2019 Symposium is Huge Success

The 2019 UAB National Symposium for Healthcare Executives had our largest turnout in a decade in all areas - more attendees, more sponsors, and more students attended. They were all treated to tremendous insight toward the theme of "Connecting for Better Health".

Our thanks to all our speakers, moderators and panelists - especially our two keynote speakers who were kind enough to share their slideshows with you.

Wednesday Keynote Speaker: Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins Mr. Jenkins, a Senior Advisor with Sg2, he contributes in the areas of strategy and growth, which he 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 was "Disruptive Healthcare" - click below to see his slides.

Mr. Jenkins' Slideshow


Thursday Keynote Speaker: Chuck Stokes

Chuck Stokes Mr. Stokes, member of UAB MSHA Class 17 and 2017 chair of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), 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. The topic of his keynote is "Organizational Sustainability in the Journey from Fee-For-Service to Value-Based Care"- click below to see his slides.

Mr. Stokes' Slideshow

2020 NSHE Save The Date

In 2020, the Symposium Turns 40!

Since 1980, we have hosted 4,000+ healthcare leaders from around the world. CEOs, CNOs, CIOs, CFOs and other healthcare executives return every summer for this exclusive, intensive, yet relaxed gathering. We are coming off a record turnout for the 2019 Symposium and we are certain the 2020 version will not disappoint. Come to the beach to learn and to help celebrate our 40th anniversary!

Think about it - you, and your management team, can exchange ideas with top decision makers; you can discuss best practices with those who have made a difference; you can discover innovative ways to improve your organization; and you can earn face-to-face ACHE credit hours in the perfect summer setting.

Back to the Beach! - July 29 - 31, 2020 - The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa

This year's theme was supported by a "Who's Who" of health care delivering keynotes or moderating and serving on panels. Click here to see our 2019 agenda and the full timeline for the three-day event. The 2020 agenda will be posted once it is fully developed.

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 hope to once again provide access to 9 hours of ACHE F2F credit in 2020.

Pricing Remains Same

The 2020 Symposium changes locations, but keeps the same affordable pricing.

  • Early Bird Discount: Full conference only $550 through May 29, 2020 ($750 after).
  • Group Discount: Purchase four registrations, receive a fifth registration at no charge.
  • UAB Faculty Discount: Full conference only $550. One-day conference only $450.
  • Students: Only $150 for confirmed students.

Registration Opens Soon - Stay Tuned!