VA Healthcare Summit

July 19-20, 2022- Alexandria, VA, United States

Delivering the Highest-Quality Care to our Nation's Heroes

Across the entirety of the United States Government, there is no priority more imperative than that of providing the highest-quality care to our nation's Veterans. As the largest integrated health care network in the United States, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is tasked with providing care to our nation's Veterans. In order to provide Veterans with the world-class benefits and services they have rightfully earned, it requires a multitude of collaboration across organizations throughout the VA, one that must be ever modernizing to meet the evolving needs of our nation's Veterans.

The VA has undergone a number of significant challenges over the past decade. The pandemic has forced the VA to shift the way that it provides patient experience and care, with a need to better integrate digital and mobile technologies like telehealth. Supply chain disruptions are changing the way that the VA provides the tools, equipment, medicine and technology to its providers and patients. The integration of electronic health records is changing the way that clinicians provide care at VA medical centers. The MISSION Act has opened up new options for private care to veterans. Taken together, the VA requires a full spectrum overview of how to better tackle these challenges to provide the best care for our nation's veterans.

Our Veterans Affairs Healthcare Summit is now in its 16th iteration, and is an industry-wide staple for those supporting the VA's mission set. Our partners across the Military, Government, Private Health, academia and consultant communities have consistently made this event a marquee gathering for those senior stakeholders. With a Summit regularly hosting over 350+ attendees, this engagement opportunity will provide those leaders across the ecosystem the chance to learn, share, and connect with our Nation's Veterans to improve health, access, and delivery, and the opportunity to collaborate in person!

What to expect at the VA Healthcare 2022 Summit

At our annual VA Healthcare Summit, we at the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement strive to deliver excellent on-site experiences for all of our attendees, whether you represent a government agency like the VA, a leading hospital or healthcare organization, or a healthcare industry innovator. For those who join us at the event, there are a multitude of opportunities available.

Key insights and learning outcomes

Following Secretary Denis McDonough's announcement that the VA plans to focus on principles of Advocacy, Access, Outcomes and Excellence to better improve veteran's healthcare, there is no better time to hear from VA thought leaders on how the agency plans to move forward on key policy and operational goals. With two separate conference tracks on digital transformation and supply chain management on day 1, you will have the opportunity to mix and match which presentations are relevant to your organization. Other portions of the conference will be focused on key themes like VA patient experience, clinical challenges and roadmaps for future care.

All of the VA leadership and associated healthcare stakeholders

Not only will you hear keynote presentations, interactive discussions and issue-focused panels from great speakers like Congressmen Mike Levin, Congressmen Brad Wenstrup, Deputy Assistant VA Secretary Terry Riffel, and VA Deputy Chief Information Officer Laura Prietula, you will also get to engage with a multitude of other conference guests from across the veteran’s healthcare sector. Mingle, network and meet with attendees holding titles like Digital Health Lead for the Defense Health Agency, Medical Officer for the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and Veteran Outreach Specialist at the VA.

Enhanced interaction and engagement to foster better relationships

We help our attendees maximize connections and value through an array of on-site activities. Hit the ground running at one of our morning breakfasts or one of our allotted coffee breaks throughout the day for intuitive collaboration. Sit together with leaders at one of networking lunches, or book time in our private meeting room for a more intimate face-to-face conversation with potential clients and partners. Follow up during our happy hour drinks reception at the end of day 1, where you can enjoy free libations while mingling with industry and government leaders. Throughout the event, our representatives on-site also are available to help facilitate connections that generate lasting relationships. 

Solution providers from every vertical, in one place, at the same time

Interested in finding the right vendor solution for your organization or seeing how industry products work in action? Join us at any point during the conference in our exhibition hall, where top flight vendors will showcase the latest technologies, administrative innovations and clinical solutions in the veteran's healthcare sector. From industry stalwarts like Johnson & Johnson, Adobe and IBM to clinical innovators like Podimetrics and Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc, a trip into the exhibition hall provides the perfect chance to see how the healthcare industry is adapting to challenges and delivering excellent solutions. 

Don't be the one to miss out!

With two days of learning, collaboration, networking and knowledge sharing, our VA Healthcare Summit is event that everyone in the healthcare sector should be a part of. Join us on July 19-20 in Washington, DC for the premier VA healthcare focused event of the year.

