OPEN HOUSE hosted by Jasmine Ma, LaC
Jun
27
6:30 pm18:30

OPEN HOUSE hosted by Jasmine Ma, LaC

  • Whole Health & Wellness Center

Community, Connection, & Clarity

Do high touch, authentic communication, detailed understanding, and sustainable relationships support your practice? Then, come join us.

OPEN HOUSE

hosted by

JASMINE MA, LaC Dipl. AC

This open house highlights and provides a closer look at Jasmine's practice for awareness, relationship building, and an increase in referral opportunities. It also serves as an avenue for a sneak peak of our innovative collaborations for other practitioners wishing to join our groups.


Whole Health & Wellness Center
7635-A Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043


We encourage everyone to invite peers and friends whom you believe can benefit from, and contribute to, a collaborative discussion.


Perfecting Positive Practices
Aug
4
Aug 8

Perfecting Positive Practices

  • Villa Serena

Surrounded by a serene and beautiful landscape, the leadership retreat at the Villa Serena Resort in the Dominican Republic is the perfect backdrop for deep conversation and looking for ways to rejuvenate and re-align work and life balance.

 

Healing in Motion
Nov
11
Nov 14

Healing in Motion

Healing in Motion with May Kesler will educate you on fascia, its role in pain, and how to find and unwind the restrictions caused by injury.

If your injury or pain just isn't responding to medication or traditional physical therapy or medical treatments; If you've had surgery and your situation still isn't corrected; if you treat people for pain and your patients' needs still aren't solved, then this is the RETREAT that will OPEN YOUR THINKING to a NEW dimension of HEALING SOLUTIONS.

Using movement practices from dance, improvisation, Alexander and Feldenkrais techniques, yoga, ball work, Barre and ballet, we will explore how the new research in fascia effects and enhances these methods' therapeutic value.

Using videos from live microscopic surgery, doctors have discovered that fascia is a 3d spider-weblike connective tissue that surrounds every cell in our bodies. Because fascia is the matrix within which our body lives, it is essential to consider its effects in all we do for our health. 

May Kesler, your retreat leader, is uniquely positioned to explore this new dimension with you. A dancer and choreographer for 56 years, and a PT for 35 years with expert level manual therapy skills, her expertise in the multi-dimensional movement of the body is unlike any others.

If you experience:

  • Post acute , chronic or recurrent musculoskeletal injuries
  • Myofascial Pain, Fibromyalgia Dance, Sports Injuries
  • Headaches, Migraines, TMJ dysfunction
  • Neck/Back/Low Back/Sacroiliac/Hip pain, sciatica herniated discs,spinal stenosis
  • Shoulder, Rotator Cuff injuries, Thoracic outlet, Tennis elbow,
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Scoliosis, posture alignment issues,
  • Knee/ankle/foot injuries, plantar fasciitis
  • Sprains, Strains, Tendonitis
  • People with multiple areas of injury/pain
  • Gastric reflux ,IBS
  • Womens Health Issues, pre and post partnum, menopause

The Retreat is geared for:

  • Physical and Occupational therapists
  • Bodyworkers
  • Dance and Fitness teachers, Personal Trainers
  • Medical Doctors , Dentists and Osteopaths, Chiropractors who are interested in adding movement to to their prescriptions.
  • People looking for ways to enhance their current pain management.
  • People who are taking an active role in self treatment.

what participants will learn

Fascia is a 3-dimensional spider web of fluid filled light transmitting fibers of connective tissue. Fascia encases and has a thread to every cell in our bodies. If a thread gets pulled, the entire shape of the web is affected. The cells in that area are twisted and can't function, which leads to pain or disease. In this retreat, May will guide you using her years of knowledge of physical therapy and dance and teach you:

  • introduction to movement techniques from Alexander, Feldenkrais, improvisation contemporary dance, ballet barre to enhance your healing on physical and emotional levels.
  • how to observe movement to discover alignment issues and how that relates to dysfunction in other areas of the body
  • introduction to myofascial release, trigger points, craniosacral therapy
  • increase your kinesthetic awareness and how restrictions affect your movement
  • add to your understanding of how to alleviate pain in your body
  • apply this knowledge to workouts, home exercise and self care programs

about the resort

This 4-day retreat will be set against the beautiful and serene backdrop of Villa Serena in the Dominican Republic. Set by the beach surrounded by palm trees, azure skies, and gently rolling waves of the ocean, the environment promotes healing and optimal wellness for body, mind, and soul. The program includes:

  • lodging with all daily meals included
  • 2-hour group sessions with May Kesler
  • evening contact improvisation and guided improvisation dance at the water’s edge.
  • Yoga sessions

There will be time for personal activities and exploration, i.e., hiking, snorkeling, tour, yoga/water yoga and meditation, instruction in systematic relaxation and breathing. Massage, scuba-diving and boat excursions will also be available for additional cost. Please contact events@metrocollaborative.com for more information.

cost of the 4-day retreat

  • $734.00 per person (Double Room)
  • $970.00 per person (Single Room)

ABOUT MAY KESLER, MA MS Mth PT

May Kesler is the owner of Kesler Physical & Massage Therapy in Chevy Chase, MD and worked with people who suffer chronic pain in restoring their ability to lead a quality life by relieving pain and {enhancing} function.

Her passion as a dancer for more than 55 years, May brings her unique intuitive sensibility of how the body works and fits together as it is in motion. Her desire to be a healer, thanks to the influence of her mother, Dr. Regina Kesler, MD, melds her 35 years of experience as a physical therapist and Mth with her dance passion for a perfect combination of healing therapy in restoring balance and motion to the body, relieving pain and restoring function.

May is also the only physical therapist in the United States to become a Certified Zena Rommett Floor-Barre instructor and recently became a Progressing Ballet Technique instructor. That allows her to adapt Floor-Barre exercises and Progressing Ballet Technique for those recovering from injuries and musculoskeletal dysfunction.

May was honored last year at the 2016 British Fascial Symposium by winning a prize for her poster presentation on the "Effects of Myofascial Release on Dance Technique". She will be continuing her research into fascial this summer by attending a Fascial Dissection Course with Dr. Jean Claude Guimberteau in Scotland.


OPEN HOUSE - THE MIDTOWN INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE
Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

OPEN HOUSE - THE MIDTOWN INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE

  • Gallery 57 Dental

A METRO COLLABORATIVE OPEN HOUSE AT GALLERY 57

As Metro Collaborative finds new ways to support our members' innovative practices, a continued fragmentation of services abounds for persons seeking a functional, integrative life and for those with acute or chronic issues wanting practical solutions. 

Collaboration takes time, humility and cooperation. We continue to expand slowly in Manhattan, Westchester and Greater D.C. In Manhattan, innovation continues with a plethora of micro-practices popping up throughout the midtown and extending in all directions. Issues with space, time, marketing, financing, and technology abound as does complexity in collaborating with complementary local practices. As always, we encourage you to RSVP to assure we have enough space for this important free event. Because of the limited space, we ask that you have a local practice to enjoy the conversation fully.

OPEN HOUSE @ THE GALLERY 57 DENTAL
http://gallery57dental.com/
24 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
THURSDAY, JUN 15TH, @  6:00-9:00 PM
Host: Dr. Andy Koenigsberg

Dr. Andy Koenigsberg opens his office for innovative clinicians and friends. Expect to cast a wider net through these themes, persons, and practices:

  • Community, Connection and Clarity
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Manhattan 

Please invite innovative clinicians & friends. Enjoy the conversations. Arrive as you are able & share your work, techniques and best practices.

Due to limited space, please RSVP
YES     NO     TENTATIVE

RSVP: THE GOTHAM COLLABORATIVE DINNER, JUNE 14TH - 6:30 PM @ SARABETH’S
Jun
14
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP: THE GOTHAM COLLABORATIVE DINNER, JUNE 14TH - 6:30 PM @ SARABETH’S

  • SARABETH’S

THE GOTHAM COLLABORATIVE DINNER MEETING

Hey Everyone,

As we welcome at least four new members to our NYC groups, let us enjoy our passionate community, learn, focus and refer well. We continue to attract innovative practitioners.

