Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program

44 th Annual Winter Conference

2022 Winter Medical Conference

44th Annual

February 24-26, 2022


This is an open invitation offered to anyone interested in joining many of their friends and neighbors in the Tucson community over Rodeo days in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado.  We have also extended the conference in recent years to include many guests from around the nation. Great rates have been negotiated for the entire week.

The favorable rates  include discounts on lodging, ski rentals, and lift tickets.  The ski-in/out lodging options are detailed in the links and include a 4 star resort with world class spa,  as well as The Mountain Lodge, with condos and cabins.  Both accommodations are located in the town of Mountain Village at 9500 ft elevation.



This conference will focus on recent advances in diagnosis and treatment of medical, dental and surgical diseases. The presentations, which will cover a broad range of subjects, are designed to enhance the participants' knowledge in their area of expertise while providing a broad overview of allied areas, in order to improve patient care.


THMEP is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. This conference is under application for category  1  CME through THMEP.  

Registration and Hotels

Hotel reservations for 2022 have been available since April 2021. Everyone should hold room reservations to avoid missing out on the block room rate. Please note the lenient cancellation policy.

Make your reservations today so that you will have the desired rooms needed for next year. Each year we have been filling the room block several months prior.

Meeting Registration


for 2022


The Mountain Lodge Reservations

If anyone has a special requests, questions, or would like to book a cabin please contact:


Sam Barnes   – 970-369-5000

Dina Beserra – 970-369-6117

The Peaks Resort Reservations

Click here for 2022 The Peak reservation

The Peaks Resort includes a $50 food credit per day, for each room night. This can be used at The Peaks during your stay.

 For any problems with your bookings at The Peaks, please contact Travis Tayrien:  TTayrien@tellurideskiresort.com or   970-728-7381

Discounted rates are available by identifying yourself as a part of The Tucson Medical Group. These rates are available for anyone, even though your friends may not be attending the conference. Contact must be made directly with the properties.

Agenda 2022-  PRELIMINARY- Final agenda will be posted in January 2022.




        SPEAKER                                            TITLE/TOPIC


Kaufman MD, David                                 COVID Update- 2022



Juneman MD, Elizabeth                             Cardiology-  TBD



Waggoner DO,  Thomas                           Watchman Procedure



Chaisson MD, Patrick                                Bariatric Surgery in Women



Jansky MD, Milo                                       Geriatric Polypharmacy



Duerkson MD, Kathleen                           Treatment of Eye Lid Cancers.



Allen MD, Larissa                                      Gastroenterology- TBD



Filsoof MD, Darius                                    Interventional Bronchoscopy



Aaronson MD, Rob                                   Pulmonary-  TBD



Agenda 2021- (prior year)

       SPEAKER                        TITLE/TOPIC

1.    Larissa Allen MD                    GERD 2021

2.    Liz Almli, MD                        A Physician’s Cancer Experience: Doctors at Risk

3.    Tung Bui, DDS                      Does Root Canal Treatment Cause Cancer?

4.    Sean Elliot, MD FAAP            COVID-19: A Pediatric Perspective.

 5.   Claudia Gray, DDS               Minimally Invasive Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty

6.    Kim Hewson, MD                  Fat Ski Syndrome- updated

7.    Andrew Mahoney, MD          Shoulder Arthroplasty

8.    Jack McGettigan, MD            Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine: Tucson Site Experience & Obserations

9.    Sam Moussa, MD                   Understanding Optimal Evaluation of Patients with NASH

10.  Andrew Rice, DPM               Biologics for Soft Tissue Repair & the At-Risk Limb

11.  Scott Sheftel, MD                   I Know What You Did Last Summer….Your Skin Throughout the Decades

12. Mitchell Halter, MD               Assessment and Optimization of the Upper Airway in OSA

13. Joe Matthews, DDS, MS         Mandibular Advancement Devices for OSA

Lift Ticket Vouchers

2022 Lift Discounts:  It is not clear what the discounts will be for 2022 season and how they will be administered. The discounted amount in past years has been about 30%, determined in January. It may be beneficial to purchase the regional pass discounts from the Telluride office directly, as offered each October-November. The EPIC Pass has offered Telluride discounts and is a good source to research as well.

Advanced lift ticket purchase was required for the past year. It is not clear if the rules may change prior this Febuary.

If you have purchased an Epic Pass www.EpicPass.com for 4, 5, 6, or 7 days, those will be honored at Telluride, as well as the full Epic Pass. 

We strongly suggest that everyone read the FAQ's on the Telluride website:   https://tellurideskiresort.com/ski/#Epic%20Passholders
The information provided should answer most of your questions.

For ticket and pass inquiries call 970.728.7517 and ask for group sales desk,  or email passes@telski.com . Please mention that these are referencing Group Sales.

Ski Rental Discount

30% discount:   ***Be sure to make reservations 7 or more days in advance to assure you receive the discount.***  Both companies also offer door to door service if you are not staying at one of the locations below. For additional questions, contact the rental company directly.

At The Peaks:

Telluride Sports is located at The Peaks Resort and also has several other locations available on the mountain and in the town of Telluride. The link will automatically provide the 30% discount once you complete the advance reservation.

All discounts will require reservations online at least 48 hours prior to arrival. There are no options for walk-in discounts.

Please pick up rentals as early as possible on arrival, as to alleviate any traffic to the rental shop in the early mornings. 

        Telluride Sports: 


At The Mountain Lodge:

Located on site at the Mountain Lodge, is Christy Sports. 

The link below will require that you reserve in advance to receive the 30% discount. In addition, if you will be in Telluride on other dates during the season, they will honor our discounted rate.




For guests wishing to get their equipment rentals delivered and fit in the convenience of their lodging property, they can go to:

 www.d2dskis.com     and save 20% off the premium delivery service.