FMMA 2023 9th Annual Conference

The Force: Medical Liberty & Patient Autonomy

May 3-5, 2023 Wednesday – Friday

Hotel Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri


2023 FMMA Annual Conference

Medical Liberty & Patient Autonomy 

From May 3-5, 2023, at Hotel Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri….

In our own galaxy, very, very near, medical liberty and patient autonomy are under threat.

The Empire — the current, overpriced, underperforming U.S. healthcare system — has four trillion reasons to protect its status-quo system. The Rebel Alliance — a growing movement of free market entrepreneurs and enthusiasts — have been enlightened on a new path forward: direct care models built on transparency, affordability, access and a better physician and patient experience.

Join us at The Force: Medical Liberty and Patient Autonomy, where these rebels and freedom fighters come together to illuminate free market healthcare models and learn from Rebel Leader Luminaries like Peter Klein, Chris Deacon, Dr. Keith Smith, Cori Zavada, Dr. Arti Thangudu, Shawn Strash, Dr. Cristin Dickerson, Jay Kempton, and more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from experts, network with fellow advocates, and take action to defend medical liberty and patient autonomy adhering to free market principles.

At the 2023 FMMA Annual Conference attendees will:

* Expand the reach and value amongst employers
* Leverage the wisdom of the National and Local Chapters to build Direct Care strategies and plans
* Convene Direct Care clinicians, benefits advisors, employers, and community leaders

May the force (and the free market) be with us.

The Rebel Invasion begins on May 3, 2023, in Kansas City.

Do or do not. There is no try.

Attending the Conference

All clinicians, employers, benefits advisors, and solutions firms that support free-market principles and wish to advance direct care models are invited to attend the 2023 FMMA Annual Conference. Pricing discounts are extended to members, but you do not need to join FMMA to attend.

How to register for the 2023 Annual Conference: 
Current FMMA Member Registration:
Login to your account. Click Events. Sign up for the 2023 FMMA Annual Conference at the lowest member rate. During the registration process, you can add other attendees at your member rate.

New Member Registration:
Click “Join FMMA” (the button below). Register with personal/company contact information. Select membership level. Complete registration. Click “Events” (top menu bar). You’ll see the 2023 Annual Conference as an option. Join at the lowest member rate. During the registration process, you can add other attendees at your member rate.

Non-Member Registration:
Click “Register” (top menu bar). Click Events (top menu) before you enter contact info. Select ticket.

For registration assistance, email:


Keith Smith, MD smiling in yellow tie and dark suit

G. Keith Smith, MD

Internationally recognized free market entrepreneur and anesthesiologist, Surgery Center of Oklahoma, featured by The New York Times, ABC news, Forbes, CNBC, John Stossel Show, Huffington Post and other national publications.

Peter Klein in suit and tie

Peter Klein, PHD

Professor Klein is an expert on free market principles in healthcare, currently teaching at Baylor University and adjunct professor at the Norwegian School of Economics. He has published research on entrepreneurship, strategy, and organization, receiving multiple awards and funding from organizations such as the National Science Foundation and the Kauffman Foundation.

Jay Kempton, smiling in dark suit and tie


J. Wayne Kempton

Free market pioneer, Founder & President/CEO of The Kempton Group Administrators, a nationally-recognized Third Party Administrator for self funded benefits; former Board member, Society of Professional Benefits Administrators; Co-founder, FMMA.


Chris Deacon, JD smiling

Chris Deacon, JD
Principal Owner
VerSan Consulting

Shawn Strash, MHA, MBA, CHC, FACHE
CEO / VP, Ambulatory Surgery & Hospital Relations

Cori Zavada, JD smiling and leaning against white wall

Cori Zavada, JD
Founder and CEO
Fiduciary Risk Management & VezaHealth

Matt Ohrt smiling outside in front of trees in a suit

Matt Ohrt
Self Fund Health and Leader of HCBP Group

Endocrinologist Dr Arti Thangudu smiling in white shirt in front of brick wall

Arti Thangudu, MD
Founder & CEO
Complete Medicine

Jeff Williams CEO founder of Well Bridge smiling in front of brick wall

Jeff Williams
WellBridge Surgical

Allison Edwards smiling

Allison Edwards, MD
Medical Director

Michael Habig, MD smiling in white lab coat

Michael Havig, MD
Founder & CEO

Molly Rutherford, MD

Molly Rutherford, MD, MPH
Bluegrass Family Wellness

David Cameron Smiling

David Cameron, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Hint Health

Cristin Dickerson, MD
Founder & CEO
Green Imaging

Program Schedule

Wednesday, May 3 – Friday, May 5 at the Hotel Kansas City


12:00 – 5:00pm Early Registration

2:00 – 4:00pm FMMA Chapter Leader Strategic Planning

5:00 -7:00pm Sponsor booth set up – Starlight Ballroom

8:00 – 10:00pm Opening Party – Starlight Ballroom


7:30 – 9:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 11:30am FMMA General Session & breakouts

11:30-1:00pm  Luncheon & Free Market Solution Spotlight

1:30 – 4:00pm FMMA General Session & breakouts

4:00 – 6:00pm Free Market Mixer – Starlight Ballroom


7:30 – 9:00am Continental Breakfast with Solutions

9:00 – 11:30am FMMA General Session & breakouts

11:30 – 12:00pm FMMA Annual Conference Closing Keynote

12:00 – 2:00pm Sponsor booth tear down


Interested in reaching dedicated free market medicine advocates and key business decision makers? Consider sponsoring the FMMA 2023 Annual Conference. Click the button below to learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities & get started.


Hotel Kansas City

1228 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64105

Booking Link 

Get ready! FMMA is taking over Hotel Kansas City

Centrally located in the historic Kansas City Club Building, the hotel is only steps away from the city’s best nightlife, restaurants, and shopping.

Nestled next to the Power and Light District, Hotel Kansas City is more than just a place to stay—it offers a chance to time-travel back in history to the Roaring Twenties, when the bustling social club first opened its doors in 1922. 

Today, the club enjoys life as Hotel Kansas City, with preserved touches like stained glass and hand-hewn walnut as reminders of a proud past—while modern restaurants, bars, and rooms ground guests fully in the present. 


Phone number for group reservation

Group code: G-OWZH

2023 Sponsors



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FMMA Partner

  • The Phia Group
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