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Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our June 17–19 annual conference, VITAL2020, in Chicago. 

The health and safety of our conference attendees is our No. 1 concern. We also recognize and respect the severe constraints on travel our members face as they respond to this pandemic. Now is not the time to ask these brave caregivers to leave their patients and communities. 

Although we won’t convene VITAL2020 in Chicago, we remain committed to the best possible educational programming for members. So, we are exploring an alternative to an in-person meeting that preserves the high-value content, dynamic delivery, and sense of community you expect for our annual conference. We will share more details soon. 

If you already have registered for VITAL2020 in Chicago, we will refund your payment. Please see our complete FAQ page for details on this and other changes related to the cancellation decision. 




Frequently asked questions about changes related to the cancellation decision and next steps.

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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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