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

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VA Healthcare 2020 Preliminary Agenda

Join senior veteran healthcare officials May 18-20 in Washington, D.C. at the VA Healthcare 2020 event! Download agenda for insight into the sessions and topics that will be discussed this May.

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Everything You Need to Know About the VA's $19.1 Billion Budget Increase for FY20

NEW INFOGRAPHIC!The Department of Veterans Affairs' FY20 Budget At-A-GlanceThere are few more important or more challenging undertakings than providing quality care to our nation’s most deserving citizens, veterans. The FY20 budget, the largest in U.S. history, reflects this dichotomy. Up 9.5% from 2019 and 32% from 2016, the $220.2 billion...

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VA Healthcare 2020 Post Show Report

Check out the most unforgettable moments from our VA Healthcare in the Post Show Report. Included in the report is a list of our attending companies, top benefits of attending, sights of VA Healthcare and what our attendees had to say! Check out the VA Healthcare Post Show Report, then...

A Letter to Convince Your Boss

Present your approving manager with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should attend VA Healthcare and you'll be sure to receive permission to join us.

Past Attendee Snapshot

Take a look at the industry professionals that attended last year - you can expect to see similar people this year. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet face-to-face with these decision-makers.

2019 Presentations

Short, Medium and Long Term Acquisition Priorities for the VA Technology Acquisition Center

Presentation by Frank Coluccio , Program Manager, Engineering Service, VA TACTAC OverviewAcquisition PrioritiesAcquisition InnovationIndustry Outreach

VBA’s Top Priorities to Go Further for Veterans

Presented by Margarita Devlin, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for BenefitsVeterans Benefits Administration overview & strategic prioritiesOffice of Transition and Economic DevelopmentVA Schedule for Rating Disabilities Regulation UpdatesExpanded Access to Contract ExaminationsAppeals Modernization and Improvement ActVocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) modernization

Use AI/ML to Extract Meaningful Insights from Unstructured Healthcare Data

Presentation by Jerry Zhou, Machine Learning Evangelist & Founder, Futrend Technology, Inc.EHR – from Digital Paper to Meaningful Data Use AI/ML to Gain Broader and Deeper Insight Genomic Data Curation Formats and IssuesCombine Phenotype and Genotype Data to Gain Deeper Insight

Transitional Pain Service: A Novel Approach To Perioperative Pain Management

Presentation by:Dr. Kimberlee Bayless, DNP, Nurse Practitioner & Director of the Transitional Pain Service, George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical CenterBenjamin Brooke, MD, PHD, FACS, Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of UtahMichael J. Buys, MD, Anesthesiologist & Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Utah

The Role of Pro Resolving Mediators for Chronic Pain and TBI in the Veteran Population

Presentation by Dr. Robert Martindale, MD, Professor of Surgery, Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery & Medical Director Hospital Nutritional Service, Oregon Health Sciences University

Veteran Centered Care in the Community (CITC)

Presentation by Jody A Searight, PA-C MS, Chief Care in the Community Wilmington VA Medical Center Wilmington DEPurpose of Care in the CommunityVeteran Centered Model of Care in the CommunityWECARE Work Flow

Improving Veterans Experience

Presentation by Crystal White, Research and Design Analyst, U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsVEO Vision & MissionDrivers of CX at VAVA CX Strategy VA CX Core Capabilities & FrameworkPatient Experience Program: Data, Tools & Technology CX Governance & Accountability


VA Patient Experience Roadmap to Excellence

The VEO Patient Experience (PX) and the VEO Insight & Design teams designed this artifact in partnership with the Veterans Health Administration. This roadmap integrates ideas from VA facility leaders with best practices from the best in class private sector health systems. This roadmap is uniquely designed for VHA.We invite...

Single Use Optics on Ophthalmology

This paper addresses the functional and cost advantages of single use ophthalmic lens for both clinic and surgical functions. These lenses are the first in the category to provide a solution to Joint Commission infection control standards while decreasing the need for reusable medical equipment. The paper provides a cost-benefit...

Suicide Risk Assessment Case Study: Billings Clinic

In 2016, Montana’s largest healthcare organization, the Billings Clinic, conducted a trial using Voi Detect in its Emergency Department (ED) to identify individuals with suicidal ideation.The trial objectives were as follows:Implement a universal suicide risk screening practiceImprove the suicide risk assessment processReduce the financial cost of an effective risk assessmentReduce...

Rauland Responder 5: The VA's Nurse Call Solution

As a proud GSA partner, Rauland believes in helping the VA to provide the best care possible for veterans. More than 100 VA hospitals rely on Rauland for their nurse call communications. Download this whitepaper to learn about how Rauland is helping the VA measure, evaluate, and benchmark quality and...

Breakthrough in IV Safety

IV catheter placement remains the most common invasive hospital procedure performed worldwide. This whitepaper summarizes the clinical research that established the operational capabilities of the ivWatch device, and formed the basis of the data submitted to the FDA in support of the ivWatch 510(k) Premarket Notification.


Solving the Health Needs of Third World Countries

Colonel Horvath is Board Certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine for 40 years. In this interview, he shares his opinion on the most pertinent health hazards facing combat and non-combat deployed troops today.

Every 65 Minutes, 1 Veteran Lost: National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide

You may know that the Department of Veteran’s Affairs estimates a veteran takes his or her own life about once every sixty-five minutes on average. This alarming statistic highlights the stark reality of post-deployment healthcare, especially in rural areas. In the following IDGA exclusive interview, Alice Franks, speaks about the...

Continuum of Care: Moving Health Services from DoD to VA

One of the challenges of Veteran healthcare is the smooth transition of men and women from the DoD to VA health services. According to Dr Carie Rodgers, Associate Director, VA Center of Excellence, “we are working very hard to make sure returning military members know about VA services and know...

Sponsorship Information

VA Healthcare 2020 - Past Attendee List

Download the VA Healthcare Past Attendee List to see who you can expect to meet and network with onsite this 2020!Questions about sponsoring/exhibiting? Contact us at

Sponsorship Information

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Sponsorship Prospectus

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Exclusive Content

Emerging Technologies in Veteran Affairs

Much is happening in the world of VA healthcare and new, emerging technologies have a large part to play in the future provision of care to US veterans. Telehealth systems are providing realtime care to veterans across the US - something which is invaluable to those in rural areas with...

The VA Mission Act of 2018: Navigating the Latest Process Improvements Made to Veteran Care Programs

This interactive presentation will guide you through the key process improvements laid out by the VA, as they work to maintain internal systems and strengthen integrated outside networks. The VA Mission Act of 2018, signed into law by President Trump on June 6, 2018, is designed to significantly improve veteran...

Five Countries: Five Approaches to Veteran Programs

A lot of veteran programs worldwide face similar challenges to the U.S., often with lesser budgets. Prior to the VA Healthcare Summit in May, we have highlighted the recent developments taking place in veteran programs across the globe. This whitepaper takes a look at Canada, Singapore, Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand....