2022 Stronger-P2P- Supply Chain Executives and Leaders Forum

Las Vegas, NV US
September 20, 2022

Identify leading practices and develop supply chain excellence through integration, elevation and optimization.

This meeting will include a member-led panel focused on supplier diversity with peer round table discussions, a government relations update, and Bank of America Securities sharing insights on medical devices and supplier markets.

Target Audience

  • Healthcare Executives
  • Other Healthcare Professionals

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss industry insights and optimization strategies for supplier diversity programs.
  • Identify leading practices for provider organizations and strategic benefits of supplier diversity programs.
  • Describe how industry insights and leading practices among supply chain leaders and staff contribute to operational efficiencies and the advancement of supply chain strategy.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 ACHE
  • 3.50 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/20/2022 - 7:15am CDT
Event ends: 
09/20/2022 - 10:30am CDT
Wynn Las Vegas
3131 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
United States


Michael Darling, Vice President Supply Chain, Saint Lukes Health System

Brian Pollick, Administrative Director of Supply Chain Management, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics

Carla Stephens, Sr Member Networks Director, Vizient

Simrit Sandhu, EVP, Strategic Transformation & Clinical Supply Solutions, Vizient

John Grande, Group SVP, GPO Services & Delivery, Vizient

Shoshana Krilow, SVP, Public Policy & Government Relations, Vizient

Travis Steed, US Equity Research, Medical Supplies & Devices, Bank of America Securities

Justin Hibbs, VP, Business Development & Strategy, Aptitude

Lisa McGuire, Associate Principal, Intelligence, Sg2


As an accredited provider of continuing education, Vizient, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring this activity presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and is free from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, faculty, and others in control of the educational content have disclosed the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with ineligible companies within the past 24 months.
Ineligible companies – those companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
It is Vizient’s policy that owners and employees of ineligible companies, and any individuals who refuse to disclose the absence or existence of financial relationships with any ineligible companies are disqualified from participating as planners or faculty.
FDA Off-Label Use
Faculty presenters are also expected to disclose any discussion of (1) off-label or investigational uses of FDA approved commercial products or devices or (2) products or devices not yet approved in the United States.
Disclosure Statements
Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships
None of the planners, faculty, or others in a position to control content for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Types


Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

By attending the 2022 Connections Summit offered by Vizient, Inc. participants may earn up to 3.5 ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.

Participants in this program who wish to have it considered for ACHE Qualified Education hours should list their attendance when they apply to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification. Participants are responsible for maintaining a record of their ACHE Qualified Education hours. To self-report, participants should log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)

Vizient, Inc. will award a maximum of 3.5 contact hours to all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity. These individuals will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.

Many state licensing boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.


Available Credit

  • 3.50 ACHE
  • 3.50 General CE - Attendance
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