HIDA Washington Summit for Healthcare Supply Chain Leaders

HIDA’s Washington Summit gives healthcare distribution 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

Promote supply chain priorities on Capitol Hill by proactively educating Members of Congress and their staff on the key issues impacting our industry and overall patient care.

Washington Summit photo (2019)
Please note the education portion of the Washington Summit has been re-positioned as the Pandemic Preparedness Summit. We are inviting key senior federal partners for engagement with industry leaders to share lessons learned, best practices, and future needs in an interactive setting.


Times and topics subject to change.

Wednesday, June 15

6:00-7:00pm ET
Opening Reception

Thursday, June 16

7:30-8:30am ET

8:30am ET
Presentation For Achievement In Preparedness Policy Excellence To Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)

10:00am-4:00pm ET
Scheduled Capitol Hill Meetings

12:30pm ET
HIDA Educational Foundation Board Meeting

Board Members only.

6:00pm ET
Washington Summit Reception / Pandemic Preparedness Summit Welcome Reception

HIDA Pandemic Preparedness Summit

About Agenda

HIDA’s Pandemic 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


Times and topics subject to change.

Friday, June 17

7:00-8:00am ET
Networking Breakfast

8:00am ET
Opening Keynote

Dawn O’Connell, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (invited)

8:45am ET
Federal Agency And Commercial Supply Chain Collaboration

Identify opportunities to collaborate with federal partners on building a resilient supply chain for future events.

Steve Adams

Steve Adams, MPH
Director, Strategic National Stockpile

Suzanne Schwartz

Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA
Director, Office of Strategic Partnerships & Technology Innovation, CDRH

Lisa Hohman

Lisa Hohman
Concordance Healthcare Solutions

9:15am ET
Tabletop Discussions

Tabletop discussions with supply chain executives and federal partners regarding future coordination opportunities, to operationalize plans and continually innovate.

10:00am ET
Pre-Planned Processes And Communication Protocols

Providers, first responders and frontline healthcare workers in every care setting will know exactly when, how, and whom to call for supplies in an emergency.

TJ Christl

CDR TJ Christl
Acting Director, Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection

Dave Myers

Dave Myers
Group VP, National Accounts
Owens & Minor

Cara Skowronski

Cara Skowronski

10:30am ET
Tabletop Discussions

Tabletop discussions with supply chain executives and federal partners regarding needs to streamline communication protocols, test protocols and identify tools needed to ensure end users know how to access product and from where.

11:30am-12:30pm ET

12:30pm ET
Technology And Data Opportunities And Challenges

Public-private collaboration for future responses can be enhanced by sharing the right information at the right time. Technology can also support more insightful analysis and planning.

John Fredenberg

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

Tammy Beckham

Tammy Beckham, DVM, PhD
Associate Director, Resilient Supply Chain & Shortages Program, CDRH

Bill Abrams

Bill Abrams
President of Distributed Products
Medline Industries

Deborah Haywood, VP Government Solutions, McKesson Medical-Surgical (invited)

1:00pm ET
Tabletop Discussions

Tabletop discussions with supply chain executives and federal partners regarding key information needed to have a common operating picture, how data sharing can be a two way street and identify gaps and barriers.

2:00pm ET
Key Issues Identified, Priorities, Work Streams, And Next Steps

3:00pm ET

Conference Sponsors

Cardinal Health Hillrom   Medtronic

Registration & Pricing


Additional Registration Options
Registration Fees
  • Invited Member: $749 per person
Registration Policy

The HIDA Washington Summit is 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.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration due to illness, exposure, a change in company travel policy, or travel issues, HIDA will refund your full registration fee.

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

Hyatt Regency Hotel | Washington, D.C.
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Rate: $319 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 26, 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.

Event Contact:

Mary Beth Spencer, MPS»
Director of Government Affairs
HIDA, 703-838-6133

Sponsorship Contact:

Julie Berry»
Senior Director, Conferences and Sponsorships, HIDA

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