May 18 - 20, 2020 | Washington D.C.

Focus Day

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 10:00 am Keynote: Modernizing the Largest Health Care Delivery System in America

Dr. Joseph Ronzio - Deputy Chief Health Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
• Priorities for modernizing our IT infrastructure
• Integrating systems to enhance resource management
• DoD and VA Collaboration
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Dr. Joseph Ronzio

Deputy Chief Health Technology Officer
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

• VA will increase Veteran trust in VA
• Incorporating Veteran experience data in all business processes to drive performance improvements in health care
• Deploying data science analytics based on near real time Veteran feedback
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Dr. Lynda Davis Chief

Veterans Experience Officer
U.S. Department of Veterans

11:00 am - 11:30 am Morning Refreshment Break

Track A

11:30 am - 12:30 pm SPRAVATO™: The First NMDA Receptor Antagonist Approved, in Conjunction With an Oral Antidepressant, for Adults With Treatment-Resistant Depression
Dr. Moraima Trujillo - Psychiatrist, Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System

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Dr. Moraima Trujillo

Psychiatrist
Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System

Track B

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Extract meaningful insights from unstructured data: practical usage of AI/ML for data classification and information extraction from unstructured electronic healthcare records
Jerry Zhou - Founder, Chief Innovation Officer and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Evangelist, Futrend Technology, Inc.
·From pixels to bits – Optical/Intelligent Character Recognition with high confidence
·From bits to meaningful information – machine understands Natural Languages and medical terms
·From information to predictions, actions and better business results - document auto-classification and information auto-extraction
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Jerry Zhou

Founder, Chief Innovation Officer and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Evangelist
Futrend Technology, Inc.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Luncheon

Modernization

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm The Veterans Affairs Homeless Program Office's Approach to ending Homelessness
Monica Diaz - Executive Director, VHA-National Homeless Program Office, Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office-Washington D.C.

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Monica Diaz

Executive Director, VHA-National Homeless Program Office
Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office-Washington D.C.

Healthcare

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm IMPROVING MINORITY VETERANS ACCESS TO VA BENEFITS AND SERVICES
COL(R) Dennis O. May - Deputy Director, Center for Minority Veterans, U..S. Department of Veterans Affairs
-Minority veteran’s access to quality healthcare/resources
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COL(R) Dennis O. May

Deputy Director, Center for Minority Veterans
U..S. Department of Veterans Affairs

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break

Modernization

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm IMPROVING COMMUNITY CARE TO PROVIDE QUALITY AND TIMELY HEALTHCARE TO VETERANS
Jody Searight - Physician Assistant, Department of Veterans Affairs

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Jody Searight

Physician Assistant
Department of Veterans Affairs

Modernization

4:00 pm - 4:05 pm Closing Remarks

Healthcare

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm IMPROVING WOMEN’S ACCESS TO VITAL HEALTH BENEFITS
Cherissa Jackson - Chief Medical Executive, AMVETS
PTSD care 
Female experience in the military 
Women veteran’s access to quality healthcare/resourcess 
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Cherissa Jackson

Chief Medical Executive
AMVETS

Healthcare

4:00 pm - 4:05 pm Closing Remarks