Our efforts lately:
We just finished exciting dinners with our four D.C. area groups and an open house at the Caron Foundation in Bethesda. We are inviting independent clinicians to an open house hosted by Gallery 57 Dental (24 W 57th) on 6/15, 6;00-9:00 PM.  (Space is limited. There will be a separate announcement. We will limit to about 30 clinicians.) Most of this event will resemble a party. Some of it will focus on innovative collaborations and technology.

Preparing for dinner:
For our dinner, let us facilitate a single conversation that informs us of what most essential, complementing our knowledge with a focus on active referrals. A deeper understanding of wellness functional collaborative practices.  No need to bring a script but please plan a 5-minute to 7-minute talk on practice, your work, successes, and even your failures. Help us better understand your processes and strengths. Consider presenting a problem case that might lend itself to an interdisciplinary approach. Communicate who is a good referral and how best to refer a patient. If we have time, we might discuss cross-disciplinary processes and systems.

Update:
A continued fragmentation of services abounds for persons seeking a functional, integrative life and for those with acute or chronic issues wanting practical solutions. Collaboration takes time, humility and cooperation. We continue to expand, slowly.  In Manhattan, innovation continues with a plethora of micro practice popping up all over the island.  Issues with space, time, marketing and technology abound.

GOTHAM COLLABORATIVE DINNER
WEDNESDAY, JUN 14TH, @ 6:30PM
SARABETH’S
381 Park Ave South at 27th Street New York, NY 10021
RSVP:     YES       NO       TENTATIVE
Agenda: Your "TED" talk

As always, please feel free to email me at bill@metrocollaborative.com or call at (609) 876-9163.

Thanks
and
Highest regards,
Bill Dennis
www.metrocollaborative.com

RSVP: THE MANHATTAN COLLABORATIVE DINNER, JUNE 13TH - 6:30 PM @ SARABETH’S
Jun
13
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP: THE MANHATTAN COLLABORATIVE DINNER, JUNE 13TH - 6:30 PM @ SARABETH’S

  • SARABETH’S

THE MANHATTAN COLLABORATIVE DINNER MEETING


Hey Everyone,

As we welcome at least four new members to our NYC groups, let us enjoy our passionate community, learn, focus and refer well. We continue to attract innovative practitioners.

Our efforts lately:
We just finished exciting dinners with our four D.C. area groups and an open house at the Caron Foundation in Bethesda. We are inviting independent clinicians to an open house hosted by Gallery 57 Dental (24 W 57th) on 6/15, 6;00-9:00 PM.  (Space is limited. There will be a separate announcement. We will limit to about 30 clinicians.) Most of this event will resemble a party. Some of it will focus on innovative collaborations and technology.

Preparing for dinner:
For our dinner, let us facilitate a single conversation that informs us of what most essential, complementing our knowledge with a focus on active referrals. A deeper understanding of wellness functional collaborative practices.  No need to bring a script but please plan a 5-minute to 7-minute talk on practice, your work, successes, and even your failures. Help us better understand your processes and strengths. Consider presenting a problem case that might lend itself to an interdisciplinary approach. Communicate who is a good referral and how best to refer a patient. If we have time, we might discuss cross-disciplinary processes and systems.

Update:
A continued fragmentation of services abounds for persons seeking a functional, integrative life and for those with acute or chronic issues wanting practical solutions. Collaboration takes time, humility and cooperation. We continue to expand, slowly.  In Manhattan, innovation continues with a plethora of micro practice popping up all over the island.  Issues with space, time, marketing and technology abound.

THE MANHATTAN COLLABORATIVE DINNER
TUESDAY, JUN 13th, @ 6:30 PM
SARABETH’S
381 Park Ave South at 27th Street New York, NY 10021
RSVP:     YES     NO     TENTATIVE
Agenda: Your "TED" talk

As always, please feel free to email me at bill@metrocollaborative.com or call at (609) 876-9163.

Thanks
and
Highest regards,
Bill Dennis
www.metrocollaborative.com

RSVP: The Westchester Interdisciplinary Collaborative Dinner Meeting, June 12th - 6:30 PM Rye Bar & Grill
Jun
12
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP: The Westchester Interdisciplinary Collaborative Dinner Meeting, June 12th - 6:30 PM Rye Bar & Grill

  • Rye Bar & Grill

The Westchester Collaborative Dinner Meeting


Hey Everyone,

What wonderful dinners we have been having! We recognize that the key to these great, insightful conversations is YOU, our members. You create a culture for the dinner that facilitates a unique collaboration of complementing talents. 

While our groups in NY are becoming more and more porous, there is always a distinction partly because many only go to one group or the other for dinner. This is fine as it provides more opportunity for us to grow as well as create a slightly different community and dynamic for every dinner. 

THE WESTCHESTER COLLABORATIVE DINNER
MONDAY, JUNE 12th, @ 6:30 PM
RYE BAR & GRILL
1 Station Plaza Rye, New York 10580
RSVP:     YES     NO     TENTATIVE

As always, feel free to call or email me at:
609-876-9163
bill@metrocollaborative.com

Thank you, 
Bill

RSVP: THE DCMD COLLABORATIVE DINNER, JUNE 8TH - 6:30 PM @ AMALFI
Jun
8
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP: THE DCMD COLLABORATIVE DINNER, JUNE 8TH - 6:30 PM @ AMALFI

  • Amalfi Ristorante Italiano

THE DCMD COLLABORATIVE DINNER MEETING

Our efforts lately:
We just finished exciting dinners with our four D.C. area groups and an open house at the Caron Foundation in Bethesda. We are inviting independent clinicians to an open house hosted by Gallery 57 Dental (24 W 57th) on 6/15, 6;00-9:00 PM.  (Space is limited. There will be a separate announcement. We will limit to about 30 clinicians.) Most of this event will resemble a party. Some of it will focus on innovative collaborations and technology.

Preparing for dinner:
For our dinner, let us facilitate a single conversation that informs us of what most essential, complementing our knowledge with a focus on active referrals. A deeper understanding of wellness functional collaborative practices.  No need to bring a script but please plan a 5-minute to 7-minute talk on practice, your work, successes, and even your failures. Help us better understand your processes and strengths. Consider presenting a problem case that might lend itself to an interdisciplinary approach. Communicate who is a good referral and how best to refer a patient. If we have time, we might discuss cross-disciplinary processes and systems.

Update:
A continued fragmentation of services abounds for persons seeking a functional, integrative life and for those with acute or chronic issues wanting practical solutions. Collaboration takes time, humility and cooperation. We continue to expand, slowly.  In Manhattan, innovation continues with a plethora of micro practice popping up all over the island.  Issues with space, time, marketing and technology abound.

THE DCMD COLLABORATIVE DINNER
THURSDAY, JUN 8th, @ 6:30 PM
AMALFI RISTORANTE ITALIANO 
12307 Wilkins Ave, Rockville, MD 20852
RSVP:     YES     NO     TENTATIVE
Agenda: Your "TED" talk

As always, please feel free to email me at bill@metrocollaborative.com or call at (609) 876-9163.

Thanks
and
Highest regards,
Bill Dennis
www.metrocollaborative.com

RSVP  THE DC COLLABORATIVE DINNER WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, @ 6:30 PM DUPONT CIRCLE, D.C
May
10
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP THE DC COLLABORATIVE DINNER WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, @ 6:30 PM DUPONT CIRCLE, D.C

  • Dupont Circle Northwest Washington, DC United States

THE DC COLLABORATIVE DINNER MEETING

Hey, Everyone:

We have had great success with dual events in past weeks in NYC and MD; so we are doing the same the week of May 8th. Regarding our members' dinner: we recognize that the key to these great, insightful conversations is you, creating a culture that facilitates the collaboration of complementing talents.
 
Our process is simple but not easy.  You present your practice, your work, your successes and sometimes your failures so that we understand and can refer those who need help.  Our groups in NYC are becoming more and more porous, so again, we are creating a morphing in DC; partly because many of you are doing distinct and innovative work.  Again, we will introduce new members.   Take these opportunities to grow as well as create new ways to work together. 

THE DC COLLABORATIVE DINNER
5/10 @ 6:30 PM
Dupont Circle, D.C.

