of attendees are Employers


States Represented




Employers (senior leaders in benefits, HR, finance, healthcare strategy), business coalition leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders from across the country - virtually!  


This event brings together over 400 people from across the country (employers, coalition leaders, and other healthcare stakeholders) to learn and network with one another and discover effective approaches to managing their overall healthcare strategy.


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM (EST)
Welcome & Opening
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
Coalition Board Panel - Role of Employers and Coalitions in the "New Normal"
Gaye Fortner Susan Prochazka Jason Parrott Marco Diaz Ann-Marie Sharpe
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (EST)
Leadership in the Age of COVID - The Intersection of Mental Health & Business
Sheila Hamilton
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
Keynote Panel: A Conversation on Leading Change Together
Michael Thompson Chuck Columbus Nakela Cook
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (EST)
Innovator Showcases
Stephanie Tilenius Carolyn Chew Yusuf Sherwani, MD
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM (EST)
Awards Presentation
12:50 PM - 1:05 PM (EST)
Shining a Light on the Mental Health Index - U.S. Worker Edition
Michael Thompson Louis Gagnon
1:05 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
Adapting Design Strategies During the COVID-19 Era
Neil Goldfarb A. Mark Fendrick Bruce Sherman Thomas Ferraro Rosa Sexton
Holidays, Family & Culture: How Precision Nutrition Helps You Eat What You Love
Alan Spiro, MD Josh Stevens Ronald Krauss Jack Gilbert Donna Doherty
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM (EST)
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (EST)
Contracting & Connecting for Value
Robert Smith Kyle Monroe Lee Lewis Mary Beth Kuderik Doug Geinzer
Early Learnings from the Path Forward on Mental Health & Substance Use
Gruttadaro Darcy Henry Harbin Colleen McHugh John Miller Deb Krause
Innovative Practices to Mitigate "Shock" Claims
Chris Syverson Christine Hale Renzo Luzzatti Michael Baldzicki
Total Cost of Care Management: A Focus on Rare Disease
Cheryl Larson Kollet Barkhouse Jeff Blake Sal Morana Rodney Dickson
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
Wrap- Up, Day 1
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
Virtual Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM - 10:05 AM (EST)
Welcome & Opening
10:05 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
Keynote Panel: Race, Health & Equity in Healthcare
Randa Deaton Jessica Brooks Karinn Glover Arnie Joseph Janaera Gaston Dexter Shurney, MD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
Town Hall: Delivery and Payment Reform in the post COVID-19 Era
Ceci Connolly Michael Thompson Sheila Savageau Jeff Hogan Lauren Vela John Rother
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (EST)
Innovator Showcase
Gary Donlin Jeff Daniels Thomas Stambaugh Janet Poppe
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM (EST)
Remodeling Healthcare Value Through Physician Leaders
Jeff Thramann
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
Leadership Update
Michael Thompson
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Advanced Primary Care Goes Mainstream
Karen Johnson Linda Brady John Rott, Shawn Martin Norman Chenven, MD
How Should Workplaces be Adapting to a Changing Cannabis Landscape?
Margaret Rehayem Wade Aubry Gus Georgiadis Tanya Levine
Maternity Care in Crisis
Blair Dudley Melissa Real Desiree McCarthy-Keith Jamila Pleas
Moving from Low Value to High Value Care
Cristie Travis Kimberly Westrich Ryan Catignani Al Charbonneau
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM (EST)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM (EST)
Innovations in Population Health
Scott Conard Roberta Wachtelhausen Dana Udall Gina Trignani Sean Duffy Nicole Martel
Managing Drug Value, MTM and Beyond
Gloria Sachdev Anne Burns Nancy Giunto Judy Hearn
Oncology: Personalizing the Patient's Journey
Karen van Caulil Elizabeth Franklin Jane Hamilton Frederick Schnell Bill Dinger
Rethinking Musculoskeletal Health through an Integrative Approach
Mohannad Kusti, MD Brian Gifford Gary Riley Lawrence Goren
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
Wrap- Up, Day 2
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
Virtual Exhibit Hall