Keynote SPeakers

Opening General Session Keynote
Lee Woodruff   

Monday, October 1
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

A testament to strength and grace during life's many challenges,
Lee Woodruff has not only overcome immense obstacles, but has
also continued to excel in her personal and professional life.
Lee Woodruff knows that life can change in an instant. One
minute, you’re a successful freelance writer and businesswoman,
mother of four children, and wife of Bob Woodruff, the newly
appointed co-anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight. The next minute, your life turns upside down when your husband is severely wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq. Showing immense courage, Woodruff held her family together. Now a best-selling author, Woodruff shares her personal story of love, healing, and an understanding that we’re all fighting our own battle. 

Business Meeting Breakfast Keynote 
Lisa Bielamowicz

Tuesday, October 2
7:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

2018 has been a year of reckoning for healthcare. Mergers, cost cutting, retail strategies and other trends in the market are reshaping American healthcare. Meanwhile, disruptive innovators from Walmart to Amazon are beginning to upend traditional players. Working with the nation’s largest health systems, physician groups and healthcare retailers, Dr. Lisa Bielamowicz, President of Gist Healthcare, has had a front seat to change. She will identify key strategies for success in the turbulent market—and predict how these changes will affect the medical staff organization and health system enterprise.