 RSVP:     YES     NO     TENTATIVE 
    

As always, feel free to call or email me at:
609-876-9163
bill@metrocollaborative.com
Thank you, 
Bill Dennis

RSVP: THE  MD COLLABORATIVE OPEN HOUSE, MAY 8TH - 6:30 PM @ THE CARON FOUNDATION BETHESDA
May
8
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP: THE MD COLLABORATIVE OPEN HOUSE, MAY 8TH - 6:30 PM @ THE CARON FOUNDATION BETHESDA

  • THE CARON FOUNDATION

THE MD COLLABORATIVE OPEN HOUSE

Metro Collaborative continues to find new ways to contribute to concentrated engagements in healthcare. So, this month, in addition to our dinner, we collaborated with Shannon Harris of The Caron Foundation to host a special open house.  The medical director of Caron, Joseph M. Garbely, D.O., FASAM, will be joining us as our special guest. Dr. Garbely holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and a Special Qualification Certification through the ABPN in Psychosomatics. He has a great deal of experience in co-occurring psychiatric disorders, emergent medical and psychiatric issues and the treatment of healthcare professionals, executives and pilots who suffer from substance use disorders. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at Penn State University, Hershey School of Medicine, as well as a member of the medical staff at Reading Health System. As the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director, Dr. Garbely is eminently involved in educating the next generation of addiction treatment professionals

Caron @ 7315 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 790 East, Bethesda, MD 20814
MONDAY, MAY 8TH, @  6:30-9:00 PM

Expect a broad picture of this epidemic, as well as new persons and practices

Community, Connection, and Clarity
Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Please invite innovative clinicians & friends. Learn from the conversations. Arrive as you are able & see the cutting edge in collaboration and treatment.

Due to limited space, please RSVP:    
 YES     NO     TENTATIVE
 

As always, feel free to call or email me at:
609-876-9163
bill@metrocollaborative.com
Thank you, 
Bill Dennis

RSVP: THE NOVA COLLABORATIVE DINNER MEETING, THURSDAY, MAY 4th, 6:30 PM @ BRIO TYSONS CORNER Ctr. McLean, VA
May
4
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP: THE NOVA COLLABORATIVE DINNER MEETING, THURSDAY, MAY 4th, 6:30 PM @ BRIO TYSONS CORNER Ctr. McLean, VA

  • Brio

THE NOVA COLLABORATIVE DINNER MEETING

Hey, Everyone.

What should our dinner's focus be?  What is key to your practice, your patients, yourself?  Co-creating a deeper understanding of health and wellness has become harder for most.  Establishing a functional collaborative practice model that supports truely healthy individuals simple but not east.  A continued Fragmentation of services abound for persons seeking a functional integrative life.  Collaboration takes time, humility and cooperation.  Let us facilitate a single converstion that informs us of what you do and what are your methods are to complement our knowledge and foci for effective referrals.  As we welcome new members, enjoy our passionate community, learn from each other, what refinements can we make?  Thank you for your work and your commitment. 
 

THE NoVa COLLABORATIVE DINNER
Thursday, May 4th, @ 6:30 PM
Brio the Tysons Corner Ctr.  McLean, Va

                                             RSVP:     YES     NO     TENTATIVE 

As always, feel free to call or email me at:
609-876-9163
bill@metrocollaborative.com
Thank you, 
Bill Dennis

RSVP 4 THE HOWARD COLLABORATIVE DINNER WEDNESDAY, May 3rd, @ 6:30 PM
May
3
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP 4 THE HOWARD COLLABORATIVE DINNER WEDNESDAY, May 3rd, @ 6:30 PM

THE COLUMBIA COLLABORATIVE DINNER

What should our dinner's focus be?  What is key to your practice, your patients, yourself?  Co-creating a deeper understanding of health and wellness has become harder for most.  Establishing a functional collaborative practice model that supports truly healthy individuals simple but not east.  A continued fragmentation of services abounds for persons seeking a working integrative life.  

Collaboration takes time, humility and cooperation.  Let us facilitate a single conversation that informs us of what you do and what are your methods are to complement our knowledge and foci for active referrals.  As we welcome new members, enjoy our passionate community, learn from each other, what refinements can we make?  Thank you for your work and your commitment.

THE HOWARD COLLABORATIVE DINNER
Thursday, May 3rd, @ 6:30 PM

RSVP:     YES     NO     TENTATIVE


As always, feel free to call or email me at:
609-876-9163
bill@metrocollaborative.com
Thank you, 
Bill Dennis

RSVP: THE MD/DC COLLABORATIVE OPEN HOUSE, APRIL 19TH - 6:30 PM @ ATLANTIS MEDICAL WELLNESS CENTRE
Apr
19
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP: THE MD/DC COLLABORATIVE OPEN HOUSE, APRIL 19TH - 6:30 PM @ ATLANTIS MEDICAL WELLNESS CENTRE

  • ATLANTIS MEDICAL WELLNESS CENTRE

THE MD/DC COLLABORATIVE OPEN HOUSE

Metro Collaborative continues to find a new way to mentally prepare for this concentrated interface with your peers in healthcare. So, this month, in addition to our dinner, we partner with Ben Gonzalez, M.D. for collaboration and an open house. The details are below. As always, we would love for you to RSVP on any or all of them.  Expect to meet new innovative professionals, pracitioners and practice owners.

OPEN HOUSE @ 
 Atlantis Medical Wellness & Weight Loss
www.atlantismedcenter.com
12200 Tech Road, Ste. 102 Silver Spring, MD
TUESDAY, APR 19TH, @  6:30-9:00 PM

Dr. Ben Gonzalez opens his office for innovative clinicians and friends. Expect to cast a wider net through these themes, persons and practices:

  • Community, Connection and Clarity
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Maryland
  • Opening to functional medicine & integrative health  

Please invite innovative clinicians & friends. Enjoy the conversations. Arrive as you are able & share your work, techniques and best practices.

Due to limited space, please RSVP
YES     NO     TENTATIVE

As always, feel free to call or email me at:
609-876-9163
bill@metrocollaborative.com

Thank you, 
Bill

RSVP: THE DC/MD COLLABORATIVE DINNER MEETING, APRIL 17TH - 6:30 PM BRIO
Apr
17
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP: THE DC/MD COLLABORATIVE DINNER MEETING, APRIL 17TH - 6:30 PM BRIO

  • BRIO

THE DC/MD COLLABORATIVE DINNER MEETING


Hey, Everyone,

What wonderful dinners we have been having!   We recognize that the key to these great, insightful conversations is YOU, our members. You create a culture for the dinner that facilitates a unique collaboration of complementing talents.
 
While our groups in four DC area groups are becoming more and more porous, there is always a distinction between them, partly because many only go to one group or the other for dinner.   We open things a bit and expand now.  This is fine as it provides more opportunity for us to grow as well as creating slightly different community and dynamic for every dinner. 

THE MD/DC COLLABORATIVE DINNER
MONDAY, APR 17th, @ 6:30 PM
BRIO
20 Paseo Dr Bethesda, MD
RSVP:     YES     NO     TENTATIVE

As always, feel free to call or email me at:
609-876-9163
bill@metrocollaborative.com

Thank you, 
Bill

Mar
8
6:30 pm18:30

MC Interdisciplinary Clinician Open House: 3/8, 630 PM @ 12200 Tech Road, 20904

Open House - Develop your NetworkFunctionality, and Brand.

CONNECT with peers, Metro Collaborative members, develop, network, create functional clinical partners?


Extraordinary professional conversations?

Uplevel your interdisciplinary functionality?

Communicate your identity, technique & brand?

An evening of mutual clarity

Metro Collaborative's independent clinicians, integrating the pillars of practice & life

Open House,  630-900 PM

Wednesday, March 8th
12200  Tech Road
Suite 102
Silver Spring, MD
20904


Graciously hosted by:

  Ben Gonzalez, M.D.

RSVP: The NoVa Interdisciplinary Collaborative 2/21 @ 6:30 PM, our first 2017 Dinner/Meeting
Feb
21
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP: The NoVa Interdisciplinary Collaborative 2/21 @ 6:30 PM, our first 2017 Dinner/Meeting

Our first 2017 Meeting

The NoVa Interdisciplinary Collaborative
2/21 at 6:30 PM

Location: to be determined

Dear Members - 

Happy, happy new year. 

Thank you for your continued commitment to our common work: Interdisciplinary Collaboration.
I know all of you enjoy passionately sharing the pearls of your practice with your peers.  It is hard work, it requires preparation of one kind or another because it is not easy to speak to a diverse group listening intently.   Yet, our group as well as your practice growth and personal evolution, require commitment.   

