It’s an important time to be engaged in what’s happening in Washington, and next week’s American Hospital Association Annual Membership Meeting from May 7 to 10 appears to be timed perfectly to help you do that.
The best option would be attending the meeting in person to hear from the likes of speakers on the schedule such as Eugene Woods, incoming chairman of the AHA and president and CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System, FBI Director James Comey and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, M.D. There's a ton of other speakers with insights on the current state of affairs in the capital.
And importantly, the final day is devoted to meetings with legislators and their staff. Rick Pollack, the AHA’s president and CEO, ran down more of the highlights in a recent column for H&HN.
Of course, not everyone will be able to attend, but there are other ways to track what’s happening at the annual meeting. You'll be able to find interviews, news and analysis at both H&HN and AHA News Now.
Twitter is another good way to track the goings-on: Use the hashtag #ahamtg. I’ll be tweeting as @PGBarr, my colleague Genevieve Diesing’s handle is @GenDiesing, and you’ll also find tweets using @HHNmag and @ahahospitals.
Hope to see you there.