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AHVAP 2023 Annual Conference and Industry Partner Expo

The Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals, Inc. (AHVAP) is excited to announce the details of our 2023 Annual Conference.  Over the past 45 days, the AHVAP Conference Committee, Executive Team, and the Board of Directors have carefully reviewed feedback from our 2022 Conference attendees, vendor partners, and other stakeholders. Based on this feedback, AHVAP has heard your requests and is excited to act on many of the items on your wish list! For the past month, the AHVAP Executive Team has worked diligently in sourcing the best possible venue for our healthcare and industry attendees. A few of the key pieces of feedback that we heard loud and clear were:

  • More space for attendees in the main conference room to provide for an optimal learning environment
  • Improve AV experience for both attendees and speakers
  • Improved exhibit hall experience for our valued industry partners with increased time with the vendors to learn about their innovative products and services
  • A meeting venue with more local options for dining, shopping, and restaurants
  • Access to improved hotel amenities 
  • Additional continuing education hours to meet the needs for CVAHPTM recertification or professional licensure renewal
  • Ability to bring your families for an extended vacation before or after the main conference 
  • Ease of travel with quick and painless airport access and minimal ground transportation requirements 

Well, we heard you, we listened, and we have acted! We are excited to announce the venue for our 2023 Annual Conference is the beautiful Gaylord Resort and Convention Center.

Standing on the shores of the majestic Lake Grapevine, Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center welcomes guests to a stunning, one-of-a-kind experience. From the ten-acre Paradise Springs Water Park, to an exciting lineup of family-friendly activities and entertainment, there’s something for the entire family to enjoy. Guests can explore the four-and-a-half acres of airy, indoor garden atriums, four award-winning restaurants, bars, the world-class Relâche Spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. For those planning or attending their next meeting or event, the resort features 490,000 sq ft of flexible meeting space, 1,814 beautiful guest rooms, and 127 spectacular suites as well as our lakeside events venue, Glass Cactus, perfect for live entertainment and events. Located near DFW Airport, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, Cowboys Golf Club, Historic Downtown Grapevine, and water sports on Lake Grapevine itself, are all convenient so everyone can do more of what they love.

Additionally, the Gaylord Resort is part of the Marriott Hotel Group and has everything that AHVAP needs under one single roof including world-class audiovisual, meeting support, food and beverage, and exhibitor services. 

 To Learn more about the Gaylord Texan Hotel, please visit: https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/dalgt-gaylord-texan-resort-and-convention-center/overview/

 

Important Conference Details

2023 Conference Location: 

Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center

Grapevine, Texas

 

Conference Dates (Value Analysis 101 and 201 and CVAHP Certification Review Course): 

September 25-28, 2023

 

Pre-Conferences: 

September 25 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. CST

 

Main Conference Schedule:

September 26: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

September 27: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

September 28: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

 

Exhibitor Partner-Specific Vendor Fair Dates: 

September 26-September 27

Dedicated Exhibitor Hours: 

September 26: 12:15-2:00 and 6:00-8:00 pm

September 27: 12:30-2:00 

Exhibitor Move-In: September 26: 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Move-out: September 27: 2:00-3:30 p.m. 

Exhibitor Partner Focus Group Opportunities will be available on both September 27 & 28. 

 

Conference Registration is Open:

https://whova.com/portal/registration/ahvap_202309/

Exhibitor Prospectus and Partnership Levels:

Download Prospectus Here

Exhibitor Registration:

https://whova.com/portal/registration/ahvap_202309/exhibitor

 

Conference Agenda: 

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Conference Faculty and Speakers: 

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Hotel Accommodations: 

AHVAP has set up a special, discounted room rate with the Gaylord Resort which will be available when booking your conference registration through AHVAP. This room rate will also apply three (3) days before and after the conference to allow you the opportunity to bring your family with you for vacation. 

To make your hotel reservation, please use this special link that is specific to our conference: 

https://book.passkey.com/gt/219059141?gtid=fb0921408965efbbd7b12776cf32736b 

 

Call for Poster Presentations Now Open: 

Are you interesting in sharing your expertise at the 2023 AHVAP Annual Conference and Industry Partner Expo in Grapevine in September as a poster presenter? Well, AHVAP is looking for exceptional poster presenters that are willing to share their expertise with our membership at this year’s Annual Conference. The Call for Poster Presentations is now open and the submission site is live! All submissions will be reviewed and rigorously scored by our Annual Conference Planning Committee. The final conference program will be announced in June after poster presenters are notified.

To submit a session for consideration: https://form.jotform.com/231164683876163

All submissions must be received by May 31 at 5:00 pm ET.

We are thrilled to share this breaking news with each of you and look forward to seeing each of you at the beautiful Gaylord Resort in September. 

Regards,

Karen Niven, MS, BSN, RN, CVAHP

Conference Planning Committee Chairperson

J. Hudson Garrett Jr., Ph.D., MSN, MPH, MBA, FNP-BC, IP-BC, PLNC, VA-BC, BC-MSLcert™, MSL-BC, LTC-CIP, CPPS, CPHQ, CVAHP, CPXP, CDIPC, FACDONA, FAAPM, FNAP, FACHE, FSHEA, FIDSA

Executive Director and Executive Vice President