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Virtual VITAL2020 begins Aug. 11, and there is still time to register. Content is available live and on demand. Register today to be part of the nation’s only conference for essential hospitals.

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About VITAL2020

America’s Essential Hospitals has transformed its annual conference, VITAL2020, to a six-day, online experience Aug. 11–13 and Aug. 18–20.

This virtual event will feature the same exceptional education content you expect from our annual conference, insights from association and industry leaders, and opportunities to connect with your essential hospital peers. Social and multimedia features will be available at your fingertips to engage with fellow attendees and speakers.

Significant Savings, No Worries

Each session at Virtual VITAL2020 will have its own time slot and be available on demand after the eventso, no worries about missing content. Plus, you get ample content at a dramatically lower price: just $395 for association members, a 70 percent savings compared with our in-person event.

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Registration is now open for virtual VITAL2020. Register today, view our schedule, and check back often for new details on education content and other programming for this dynamic and developing event.

On the Agenda
  • Breakouts on policy and finance, executive leadership, population health, and innovations in care
  • Gage Awards ceremony honoring quality and population health leaders
  • Dynamic panel on COVID-19 leadership lessons featuring essential hospital CEOs
  • Small-group and roundtable networking
  • In-depth Washington legislative and regulatory update
  • Insights by association member and staff leaders
An Exciting

Virtual Agenda

Virtual VITAL2020 offers an unparalleled program with multiple daily education sessions focused on executive leadership, policy and finance, population health improvement, and innovative care solutions.

Please note that this schedule is developing and subject to change. Please check back frequently for session times and other updates. All education sessions will be available on demand after this virtual conference ends.


Worry-Free Registration

We won’t make you choose between sessions you most want to view. Each education breakout will have its own time slot and all will be available to registered attendees on demand long after the virtual event ends.

Set Your Own Schedule

Come and go as you please over the six days of VITAL2020. Linger for a post-session chat with presenters or detour for a visit with our sponsors, secure in the knowledge you can view any breakouts you miss later.

Great Value, Low Cost

Virtual VITAL2020 features plentiful content, flexibility, and digital networking features at your fingertips for a fraction of in-person conference prices: $395 for association members and $695 for others.


Keynote Speakers

Virtual VITAL2020 features more than 40 speakers—member, staff, and industry experts who will share insights on health care practice and policy, innovative care strategies, disparities and other timely issues, and approaches to better efficiency and outcomes.

Featured Speaker

Wright Lassiter, III

President and CEO
Henry Ford Health System

Featured Speaker

Susan Ehrlich, MD, MPP

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Featured Speaker

Christine Neuhoff, JD, MBA

System Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
St. Luke’s Health System




Frequently asked questions about this virtual event and our education programming.

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Our Sponsors

Thank you to our VITAL2020 sponsors:

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Become a Sponsor

When you support America’s Essential Hospitals, you invest in the future of high-quality health care for all, especially vulnerable people. You also raise your profile as an organization aligned with our members through a commitment to the best possible care for all people.

A look back at

VITAL2019 in Miami

VITAL2019, America’s Essential Hospitals’ annual conference, covered a wide variety of topics important to essential hospital leaders. Take a look back at last year’s conference.


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