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Sunday | Monday | Tuesday
Sunday, April 14, 2024
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Trustee Networking Breakfast

Connect with fellow trustees in a relaxed and informal setting.

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Trustee Insights Session #1: Age-Friendly Care: How Trustees Can Enhance Patient Safety

Learn strategies that help trustees drive age-friendly care initiatives to keep older patients safe and supported.


Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN
President of the John A. Hartford Foundation

Maulik Joshi, Dr.P.H.
President and CEO of Meritus Health

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Trustee Insights Session #2: What Governing Board’s Need to Know about Cybersecurity Threats

Join John Riggi, AHA’s national advisor for cybersecurity and risk, to hear the latest cyber threats targeting health care and key takeaways from HHS proposed cybersecurity strategy for the health care sector. This interactive session will equip you with questions to ask that can help your board assess risk programs and plan for when a breech occurs. Submit questions ahead of time to Sue Ellen Wagner at swagner@aha.org.


John Riggi
AHA’s National Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

AHAPAC Luncheon

Join Washington insiders and political commentators Dana Perino and Harold Ford Jr. as they provide insight on today’s political climate. The former White House Press Secretary and five-term congressman, now co-hosts of The Five on FOX News, will showcase their shared commitment to robust and productive debate as they dive into the headlines and the issues that cut across the aisle. By invitation only. For more information on AHAPAC, contact Shari Dexter at (202) 626-2338.

Dana Perino
Former White House Press Secretary, Co-host of The Five on Fox News

Harold Ford, Jr
Former five-term congressman (D-TN), Co-host of The Five on Fox News

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Welcoming First Time Attendees and New Members

Meet new colleagues and maximize your Annual Meeting experience through this special welcome.

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

ACHE Education Session: Cracking the Healthcare Leadership Code

Join this session to learn more about how leadership priorities need to adapt to an evolving workforce, and how power gradients influence safety, engagement, retention, and culture. Participants will gain insights into how leading an organization with purpose can improve culture, burnout, and clinical and nonclinical outcomes, and uncover opportunities to strengthen culture through various communication and relationship-building tactics. This session will include featured speaker Kevin Joseph, MD, FACHE, chief clinical officer at Ascension Healthcare. Attendees of the Sunday ACHE Education Session will receive 1.5 hours of ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits. Additional registration fee is required.


Kevin Joseph, MD, FACHE
Chief Clinical Officer, Ascension Health

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Rural Washington Update

Ensuring policies better support care access in rural areas is essential to maintaining our nation's health. This update will feature candid discussion from rural health policy experts.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Post-Acute Care Update

Consumer demands and the rapid pace of changes in care delivery continue to accelerate and evolve hospital and post-acute care relationships. Join leaders in the field for this roundtable conversation.

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Risk & Resilience: Evolving Threats in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is top of mind for hospitals and health systems as they work to manage and reduce risk and ensure secure and resilient systems. This session, moderated by John Riggi, AHA’s national advisor for cybersecurity and risk, features Nitin Natarajan, deputy director for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and J. Stephen Jones, MD, FACS, president and CEO of Inova Health System, discussing how to work with government partners to protect the safety of patients and communities.


Nitin Natarajan
Deputy Director for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Stephen Jones, MD, FACS
president and CEO of Inova Health System

John Riggi
AHA’s National Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Promise and Challenge of AI

Artificial Intelligence promises a new frontier of innovation and opportunity in healthcare – revolutionizing diagnostics, treatment plans, and patient care yet presents considerable challenges in developing adequate oversight and overcoming potential risks. This panel, moderated by Stephen Hughes, AHA’s director of health IT policy, will include Michael Schlosser, MD, MBA, FAANS, senior vice president of care transformation and innovation at HCA Healthcare, as they discuss the policy implications and regulatory challenges for fostering innovation while ensuring patient safety.


Michael Schlosser, MD, MBA, FAANS
Senior Vice President, Care Transformation and Innovation, HCA Healthcare

Stephen Hughes
AHA’s Director of Health IT Policy

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

AHA Leadership Celebration

Hosted by AHA Board Immediate Past Chair John Haupert, president and CEO of Grady Health System, this reception honors AHA’s 2024 Board Chair Joanne Conroy, president and CEO of Dartmouth Health, and all hospital and health system leaders.

John Haupert
President and CEO of Grady Health System, Immediate past chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees

Joanne Conroy
President and CEO of Dartmouth Health, Chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees

Monday, April 15, 2024
6:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m

Health Care Leadership Breakfast

Join General Lori Robinson, the most senior military woman to serve in the United States Department of Defense, in a candid discussion on leadership, overcoming obstacles, and the state of U.S. national security. Joanne Conroy, and Gen. Robinson will honor recipients of the AHA’s 2024 federal awards. Additional registration fee is required.

Gen. Lori Robinson
Commander, NORAD; commander; U.S. Northern Command (May 2016-May 2018); commander, Pacific Air Forces (October 2014-May 2016)

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

ACHE Breakfast Meeting

Enjoy coffee and conversation with ACHE colleagues and gain perspective on health care and leadership from ACHE Chair William Santulli, FACHE, President, Advocate Health – Midwest Region. Additional registration fee is required.

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Federal Forum Opening Plenary

Join AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack as he welcomes attendees. Stacey Hughes, AHA executive vice president of government relations and public policy, will discuss key issues affecting hospitals and health systems on Capitol Hill and AHA’s advocacy agenda. Additional speakers to be announced.

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Health Plan Accountability

Additional information on this session coming soon.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

AHA Recognition Luncheon

The AHA Recognition Luncheon will feature Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN, award-winning journalist, author, and neurosurgeon. We will honor recipients of AHA’s 2024 leadership awards.


Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Government Relations Officers Network Luncheon

Don’t miss this conversation with Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman, founders of Punchbowl News, as they cover congressional leadership and the White House. These New York Times best-selling authors have been writing about Congress and the politics of governing for more than a decade with incomparable access to the highest offices in Washington and unmatched insights on the policies, players, and personalities driving politics today. By invitation only.

Jake Sherman
FounderPunchbowl News Former co-author, POLITICO's Playbook

Anna Palmer
Founder and CEO, Punchbowl News Former co-author, POLITICO Playbook

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Federal Forum Plenary

Hear from lawmakers and policy experts on issues that matter to hospital and health system leaders. We’ll also honor the 2023 Distinguished Service Award winner. Speakers to be announced.

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Reception for AHAPAC’s Top Contributors

By invitation only. For more information on AHAPAC, contact Shari Dexter at (202) 626-2338.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Associates and Sponsors Appreciation Reception

Associate members and annual meeting sponsors are invited to this special gathering.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m. - 10:00 am

Federal Forum Closing Plenary

Hear directly from Capitol Hill leaders and the Administration on health care priorities in Congress. Speakers to be announced.