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Jan 2018
Jan 2018


Grande Lakes Orlando 4040 Central Florida Parkway Orlando , Florida 32837
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ACEHP Annual Conference - Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions






Event Overview:

Join over 1,200 of your colleagues in Orlando, Florida, January 20-23, 2018 for four days of networking, transformative learning, and more at the Alliance Annual Conference! Tailored for continuing healthcare education professionals across the spectrum of organizational settings, the Alliance Annual Conference is a can’t miss event!

Here’s What to Expect:

Enhanced Learning Opportunities
More than 83 concurrent sessions organized by tracks to help you navigate and select the sessions that best match your needs and interests. Attend expert and peer-led learning on a broad range of topics, including: educational design, patient-centered and interprofessional education and improving patient outcomes.

Revamped Schedule
We’ll kick off the conference on Saturday with a celebration of the industry and our colleagues’ achievements at the Awards Presentation and Dinner. After, join your peers at the President’s Dessert Reception in the Exhibit Hall where you can get a sneak peek at our exhibitors’ products and services.

More Ways to Connect
Visit the new Connection Zone at the Annual Conference! Ask personalized questions or seek advice and receive real-time answers from Alliance advice leaders and colleagues. With more than 10 hours of dedicated networking time throughout the conference, you’ll have ample opportunity to connect with your peers in the CEhp community. Discuss industry trends, exchange ideas, and learn from others’ best practices as you mix and mingle in-between sessions.

Interactive Pre-Conference Workshops
New to the CEhp field? Arrive early to Orlando and attend the Alliance’s Basics Pre-Conference Workshop. Designed for individuals new to the profession, the workshop will include presentations, group facilitators and interactive case studies that will help participants work through the educational planning process and examine strategies for profession-specific and inter-professional education. Additional Registration Required.

International Track
In partnership with the Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME), the Alliance Annual Conference will include a conference track focused on the needs of the international learner, how they are similar and different from those we face domestically.

Post-Keynote Session Panel Discussions
Immediately following our two keynote presentations, our speakers and Alliance industry experts will sit down for panel discussions to translate their message into actionable tips and key takeaways you can immediately implement when you return to your office.

Alliance Got Talent
See (and hear!) the many talents of your fellow CEhp professionals! Join us for the first Alliance Got Talent show and reception where your peers will showcase their hidden skills.

And More!
View the Annual Conference Itinerary Planner, which includes session descriptions, speaker details, and more and start planning your Alliance experience!

Exhibitor / Sponsor Information:

Promote Your Company!

Position your company ahead of the competition and in front of the key decision makers in the healthcare education profession. Demonstrate your company's latest technologies, products, programs, or services with CME/CE/CPD and other healthcare professionals in attendance.

The Alliance’s Annual Conference is the premier convention in the healthcare education industry. For four days, participants will learn from experts in their field and connect with professionals at various networking receptions.

Who Will You Meet on Site?

Spotlight your company in front of nearly 2,000 highly engaged participants who are actively seeking the latest industry news, emerging topics, educational updates, and information on the resources and technologies available to better serve them and their organizations. Be in front of our dynamic group of learners from the healthcare education profession, including:

  • Professionals from accredited continuing medical education, pharmacy education, and nursing education programs
  • Instructional designers
  • Quality improvement coaches
  • Outcomes analysts
  • Researchers
  • Policy makers
  • Funders
  • Technology solution providers

About Alliance for Continuing Medical Education:

For professional continuing healthcare educators across healthcare professions who seek to develop, deliver and manage relevant, meaningful healthcare continuing education, the Alliance supports and empowers our community that creates and shares inter-professional practices for success and integrity in their role as a professional continuing healthcare educator. 

Keynote Speakers

Dave deBronkart

Co-founder and Chair Emeritus

Society for Participatory Medicine

Sunday, January 21, 2018

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Dave deBronkart, known on the internet as e-Patient Dave, is the author of the highly rated Let Patients Help: A Patient Engagement Handbook and one of the world’s leading advocates for patient engagement. After beating stage IV kidney cancer in 2007 he became a blogger, health policy advisor and international keynote speaker. An accomplished speaker in his professional life before cancer, he is today the best-known spokesman for the patient engagement movement, attending over 500 conferences and policy meetings in seventeen countries, including testifying in Washington for patient access to the medical record under Meaningful Use.

A co-founder and chair emeritus of the Society for Participatory Medicine, e-Patient Dave has appeared in Time, U.S. News, USA Today, Wired, MIT Technology Review, and the HealthLeaders cover story “Patient of the Future.” His writings have been published in the British Medical Journal, the Society for General Internal Medicine Forum, iHealthBeat, and the conference journal of the American Society for Clinical Oncology. In 2009 HealthLeaders named him and his doctor to their annual list of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better,” and he’s appeared on the cover of Healthcare IT News and the Australian GP magazine Good Practice.

Dave’s TED Talk Let Patients Help went viral, and for years was in the top half of the most viewed TED Talks of all time with over a half million views; volunteers have added subtitles in 26 languages, indicating the global appeal of his message. In 2012 the National Library of Medicine announced that it’s capturing his blog in its History of Medicine Division, and he was the Mayo Clinic’s 2015 Visiting Professor in Internal Medicine.

Daniel Sands, MD, MPH, FACP, FACMI

Speaker, Consultant, Thought Leader

Sunday, January 21, 2018

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Danny Sands is passionate about healthcare transformation, non-visit based care, collaboration in healthcare, and participatory medicine. For over twenty years he has worked at the intersection of health care, technology, and business. His career began at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he trained in clinical informatics and went on to develop and implement numerous systems to improve clinical care delivery and patient engagement. He then became chief medical officer for Zix Corporation, and helped them become a leader in secure e-mail and e-prescribing. He then served as chief medical informatics officer at Cisco providing both internal and external health IT leadership and helping key customers with business and clinical transformation using IT. Dr. Sands is currently a popular speaker and consultant working with a portfolio of innovative companies, who blogs at and is active on Twitter as @DrDannySands.

Dr. Sands has earned degrees from Brown University, Ohio State University, Harvard School of Public Health, and trained at Boston City Hospital and Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Sands currently holds an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School and maintains a primary care practice in which he makes extensive use of health IT (much of which he helped to introduce during his tenure at Beth Israel Deaconess).

Sands is the recipient of numerous health IT awards, has been elected to fellowship in both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics, and is a founder and co-chair of the board of the Society for Participatory Medicine. In 2009 he was recognized by HealthLeaders Magazine as one of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better.” He is the co-author, with e-Patient Dave deBronkart, of Let Patients Help.

Ann Christensen


Christensen Institute

Monday, January 22, 2018

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Ann directs the overall strategic and operational development of the Institute and oversees its rapidly growing research programs. She also works closely with the Board of Directors to enhance the Institute’s impact and strengthen its strategic partnerships and resources.

Prior to joining the Institute, she worked at Huntsman Gay Global Capital, a private equity firm focused on middle-market companies. She previously also worked at Deloitte Consulting in New York City, where she was instrumental in establishing the Growth & Innovation practice by drawing on the theories of disruptive innovation to help clients create new growth businesses. Ann led projects for clients in a number of industries, including: pharmaceutical, biotech, telecommunications, travel, professional services, and insurance. She has also spent time as a strategic analyst for Elan Pharmaceuticals, an Irish biotechnology company.

Ann earned a BA from Duke University, where she studied the political economies of developing nations, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.



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