Engage With Policymakers On Issues Impacting The Healthcare Supply Chain

Policy Insights

Capitol Hill Meetings


2024 is a major election year with every House member and one-third of the Senate on the ballot. This makes it an ideal time to proactively engage and educate policymakers on the critical role the supply chain plays in supporting providers, patients, and federal partners.

Policy Insights


Get up-to-speed on policies impacting healthcare distribution, and find out how Congressional leaders prioritize our issues.

Capitol Hill Meetings


Meet with policymakers on issues impacting distributors and manufacturers, including preparedness policy, transportation and more.

Preparedness Summit


Collaborate with federal partners on supply chain resiliency and preparedness, and be part of developing best practices and protocols.

Why Your Voice Matters

  • Personal visits are powerful. Lawmakers are influenced by the constituents they hear from and the stories they tell.
  • Policymakers need to understand your issues. It’s important to help them understand how laws and regulations impact your business and customers.
  • Public health responses depend on strong public/private relationships. The medical products industry is a key partner in public health emergencies.

“Well worth the time spent. I feel like we’re making progress with our partners on the Hill.”

Bob Miller
Executive VP of Sales & Vendor Relations
Gericare Medical Supply

Healthcare distribution industry meetings on Capitol Hill

“Great way to learn more about the complex web of public/private groups that are engaged to be prepared for pandemics.”
– Andrew Proctor, McKesson Medical Surgical

“A great format to continue capturing the knowledge we learned during Covid vs. needing to start over – not if, but when the next national health emergency comes our way.”
– Bob McCart, IMCO

“Great opportunity to learn about challenges across stakeholders and brainstorm where we go next to fix the issues we experienced during COVID.”
– Kathy Deffer, NACCHO

“Excellent opportunity to network with others within the healthcare distribution and manufacturing sector and learn how we can all work together to continue supplying healthcare workers with the supplies they need, when they need them.”
– Brian Buzinski, Sekisui

2024 Agenda

Weds   Thurs   Fri

Provided for reference. 2025 agenda TBA.

Washington Summit

Healthcare distribution leaders at the Capitol

2:30 – 3:15pm
Washington Summit Policy Program
An Introduction To Capitol Hill, followed by "Healthcare On The Campaign Trail: Political Perspectives In An Election Year" by West Front Partners
3:15 – 4:00pm

What Factors Are Transforming the Healthcare Landscape? A Discussion With Sohini Gupta

Sohini Gupta

Sohini Gupta
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs & Innovations


Turning Ideas Into Action: Bipartisan Insights On Transportation And Preparedness Policy

Allie Cameron
Legislative Assistant
Rep. Mike Ezell (R-MS)

Brandon Naylor

Brandon Naylor
Deputy Chief of Staff
Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS)


The View From The Top: House Leadership Perspectives On Healthcare Policy

Nolan Ahern
Health Policy Advisor
Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN)


Remarks By Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
United States Senate

5:45 – 7:00pm
Washington Summit Opening Reception
8:00 – 9:00am
Networking Breakfast
9:30am – 4:00pm
Scheduled Capitol Hill Meetings
12:00 – 5:00pm
HIDA Educational Foundation Board Meeting (Board members only)
5:30 – 7:00pm
Washington Summit Reception / Preparedness Summit Welcome Reception

HIDA Preparedness Summit

Join us to advance collaboration and communication among healthcare supply chain stakeholders and federal, state, and local partners. HIDA’s third annual Preparedness Summit is an interactive opportunity to work with federal partners and other stakeholders on a path forward on supply chain resiliency and preparedness. In the past, the Summit has developed best practices and protocols. This is a must-attend event to be part of the solution!

  • Work with federal, state, and local partners on supply chain solutions
  • Set priorities for collaborative public-private partnership
  • Develop framework for future preparedness response

Preparedness discussions among healthcare distribution leaders

Networking Breakfast

HIDA/H-CORE Technology Project Discussion

Tina Colston

Tina Colston
Distribution Chief, Supply,
Production & Distribution
HHS Coordination Operations and Response Element (H-CORE), ASPR, HHS

Linda Rouse O’Neill

Linda Rouse O’Neill
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Policy

Communications Protocol

Panel discussion on the newly developed draft communications protocol that supports last year’s Traffic Protocol Playbook.

Bryan Heartsfield

John Fredenberg
Deputy, Office of Supply Chain Alliance and Development & Deputy, Supply Chain Control Tower
Strategic National Stockpile, ASPR, HHS

Megan Vidal

Megan Vidal
Director, Customer Supply Chain Planning
Cardinal Health

Andrew Proctor

Andrew Proctor
Director, Government Product Strategy

Tabletop Discussions: Communications Protocol

Tabletop discussions with supply chain executives and federal partners regarding the Communications Protocol and brainstorm next steps and pilot tests.

Cybersecurity Panel

Cyber threats continue to grow and impact the entire healthcare ecosystem. Join this ASPR panel discussion on resources, lessons learned, and partnership opportunities.

CDR Thomas (TJ) Christl

CDR Thomas (TJ) Christl
Director, Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection

Daniel Larson
Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure Team Leader
Cybersecurity Division, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), DHS

Audience Q&A
Lightning Round

Leadership panel of remaining preparedness and supply chain issues that provide opportunities to collaborate

Tammy Beckham

Tammy Beckham
Associate Director, Resilient Supply Chain Program, Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH)
U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Arlene Joyner

Arlene Joyner
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of Industrial Base Management & Supply Chain, ASPR, HHS

Dr. Deena Disraelly

Dr. Deena Disraelly
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, HHS Coordination Operations and Response Element (H-CORE)

Brian Mazanec

Brian Mazanec
Deputy Director, Office of Preparedness

Ron Ottem

Ron Ottem
Director, Office of Supply Chain Alliance & Development
Strategic National Stockpile, ASPR, HHS

Concluding Discussion, Next Steps, & Adjourn

Hotel: Hyatt Regency On Capitol Hill

Hotel Address

400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Room Block Cut-Off

2025 Date TBA*

*Hotel Policies: Guests must cancel room reservations 72 hours in advance to receive a full refund. After the cut-off date, rooms will be booked on a space-available basis only and room rates are subject to change.

Thank You, Sponsors!

Event Contact

Kathryn DiBitetto

Kathryn DiBitetto
Vice President, Congressional Relations

Sponsorship Contact

Julie Berry

Julie Berry
Vice President, Conferences & Sponsorships