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

Main Day One

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration and Coffee

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

9:00 am - 10:00 am The Future of the VA and How to Build Strategic Partnerships Around our 5 Top Priorities

Deborah Lafer Scher - Executive Advisor to the Secretary, US Department of Veteran Affairs
-Strategies for improving process management with private sector and community support 
-Ensuring our nation’s veterans receive high quality health care 
-Enhancing veterans timely accessibility to benefits and services 
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Deborah Lafer Scher

Executive Advisor to the Secretary
US Department of Veteran Affairs

10:00 am - 10:30 am Connecting Research to External Hospitals

Valerie Li - Government and IDN Director, Rauland
• How can the VA contribute to research and development efforts
• Complying with standards and innovating medical discoveries
• Collaborating with hospitals and external partners to further advancements
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Valerie Li

Government and IDN Director
Rauland

10:30 am - 11:15 am Morning Networking Break and Start of Demo Drive


Network with VA and Industry attendees and Go visit our sponsor booths in the exhibit hall for a chance to enter yourself in the Demo Drive Prize Draw!

Also, Brief Remarks by Alan Macht Director of Sales and Marketing Action Manufacturing Inc. 

Modernizing Hospitals & Facilities

11:15 am - 12:15 pm THE USE OF NIV AS THE STANDARD OF CARE IN TREATING COPD & CHRONIC HYPERCAPNIC RESPIRATORY FAILURE
William D. Frazier, MD - CMO, Viemed

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William D. Frazier, MD

CMO
Viemed

Modernizing Hospitals & Facilities

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm MODERNIZING VA HOSPITALS AND FACILITIES: DELIVERING BETTER VETERAN EXPERIENCES
Jeffrey Saura - Chief Technology Officer, Orlando VA Medical Center (OVAMC)
• Personalizing the veteran experience at your medical center
• Wayfinding: Aiding the journey from home to appointment
• Engaging with veterans via indoor GPS
Jeffrey Saura, Chief Technology Officer
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Jeffrey Saura

Chief Technology Officer
Orlando VA Medical Center (OVAMC)

Resource Management

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Paying the Light Bill: Practical Considerations for Building Brand Loyalty
Richard Griffith - Chief Strategy Officer, Veterans Health Indiana, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Identifying Barriers to a Consumer-driven Experience
  • Engaging more Veterans by rethinking Access and Enrollment
  • Thinking about VA as component of Health Living
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Richard Griffith

Chief Strategy Officer
Veterans Health Indiana, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Resource Management

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm REAL TIME INFORMATION SHARING TO SUPPORT REAL TIME NEEDS
Tina Joros - Vice President & General Manager, Open Business Unit and Financial Platforms, Allscripts
• Determining and assessing the capability gaps of current systems
• Establishing requirements to promote the exchange of information sharing and
drive clinical and financial outcomes
• Developing secured enterprise-level, interoperable systems
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Tina Joros

Vice President & General Manager
Open Business Unit and Financial Platforms, Allscripts

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Networking Luncheon

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Huanguang Jia, MPH, PhD

Research Health Scientist
Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

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Diane Cowper Ripley, PhD

Acting Co-Director
CINDRR

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Dr. Kimberlee Bayless, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN

Nurse Practitioner and the Director of the Transitional Pain Service
Acute Pain Service Anesthesia Department George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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BENJAMIN BROOKE, MD, PHD, FACS

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Utah

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MICHAEL J. BUYS, MD

Anesthesiologist & Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Utah

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AMY BECKSTEAD, RN, MSN

nurse educator/manager
Regional Centers of Innovation Specialty Care (COI) VA Salt Lake City (SLC) Health Care System

Discussion Group 2

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Solving the Medical Device & IoT Security Challenge
Jonathan Langer - CEO, Medigate

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Jonathan Langer

CEO
Medigate

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Dr. Anne Andorn MD

CMO
Indivior

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Dr. Ismene Petrakis

Chief of Psychiatry and Mental Health Service Line
VA CT Healthcare System

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Barbara Haight, Pharm.D

Medical Affairs
Indivior

Discussion Group 3

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Mobile Diagnostic Imaging: Maximizing Efficiency for Radiology
Steve Richter - SVP & General Manager, Insight Imaging Mobile Solutions
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Steve Richter

SVP & General Manager
Insight Imaging Mobile Solutions

Discussion Group 3

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm A Tool in The Toolbox: implementing VA Video Connect to Increase Access to Mental Health Treatment
Jan Lindsay, PhD - Director, Telebehavioral Health, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
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Jan Lindsay, PhD

Director, Telebehavioral Health
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

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Dr. Robert Martindale Martindale, MD

Professor of Surgery, Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery and Medical Director
Hospital Nutritional Service at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon.

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Huanguang Jia, MPH, PhD

Research Health Scientist
Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

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Diane Cowper Ripley, PhD

Acting Co-Director
CINDRR

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break


4:15 pm - 5:00 pm KEYNOTE: VA MODERNIZATION PRIORITIES TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE ACCESS AND QUALITY

Surafeal Asgedom - Chief Officer, VA Modernization
-Future priorities and mandates to strengthen veterans services in the VA 

-Priorities for providing care outside of the VA network to enhance accessibility 
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Surafeal Asgedom

Chief Officer
VA Modernization

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

5:10 pm - 5:10 pm Evening Reception