For member profiles: "groups" metrocollaborative.com  

We are very slowly expanding and as our commitment grows, we learn better who is a fit for our health care conversation.   Who is a clinician you respect?   Please send an introduction if you will.

I am humbled always at our dinner meetings.  Our last dinner was most humbling for me as was a most of 2016 - personally and professionally.    For 2017, let us innovate with a strategy of generous presentations and full listening, mindful relationships. 

Let's kickoff our new year with a spirited and conscious dinner - where we share lessons and tell essential clinical stories well.  Let's listen to each other to draw out the marrow,  attracting independent clinicians and health care innovators.
I know it is not always easy for some members to come and consistently participate with us given their schedule.   If you make an effort, I think, opportunity for your growth on several levels, expands. 

See metrocollaborative.com for updates over the next few weeks; we have a few new members joining us on the site and at dinner.   Over time, I know that we've learned collectively and the value of our time together also expands.   If you have any thoughts, questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me as always, by email, skype, in person or phone.  Also see our clinician retreats program at villaserena.com.

bill@metrocollaborative.com

609-876-9163

Thanks, 
Bill

RSVP 4 The Westchester Interdisciplinary Collaborative Dinner: 2/15 @ 6:30 PM.
Feb
15
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP 4 The Westchester Interdisciplinary Collaborative Dinner: 2/15 @ 6:30 PM.

Our first 2017 Westchester dinner

The Westchester Interdisciplinary Collaborative
 2/15 @ 6:30 PM

Location to be announced

Dear Members - 

Happy, happy new year. 

Thank you for your continued commitment to our common work: Interdisciplinary Collaboration:
I know all of you enjoy passionately sharing the pearls of your practice with your peers.  It is hard work, it requires preparation of one kind or another because it is not easy to speak to a diverse group listening intently.   Yet, our group as well as your practice growth and personal evolution, require commitment.   

For member profiles: "groups" metrocollaborative.com  

We are very slowly expanding and as our commitment grows, we learn better who is a fit for our health care conversation.   Who is a clinician you respect?   Please send an introduction if you will.

I am humbled always at our dinner meetings.  Our last dinner was most humbling for me as was a most of 2016 - personally and professionally.    For 2017, let us innovate with a strategy of generous presentations and full listening, mindful relationships. 

Let's kickoff our new year with a spirited and conscious dinner - where we share lessons and tell essential clinical stories well.  Let's listen to each other to draw out the marrow,  attracting independent clinicians and health care innovators.
I know it is not always easy for some members to come and consistently participate with us given their schedule.   If you make an effort, I think, opportunity for your growth on several levels, expands. 

See metrocollaborative.com for updates over the next few weeks; we have a few new members joining us on the site and at dinner.   Over time, I know that we've learned collectively and the value of our time together also expands.   If you have any thoughts, questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me as always, by email, skype, in person or phone:

bill@metrocollaborative.com

609-876-9163

Thanks again! 
Bill Dennis

RSVP 4 The DC/MD Interdisciplinary Collaborative Dinner: Thursday, 2/13 @ 6:30 PM Positano's 4948 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda
Feb
13
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP 4 The DC/MD Interdisciplinary Collaborative Dinner: Thursday, 2/13 @ 6:30 PM Positano's 4948 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda

  • Positano's

The DC/MD Interdisciplinary Collaborative

2/13 @ 6:30 PM
The Wine Room @ Positano's - 4948 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda

Happy new year - 

Thank you for your committment to your practice, your patients and yourself.    I'm inspired by your commitment to health care, wellness and your patients.        If you have not RSVPed for our dinner or are not a member and want to attend, please let us know so might find a fit for you this week or in the near future.              

COLLABORATION
We welcome our new members and thank our old ones for commitment to Interdisciplinary Collaboration and sharing pearls of your practice with peers.  It is not easy to speak to a group of diverse disciplines in your neighborhood who listen carefully.   But, "Practice makes perfect."   For me, this hard work requires preparation of one kind or another.   What is most essential for your peers to know about your work?

Let us innovate further this year; presenting,  listening, creating mindful professional relationships with a spirited and conscious dinner as we share lessons and essential clinical stories, attracting independent clinicians, health care innovators, and patients.    By having no sponsors or outside speakers, there is a compressed time for everyone to speak freely, followed by Q & A.   There is opportunity for your growth on several levels,  in learning, referring, and receiving referrals well. 

GROWTH
2017 is about growth and we are slowly expanding our reach, learning who is a fit for our interdisciplinary conversation.  Metro Collaborative is launching our second Maryland group this March to serve Howard County.   More announcements will come forth as we finalize the planned launch.      We will welcome The Caron Foundation at our 2/9, 2/13 and 2/21 dinners.   They have joined all of our DC area groups and two of our NY groups. Who is a clinician you respect and would benefit from joining us?

See metrocollaborative.com of members of our seven groups  and updates over the next few weeks.  We have a few new members joining us on the site and at dinner.     If you have any thoughts, questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me as always, by email, Skype, in person or phone.    Our marketing programs are proving helpful to practices looking to expand thier reach and brand .

RETREAT/WORKSHOPS
Would you like to lead or co-lead on of our retreat/workshops?   Several physicians and therapist like our facility for patient and faculty retreats.  Of course, there should also be time and space  to truly relax with self,  friends and family.  For updates on our April and May 2017 clinician lead as well as retreat programs for clinicians, stay tuned to:

http://www.metrocollaborative.com/collaborative-retreat

Our clinician retreat programs are  hosted by   villaserena.com.  If you would like to lead a retreat or participate in one, we will support you;  with marketing, infrastructure, etc.    There will be a woman's retreat at the end of April and clinicians training in early May, so tune in for more news.   we now have cardiologists, nutritionists, therapists, yoga masters and others holding wellness programs for clients and those around the globe wanting health education and a wellness experience.

bill@metrocollaborative.com

609-876-9163

Thanks again, 
Bill Dennis

PS - 
If you find the chance - please "like" us on Facebook through the link on the bottom of this email.
We're looking to build our social media presence!

Thanks again - 

RSVP 4 The DC Interdisciplinary Collaborative Dinner: 2/9 @ 6:30 PM @ darlington house dc @ 1610 20 ST, NW, DC
Feb
9
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP 4 The DC Interdisciplinary Collaborative Dinner: 2/9 @ 6:30 PM @ darlington house dc @ 1610 20 ST, NW, DC

  • DARLINGTON HOUSE

The DC Collaborative

Thursday, 2/9 @ 6:30 PM
1610 20th Street NW, Wash, DC - darlingtonhousedc.com

Happy new year - 

2016 was a great  learning time for me, personally and professionally.   I'm inspired by your commitment to health care, wellness and your patients.        If you have not RSVPed for our dinner or are not a member and want to attend, please let us know so might find a fit for you this week or in the near future.              

COLLABORATION
We welcome our new members and thank our old ones for commitment to Interdisciplinary Collaboration and sharing pearls of your practice with peers.  It is not easy to speak to a group of diverse disciplines in your neighborhood who listen carefully.   But, "Practice makes perfect."   For me, this hard work requires preparation of one kind or another.   What is most essential for your peers to know about your work?

Let us innovate further this year; presenting,  listening, creating mindful professional relationships with a spirited and conscious dinner as we share lessons and essential clinical stories, attracting independent clinicians, health care innovators, and patients. By having no sponsors or outside speakers, there is a compressed time for everyone to speak freely, followed by Q & A.   There is opportunity for your growth on several levels,  in learning, referring, and receiving referrals well. 

GROWTH
2017 is about growth and we are slowly expanding our reach, learning who is a fit for our interdisciplinary conversation.  Metro Collaborative is launching our second Maryland group this March to serve Howard County.   More announcements will come forth as we finalize the planned launch.      We will welcome The Caron Foundation at our 2/9, 2/13 and 2/21 dinners.   They have joined all of our DC area groups and two of our NY groups.   Who is a clinician you respect and would benefit from joining us?

See metrocollaborative.com of members of our seven groups  and updates over the next few weeks.  We have a few new members joining us on the site and at dinner.     If you have any thoughts, questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me as always, by email, Skype, in person or phone.    Our marketing programs are proving helpful to practices looking to expand thier reach and brand .

