Special Events

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Sunday, April 24

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AHAPAC Appreciation Luncheon | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Come one, come all to THE CIRCUS, the "wildest political show on earth." John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon, co-hosts of Showtime's popular political documentary series, pull back the curtain, revealing the intense, inspiring and infuriating stories behind the headlines. Heilemann and McKinnon will share a lively discussion about what they learned from their front row seats of this fascinating and historical political period in modern American history. Invitation only. For more information on AHAPAC, contact Shari Dexter at (202) 626-2338.

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Welcoming First-Time Attendees and New Members | 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Get the most from your AHA membership, meet new colleagues and maximize your Annual Meeting experience through this special welcome.

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ACHE: Agility & Resilience in Health Care Leadership: Key Behaviors for Leading Change | 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

The recent COVID pandemic has magnified the chronic stressors that leaders deal with, which can lead to burnout. Amer Kaissi, Ph.D., professor of healthcare administration at Trinity University, focuses on tangible take-home behaviors that leaders can implement right away. This evidence-based model incorporates the importance of optimism, compassion and gratitude, as well as self-care behaviors such as short reflections; strategic breaks; realistic boundaries between work and personal lives; and healthy sleep habits.

Attendees of the Sunday ACHE Education Session will receive 1.5 hours of ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits. Additional registration fee is required.

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AHA Leadership Celebration | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

A celebration of our field’s outstanding leadership including 2020 and 2021 AHA board chairs Melinda L. Estes, M.D., and Rod Hochman, M.D, and features brief remarks by 2022 AHA Board Chair Wright L. Lassiter III., president and CEO, Henry Ford Health System.

Monday, April 25

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Health Care Leadership Breakfast | 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Join Margaret Brennan, moderator of CBS News’ Face the Nation, for a look at today's top issues, the dynamics of the mid-term elections, and the impact on individuals and our nation. Brennan is also CBS News’ Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent and previously served as its White House correspondent, covering the Biden, Trump and Obama Administrations. Additional registration fee is required.

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AHA Recognition Luncheon | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p m

AHA 2022 Board Chair, Wright Lassiter, III, and former NFL great Boomer Esiason, will honor recipients of the AHA’s 2022 leadership awards. Esiason's accomplishments stretch far beyond football. After his son Gunnar was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF), Esiason created the Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) in 1993 to fund research to find a cure for the deadly disease. Its mission is to provide a higher quality of life for people with CF, raising more than $150 million for the fight against CF.

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Government Relations Officers Network Luncheon | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join Eugene Robinson, associate editor of The Washington Post, as he shares his insights on politics and the mid-term elections. Robinson has the ear of inside-the-beltway political insiders. With more than 25 years of reporting experience, his incisive political commentary is often featured on news programs such as MSNBC's Hardball, The Rachel Maddow Show and NBC's Meet the Press. Widely recognized for his uncanny ability to speak truth to power, Robinson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who brings audiences an important perspective on today's political news. By invitation only.


Reception for AHAPAC's Top Contributors | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

Trustee Reception

Trustee Reception | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Connect with fellow trustees in a relaxed and informal setting.

Commercial Connections Reception

AHA Annual Meeting Associate & Sponsor Appreciation Reception | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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

Tuesday, April 26

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ACHE Breakfast Meeting | 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m

Enjoy coffee and conversation with ACHE colleagues and the opportunity to gain perspectives on health care and leadership from ACHE chair, Anthony Armada, FACHE, executive vice president and chief transformation officer at Generations Healthcare Network. Additional registration fee is required.

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Trustee Leadership Breakfast | 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Hear perspectives from former Congresswoman and current CNN Contributor, Mia Love (R-Utah). Love is the first and only Republican African American woman to ever serve in Congress and is presently a non-resident senior fellow at The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Additional registration fee is required.

Foster G. McGaw Prize

The Foster G. McGaw Prize Luncheon | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Honoring the 2021 Foster G. McGaw Prize winner and finalists. The award is jointly sponsored by luncheon host The Baxter International Foundation, AHA and Health Research & Educational Trust. This event is invitation only.