CDI Summit Program Committee

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Signup Deadline: 07-15-2019
Starts: 11-01-2019
Ends: 10-31-2021
Location: Online Opportunity


Purpose: Assist in the development of the content for the educational tracks for the CDI Summit.  Work to identify topics and speakers and to provide guidance and leadership in the development/presentation process.  Work to provide a top educational experience for AHIMA attendees while remaining within confines of the AHIMA budget.  Recommend policy and procedure development for content of future CDI Summits.


Description: The program committee is comprised of subject matter experts with a defined interest in clinical document improvement, have a minimum of 5 years of experience in the field, and CDIP preferred.  The committee is formed to develop the content for the summit.



  • Assist in the development of the educational sessions by:
  • Assistance with main plenary sessions (if applicable)
  • Assistance with education breakout rooms
  • Work with group to identify program subjects, speakers and key topics
  • Attend AHIMA Program Committee planning conference calls.
  • Participate in the abstract grading and selection process, as well as, duties related to the speaker management process, including recommendations for keynote speakers.
  • Serve as a session liaison.
  • Communicate with the session speakers to answer questions and provide instruction on the speaker process and responsibilities.
  • Support AHIMA efforts to build programs with emphasis on best practices across healthcare settings, with an audience of industry professionals who will benefit from this educational content.
  • Provide AHIMA marketing team with insight on marketing ideas, target audiences, etc.
  • Assist, when possible, in promoting awareness of the program and the program contributions to the HIM industry.
  • May volunteer to fulfill onsite program support assignments.
  • Look toward diversity of presenters – non-traditional roles, non-credentialed, etc.
  • Explore ways to increase the number of responses to the call for papers/presentations for the upcoming year.
  • Develop white paper content on session topics in conjunction with Content Advisor – HIM SME.
  • Attend if possible the Summit with possible duties as room monitor and introduction of speakers

Member Composition/Terms, Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Committee is composed of two (2) co-chairs plus 6 members who serve a staggered two-year term.
  • The Meeting Planner serves as staff liaison providing support and coordinating efforts of AHIMA staff to support committee efforts.
  • A content advisor will work in conjunction with the meeting planner.
  • The committee meets via conference calls (Debrief Past Year/Kick-off, Abstract Review call, Speaker Management call) and others, as needed.
  • The committee completes work through Engage and via teleconference and Webinars.
  • The co-chairs work with the staff liaison to develop the agendas and to assure deliverables are being accomplished.


Tammy Combs, CDIP,CCS,RN, CCDS
Director Him Pe-Cdi Lead Nurse Planner