Independent Distributors Summit

Tuesday, September 25 | 3:00 – 5:30pm

Discuss technology solutions with peers: sales/e-commerce, customer service, human resources, accounting, warehousing & logistics, and marketing. Exclusively for independent distributors with 50 employees or less.


Tuesday, September 25 and Thursday, September 27

Discuss topics of common interests in the supply chain at HIDA’s ShareGroups. You are guaranteed a unique learning opportunity and professional exchange in this small-group setting.

 •  Member-generated topics
 •  Member-led conversations
 •  Small group discussions with peers
 •  Recaps for you to take back to your team

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Contract Administration Update and GPO Panel Discussion

Tuesday, September 25 | 3:00–5:30pm

 •  Latest on standards for contracting efficiency
 •  Levels and models of contracting and aggregation
 •  Perspectives from national and regional group purchasing executives


Wednesday, September 26 | 8:30am–10:30am
Wednesday, September 26 | 4:00–5:00pm
Thursday, September 27 | 9:00–10:00am (GPO & IDN Attendees)

Get the latest on issues impacting your customers during Streamlining Healthcare education sessions. HIDA experts will share insights on changes in provider reimbursement, new research on emerging supply chain trends, and more.

AMS-accredited sales reps can earn AMS points for the year at the HIDA conference. For details about HIDA’s AMS accreditation program or earning points contact HIDA.

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AMS Contact:

Kendall Lemmert»
Education Coordinator

Post-Conference Workshop: Healthcare Supply Chain Continuity

Thursday, September 27 | 1:30 - 4:30pm
$299 (Separate registration required) You must be registered for the Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange to attend.

Interactive workshop designed to bring manufacturers, distributors and providers together with government officials to discuss supply chain continuity issues such as shortages, disruptions and responding to public health events. Multi-stakeholder panels will lead collaborative discussions on successes and lessons learned. Additionally, a table top exercise will be conducted to work collectively on solutions and partnerships.

1:30–1:45pm | Opening Remarks

Overview of how the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response is reorganizing to better utilize commercial partnerships.

  • Linda Rouse O’Neill, HIDA
  • Laura Wolf, Ph.D., Branch Chief, Critical Infrastructure Program, ASPR, HHS (invited)

1:45–2:45pm | Lessons Learned and Discussion on Managing Shortages

Multi-stakeholder panels discuss successes and opportunities for improvement.

2:45–3:00pm | Strategic National Stockpile Remarks

Report on progress of SNS/HIDA partnership and next steps

Ron Ottem, Chief, Community Resilience Activity, Strategic National Stockpile, HHS (invited)

3:00–4:00 pm | Preparedness Solutions: Table Top Exercise and Discussion

Exercise with federal partners to identify success and opportunities for improvement.

4:00–4:30pm | Report-outs, Next Steps and Wrap-up

4:30pm | Adjourn

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Government Affairs Contact:

Linda Rouse O’Neill»
Vice President, Government Affairs