RETREAT/WORKSHOPS
Would you like to lead or co-lead on of our retreat/workshops?   Several physicians and therapist like our facility for patient and faculty retreats.  Of course, there should also be time and space  to truly relax with self,  friends and family.  For updates on our April and May 2017 clinician lead as well as retreat programs for clinicians, stay tuned to:

http://www.metrocollaborative.com/collaborative-retreat

Our clinician retreat programs are  hosted by villaserena.com. If you would like to lead a retreat or participate in one, we will support you;  with marketing, infrastructure, etc.   There will be a woman's retreat at the end of April and clinicians training in early May, so tune in for more news.   we now have cardiologists, nutritionists, therapists and others holding wellness programs for clients and those around the globe wanting health education and a wellness experience.

bill@metrocollaborative.com

609-876-9163


Thanks again, 

Bill Dennis

PS - 

If you find the chance - please "like" us on Facebook through the link on the bottom of this email.
We're looking to build our social media presence!

Thanks again - 

RSVP: The Manhattan Collaborative 2/1 @ 6:30 PM Sarabeth's SE Corner, 27th and Park (Gotham on,1/31)
Feb
1
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP: The Manhattan Collaborative 2/1 @ 6:30 PM Sarabeth's SE Corner, 27th and Park (Gotham on,1/31)

  • Sarabeth's

Our first 2017 Meeting

The Manhattan Collaborative 2/1 @ 6:30PM
Sarabeth's SE Corner, 27th & Park Ave NYC 10010

(The Gotham Group: @ Sarabeth's on 1/31)

Dear Members - 

Happy, happy new year. 

2016 was a humbling year for me. 

As in every year, I've encountered plenty of wake up calls. And as always, they're all needed for growth and evolution.  They're all helpful in the long run.  

My personal commitment to my health and our group continues to grow.

I'm closer my family, myself, friends & a bit older.

Incrementally, I learn how to better develop Metro Collaborative.

And at our group meetings, I know we learned a great deal this past year - personally and professionally.
 
And for 2017, I'm focused on consolidating our groups, with innovation and strategy.  I would like,  along with my team, to create new ways for our groups to serve your professional, and possibly, your interests. 

2017 presents new opportunities for us to grow, as we welcome new members in every group.  We also have a second group in Maryland, starting next month. 

So I'm very grateful for how this new year has started.

Let's kickstart our new year with a spirited meeting - where we can apply lessons and tell important stories. 

Let's listen to each other to draw out what is essential.  

Let's attract other independent clinicians and health care innovators.   

I know it is not always easy for some members to come and consistently participate with us given their schedule - but - I feel, if you do make that extra effort, there is great opportunity for your own growth on a few levels.  

See metrocollaborative.com for updates over the next few weeks.

Consider who else might be a fit for us.  

Over time, I know that we've learned as a collective, and hopefully as individual clinicians, who might serve our group better.  

For our next meeting, consider how you will be listened to by your peers and what you and your practice might benefit in sharing or receiving help with, through collaboration with others.

If you have any thoughts, questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me as always, by email, skype, in person or phone:

bill@metrocollaborative.com

609-876-9163

Thanks again, 
Bill Dennis

PS - 

If you find the chance - please "like" us on Facebook through the link on the bottom of this email.

We're looking to build our social media presence!

Thanks again - 

 

Metro Collaborative Gotham Group Dinner January 31th @ 6:30 PM: Sarabeth's SE Corner, 27th & Park
Jan
31
6:30 pm18:30

Metro Collaborative Gotham Group Dinner January 31th @ 6:30 PM: Sarabeth's SE Corner, 27th & Park

  • Sarabeth's

Welcome to our first 2017 Dinner

The Metro Collaborative Gotham Group
January 31th at 6:30 PM
Sarabeth's SE Corner, 27th & Park Ave. NYC 10010

Dear Members - 

Happy, happy new year. 

2016 was a humbling year for me.  Many many wake up calls.  All needed for evolution.  All helpful in the long run.   At our dinners, we learned much  - personally and professionally.   Now, I am more committed to my health and our groups.   I know it is not always easy to come and participate with us after a long day.   

I'm  closer my family, myself, friends.   I learned slowly how to better develop Metro Collaborative it seems.  i would like our communities to serve  personal and professional interests. 

I'm grateful for our new year - the opportunities it presents for us to grow, as we welcome new members in every group.  We also have a second group in MD, starting next month.

Let's kickstart our new year with a spirited meeting - where we can apply lessons and tell important stories.  Let's listen to each other to draw what is essential out.   Let us attract other independent clinicians and health care innovators.   

See metrocollaborative.com for updates over the next few weeks. Consider who else might be a fit for us.   We've learned as a group and hopefully as clinicians what might serve better.   Consider how you will be listened to by your peers and what to share you connect and collaborate. 

What am I missing?

Thanks, 
Bill

Collaborative Retreat
Jan
8
Jan 15

Collaborative Retreat

Our Collaborative Retreats are geared for clinicians and business owners and individuals wanting to deepen their skills in leadership, self-care, and strategic decision making.  We host our attendees at The Villa Serena in the Dominican Republic in the late summer and early winter.

This summer's program seeks support the perfection of positive addictions, for clarity, reinvention and rejuvenation for all participants; working on business and life simultaneously.

Working together, we'll seek core conversations and practices while finding essential solutions on health and health care. 

Away from daily restraints of urban and suburban life in a non-commercial area of the Idyllic Samana Peninsula where we will be undisturbed, exploring what is most essential. 

RSVP, 12/13/16, Brio Tuscan Grille, 7854 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, NoVa Interdisciplinary Dinner for Clinical Collaborations 6:30-9 PM
Dec
13
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP, 12/13/16, Brio Tuscan Grille, 7854 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, NoVa Interdisciplinary Dinner for Clinical Collaborations 6:30-9 PM

  • Brio Tuscan Grille

RSVP @ Brio 12/13/16 Dinner 6:30-9.00pm NOVA CLINICAL COLLABORATIONS

DEAR COMMITTED MEMBERS:
THANK YOU FOR JOINING OUR DYNAMIC DINNERS!

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS AND OUR FOUNDING MEMBERS

Hello Everyone; 
 
Thank you all for our last high spirited dinner.  Our photo here after the dinner, attests to both the seriousness and the fun of our conversations then.  As we move into the holiday season and the end of 2016, let us enjoy and learn from each other, as health care continues to require our careful attention.

Please RSVP and arrive when you are able.  We usually begin to order and begin a group conversation at 7pm. I like arriving by 6:20 to have individual conversations. These dinners are a a commitment to yourself, your practice, your patients and your peers. Welcome members from DC MC area groups to support everyone who want to participate.   We should have the dinning room in the back. Hopefully it will quiet.  At some point we will limit our members but for now, we are fine.

See your members refined profiles: http://www.metrocollaborative.com/the-dc-collaborative/  If your profile needs an update, let us know.

Here are some updates, goals, logistics and plans that have evolved here, in VA, DC and NY that support our dynamic interdisciplinary conversation and agenda for the next few dinners:

Plan to introduce your practice strategies, methods, innovations and challenges. Plan 5 minutes from your mind and heart. Expect questions. Ask questions of others. Remember, there are often questions after details on how specific issues are addressed.

Some additional possibilities for our discussions:

  1. Create highly functional collaborations between complementary practices and everyone who participates as well as with seemingly unrelated health care groups.
  2. Referrals with a transference of good will, information and understanding using Facebook, Linkedin.com, Instagram, links to profiles, biz cards, brochures.
  3. Who do we best support? Our cardiologist and ob/gyn have taken a leave of absence. What other disciplines? Who would our community benefit? Who would you like to see?
  4. Lecture series for the public at a library? An evening series of talks for the public with one presenter per 20 minutes in a public and local space.
  5. Sharing of offices, locations, staff, teams, marketing and other resources, etc.
  6. Referrals to our other groups, encourage referrals from those groups and build your relationships with those clinicians.
  7. Use our brand and badge, available on your site, linking your commitment to Interdisciplinary Collaboration.
  8. Sharing with social media, in emails, on calls, etc really support trust and relationship. Often, it is simple for colleagues aligned or complementary with you to just see each others offices and/or have lunch and learns. It is not easy to understand what exactly each other does and how exactly to refer. In NYC, many have had open houses.
  9. Optimize and collaborate with The Functional Forum nationally and locally for education, community and networking. This is a fantastic group that also offers local meet-ups. perhaps we could co-create meet-ups collaboratively. We attended a wonderful program Monday evening in Alexandria.
  10. Find work/life balance, wellness and additional ways to support personal health on all levels and in all ways through productive and positive practices.
  11. Should we let the public know about our interdisciplinary discussions with a separate web site or something else?
  12. Consider Co-leading or leading a retreats with our infrastructure and marketing support at our near ideal facility. We have several members scheduling and will keep everyone updated on upcoming retreats.
  13. What have we learned this year that will change the way we live and work?
  14. Where are we headed in 2017? 

