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UAB National Symposium for Healthcare Executives

November 6, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - November 8, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

New city! New season!

Join us in Birmingham this fall for the 39th Annual UAB National Symposium for Healthcare Executives!

Theme: “Connecting for Better Health”


November 6 – 8, 2019, at The Sheraton Birmingham Hotel

The Symposium changes the city (Birmingham), changes the dates (Nov. 6-8), but keeps the same affordable pricing.

  • Early Bird: Registration is only $550 through September 6, 2019 (it goes up to $750 the next day).
  • Group Discount: Purchase four registrations, you receive a fifth registration at no charge.
  • Students: Only $150 for confirmed students.
  • Women’s Leadership Development: Only $150, requires separate registration.
  • MSHA #1: Registration includes access to the celebration of our MSHA program’s top rank in U.S. News & World Report

Same great speakers you love to hear. Same great people who love to connect. All available at an affordable rate for you or your organization. All available just by clicking the “Register Now” button below.

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Hotel Options

We have two options for your stay in the Magic City: The Sheraton Birmingham H

otel, host of the Symposium, and The Westin, located next door. Each Marriott property has a block of discounted rooms available for attendees – the Sheraton is $112/night and the Westin is $162/night. These discounted rates are only good through October 15, 2019.

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Wednesday Keynote Speaker: Steve Jenkins

Mr. Jenkins, a Senior Advisor with Sg2, he contributes in the areas of strategy and growth, which the previously led as senior vice president. He is an expert on health policy and the economy’s impact on health care trends. He advises Sg2’s clients on a broad array of strategic issues and provides editorial direction for the firm’s intelligence and analytics. The topic of his keynote is “Disruptive Healthcare”.


Thursday Keynote Speaker: Chuck Stokes

Mr. Stokes, 2017 chair of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and member of UAB MSHA Class 17, joined Memorial Hermann Health System in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer and was named President and CEO of the System in June 2017. Prior to that, he served as President of North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Mr. Stokes’ leadership led both Memorial Hermann and North Mississippi to win the exclusive national Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. Join us to gain insights and connect with this exemplary leader who is changing the industry.

Cathy K. EddyThursday L.R. (Rush) Jordan Distinguished Lecture: Cathy K. Eddy and Debbie Zimmerman

Ms. Eddy is founder and former President of the Health Plan Alliance. She is a current member of the Board of Trustees for both Health First Health Plan and the Health First Health System in Rockledge, Fla. She serves on the advisory boards of Women Business Leaders and DST Healthcare and served on the Health Industry Council Board in Dallas

Dr. Zimmerman is the Chief Medical Officer at Lumeris where she is responsible for clients’ clinical initiatives as well as clinical content and analytics in the Lumeris Accountable Delivery System Platform (ADSP)®. In her current role for the health plan, she is responsible for clinical quality, medical and pharmacy management and physician practice transformation.


Friday C-Suite Panel: “Leadership Leading with the Heart and Mind”

Our three expert panelists are: Callie Andrews, Senior Vice President and President, WellStar Cobb Hospital; Owen Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs, USA Health; and Cynthia Barginere, Senior Vice 

President and Chief Operating Officer, Rush University Hospital

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ACHE Face-To-Face Credit Hours

As in the past, we will work with our partnering ACHE Chapters and will offer ACHE Face-to-Face Credit Hours so attendees can achieve and maintain their status in the American College of Healthcare Executives. We are scheduled to provide access to 9 hours of ACHE F2F credit this year.


November 6, 2019 @ 8:00 AM
November 8, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

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Thank you to the 2020 ACHE of Central Florida Premier Corporate Partners!

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