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, has planned a great program and will continue to share updates as they become final. 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

Unstoppable: Trailblazing Women in Healthcare

AUPHA is pleased to announce the panel 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. Hear from women leaders in healthcare who have shown courage, taken risks, and forged new paths during their illustrious and impactful careers. Many of the stories to be shared appear in the 2023 book “Unstoppable: Inspiring Stories of Perseverance, Triumph, and Joy from Trailblazing Women in Healthcare,” by Fawn Lopez and Friends. 

The panel includes 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, Founder, RWB Advisory Services. 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.

 William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research Presentation

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
4:30 - 5:30 PM ET

David M. Cutler, PhD 

Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics
Department of Economics
Harvard University

David Cutler has developed an impressive record of achievement in both academia and the public sector. He served as Assistant Professor of Economics from 1991 to 1995, was named John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Social Sciences in 1995, and received tenure in 1997. He is currently the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics and was named Harvard College Professor in 2014 until 2019.  Professor Cutler holds secondary appointments at the Kennedy School of Government and the School of Public Health.  Professor Cutler was associate dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for Social Sciences from 2003-2008.

Honored for his scholarly work and singled out for outstanding mentorship of graduate students, Professor Cutler's work in health economics and public economics has earned him significant academic and public acclaim. Professor Cutler served on the Council of Economic Advisers and the National Economic Council during the Clinton Administration and has advised the Presidential campaigns of Bill Bradley, John Kerry, and Barack Obama as well as being Senior Health Care Advisor for the Obama Presidential Campaign. Among other affiliations, Professor Cutler has held positions with the National Institutes of Health and the National Academy of Sciences. Currently, Professor Cutler is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.  He advises many companies and groups on health care.

Professor Cutler was a key advisor in the formulation of the recent cost control legislation in Massachusetts, and is one of the members of the Health Policy Commission created to help reduce medical spending in that state.

Professor Cutler is author of three books, several chapters in edited books, and many published papers on the topics of health care and other public policy topics.   Author of Your Money Or Your Life: Strong Medicine for America's Health Care System, published by Oxford University Press, this book, and Professor Cutler's ideas, were the subject of a feature article in the New York Times Magazine, The Quality Cure, by Roger Lowenstein. Cutler recently completed a book, Survival of the City: The Future of Urban Life in an Age of Isolation (with Edward Glaeser), examining how cities need to and can adapt to pandemics and other threats. 

Professor Cutler received an AB from Harvard University (1987) and a PhD in Economics from MIT (1991).

 AUPHA Forum

Thursday, June 6, 2024
3:15 - 4:30 PM ET

Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS

President and CEO


Join the AUPHA Forum with Dr. Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS, President & CEO of AcademyHealth, as he has an open discussion with Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH, Indiana University. A nationally recognized thought leader, Dr. Carroll is a science communicator, pediatrician, and health services researcher, and is a passionate advocate for the creation and use of evidence to improve health and healthcare for all. 
Before joining AcademyHealth, Dr. Carroll was a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Chief Health Officer at Indiana University, where he also served as Associate Dean for Research Mentoring and as the director of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research at Indiana University School of Medicine. He earned a BA in chemistry from Amherst College, an MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and an MS in health services from the University of Washington School of Public Health, where he was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.
Dr. Carroll’s research focused on the study of information technology to improve pediatric care, decision analysis, and areas of health policy including cost-effectiveness of care and health care financing reform. He is the author of The Bad Food Bible and the co-author of three additional books on medical myths. In addition to having been a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Atlantic, he has written for many other major media outlets and is co-Editor-in-Chief at The Incidental Economist, an evidence-based health policy blog. He also has a popular YouTube channel and podcast called Healthcare Triage, where he talks about health research and health policy.