Washington Summit


HIDA’s Washington Summit gives healthcare supply chain leaders an opportunity to engage in-person with Members of Congress and their staff.

Who’s Attending

Healthcare Distributor And Manufacturer Executives. Please note: This event is by invitation only.

How You’ll Benefit

It has never been more important to proactively engage and educate policy makers on the critical role the supply chain plays in supporting providers, patients and federal partners. This year’s Capitol Hill meetings will focus on key issues impacting our industry, including the reauthorization of the Pandemic And All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) and the need for a “fast pass” process to expedite medical supplies.

Washington Summit Agenda

* Times and topics subject to change.

Wednesday, June 7

12:00-2:00pm ET
HIDA Lab Council Meeting * Lab Council Members only.

2:30-5:00pm ET
Washington Summit Policy Program

Policy Landscape For Providers: Healthcare providers across the care continuum will be facing a myriad of challenges from reimbursement to workforce issues. Health policy expert, Joseph Mercer will share the policy outlook for providers and provide insights to what your customers are facing.

joseph Mercer

Joseph Mercer
Managing Director
Marwood Group

Chiefs Of Staff Perspective: An Insider's View of Capitol Hill Participants will hear from Bill Constangy, Leadership Chief of Staff for Rep. Hudson (R-NC) and Aisling McDonough, Chief of Staff for Rep. Eshoo (D-CA).

Bill Constangy

Bill Constangy
Leadership Chief of Staff
Rep. Hudson (R-NC)

Aisling McDonough

Aisling McDonough
Leadership Chief of Staff
Rep. Eshoo (D-CA)

Political Preparedness: A Look Ahead With West Front Strategies

Shimmy Stein and Malloy McDaniel will discuss the current environment on Capitol Hill and what political factors may impact the passage of major health care legislation this year.

Shimmy Stein

Shimmy Stein
West Front Strategies, LLC

Malloy McDaniel

Malloy McDaniel
West Front Strategies, LLC

Presentation of the 2023 Preparedness Policy Award

5:30-6:30pm ET
Washington Summit Opening Reception

Thursday, June 8

7:00-8:00am ET
Breakfast: Sit with Capitol Hill meeting groups and team leaders to prep for the day

8:15am ET
Keynote: Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC)  

 Richard Hudson

Richard Hudson
U.S. Congress

Our keynote speaker, Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC) , will discuss his important leadership role on the upcoming Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) reauthorization. Congressman Hudson has served in Congress since 2013 and was elected by his colleagues to House Republican leadership as fourth in line to the Speaker for the 118th Congress. He currently sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over health care issues, including those impacting HIDA members.

9:30am-4:00pm ET
Scheduled Capitol Hill Meetings

12:00-5:00pm ET
HIDA Educational Foundation Board Meeting
* Board Members only.

5:30-7:00pm ET
Washington Summit Reception / Pandemic Preparedness Summit Welcome Reception

Preparedness Summit


HIDA’s Preparedness Summit will foster collaboration and communication among healthcare supply chain stakeholders and federal partners. This event is an interactive opportunity to work with federal partners on a path forward after COVID that will develop best practices, protocols and information on supply chain readiness.

Who’s Attending

Healthcare distributor and manufacturer executives, federal partners, and other stakeholders. Please note: This event is by invitation only.

How You’ll Benefit

  • Work with federal partners on supply chain solutions
  • Set priorities for collaborative public-private partnership
  • Develop framework for future pandemic response

Preparedness Summit Agenda

*Times and topics subject to change.

Friday, June 9

7:00am ET
Networking Breakfast

7:50am ET
Opening Keynote
ASPR Senior Leadership

Nikki Bratcher-Bowman

Nikki Bratcher-Bowman
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary For Preparedness & Response

8:30am ET
Panel Discussion: Ramp Up/Ramp Down Supply Chain Monitoring Partnership
Panelists will share the result of work that started at last year’s Preparedness Summit to develop a traffic protocol process to collaboratively monitor the supply chain and communicate the need to ramp- up. The process includes how issues and potential disruptions are flagged and discussed in order to arrive at informed decisions.

John Fredenberg

John Fredenberg
Deputy Branch Chief, Strategic Logistics, Strategic National Stockpile

Dennis Clock

Dennis Clock
President Owner
Clock Medical

Deborah Haywood

Deborah Haywood
VP, GM Government Solutions
McKesson Medical Surgical

Eileen Simmons

Eileen Simmons
Business Development Manager
Federal/State Government/Pubic Health Preparedness Markets


9:00am ET
Tabletop Discussions
Tabletop discussions with supply chain executives and federal partners regarding the Ramp-Up/Ramp-Down process and brain storm next steps and pilot tests.

9:45am ET
Case Study: Vertically Integrating To Prepare For Next Pandemic
Demand for critical products skyrocketed overnight during COVID-19. Learn how manufacturers are rethinking their strategies on capacity and upstream needs.

Carey Jaros

Carey Jaros
President and CEO
GOJO Industries, Inc.

10:15am ET
Tabletop Discussions
Tabletop discussions with supply chain executives and federal partners regarding a case study and applicable takeaways for the industry. Brainstorm on ideas for long- term industrial base sustainability.

11:00am ET
Lightening Round: What's Keeping You Up At Night Regarding Supply Chain Resiliency?
Brainstorming session with federal partners on topics, ideas, issues on which the public/private partnership can collaborate.

Lisa Dillard

Lisa Dillard
Deputy Director, Strategic National Stockpile,

Tammy Beckham, DVM, PhD

Tammy Beckham, DVM, PhD
Associate Director, Resilient Supply Chain & Shortages Program
Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation (OST)

Arlene Joyner

Arlene Joyner
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Industrial Base Management & Supply Chain

Deborah Kramer

Deborah Kramer
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Preparedness

11:30am ET
Concluding Discussion, Next Steps & Adjourn

Conference Sponsors

Registration & Pricing

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  • Registration Fees

    • Invited Member: $799 per person

    Registration Policy

    The HIDA Washington Summit and Preparedness Summit are by invitation only. Invitees include members of the HIDA Board of Directors, HIDA Educational Foundation Board of Directors, HIDA Advisory Councils, Enterprise and Patron-level Foundation Associates, and member distributor leaders.

    Space is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration forms sent without payment will not be processed. Any photos taken at this event are property of HIDA and can be published without permission in HIDA materials.


    Hyatt Regency On Capitol Hill | Washington, D.C.

    Hyatt Regency Hotel | Washington, D.C.

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    To Reserve By Phone: Call 800-233-1234, and please refer to group G-HCDS and identify yourself as being with HIDA to receive the group rate.

    Rate: $329 single/double, plus 14.95% tax and/or $46.69 per night room night occupied

    Hotel Address: 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

    Room Block Cut-Off: May 27, 2022
    After the cut-off date, rooms will be booked on a space-available basis only and room rates are subject to change.

    Hotel Cancellation Policy: Guests must cancel room reservations 72 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

    Contact Information

    Event Contact:

    Kathryn DiBitetto


    Sponsorship Contact:

    Julie Berry
    Senior Director, Conferences and Sponsorships, HIDA