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2024 Annual Meeting

October 9 - 11, 2024 | Orlando, FL

The Florida Hospital Association is pleased to announce the 2024 Annual Meeting will take place in person October 9 – 11 at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes. This year’s event will focus on the exciting present and future innovations in health care, patient care trends through the lens of the lifecycle and the crucial issues at each stage of life. Attendees will hear from esteemed national thought leaders in the health care community and will also have the opportunity to participate in networking events with colleagues throughout the conference!

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Featured Keynote Speakers

Mick Ebeling, Founder and CEO, Not Impossible Labs
Mick Ebeling, Founder and CEO, Not Impossible Labs recently named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders, a recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and listed as one of the world’s most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation. He will take a deep dive into “Impossible,” the underlying psychological effects it has on an organization, and how to overcome “Impossible” so true innovation can take place.

Dr. Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Joint Commission  
Dr. Perlin is President and CEO of The Joint Commission Enterprise which includes The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources (JCR), Joint Commission International (JCI) and the National Quality Forum (NQF). Previously, as President, Clinical Operations and Chief Medical Officer, HCA Healthcare, Perlin led clinicians, data scientists and researchers in developing a learning health system model for improving care across 189 hospitals. Dr. Perlin will provide an in-depth look at the new directions the Joint Commission is taking!  

Aashima Gupta, Global Leader of Healthcare, Google Cloud
Aashima Gupta has spent 26 years growing, differentiating, and improving businesses through technology transformation. She is passionate about collaborating with and empowering companies to elevate the strategic value delivered to their ecosystem - ranging from new models for care, revenue generation, and improved patient experiences. Aashima leads the Gen AI strategy for Healthcare industry at Google Cloud, by navigating the dynamic intersection of industry needs and new technologies to make healthcare more accessible. Her approach involves bringing together industry leaders, researchers, product managers, data engineers, and tech experts to drive impactful solutions.

Alexandra Drane, Co-Founder  and CEO of ARCHANGELS
Alexandra sits on the RAND Social and Economic Policy Advisory Board, the Leadership Council for the Rosalynn Carter Institute, the Entrepreneurs Council for The United States of Care, and Harvard Medical School’s Executive Council of the Division of Sleep Medicine. Alex will delve beyond the surface to make a compelling call to redefine health and the vital importance of unsung caregivers

David Richman, Author of “Cycle of Lives – 15 People’s Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer”
Join us at the Thursday evening member dinner for an inspiring conversation with David Richman, who raises the stakes, challenging all of us to examine the emotional and intellectual aspects of the patient experience. His presentation promises to be poignant, meaningful, and moving, leading us to a transformative view of the stages of life!   

Who Should Attend

This conference is open to all hospital and health care professionals, including, but not limited to: 

  • Trustees Hospital executives
  • Managed care and compliance professionals
  • Clinical staff
  • Government relations and communications professionals
  • Finance and Information Management staff 

In addition, students pursuing a degree in health care administration, or another related field are welcome.

This must-attend event is one of the largest gatherings of health care professionals in the State of Florida. We invite you to come to reconnect with colleagues and to celebrate the tremendous innovations of Florida’s health care systems!

Once you have registered to attend, please click here to reserve your room for the event. Attendees receive a special room rate and reduced parking and resort fees. The deadline to reserve a room in this block is Wednesday, September 11, 2024.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to FHA's Vice President, Member and Business Relations, John Wilgis

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird Member  (by August 1) $595 
  • Regular Member   (starts August 2) $695
  • Early Bird Non-member /Non-Sponsor  (by August 1) $795
  • Regular Non-member/Non-Sponsor  (starts August 2) $895 
  • Florida College and University Students and Faculty  $295

Member Hospitals or Systems with 10 or more registrations are eligible for a discount of $50 off per registrant. Please contact AK Consulting Group for information.

Click Here to Review All Registration Fee Information

Cancellations & Refunds

Cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm ET on September 13th, 2024, to receive a refund, less an administrative fee of $100. Please contact the meeting planner, AK Consulting Group, by phone 850-523-4200 or by email.


We regret that we cannot offer refunds for “no shows,” however, full registration substitutions are welcome without penalty. To substitute a registration please email our meeting planner, AK Consulting Group, or call 850-523-4200. (Partial substitutions by day are not available.)

Registration Fees Include

  • All FHA Annual Meeting education sessions
  • Conference materials
  • FHA Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening
  • Breakfast on Thursday
  • Keynote Lunch on Thursday
  • Member Dinner with Featured Guest Speaker David Richman on Thursday evening
  • Signed copy of David Richman’s bestseller (while supplies last) 
  • Breakfast on Friday



These pre-event dinners take place concurrently. Member attendees should register for only one dinner, that best matches their formal role and title. 

FHA All Attendee Mixer

All attendees are invited to this networking mixer for appetizers and beverages in the Innovation Hub

Chairman's CEO Dinner with FHA President and CEO Mary C. Mayhew

Special CEO-only member dinner, bringing together hospital leaders, special guests, FHA board leadership, and FHA President & CEO Mary C. Mayhew.

Hospital Clinical Leaders Dinner

Hosted by Kim Streit, FHA Senior Vice President and Cheryl Love, Chief Clinical and Patient Safety Officer, this FHA dinner brings together member hospital clinical leaders and special guests.

Hospital CFO and CIO Dinner

Hosted by Sheila Pearson, FHA Chief Financial and Operations Officer, this FHA dinner brings together member hospital financial and information officer leaders and special guests.

Hospital Government Relations and Communications Dinner

Hosted by David Mica Jr., FHA EVP, Public Affairs and Juliet Hauser, Director of Communications, this FHA member dinner brings together hospital government relations and communications staff and special guests.

Thank You to Our Title Sponsor

Thank you to all our Annual Meeting Sponsors

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