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VA Healthcare 2018 Summit

14 May, 2018 - 16 May, 2018, Washington, DC, United States

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VA Healthcare 2018 is designed to bring together leaders within the VA and International Militaries to discuss policies, best practices, program modernizations and advancements in new technologies and facilities, as well as to discuss challenges and opportunities shaping the future of healthcare delivery.

Learn, share and connect with industry leaders offering cutting edge innovations and network with likeminded professionals to explore redefining best practices in a collaborative environment. VA Healthcare 2018 will offer you professional growth with our CME certified sessions in addition to directly contributing to the well being of our veterans who have sacrificed for our country.

Topics covered during the conference include:

  • Veteran Centered Modules & Delivering Patient Care
  • Telehealth Services and making Healthcare Accessible
  • Suicide Prevention and Community Partners
  • IT Modernization and DoD Collaboration
  • PTSD, Invisible Wounds and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Readjusting Facilities to Meet the Needs of Veterans
  • Women's Care & Treatment Options
  • Electronic Health Records and IT Excellence
  • Change Management and Cultural Improvements
  • Advances in Prosthetics and Alternative Miedicine for Veterans
  • Process Your Claim in 30 Days!
  • Addressing the Shortage of Physicians and Nurses
  • And more!


MGM National Harbor
101 MGM National Ave                        
Oxon Hill, MD 20745                            

MGM National Harbor is the premiere entertainment destination located on the banks of the Potomac just outside of Washington DC. The recipe for a perfect getaway, it features a 3,000 seat Theater, 308 luxurious hotel rooms, 9 restaurants from acclaimed chefs, 3 bars and lounges, a lavish salon and spa and a gaming floor bigger than the White House. MGM National Harbor delivers monumental experiences daily.

The special room rate of $253 has been established to make your reservation process easy. There is also an $18 daily resort fee per room.  Simply call 844-646-6847and give the group name VA Healthcare. You must make your reservation no later than April 20th, 2018. For your convenience, the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference, based on availability.  You can also use the booking link below to make a reservation online.

Click here to book now!

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the HotelMap link provided; this shows live availability and rates for all hotels in the area and allows you to book directly with the hotel of your choice within your budget.Pre-Conference Focus Days - Monday, May 14, 2018

Main Conference Day One -Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Main Conference Day Two - Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

2018 Speakers Include:

  • Mr. Thomas Murphy, Executive in Charge VBA, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Honorable Dr. Christopher L. Vojta, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Peter Shelby, Asst. Secretary for Office of Human Resources & Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Lynda Davis, Chief Veterans Experience Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Scott Blackburn, Executive in Charge for Information and Technology & Chief Information Officer, Office of Information and Technology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Leslie Wiggins, Director VISN 7, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Craig Robinson, (A)Executive Director & Associate Executive Director, National Acquisition Center (NAC), Office of Acquisitions, Logistics, and Construction, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Fernando O. Rivera, MBA, FACHE, Director, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
  • Philip Christy, Associate Executive Director, Strategic Acquisition Center (SAC), Office of Acquisitions, Logistics, and Construction, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Thomas Muir, Executive Director, Support Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Stella Fiotes, Principal Executive Director, Office of Acquisition. Logistics and Construction, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Jesse Burgard MS, PsyD, Regional Director of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • William Cerniuk, Program Director, VA Mobile Health, VHA Technology Director, VA Central Office
  • Alison M. Whitehead MPH, RYT, PMP, National Program Manager Integrative Health Coordinating Center, VHA OPCC&CT
  • Kenneth Rubin, Director of Standards and Interoperability, VHA, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Paula A. Taylor, Northeast District Manager for Claims Representation and Counseling, Texas Veterans Commission
  • Dr. Patricia Nance, Chief of Comprehensive Rehabilitation, VA Long Beach Healthcare System
  • Chip Harman, Content Strategy Manager My HealtheVet, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Luwanda Jones, Executive Director Acquisition Strategy & Business Office of Information & Technology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Kelly S. Wright, Ed.D., Instructional Systems Specialist, Talent Management Office IT Workforce Development Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Michael Hitchens, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Coordinator, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Anna Baker, MBA, PMP, Women Veterans Program Manager, Texas Veterans Commission
  • Shenita Guillory, Telehealth Rural Access Program Manger, VISN 17
  • Valerie Li, Government and IDN Director, Rauland
  • Carmel Hinkle, Federal Account Executive, Granicus
  • Sherman Gillums Jr., Chief Strategy Officer, American Veterans National Headquarters
  • Ms. Mary Ellen Elias, Simulation Coordinator Co-Director of Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Simulation, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Pam Maercklein, Women Veterans Healthcare Liaison, Texas Veterans Commission
  • Jerry Greenwell, Chief Executive Officer, CPS HR Consulting
  • Blake Shaw, Senior Partner, Change & Innovation Agency
  • Dr. Kathleen DeNardi, Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare
  • Jim Champy, Business Consultant, & Author
  • Elvin J Ortiz-Rullán, Product Director, Neuroscience Market Access, Janssen Infectious Diseases
  • Michael Boland, Training Specialist Department of Education and Innovative Learning, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Dr. Joseph Troncale, Medical Director, Retreat Premier Addiction Center
  • Scott Hensley, VP Sales & Business Development, IV Watch


Event details

14 May, 2018
16 May, 2018
MGM National Harbor
District Of Columbia
United States


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