had scheduled for this year, and it is our intention to retain most of our 2020 curriculum at our 2021 conference, scheduled for August 26-27, 2021 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Norman, OK. We strive to provide an unparalleled educational opportunity to the healthcare professionals in Oklahoma, and we will work diligently to prepare for an amazing EXPLORE Healthcare Summit 2021.
We are pleased to partner with the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians to host the 72nd Scientific Assembly in collaboration with EXPLORE Healthcare Summit.
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Why should you attend?

  • Advance your understanding of current issues affecting the delivery of healthcare.
  • See how new technologies are impacting the future of medicine.
  • Collaborate with as many as 400 top physicians and other practitioners from throughout the state of Oklahoma.
  • Enjoy food, beverages, live music and networking at our Evening Party.


  • Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, Norman, OK
  • smoore@explorehealthcaresummit.com
  • 405.815.4817
  • August 26-27, 2021
  • Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
  • Norman, OK
  • smoore@explorehealthcaresummit.com
  • 405.815.4817
  • August 26-27, 2021

2021 Keynote Speakers


This interactive, high energy workshop teaches how to recognize and prevent burnout, lower stress, build more life balance and a more Ideal Practice. Attendees will learn six burnout prevention tools and leave with a written action plan. The training is built on Dr. Drummond’s 3000+ hours of one-on-one physician coaching and experience training over 40,000 doctors.

Dike Drummond, MD

The presentation will discuss important economic trends in US healthcare including employer benefit changes as well as state and federal regulatory changes that mandate price and quality transparency for medical care services. This has been met with challenges from the US healthcare industry. This session will tell the story for how this policy initiative was created, data on price variation in medical care services, and further how provider economics could improve through embracing price transparency in healthcare.

Larry Van Horn, PhD

Mission Exceptional

Your mission, should you choose to accept it...Low patient scores can hurt your reputation and your bottom line. Patient experience has grown in importance and is a key performance indicator for healthcare providers. On a daily basis people arrive for care with providers, and they are no longer just patients, but sophisticated and savvy consumers. Providing exemplary care is no longer enough to engage patients. We must make that human connection and accept the mission to create "The Exceptional Experience." The numerous benefits of providing the exceptional experience include: patient retention, loyalty, growth, trust, service recovery and risk mitigation. Join us as we look at the relationship between quality, service and the exceptional experience. Develop a new perspective on the difference between delivering an experience vs. just providing customer service. Gain insight into "exceptional" as we study the top experts in the fields of delivering quality exceptional experiences.


Graham Billingham, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Leadership starts with the ability to look at every challenge – even the mundane tasks – as an opportunity to make a positive impact. Brett shares powerful stories from his filmmaking adventures of ordinary people who have accomplished extraordinary things. He demonstrates how everyone has the opportunity and capacity to embrace leadership and make an impact. By learning to see themselves as leaders contributing to a noble shared vision, attendees will feel empowered to bring greater confidence and enthusiasm to their everyday tasks. This shift in perspective ignites the heroic spirit in audiences, equipping them to bring the truest, most powerful view of themselves to every aspect of their work and life.

Brett Culp

One Minute Mindfulness

This interactive, high energy workshop teaches a single-breath mindfulness technique—the “SqueeGee Breath” – so attendees can become the Eye of the Storm in their practice day. The SqueeGee Breath technique was proven effective in a research project with 24 volunteer physician. 13 of 16 measurements of mindfulness, stress and burnout showed statistically significant positive changes.

Dike Drummond, MD

This interactive workshop fills another hole in physician’s medical education – how to manage your boss and get what you need inside a bureaucracy. The tools are applicable to any large organizational setting – employer, group, hospital, health plan or ACO.

Dike Drummond, MD

Accreditation Statements
This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) and PLICO. The OSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The OSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Osteopathic Founders Foundation is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education to physicians. The Osteopathic Founders Foundation designates this program for a maximum of twelve (12) AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credit commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
To officially receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and a CME certificate of participation, the attendee must complete the online evaluations for each presentation attended as well as the overall conference evaluation.
Faculty Disclosure/CME Planning Committee/ Reviewer/and Moderator:
The Faculty, CME Planning Committee, Reviewer and Moderator have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The OSMA CME Manager has reviewed all faculty information and has resolved all conflicts of interest if applicable.



This is probably the best conference I’ve ever been to. The motivational speakers are outstanding. You’re just left with a really good feeling. And then the professional part of the program was outstanding as well. Some really top-notch speakers and their specialties and I felt like I learned a whole lot.
David Lovelace, DOEmergency Physician
I choose to come to EXPLORE because it’s well put together. It’s been organized from the top down very well. Every year the speakers have been very good. It makes me think beyond medicine. Sometimes it’s about adventure, sometimes it’s about crises but each time it pulls us out of our silos of medicine and puts it into a different mind thought. I also enjoy the camaraderie of people that I don’t see for maybe once a year, but people I’ve known for maybe 20 to 30 years.
Andrew Gin, MDNeurologist
EXPLORE provides a great avenue to meet with physicians and healthcare workers around the state to educate them on some of the newer things we have as far as technology and advances in treatment for cancer. PLICO has done a great job with this conference and getting their brand name out there.
Ryan AlleyPhysicians Relations, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

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