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

Wednesday, June 5

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

Capitol Hill Meetings

Thursday, June 6

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

Preparedness Summit

Friday, June 7

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.

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

“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


Weds   Thurs   Fri

Preliminary agenda, subject to change. All event times listed are Eastern Time (ET).

Washington Summit

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
2:30 – 5:00pm
Washington Summit Policy Program (TBA)
5:30 – 7:00pm
Washington Summit Opening Reception
Thursday, June 6, 2024
7:00 – 8:00am
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
Friday, June 7, 2024
Networking Breakfast
Opening Keynote: ASPR Senior Leadership
Communications Protocol

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

Ron Ottem

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

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

Tabletop Discussions
Lightning Round

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

Steve Adams

Steve Adams
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Strategic National Stockpile, ASPR, HHS

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

Deb Kramer

Deb Kramer
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Preparedness

Tabletop Discussions
Concluding Discussion, Next Steps, & Adjourn


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Kathryn DiBitetto

Kathryn DiBitetto
Vice President, Congressional Relations

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Julie Berry

Julie Berry
Vice President, Conferences & Sponsorships