Thank you for your commitment. Few dispute that our health care is in need of an interdisciplinary approach. Our collaborations work, on a referral basis as well on for education and community. In NY, DC, NJ, VA & MD we see successes even from diverse disciplines. Your feedback, input is always welcome.

RSVP, 12/1, Metro Collaborative: Manhattan Clinicans - Dinner. 6:30 PM, Sarabeth's @27th & Park Ave/SE: Thank you!
Dec
1
6:30 pm18:30

RSVP, 12/1, Metro Collaborative: Manhattan Clinicans - Dinner. 6:30 PM, Sarabeth's @27th & Park Ave/SE: Thank you!

12/1, Manhattan Clinical Collaborations

Dear Committed Members:
Thanks for your RSVP!

Welcome to our new members and our founding members. 

Hi Everyone;

Thanks for our successful dinner/meeting and for your commitment to yourself, your practice, your patients and your peers. We missed a few of you and pray you will join us this time.

Here are some rough updates, goals, logistics and plans as well as an agenda for dinner.
Please see your individual profiles:             
http://www.metrocollaborative.com/the-gotham-collaborative/
and
http://www.metrocollaborative.com/the-manhattan-collaborative-1/

Please bring enough business cards and/or brochures and plan to introduce your some combinations of your services, successes, strategies, methods, innovations and challenges. Plan 5 refined minutes.   Expect questions. Ask questions.  Remember, there are often questions after your initial introduction. If possible, hold questions until one is finished speaking, usually. Let us also discuss the groups goals for the year.  
Here are some possibilities:

  1. Create highly functional collaborations between complementary practices and everyone who participates as well as with seemingly unrelated health care groups.  
  2. Referrals with a transference of good will, information and understanding using Facebook, Linkedin.com, Instagram, links to profiles, biz cards, brochures.
  3. Who do we best support?   What other disciplines?  Who would our community benefit? Who would you like to see?
  4. Lecture series for the public at a library?  An evening series of talks for the public with one presenter per 20 minutes in a public and local space.  
  5. Sharing of offices and teams, marketing and other resources, etc.
  6. Refer to our other groups,  encourage referrals from those groups and build your relationships with those clinicians. 
  7. Use our brand and badge, available on your site, linking your commitment to Interdisciplinary Collaboration.
  8. Sharing with social media, in emails, on calls, etc really support trust and relationship.  Often, it is simple for colleagues aligned or complementary with you to just see each others offices and/or have lunch and learns.  It is not easy to understand what exactly each other does and how exactly to refer.   In NYC, many have had open houses.  
  9. Optimize and collaborate with The Functional Forum nationally and locally for education, community and networking.  This is a fantastic group that also offers local meet-ups.  perhaps we could co-create meet-ups collaboratively.   
  10. Find work/life balance, wellness and additional ways to support personal health on all levels and in all ways through productive and positive practices.
  11. Magazine and/or a separate web site.

Thank you for your commitment. Few dispute that our health care is in need of interdisciplinary approaches, for every one's sake. Collaboration works, even if on a basic referral basis. In NY, DC, NJ, VA & MD we see success even from diverse disciplines. Your feedback, input: welcome.

Gotham Metro Collaborative: Dinner. Save the date: 11/29, 6:30 PM, location to be announced: Thank you!
Nov
29
6:30 pm18:30

Gotham Metro Collaborative: Dinner. Save the date: 11/29, 6:30 PM, location to be announced: Thank you!

11/29 Gotham Clinical Collaborations

Dear Committed Members:
Thank you for joining our dynamic dinners!

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS AND OUR FOUNDING MEMBERS

Hi Everyone;

Thanks for our successful dinner/meeting and for your commitment to yourself, your practice, your patients and your peers.  We missed a few of you and pray you will join us this time.

Here are some rough updates, goals, logistics and plans as well as an agenda for dinner.
Please see our new group and individual profiles: http://www.metrocollaborative.com/the-gotham-collaborative/

Please bring enough business cards and/or brochures and plan to introduce your some combinations of your services, successes, strategies, methods, innovations and challenges. Plan 5 refined minutes. Expect questions. Ask questions.  Remember, there are often questions after your initial introduction. If possible,  hold questions until one is finished speaking, usually. Let us also discuss the groups goals for the year.

Here are some possibilities:

  1. Create highly functional collaborations between complementary practices and everyone who participates as well as with seemingly unrelated health care groups.  
  2. Referrals with a transference of good will, information and understanding using Facebook, Linkedin.com, Instagram, links to profiles, biz cards, brochures.
  3. Who do we best support?   Our cardiologist and ob/gyn have taken a leave of absence.  What other disciplines?  Who would our community benefit?  Who would you like to see?
  4. Lecture series for the public at a library?  An evening series of talks for the public with one presenter per 20 minutes in a public and local space.  
  5. Sharing of offices and teams, marketing and other resources, etc.
  6. Refer to our other groups,  encourage referrals from those groups and build your relationships with those clinicians. 
  7. Use our brand and badge, available on your site, linking your commitment to Interdisciplinary Collaboration.
  8. Sharing with social media, in emails, on calls, etc really support trust and relationship.  Often, it is simple for colleagues aligned or complementary with you to just see each others offices and/or have lunch and learns.  It is not easy to understand what exactly each other does and how exactly to refer.   In NYC, many have had open houses.  
  9. Optimize and collaborate with The Functional Forum nationally and locally for education, community and networking.  This is a fantastic group that also offers local meet-ups.  perhaps we could co-create meet-ups collaboratively.   We attended a wonderful program Monday evening in Alexandria.
  10. Find work/life balance, wellness and additional ways to support personal health on all levels and in all ways through productive and positive practices.
  11. Gotham Magazine and/or a separate web site.

Thank you for your commitment. Few dispute that our health care is in need of interdisciplinary approaches, for every one's sake.   Collaboration works, even if on a basic referral basis.  In NY, DC, NJ, VA & MD we see success even from diverse disciplines.  Your feedback, input: welcome.

 

The Westchester Metro Collaborative: Dinner. Save the date: 11/28, 6:30 PM, location to be announced: Thank you!
Nov
28
6:30 pm18:30

The Westchester Metro Collaborative: Dinner. Save the date: 11/28, 6:30 PM, location to be announced: Thank you!

11/28: Clinical Collaborations: 914 & 203

Dear Committed Members: Thank you for joining our dynamic dinners!

Welcome to our new members and our founding members


Hi Everyone;

Thanks for our successful dinner/meeting 9/26 at the Rye Bar and Grille and for your commitment to your practices and your peers.  We missed a few of you and pray you will join us on 11/28.

Here are some rough updates, goals, logistics and plans as well as an agenda for dinner.

Please see our new group and individual profiles:   http://www.metrocollaborative.com/the-westchester-collaborative/ 

Please bring enough business cards and/or brochures and plan to introduce your some combinations of your services, successes, strategies, methods, innovations and challenges. Plan 5 refined minutes.   Expect questions. Ask questions.  Remember, there are often questions after your initial introduction.   If possible,  hold questions until one is finished speaking, usually.  Let us also discuss the groups goals for the year.  

