The 2024 AUPHA Annual Meeting will be held at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street in Tampa, Florida from June 4th to June 6th. This year's theme is Reimagine | Reinvent | Transformwhich lends itself to a broad range of important areas within the field of healthcare and healthcare administrationThe Annual Meeting Planning Committee, chaired by Cathleen Erwin, continues to work on the meeting logistics and will continue to share updates as they become final. For now, be sure to visit this website regularly for the most up-to-date information on the meeting, keynote speakers, schedule, and much more. In the meantime, please be sure to view and thank the generous meeting sponsors, who help make AUPHA events, including the Annual Meeting affordable.

Pre-Conference Keynote

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

2:00 - 3:15 PM ET on Zoom

AUPHA is pleased to announce the panelists for the 2024 Pre-Conference Keynote Session. This keynote will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, from 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. ET, and will include Lisa Mallory, PhD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Health Services Executives, Gayle Capozzalo, FACHE, Executive Director, The Equity Collaborative, Carol Emmott Foundation, Teri Fontenot, Board of Directors - AMN Healthcare Services and Amerisafe, Fawn Lopez, Publisher Emeritus of Modern Healthcare, and Ruth E. Williams-Brinkley, FACHE, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. Click on the panelists below to learn more about each one. 

We are grateful to the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) for sponsoring this pre-conference event.

Andrew Pattullo Lecture

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

1:00 - 2:15 PM ET

Future-Proofing Higher Education: Strategies for a Changing Landscape

Sue Lehrman, MPH, PhD
Professor of Entrepreneurship, School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey

AUPHA is pleased to announce that Sue Lehrman, MPH, PhD, will be the 2024 AUPHA Annual Meeting's Andrew Pattullo Lecturer. Dr. Lehrman is a Professor of Entrepreneurship, School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey. The Andrew Pattullo Lecture officially opens the Annual Meeting, and will be held on Tuesday, June 4th, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Eastern Time.  A lunch for all registrants will be held at 12:00Noon, immediately before the lecture.
Dr. Sue Lehrman has spent 25 years in higher education leadership roles, including serving as the founding president of Union Graduate College (now part of Clarkson University), where she oversaw a CAHME-accredited healthcare MBA program. She has also served as founding dean of the School of Business at Providence College, dean of the School of Business at Philadelphia University (now Jefferson University) and, between 2015 and 2023, dean of the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University, an institution recognized nationally for its focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. 
Dr. Lehrman worked with key stakeholders in these positions to develop organizational resilience and formulate bold, transformational visions and strategies that address academia's rapidly growing challenges. Currently, Dr. Lehrman is on a year's sabbatical as a professor of entrepreneurship at Rowan. Her post-sabbatical plans focus on consulting with academic schools and programs interested in better positioning themselves to address these challenges.
Before her academic career, Dr. Lehrman was employed within what was then known as Daughters of Charity National Health System, where she served in various managerial positions.


 Wednesday Keynote Panel

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
8:00 - 9:15 AM ET

New Leadership to Accelerate Healthcare's Digital Transformation

Many healthcare organizations are striving to become more customer-centric and digitally enabled, but new pressures are creating an urgency to accelerate transformation. Consumers and providers successfully adopted telemedicine and other technologies during the pandemic; however, the opportunities ahead go beyond these, suggesting an enterprise-wide convergence of technology with all health system functions. Drawing on the expertise and experience of three Florida health systems who are in the midst of this transformation, this session will highlight the importance of leaders (1) recognizing the convergence of technology and operations; (2) putting a digital focus at the center of every part of their health system; (3) focusing on disciplined, data-driven executive teaming; and (4) building a culture that emphasizes learning.