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June 17-19
VITAL

FAQ

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

  • Who should attend VITAL2020?
  • What does my registration fee include?
  • Whom can I contact with questions?
  • What are the dates and locations of future annual conferences?
  • I would like to present at a future VITAL conference. How do you choose presenters?
Who should attend VITAL2020?
VITAL2020 is the premier event for hospital and health system leaders nationwide to discuss pivotal issues that impact their vulnerable patients and communities. In 2019, 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 the evening of Wednesday, June 17;
  • breakfast Thursday, June 18, and Friday, June 19;
  • Gage Awards luncheon Thursday, June 18; and
  • VITAL2020 program book, abstracts guide, session materials, and attendee list.
Whom can I contact with questions?
General questions: Ashli Billington abillington@essentialhospitals.org Sponsorship: Kevin Simpson ksimpson@essentialhospitals.org Corporate membership: Tracie Zaepfel tzaepfel@essentialhospitals.org Gage Awards: Deborah Roseman droseman@essentialhospitals.org
What are the dates and locations of future annual conferences?

VITAL 2021

June 23 – June 25, 2021, San Diego

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

I would like to present at a future VITAL conference. How do you choose presenters?
Our conference features sessions based on member proposals and selected by member volunteers with staff support. We also present sessions developed through direct invitations by the association. The VITAL2020 call for proposals is now closed. Visit essentialhospitals.org often for more information on the VITAL2021 call for proposals, which will open in fall 2020.

  • What are the official dates of VITAL2020?
  • What is the recommended attire?
  • Are there any registration discounts?
  • What is the registration deadline?
  • How do I sponsor VITAL?
What are the official dates of VITAL2020?

General programming begins with a preconference session at 8 am, Wednesday, June 17 (additional registration required), and ends at 10:45 am, Friday, June 19. Please consult the agenda for more details.

What is the recommended attire?
Business casual attire is appropriate for all conference events.
Are there any registration discounts?
Early registration and other discounts may apply. Please check the registration page for details.

Please check the registration page for details.

What is the registration deadline?
To receive the discounted member rate of $1,145 (a $150 savings), you must register by May 1. After that date, the fee will increase to $1,295 for members. Nonmember registration fees range from $1,595 to $3,000.

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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