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FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the nation’s only conference for essential hospitals.

  • Who should attend VITAL?
  • What does my registration fee include?
  • Whom can I contact with questions?
  • What are the dates and locations of future annual conferences?
  • I have a topic I would like to present. How do you decide on content for the conference?
Who should attend VITAL?
VITAL2019 is the premier event for hospital and health system leaders nationwide to discuss pivotal issues that impact their vulnerable patients and communities. In 2018, more than 300 presidents, CEOs, chief financial officers, chief medical officers, directors, and others attended the conference.
What does my registration fee include?
The registration fee includes:
  • all conference functions;
  • opening reception on the evening of Wednesday, June 19;
  • breakfast Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21;
  • Gage Awards luncheon on Thursday, June 20;
  • VITAL2019 program book, abstracts guide, session materials, and attendee list.
Whom can I contact with questions?

General questions: membership@essentialhospitals.org

Sponsorship: Kevin Simpson at ksimpson@essentialhospitals.org

Gage Awards: Janelle Schrag at jschrag@essentialhospitals.org

Registration: Patricia Dorsey at pdorsey@essentialhospitals.org

What are the dates and locations of future annual conferences?

VITAL2020

June 17–19, 2020, Chicago

Loews Chicago Downtown Hotel

VITAL 2021

June 23 – June 25, 2021, San Diego

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

I have a topic I would like to present. How do you decide on content for the conference?
Our conference features sessions based on member proposals and selected by member volunteers with staff support. The VITAL2019 call for proposals is now closed. VITAL2020 call for proposals will open in fall 2019.

  • What is the recommended attire?
  • Are there any registration discounts?
  • What is the registration deadline?
  • How do I sponsor VITAL?
What is the recommended attire?
Business casual attire is appropriate for all conference events.
Are there any registration discounts?

Early registration, group registration, and other discounts may apply.

To receive the early registration member rate of $1095 (a $200 savings), you must register by May 24. After that date, the fee will increase to $1,295 for members. The nonmember registration fees range from $1,595–$3,000.

Please check the registration page for details.

What is the registration deadline?

The early registration deadline is May 24. After that date, the fee will increase. Please check the registration page for details.

Onsite registrations will be accepted with valid credit card payment.

How do I sponsor VITAL?

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

Our corporate partnership programs provide meaningful opportunities for you to build working relationships with our members, raise awareness of your products and services, and position your company as an industry thought leader. We highly value our corporate partners and thank them for supporting our association and our members and the communities and patients they serve.

Learn more about becoming a sponsor or corporate affiliate member >>


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