Here are some possibilities:

  1. Create highly functional collaborations between complementary practices and everyone who participates as well as with seemingly unrelated health care groups.  
  2. Referrals with a transference of good will, information and understanding using Facebook, Linkedin.com, Instagram, links to profiles, biz cards, brochures.
  3. Who do we best support?   Our cardiologist and ob/gyn have taken a leave of absence.  What other disciplines?  Who would our community benefit?  Who would you like to see?
  4. Lecture series for the public at a library?  An evening series of talks for the public with one presenter per 20 minutes in a public and local space.  
  5. Sharing of offices and teams, marketing and other resources, etc.
  6. Refer to our other groups,  encourage referrals from those groups and build your relationships with those clinicians. 
  7. Use our brand and badge, available on your site, linking your commitment to Interdisciplinary Collaboration.
  8. Sharing with social media, in emails, on calls, etc really support trust and relationship.  Often, it is simple for colleagues aligned or complementary with you to just see each others offices and/or have lunch and learns.  It is not easy to understand what exactly each other does and how exactly to refer.   In NYC, many have had open houses.  
  9. Optimize and collaborate with The Functional Forum nationally and locally for education, community and networking.  This is a fantastic group that also offers local meet-ups.  perhaps we could co-create meet-ups collaboratively.   We attended a wonderful program Monday evening in Alexandria.
  10. Find work/life balance, wellness and additional ways to support personal health on all levels and in all ways through productive and positive practices.
  11. Westchester Magazine and/or a separate web site.

Thank you for your commitment. Few dispute that our health care is in need of interdisciplinary approaches, for every one's sake. Collaboration works, even if on a basic referral basis. In NY, DC, NJ, VA & MD, we see success even from diverse disciplines. Your feedback, input: welcome.

Oct
20
6:30 pm18:30

Metro Collaborative's NoVa Interdisciplinary Dinner: 10/20, 6:30pm. RSVP. Thanks for your commitment.

Happy End of Summer!
Our next expanding NoVa Interdisciplinary Collaborative Dinner, 10/20 at 630, PM RSVP.

Location: coming soon.

Welcome back!
Agenda for the fall, as time allows.
Your feedback and input are welcome.

We will have more than a few new members, so we will start with introductions.
What are your practice/work/successes/philosophies/strategies/methods? 
What updates of innovations you feel most important?
Our group is eager to learn what you are up to.....
Plan 3-5 minutes, then ask for questions. 
There are often questions. Be ready

Ideally, there will be time to discuss the groups goals for the year, branding, etc.   

Agenda and learning objectives for the Fall:

  1. Create highly functional collaborations not only between complementary practices but also between everyone who participates as well as between groups, especially for those of the same discipline.  Those with the most synergy: connect between dinners. 
  2. Strategic referrals with a transference of good will, information and understanding using Facebook, Linkedin.com, Instagram and Google Groups 
  3. Ideas that interface with the public, institutions, social media and presentation to the public.
  4. What other disciplines?  Who would our community benefit?  Who would you like to see?
  5. Lecture series for the public?   This could be evening with one presenter per session in a public and local space.  Needed:  a concrete proposal and commitment to a comprehensive collaborative series; a separate program that will be on going for those interested.  Or members can initiate on own.
  6. Sharing of offices and teams; etc.
  7. Refer to our other groups,  encourage referrals from those groups and build your relationships with those clinicians. 
  8. Use MC brand and badge, available on your site, linking your commitment to Interdisciplinary Collaboration.
  9. Sharing your work with social media, in emails, on calls, etc really support trust and relationship.  Often, it is simple for colleagues aligned or complementary with you to just see each others offices and/or have lunch and learns.  It is not easy to understand what exactly each other does and how exactly to refer.   Many have had open houses.  

Thank you for your commitment. Few dispute that our health care is in need of interdisciplinary approaches, for every one's sake. Collaboration works, even if on a basic referral basis.  In NY, DC, NJ, VA & MD we see success even from diverse disciplines.  

 


Oct
10
4:00 pm16:00

The Evolution of Medicine at The Functional Forum

  • Waterview Conference Center

The Evolution of Medicine at The Functional Forum, 10/10 in Arlington, VA with Marie Steinmetz, MD Shaiv Kapadia, MD, & others. 

 

Hey Everyone,

Really looking forward to seeing you next week at the Functional Forum.

Please feel free to spread the word to other practitioners! 

We have dinner and even an opportunity to speak.

Use code NudgeVIP for free tickets and please forward this email!

If you want to do a 5 minute talk on "Future of Functional in 5", register here... www.functionalforum.com/FoF5

As requested, here is the information about the Evolution of Medicine's Functional Forum October event this Monday, October 10th in Arlington, VA:

Two-year archive of monthly Functional Forums:
http://functionalforum.com/category/events/

To sign up click here and go to "Join Live"
http://functionalforum.com/next-event/

(Metro Collaborative Members are VIP guests at this event. Also; you are welcome to watch on streaming video.)

October Functional Forum

**Dinner will be provided. The main presentation begins at 8:00 pm.**

Keynote Speakers

Russell Jaffe MD, PhD
Artemis P. Simopoulos, MD

Other Speakers include:

Marie Steinmetz, MD
Shaiv Kapadia, MD

Location:
Waterview Conference Center
1919 N. Lynn Street, Arlington VA 22209    
(571) 303–3032

Agenda:

  1. 4:00pm-5:00 pm    Welcome Reception
  2. 5:00pm-6:30 pm    Content Session for Local Practitioners
  3. 6:30pm-7:45 pm    Pre-show Reception
  4. 8:00pm-9:30 pm    Live Functional Forum
  5. 9:30pm-10:30 pm  Post-show Reception
  6. MC: James Maskell
  7. Founder and CEO Evolution of Medicine

Have you seen my TEDx talk on "Healthcare from Scratch"? View it here.

Host: Evolution of Medicine Summit and Podcast

Host: Functional Forum - First interactive medical show - See our archived shows here

Want to develop influence in your community? Start a Functional Forum Meetup

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” 
― Richard Buckminster Fuller

 

Oct
5
6:30 pm18:30

DC Metro Collaborative Dinner: 10/5, 6:30pm. Please RSVP, ASAP, as space is a bit limited: Thanks for your referrals and commitment.

Happy End of Summer!
Our next expanding DC Interdisciplinary Collaborative Dinner, 10/5 at 6:30, PM RSVP.   Location announcement with confirmation

Agenda for the fall, as time allows.   Your feedback, input: welcome.

Starting with new member introductions: practice/work/successes/philosophies/strategies/methods, as well as updates of clinical innovations you feel most important.  We have discussed a magizine ad and a web site  You audience/our group is eager to learn what you are up to.  Plan 3-5 minutes, then ask for questions.  Refine for the group present as new members join or there may be guests from neighboring groups.  If your talk has new info and is engaging, there are often questions.  Ideally, there will be time to discuss the groups goals for the year, branding, etc.   

Agenda for the Fall:

  1. Create highly functional collaborations not only between complementary practices but also between everyone who participates as well as between groups, especially for those of the same discipline.  Those with the most synergy: connect between dinners. 
  2. Strategic referrals with a transference of good will, information and understanding using Facebook, Linkedin.com, Instagram and Google Groups 
  3. Ideas that interface with the public, institutions, social media and presentation to the public.
  4. What other disciplines?  Who would our community benefit?  Who would you like to see?
  5. Lecture series for the public?   This could be evening with one presenter per session in a public and local space.  Needed:  a concrete proposal and commitment to a comprehensive collaborative series; a separate program that will be on going for those interested.  Or members can initiate on own.
  6. Sharing of offices and teams; etc.
  7. Refer to our other groups,  encourage referrals from those groups and build your relationships with those clinicians. 
  8. Use MC brand and badge, available on your site, linking your commitment to Interdisciplinary Collaboration.
  9. Sharing your work with social media, in emails, on calls, etc really support trust and relationship. Often, it is simple for colleagues aligned or complementary with you to just see each others offices and/or have lunch and learns.  It is not easy to understand what exactly each other does and how exactly to refer. Many have had open houses.  

Thank you for your commitment. Few dispute that our health care is in need of interdisciplinary approaches, for every one's sake. Collaboration works, even if on a basic referral basis.  In NY, DC, NJ, VA & MD we see success even from diverse disciplines.  

Oct
4
6:30 pm18:30

Bethesda/Rockville Interdisciplinary Collaborative Dinner: 10/4, 6:30pm. Please RSVP, ASAP. Thanks for your referrals and commitment.

Happy End of Summer!
Our next expanding DC Interdisciplinary Collaborative Dinner, 10/4 at 6:30, PM RSVP.   Location announcement with confirmation

Agenda for the fall, as time allows. Your feedback, input: welcome.

Starting with new member introductions: practice/work/successes/philosophies/strategies/methods, as well as updates of clinical innovations you feel most important.  We have discussed a magizine ad and a web site  You audience/our group is eager to learn what you are up to.  Plan 3-5 minutes, then ask for questions.  Refine for the group present as new members join or there may be guests from neighboring groups.  If your talk has new info and is engaging, there are often questions.  Ideally, there will be time to discuss the groups goals for the year, branding, etc.   

