Leadership Summit

July 26-28, 2018
Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, CA

Join senior executives, physician leaders and trustees from the nation's leading hospitals and health systems at this unique forum where health care leaders discuss the critical issues facing their organizations and network to find the solutions they need to be more successful. The Leadership Summit offers strategies and tools to help organizations better serve their patients and communities while improving financial and operational goals.

We are now accepting speaking proposals through December 1.

The 2018 AHA Leadership Summit will feature industry experts and senior executives presenting transformational strategies and innovative approaches for achieving financial sustainability while delivering greater value through operational excellence, creative partnerships, and redefined delivery models. The Summit will explore critical issues including strategies for enhancing the value of health care, opportunities for advancing quality, patient safety, and population health, innovative practices applied to delivery system transformation, integrating workforce and strategy, effective leveraging of HIT and data, governance performance, and novel approaches for engaging consumers.

Attendees will include:

  • Senior Executives
  • Governing Board Members
  • Clinical Leaders
  • Quality Improvement Leaders
  • Risk Management Executives
  • Patient Safety Leaders
  • IT Leadership Teams
  • Marketing Executives




Information on registration will be available March 2018.


If you would like to be added to the Leadership Summit e-mail list, please e-mail Samantha Swift at sswift@aha.org. If you'd like more information on exhibiting, please e-mail Laryssa Marshall at lmarshall@aha.org.

Trustee Track

The Leadership Summit offers trustees a new track of programming to connect the work of governance to the challenges of delivery system transformation. The Summit’s Trustee Track will provide one-on-one opportunities for board members to dive deeper into emerging trends and best pr...

Physician Pathway

A Pathway for Physicians Health and health care are changing rapidly, with influences across the field and different health care actors. The implications of MACRA, along with consumerism and virtual care, are driving new and different structures, relationships, and expectatio...


Hotel/Travel information for 2018 will be available in March.


Your company can join senior executives from the nation’s leading hospitals and health systems at this unique forum where health care leaders discuss the issues that keep them up at night. Sponsorship Opportunities include: Educational Track Sponsorship Keynote Spons...


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Exhibitor Information

Exhibit Pricing $4,150 per booth space Click here to see a list of 2017 Exhibitors. Click here for the 2018 Exhibitor Registration Form for the 2018 AHA Leadership Summit. Click here to view the 2018 AHA Leadership Sum...

Scholarship Opportunities

A limited number of partial tuition scholarships are available. Please e-mail Laura Woodburn at lwoodburn@aha.org for more information. The scholarship deadline is June 9, 2017.

Speaking Opportunities

We are now accepting speaking proposals for a limited number of breakout and sunrise sessions that offer unique insights, successful case studies, and cutting edge solutions. Proposals should be non-commercial in nature. The deadline for submitting proposals is December 1. ...

Future Summits

2019 July 25-27, 2019Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, CA 2020 July 19-21, 2020Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, CA 2021 July 18-20, 2021Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, CA 2022 July 17-19, 2022Manchester Grand Hyatt San Di...

Contact Us

General Questions Connie Lang at clang@aha.org or (312) 893-6897. Registration Questions E-mail summitregistration@aha.org or (312) 893-6897. Mailing List Changes Samantha Swift at sswift@aha.org. Exhibits/Sponsorships Carl Aiello at caiello@aha.org or (312) 893-6894.