Main Day One

Morning Keynotes

9:00 am - 10:50 am EST Morning Registration & Meeting Setting

10:50 am - 11:00 am EST Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

11:00 am - 11:30 am EST Advancing eLearning Capabilities to Foster a Culture of Continuous Learning and Results Driven Healthcare

Robert M. Baum, MSL - Director, eLearning, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • VA eLearning major lines of effort and the way ahead
  • Lessons learned and best practices gleaned from 2020
  • Industry partnerships & technology needs to continue guiding eLearning
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Robert M. Baum, MSL

Director, eLearning
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


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Thomas Osborne, MD

Director of VA National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation
VHA Innovation Ecosystem, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Ryan Vega

Executive Director, Office of Health Care Innovation & Learning
VHA Innovation Ecosystem, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Brynn Cole

Director of Programming, VHA Innovators Network
VHA Innovation Ecosystem, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Blake Henderson

Director, Diffusion of Excellence
VHA Innovation Ecosystem, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm EST Speaker Question and Answer Time Block with Event Attendees

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Dr. Jade Wolfman-Charles

Chief Psychologist, Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Terry Lee-Wilk

Neuropsychologist, Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Erin Romero

Trauma Recovery and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Services Program Manager, Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Dr. Moira Dux

Psychology Training Program Director, Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Partnership efforts across diabetes treatment and management at the VA: what’s next
  • VA Virtual Medical Center diabetes initiatives and technology needs
  • Needs from Industry and Private Healthcare
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Brian James

Associate Director eLearning VA Virtual Medical Center
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Brian Burke MD, FACP,

Chief, Diabetes Service, Dayton VAMC, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Co-Chair, Clinical Advisory Board, Ohio DQIP, National Co Chair VHA Field Advisory Committee/Diabetes, National Co Lead VHA Choosing Wisely/Hypoglycemic Safety Initiative
US Department of Veterans Affairs

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Mary Julius RDN, LD, CDE

National Quality Coordinator VA/DOD Virtual Medical Center Diabetes Self-Management Training, Program Manager DSMES Northeast
Ohio VA Healthcare System

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Linda Hyder Ferry, MD, MPH

Chief, Preventive Medicine Section
US Department of Veterans Affairs

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Donald Shell, MD, MA

Acting Director, Health Services Policy and Oversight OASD(HA) Director, Disease Prevention, Disease Management and Population Health Policy & Oversight
Defense Health Headquarters

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Stephanie De Leon Ansley, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CDCES

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Quality Coordinator Diabetes
Center of Excellence Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm EST Afternoon Networking Break

Afternoon Track Sessions

  • Current research lines of effort across PTSD
  • Advancing clinical care and social welfare of America’s Veterans: next steps
  • Education partners and partnership developments

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Paula P. Schnurr, PhD

Executive Director, National Center for PTSD
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Clinical considerations and efforts to enable Veterans transition into the workforce and civilian life
  • TCM efforts as it relates to COVID: changes, challenges, and the way ahead
  • `Current needs to better support Veteran-generated Goals & Objectives
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Jennifer Perez MSW, LICSW

National Director, Transition and Care Management
Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Opportunities to drive community engagement for curbing of Veteran homelessness
  • Strategies moving forward and lines of effort across VHA Homelessness Programs
  • The way ahead: what is needed, partnership developments, next-gen needs
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Shawn Liu, LCSW, VHA-CM

Community Engagement Coordinator VHA Homeless Programs Office
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

End of Day

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm EST 3D Printing Lines of Effort at the US Department of Veterans Affairs

Beth Ripley - Director of the VHA 3D Printing Network at VA Health Care Systems, US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 3D printing current lines of effort and interests
  • Efforts to advance visualization and communication of medical imagine data
  • Improving safety and quality of diagnosis via 3D printing methodologies

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Beth Ripley

Director of the VHA 3D Printing Network at VA Health Care Systems
US Department of Veterans Affairs

4:15 pm - 6:00 pm EST Continued Networking Opportunities

6:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST End of Day One VA Healthcare