Annual Conference


2018 Practice Managers Conference

The National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, NORM, is holding their Thirteenth annual conference in Tampa, FL October 4 – 6, 2018.

The conference is intended for managers, administrators and physician managers of private Rheumatology Practices and is designed to help take Rheumatology management to the next level. Join us in Tampa for the opportunity to network with Rheumatology professionals from across the country. The 2018 conference fee is $100 for NORM members which includes the conference materials, Thursday evening welcome reception, Friday evening reception and dinner, and all breakfasts, lunches and breaks.
Register before March 31st and the conference fee is just $75.

2018 Conference

Conference Brochure
NORM 2018 Conference Brochure – click here

Conference Topics as of 3/20/18

General Sessions
Compliance Manuals
Stark Law
5 Languages of Appreciation and Motivation in the Workplace
Regulatory Update

Breakout Sessions
How to do a self-audit based on compliance manual
7 Myths and 7 Sklls of Strategic Human Resources
Forte 101 (for new members)
Forte in your practice


NORM is offering the AAPC-CRHC certification exam on Thursday, October 4. For additional information please login to the members’ only website and visit the AAPC-CRHC page.

Corporate Membership Levels
If you would like to support NORM through a corporate membership our corporate membership levels are available here.

Sponsor and Exhibit Opportunities for 2018 Conference
If you are interested in supporting NORM through a sponsorship or would like to exhibit at the conference information is available here.

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For additional information contact Tammala Bulger, NORM Administrative Director:
910.520.0515 or email

Refund Policy.

Conference attendees if you are unable to attend the conference we will refund your $100 conference fee if we are notified in writing no later than September 1, 2018.

  • As a speaker at the first ad hoc meeting of rheumatology practice managers gathered in a single small room at its infancy a decade ago, I’m amazed to see how NORM has blossomed into a high energy organization of depth and professional meetings with parallel break-out symposia between plenary sessions. NORM has truly come of age. This is where the “business” of rheumatology gets learned. The ”guildmanship” for rheumatology practice management is now strong.- Paul H. Caldron, DO, FACP, FACR, MBA, Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates
  • In a time of demanding changes in the management of medical practices in the US, NORM has been a lifesaver to the community of Rheumatology practices.  NORM has allowed our practice to stay ahead of the many demands of CMS and others payors and has ensured that our practice remains cognizant of new issues that arise in HIPPA compliance, human resources and medical billing to name a few. Sending our Practice Manager to NORM's conferences has been cost-effective and beneficial to our practice because she returns to our office with an abundance of information that otherwise would have taken months to compile. Every Rheumatology practice that wishes to stay on top of emerging issues in practice management should consider sending a member of their staff to NORM's conference.- Michael S. Rosen M.D., Chester County Rheumatology PC
  • Thanks to all those wonderful people in the NORM Network who respond to emails, offering their advice, experience, time, and support ... I haven't even been a member a full year yet and I am amazed at the dedication of everyone who responds to helping via emails and the NORM Organization itself! I have barely had a chance to explore the resources and I have yet to really dive into requests for help still I am silently learning so much and do occasionally offer what I can! Thank you all!- Cheryl Piambino, Kenneth E. Bresky, DO

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