Veterans Affairs Healthcare Summit

July 23-24, 2024 - Arlington, VA, United States

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

Across the United States Government, no priority is more imperative than providing the highest-quality care to our nation's Veterans.

As the largest integrated health care network in the United States, this falls under the remit of the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

The VA finds itself at a time of rapid change, and is rising to meet the challenges of the pandemic, shifting demographics, and the winding down of the Global War on Terror. As veterans needs change, the VA has shifted the way that it provides care and has become a leader in delivering digital and mobile technologies like telehealth and virtual care. The integration of a brand-new electronic health records system is changing the way that clinicians provide care at VA medical centers across the nation. New drugs, medical devices and precision medicine are opening new opportunities in areas like oncology, mental health, prosthetics and many others. Innovative technologies like AI/ML are optimizing supply chain management, logistics, informatics and other IT processes. Acts of Congress have opened up new options for private care to veterans, and the VA has responded through continuing to build its focus on smooth and optimal patient experience processes.

The Veterans Affairs Healthcare Summit is now in its 18th iteration and is an industry-wide staple for those supporting the VA's mission set. Our partners across the military, government, private and non-profit healthcare sector, academia and consultant communities have consistently made this event a marquee gathering for senior stakeholders, technology experts, industry innovators, clinicians, nurses and administrators. With our Summit regularly hosting over 400+ attendees, this engagement opportunity will provide those leaders across the VA Healthcare ecosystem the chance to learn, share, and connect with our nation's veterans to improve health outcomes, care access, and delivery.

What to expect at the 2024 VA Healthcare Summit

At our annual VA Healthcare Summit, we 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 multiple clinical tracks on day 1, and a dedicated technology focus day on day 2, 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, 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 ranging from leaders at the industry, non-profit and private healthcare organizations, academia, the Defense Health Agency,  VA Medical Centers across numerous VA Veteran Integrated Service Networks, VA HQ, and components within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Veteran Benefits Administration (VBA).

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 first conference day, 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. Past events have showcased solutions and insight from industry stalwarts like Johnson & Johnson, Adobe and IBM to clinical innovators like Podimetrics and Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc. A rip 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, the VA Healthcare Summit is event that everyone in the healthcare sector should be a part of.  Join us on July 18-19 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.*

2024 Conference Chairman

  • James Gfrerer, CEO; Federal Business LLC;, Former CIO, Department of Veterans Affairs

2024 Speakers

  • Christopher Saslo, Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Patient Care Services; Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Hillary Peabody MPH, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health for Integrated Veteran Care, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Bruce Scott MD, Incoming President, American Medical Association
  • Dr. Ronald Miller MD, Deputy Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Support, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Terry Riffel SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Management Business Transformation Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Laura Duke, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Paul Brubaker, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Account Management Office, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • William Tinston, Director, Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization Office
  • Dr. Neil Evans MD, Acting Program Executive Director, Electronic Health Record Modernization Integration Office, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • David Sloniker MBA, MSS, CRMP, DML, Executive Director, VA Logistics Redesign Program Office (VALOR), Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Anthony Stazzone MD, MBA, FACP, Chief Medical Officer VA MidSouth Healthcare Network (VISN 9), Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Amber Pearson, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dave Catanoso, Director (A), Application Hosting, Cloud and Edge Solutions, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Kaeli Yuen MD, Data & AI Health Product Lead, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Donna Richardson, National Patient Experience Consultation Branch Chief, Veterans Experience Office, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Mark Zhang DO, MMSc, FAMIA, Chief Innovation Officer, Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning (OHIL), Office of Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks (DEAN), Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Friedhelm Sandbrink MD, National Program Executive Director for Pain Management, Opioid Safety, and PDMP, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Penny Nechanicky, Executive Director, Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service (PSAS), Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Ernest Moy MD, MPH, Executive Director, Office of Health Equity, VHA, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Jennifer Murphy PhD, Director of Pain Management, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Laura Prietula MS, PMP, PgMP, Deputy Chief Information Officer (Acting), Electronic Health Record Modernization, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Tiel Keltner, ,Deputy Network Director, VISN 20 (Northwest), Veterans Health Administration
  • Dr. Jennifer Martin PharmD, Deputy Chief Consultant, Pharmacy Benefits Management Services, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Allison Tsao MD, Director, Structural Heart Program, VA Boston Healthcare System, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Marsden McGuire MD, Director, Continuum of Care and General Mental Health, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Amanda Doreson, Senior Public Health Advisor, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Don Prisby, Founder and President, NorthPoint Advocates
  • Dr. Aaron Drew, Senior Enterprise Solutions Architect, Office of Information & Technology (OI&T), Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Alison Cormier, Field Operations Manager, Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Sandeep Wadhwa MD, MBA, Global Chief Medical Officer, Solventum
  • Dr. Benjamin Pollack Ph.D., M.S.P.H, Assistant Professor of Health Services Research; Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Scientific Director, Science of Quality Measurement program, Mayo Clinic
  • Ric Nannini, PharmD, MBA, National Oncology Account Director, Veterans Affairs, AstraZeneca
  • Chris Robinson, Associate Partner, IBM Consulting, Automation and Data Platforms, IBM
  • Dr. Matthew Garoufalis DPM, FASPS, FACPM, CWS, FFPM RCPS (Glasg), FRSM, Chief Medical Officer, Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc.
  • Keith Whitby, Director of Healthcare Technology Management, Mayo Clinic
  • Dr. Rick May MD, Senior Principal, Vizient Consulting Solutions
  • Dr. Adam Rothschild MD, MA, Clinical Informaticist, Solventum
  • David Bowers, Senior Product Manager, Solventum
  • Marissa Berman Psy.D, Senior Behavioral Scientist, BetterUp
  • Patrick Winter, SVP of Commercial Operations, Commure/Athelas
  • Dr. Mark Kidd PhD, Scientific and Laboratory Director, Wren Laboratories
  • Bill James, President, Federal Business LLC

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Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel
1700 Richmond Highway, 22202
Arlington, Virginia, USA

Tel: +1 703-920-3230

Group Rate: $189 per night, excluding applicable taxes and fees

Reservation Method: Reserve your room by clicking on this reservation link. We have reserved a selection of rooms at a discounted group rate, subject to availability.

Cut-off date: Monday, June 16th, 2024 (After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only.)
Event details
Organizer :IDGA
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-24702