Agenda for the Fall:

  1. Create highly functional collaborations not only between complementary practices but also between everyone who participates as well as between groups, especially for those of the same discipline.  Those with the most synergy: connect between dinners. 
  2. Strategic referrals with a transference of good will, information and understanding using Facebook, Linkedin.com, Instagram and Google Groups 
  3. Ideas that interface with the public, institutions, social media and presentation to the public.
  4. What other disciplines?  Who would our community benefit?  Who would you like to see?
  5. Lecture series for the public?   This could be evening with one presenter per session in a public and local space.  Needed:  a concrete proposal and commitment to a comprehensive collaborative series; a separate program that will be on going for those interested.  Or members can initiate on own.
  6. Sharing of offices and teams; etc.
  7. Refer to our other groups,  encourage referrals from those groups and build your relationships with those clinicians. 
  8. Use MC brand and badge, available on your site, linking your commitment to Interdisciplinary Collaboration.
  9. Sharing your work with social media, in emails, on calls, etc really support trust and relationship.  Often, it is simple for colleagues aligned or complementary with you to just see each others offices and/or have lunch and learns.  It is not easy to understand what exactly each other does and how exactly to refer.   Many have had open houses.  

Thank you for your commitment. Few dispute that our health care is in need of interdisciplinary approaches, for every one's sake.   Collaboration works, even if on a basic referral basis.  In NY, DC, NJ, VA & MD we see success even from diverse disciplines. 

Sep
29
6:30 pm18:30

Manhattan Metro Collaborative Dinner: 9/29, 6:30pm. Please RSVP, ASAP, as space is a bit limited: Thanks.

  • Sarabeth's Restaurant

Happy End of Summer!
Our next Manhattan Group dinner will be 9/29/16 at 6:30pm. RSVP  (Gotham Group: 9/27) Thanks.

Agenda for the fall, as time allows.   Your feedback, input: welcome.

At this dinner, first: 
Introduce your practice/work/successes/philosophies/strategies/methods, as well as updates of clinical innovations you feel most important.  What are our marketing plans?   We have discussed a magizine ad and a web site  You audience/our group is eager to learn what you are up to.  Plan 3-5 minutes, then ask for questions.  Refine for the group present as new members join or there may be guests from neighboring groups.  If your talk has new info and is engaging, there are often questions.  Ideally, there will be time to discuss the groups goals for the year, branding, etc.   

Agenda for the Fall:

  1. Create highly functional collaborations not only between complementary practices but also between everyone who participates as well as between groups, especially for those of the same discipline.  Those with the most synergy: connect between dinners. 
  2. Strategic referrals with a transference of good will, information and understanding using Facebook, Linkedin.com, Instagram and Google Groups 
  3. Ideas that interface with the public, institutions, social media and presentation to the public.
  4. What other disciplines?  Who would our community benefit?  Who would you like to see?
  5. Lecture series for the public?   This could be evening with one presenter per session in a public and local space.  Needed:  a concrete proposal and commitment to a comprehensive collaborative series; a separate program that will be on going for those interested.  Or members can initiate on own.
  6. Sharing of offices and teams; etc.
  7. Refer to our other groups,  encourage referrals from those groups and build your relationships with those clinicians. 
  8. Use MC brand and badge, available on your site, linking your commitment to Interdisciplinary Collaboration.
  9. Sharing your work with social media, in emails, on calls, etc really support trust and relationship.  Often, it is simple for colleagues aligned or complementary with you to just see each others offices and/or have lunch and learns.  It is not easy to understand what exactly each other does and how exactly to refer.   In NYC, many have had open houses.  

Thank you for your commitment. Few dispute that our health care is in need of interdisciplinary approaches, for every one's sake.   Collaboration works, even if on a basic referral basis.  In NY, DC, NJ, VA & MD we see success even from diverse disciplines.  

 

Sep
27
6:30 pm18:30

Gotham Metro Collaborative Dinner: 9/27, 6:30pm. Please RSVP, ASAP, as space is a bit limited.......Thank you!

  • Sarabeth's Restaurant

Happy End of Summer!
Our next dinner will be 9/27/16 at 6:30pm. Location: undecided; please RSVP. Thanks.

Agenda for the fall, as time allows. Your feedback, input: welcome.

At each dinner: 
Introduce your practice, especially your successes,  philosophies, strategies and methods, as well as updates of clinical innovations.  What are our marketing plans?   We have discussed a magizine ad and a web site  You audience/our group is eager to learn what you are up to.  Plan 3-5 minutes, refined for the group present as new members join or there are guests from neighboring groups.  If your talk has new info and is engaging, there are often questions.  We want some more time to discuss the groups goals for the year, branding, etc.   

Then:

  1. Create highly functional collaborations not only between complementary practices but also between everyone who participates as well as between groups, especially for those of the same discipline.  Those with the most synergy: connect between dinners. 
  2. Strategic referrals with a transference of good will, information and understanding using Facebook, Linkedin.com, Instagram and Google Groups 
  3. Ideas that interface with the public, institutions, social media and presentation to the public.
  4. What other disciplines?  Who would our community benefit?  Who would you like to see?
  5. Lecture series for the public?   This could be evening with one presenter per session in a public and local space.  Needed:  a concrete proposal and commitment to a comprehensive collaborative series; a separate program that will be on going for those interested.  Or members can initiate on own.
  6. Sharing of offices and teams; etc.
  7. Refer to our other groups,  encourage referrals from those groups and build your relationships with those clinicians. 
  8. Use MC brand and badge, available on your site, linking your commitment to Interdisciplinary Collaboration.
  9. Sharing your work with social media, in emails, on calls, etc really support trust and relationship.  Often, it is simple for colleagues aligned or complementary with you to just see each others offices and/or have lunch and learns.  It is not easy to understand what exactly each other does and how exactly to refer.  In NYC, many have had open houses.  

Thank you for your commitment. Few dispute that our health care is in need of interdisciplinary approaches, for every one's sake.   Collaboration works, even if on a basic referral basis.  In NY, DC, NJ, VA & MD we see success even from diverse disciplines.  

Sep
26
6:30 pm18:30

Westchester/Greenwich Clinical Collaborative Dinner: 9/26

  • Rye Grill & Bar

Happy End of Summer!
Our next dinner will be 9/26/16. Location: undecided; please RSVP

Agenda for the fall, as time allows.  Your feedback and input welcome.

At each dinner: 
Introduce your practice, especially your successes,  philosophies, strategies and methods, as well as updates of clinical innovations.  What are our marketing plans?   We have discussed a magizine ad and a web site  You audience/our group is eager to learn what you are up to.  Plan 3-5 minutes, refined for the group present as new members join or there are guests from neighboring groups.  If your talk has new info and is engaging, there are often questions.  We want some more time to discuss the groups goals for the year, branding, etc.   

Then:

  1. Create highly functional collaborations not only between complementary practices but also between everyone who participates as well as between groups, especially for those of the same discipline.  Those with the most synergy: connect between dinners. 
  2. Strategic referrals with a transference of good will, information and understanding using Facebook, Linkedin.com, Instagram and Google Groups 
  3. Ideas that interface with the public, institutions, social media and presentation to the public.
  4. What other disciplines?  Who would our community benefit?  Who would you like to see?
  5. Lecture series for the public?   This could be evening with one presenter per session in a public and local space.  Needed:  a concrete proposal and commitment to a comprehensive collaborative series; a separate program that will be on going for those interested.  Or members can initiate on own.
  6. Sharing of offices and teams; etc.
  7. Refer to our other groups,  encourage referrals from those groups and build your relationships with those clinicians. 
  8. Use MC brand and badge, available on your site, linking your commitment to Interdisciplinary Collaboration.
  9. Sharing your work with social media, in emails, on calls, etc really support trust and relationship.  Often, it is simple for colleagues aligned or complementary with you to just see each others offices and/or have lunch and learns.  It is not easy to understand what exactly each other does and how exactly to refer.   In NYC, many have had open houses.  

Thank you for your commitment. Few dispute that our health care is in need of interdisciplinary approaches, for every one's sake.   Collaboration works, even if on a basic referral basis.  In NY, DC, NJ, VA & MD we see success even from diverse disciplines.