Featured Speakers

Anna Quindlen

Author, Journalist and Social Critic

Health Care in an Information Age: How Healthcare Providers and Consumers Can Make One Another Better

Join the bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and social critic Anna Quindlen as she discusses the helpful relationship that can be forged between daily living, healthcare, and technology.

Dr. Dan Weberg  

Head of Clinical Innovations, Trusted Health

Leading Innovation in Systems: Nursing Talent, Teams, Trends, and Tactics

Healthcare education and systems are experiencing massive disruptions. High performing organizations use rigorous innovation to adapt to the changing market. This presentation discusses how leaders can build innovation into their systems in order to create the future.

Dr. Darrell Kirch

Former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC

The Future of Health Care—Finding Common Ground in Divisive Times

Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Lectureship Award

Many would argue that we live in a time of unprecedented divisions on multiple fronts—generational, regional, partisan, and professional. Dr. Kirch draws on his experiences in government, academic health centers, and associations to discuss the drivers of these divisions and, most importantly, describe how health care can and should become the place in which we find national (and even global) “common ground.”

Dr. Jennifer Arnold

Medical Director, Center for Medical Simulation and Innovative Education at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Neonatologist St. Petersburg, Florida.

Think Big: Overcoming Obstacles and Utilizing Strengths to Re-Envision and Thrive

Think Big is an inspirational story for dreaming big, setting goals, and the steps you need to take to get there. Dr. Arnold will discuss her life experience and philosophy to triumph over unique challenges and adversity.