A New, Interactive Conference Experience from the American Hospital Association

Learn more about our innovation sessions highlighting the best and next ideas in health care.

From the AHA Center for Health Innovation comes a brand-new interactive conference experience aimed at the health care professionals who get things done. Using cutting-edge design thinking exercises, attendees are equipped with custom strategies and an actionable plan to tackle challenges. The in-person conference - slated for March 7-9, 2022 – is bookended with virtual experiences to ensure each participant creates a customized plan and is supported through successful implementation.

View detailed session information, browse our high-level schedule and explore conference themes for the in-person conference experience.

Conference Schedule

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Monday, March 7
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Opening Keynote


2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Refreshment Break


3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions


4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Welcome Reception


Tuesday, March 8
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM



8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Keynote Presentation


9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Refreshment Break


10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions


12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch & Speed Sessions

Speed sessions will be held 12:15 – 1:15

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions


3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Refreshment Break


3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Poster Reception


Wednesday, March 9
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast & FRED Talk

FRED Talk will be held 7:15 – 7:45.

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Refreshment Break


10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Closing Keynote


Conference Themes

The conference agenda will provide a variety of interactive sessions on the following themes.

Select a theme for a list of potential topics.


Team Performance

Improve team performance to create better outcomes and a highly reliable organization.



Strengthen individual and team well-being to decrease burnout, enhance connection to work and improve overall team satisfaction.


Quality and Outcomes

Execute leading practices in quality improvement and innovation to increase patient safety and value of care.


Education and Facilitation

Train the pre-professional and professional workforce to understand patient safety, quality, performance, innovation and care delivery models.

Continuing Education Credit

Participants will earn 13.0 credits by attending the conference and completing all CE requirements. CE credit is provided by Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development. They are accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

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