The Contract Administration Conference brings healthcare industry leaders together to discuss contract management best practices, reduce rework, and enhance partnerships.

Join business partners from across the healthcare supply chain: distributors, manufacturers, technology solutions providers, group purchasing organizations, and healthcare providers. 2025 will be our 10th year of a proven conference format that includes case studies, roundtables, and working discussions, creating an ideal venue for discussing challenges and advancing collaboration and resilience.

Many key resources are developed from this annual working conference. Learn more at

Kudos From Past Attendees

Direct quotes from 2023 and 2022 conference evaluations

Actionable Ideas

This event helps shape the industry to be more efficient. I can attribute to this conference action items taken and results achieved.”

Kurt Budke
Senior Director of Sales Operations Systems & Processes
Henry Schein

Stronger Partnerships

Building relationships and sharing best practices with others that also care deeply about process improvement is invaluable.”

Melanie Proctor

Melanie Proctor
Senior Director, Supply Chain Master Data Management 
Premier, Inc.

Great Conversations

Impressively timely sessions at an insightful, easy going, lively conference. We had great conversations. I will return.”

Lilianne Portelance
Senior Manager, Contracts
Edwards Life Sciences

Show Your Supervisor How You Both Will Benefit

Need to convince your boss to invest in your attendance at the Contract Administration Conference?

It seems like a no-brainer: it’s the only industry event focused exclusively on pricing management for healthcare products, it get consistently high ratings from attendees, and it’s packed with insights!

But if you need ideas for making your case, here’s some advice from experts*. When you propose a conference for approvals:

DO focus on what you will specifically bring back to the organization as payback for the investment

DON’Tfocus on how much you want to go

Include Specifics About:
  • Session content. Which conference sessions are most relevant to your organization and your role? How do they tie to problems you are trying to overcome?
  • Best practices. Does your organization fully understand and embrace industry standards for contract administration practices? If so, it’s your opportunity to advance industry adoption by interacting with your counterparts from other companies. And if not, this is the place to learn.
  • Vendor contacts. What business partners are you likely to interact with? What vendor sponsors do you plan to visit?
  • Results. If you gain an idea that allows you to reduce pricing errors, better manage contract eligibility, increase chargeback approvals – how much is that worth to your organization in staff time savings? In increased revenue?

Be sure to invite your supervisor to join you at the conference if it’s a fit for them. And if they can’t attend, make sure they know you’ll bring back plenty of notes and business cards, and share what you learn with both your supervisor and teammates.

*Source: Mike Doyle, How to Justify Conference Attendance

Pricing Accuracy Steering Committee

Dawn Barnes
Indirect Channel Pricing & Contracts Analyst

Marco Bulgarelli
Senior Director, Medical Surgical Contract Administration
McKesson Medical-Surgical

Alex Buss
Chief Operations Officer
AMSCO Medical

Tabitha Calloway
Senior Director, Contracting Services
Capstone Health Alliance

Paul Clarke
Senior Product Manager
Direct Supply, Inc.

Carole Elliott
Vice President, Global Financial Operations
Owens & Minor

Judith Fern
Distribution Operations Supervisor
STERIS Corporation

Priya Gismondi
GM, Medtech, Channel & Specialty Data Services

Chris Gruber
Sales Operations Manager
3M Health Care

Brian Hannan
Director, Distribution Operations

Adja Kaba
Senior Manager, Sales Operations
Nestle Health Science

Jonathan Kipnis
Director, Supplier Performance

Susan LaFountain
Product Manager, Industry Adoption
Global Healthcare Exchange

Cathie McBride Hilzer
System Director, Contract Administration Management
CommonSpirit Health

Bob McCart
VP, National Accounts
IMCO, Inc.

Frank Milon
Director, Contracts & Rebates
NDC, Inc.

Nancy Montemarano
Senior Director, U.S. Commercial Operations

Theresa Morris
Director, Rebates & GPOs
All Med Medical Supply/TwinMed, LLC

Mike Oliver
Chief Information Officer
Claflin Company

Lance Olson
Strategic Growth Manager, Medical Markets Center
3M Health Care

Bassam Oshana
Director, Contract Administration & Pricing
Molnlycke Health Care

Ray Pellicciotti
Director, Strategic Contract Management
Johnson & Johnson

Mauro Pennacchia, Jr.
Director, Supply Chain Data Analytics & Reporting
NYU Langone Medical Center

Melanie Proctor
Vice President, Supply Chain Data Management
Premier, Inc.

Jennifer Reverendo
Vice President, Cooperative Services of Florida

Glen Sample
AVP, Contract Data Management

Melinda Shelton
Vice President, Vendor Contracts & Rebates
Medline Industries, Inc.

Nick Wehrkamp
Senior Manager, Corporate Accounts
Midmark Corporation

Susan Wolski
Senior Director, Medical Contracting & Compliance
Cardinal Health

The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) is committed to a respectful and safe experience for all participants, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. HIDA does not tolerate discrimination, intolerance, harassment, or aggression at any HIDA event, either in person or via electronic communications. Any discriminatory, harassing, inappropriate, or aggressive behavior should be reported to an employee of HIDA or to the event staff immediately. Anyone engaged in inappropriate behavior is subject to removal from the event at HIDA’s discretion.