*Although the subject matter of this conference relates to VA healthcare, this is a non-VA event. The organiser is solely responsible for its content and neither the Department of Veterans Affairs nor any of its components (VHA, VBA) have sponsored or endorsed this event or the organiser.*

Topics covered during the conference include:

  • Veteran Centered Modules & Delivering Patient Care
  • Telehealth Services and Healthcare Accessibility
  • Suicide Prevention and Community Partners
  • IT Modernization and Collaboration
  • PTSD
  • Readjusting Facilities to Meet the Needs of Veterans
  • And more!

New Vision - One Amazing Event!

  • EXPERT LED EXPERTS - ome topics need more than 45 minutes. Come listen to the top three topics of the events; Substance Abuse, Patient Experience, and Acquisition Updates. All broken out into more detail and with more information.
  • LEADERSHIP KEYNOTES - Listen to leadership within the VA discuss the future of healthcare and benefit delivery for our Nations Veterans in order to understand the strategic goals within the VA.
  • TRACK SESSIONS - These sessions give you the option to choice your session. Create an agenda that is customized to what is most important to you, whether your interest in Clinical Care or Information Technology Related!
  • HEALTHHQ - Discover a dedicated VA space within the Exhibit Hall to help you facilitate more conversations with those who matter most.

Conference Chair

  • Don Prisby, Founder and President, NorthPoint Advocates

Early Confirmed Speakers

  • Congressman Mike Levin (D-CA), Chairman, Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
  • Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Chairman, GOP Doctor's Caucus
  • Terry Riffel SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Management Business Transformation Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Todd G. Simpson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information & Technology Development, Security & Operations, Office of Information & Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Matthew A. Miller SES, PhD, MPH, Executive Director, Suicide Prevention, Office of Mental Health, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Laura Prietula MS, PMP, PgMP, Deputy Chief Information Officer (Acting), Electronic Health Record Modernization, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Ernest Moy MD, MPH, Executive Director, Office of Health Equity, VHA, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Luwanda Jones, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of Strategic Sourcing, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Angela Billups Ph.D, Executive Director and Senior Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL), Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Andrew Centineo, Executive Director, Office of Procurement and Logistics, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • David P. Fuller, Chief, Data Analytics Division, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Scott Meier, Director, Data Analytics Division, Financial Services Center, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Maia Carter M.D., MPH, FACHE, Director of Virtual Care Integration, Office of Primary Care, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Ilse Wiechers MD, MPP, MHS, Deputy Executive Director, VHA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (11MHSP), Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Suma Muralidhar MD, Program Director, Million Veteran Program (MVP) Office of Research and Development (14RD), Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. John J. Kaplan Ph.D., J.D., Director, Technology Transfer Program, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Major Toni Hightower CPXP, Human Centered Designer, Telehealth, Veterans Experience Office, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Deepak Voora M.D., Director, PHASER Precision Medicine Program, National Oncology Program Office, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Anne Lord Bailey PharmD, BCPS, Director, Clinical Tech Innovation, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Caitlin Rawlins RN, XR Program Co-Lead, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Steve Gabris, Branch Chief, PX Implementation VA Patient Experience, Veterans Experience Office, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Mike Griffiths DProf, DMS, CRT, FRSM, FCMI, CEO, Medical Director and Co-Founder, Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc. (AOTI)
  • Dr. Jon Bloom M.D., CEO and Founder, Podimetrics
  • Amanda Purnell, Director of Data and Analytics, VA Innovation Ecosystem, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Tracy Davis Bradley PhD, Executive Director, VHA Office of Integrity and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Paul Holtzheimer MD, Deputy Director, National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Aaron Drew PhD, Technical Director, Supply Chain Management (SCM) Product Line, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Brendan Fowkes, Health Plan CTO, IBM
  • Katie Webb, Principal Technology Sales Leader, Veterans Affairs and Defense Healthcare, IBM
  • Bill Maher, Director, Business Development, Bitscopic
  • Dave Frick, VP of Operations, Code Corporation
  • Brent Paul, Chief Commercial Officer, AppliedVR

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5000 Seminary Rd, 22311
Alexandria, VA, USA
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Cut-off date: Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 (After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only.) Rate is available 3 days prior and 3 days post the event dates. However, these rates are subject to availability and will not be available past the group cut of date.
Event details
Organizer :IDGA
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-23588