NCHL hosts two signature events each year – the Organizational and Leadership Excellence Conference and the USCIPP annual meeting. We also offering a variety of virtual learning opportunities. Our events bring healthcare leaders across the country together to provide opportunities for learning, open conversation, and networking.

Mark your calendars! The 2021 Organizational & Leadership Excellence Conference will be held on November 15-17, 2021 at the Swissôtel in Chicago

Each year this event brings together an intimate, high-level audience of senior executive leaders from hospitals, health systems, graduate health management programs, and other healthcare entities, who have a passion to improve healthcare by fostering positive organizational culture, leadership excellence, and have a desire to build and influence resilient and agile organizations.

Visit the Organizational & Leadership Excellence Conference page for more information, registration, agenda, and sponsorship and speaking opportunities.

Learn more about our previous events here.

USCIPP Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars! USCIPP’s 2021 annual meeting will be held virtually August 23–26

Each year, USCIPP’s member institutions come together to share best practices and learn about the latest trends in international healthcare, including clinical and administrative topics related to international patient care, global business development and marketing, international collaborations, telehealth and remote second opinions, cultural competency, and numerous other areas of focus. The only event of its kind, USCIPP’s annual meeting is the single largest gathering of senior leaders from the international divisions of hospitals across the United States. Other attendees from USCIPP’s member organizations include:

• Heads of international business development
• Heads of strategy
• Leaders in patient access
• International medical directors
• Directors of international operations
• Nurse case managers
• International patient care coordinators
• Telemedicine departmental leaders
• Interpreters
• International marketing managers
• And more

Experts on topics of particular interest to the membership may be invited by USCIPP to speak and attend. Finally, select entities that provide services, sell products, or provide consultation related to USCIPP’s mission of expanding global access to US expertise in high-quality healthcare – may be invited to attend and support the event as well.

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The working agenda for USCIPP’s 2021 annual meeting is below. Registration will open in July. For more information, contact the USCIPP team at

2021 USCIPP Annual Meeting Working Agenda: August 23–26

Date and Time (All Central Time)SessionSpeaker(s)
Day 1: Monday, August 23
11:00–11:30 AMWelcome sessionJarrett Fowler, Director, USCIPP, NCHL
Noon–1:00 PM Working with international patients and physicians at home and virtually: cultural competency training and best practices Boston Children's Hospital

Brigham and Women's Hospital
1:30–2:30 PM Get to know the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL)Jarrett Fowler, Director, USCIPP, NCHL

Meghan Nousaine, Director, Communications and Membership, NCHL

LeAnn Swanson, CEO, NCHL
3:00–4:00 PM Trends impacting healthcare globalizationIrving Stackpole, President, Stackpole & Associates

Elizabeth Ziemba, JD, Founder and President, Medical Tourism Training, Inc.
Day 2: Tuesday, August 24
9:00–11:00 AM Entry and investment in the Saudi Arabian healthcare marketHSBC

Colliers International
1:00–2:30 PM USCIPP annual benchmarking survey data sessionTricia Johnson, PhD, Research Advisor, USCIPP, NCHL; Professor and Associate Chair of Research & Education, Department of Health Systems Management, Rush University; Director, Rush Center for the Advancement of Healthcare Value

Callie Lambert, Research Manager, USCIPP, NCHL
Day 3: Wednesday, August 25
11:00 AM–NoonEnhancing care access and quality through cross-border telemedicine: an integrated approach at UPMC InternationalMatthew Harinstein, MD, Senior Vice President, COO, and Associate Chief Medical Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) International

Andrew Watson, MD, Vice President, Clinical Information Technology Transformation, International Division and Medical Director, Telemedicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
12:30–1:30 PMInternational telemedicine and remote second opinions topic 2 TBASpeakers TBA
2:00–3:00 PMRecent trends in international telemedicine services at GeoBlue Damian Cornacchia, DO, Chief Medical Officer, GeoBlue

Noelle Weinrich, Director, Product, GeoBlue
Day 4: Thursday, August 26
10:00–11:00 AM Cleveland Clinic LondonTravis Laird, Chief Business Operations Officer, Cleveland Clinic London
11:30 AM–12:30 PM Evolving business models: combining national and international destination medicine strategies at US hospitalsCincinatti Children's

Mayo Clinic
1:00–2:00 PMInternational health insurance panelSpeakers TBA

USCIPP Annual Meeting Host Sites and Attendee Information

2023 – Cedars-Sinai (dates TBA)
2022 – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia & Penn Medicine (dates TBA)
2021 – Hosted Virtually (August 23–26)
2020 – Hosted Virtually (agenda available here)
2019 – Texas Children’s Hospital (agenda available here)
2018 – Cleveland Clinic (agenda available here)
2017 – NewYork-Presbyterian (agenda available here)
2016 – UCLA Health
2015 – Children’s Hospital of Colorado and UCHealth
2014 – Johns Hopkins Medicine International
2013 – Hotel
2012 – St. Luke’s Episcopal and Texas Heart Institute
2011 – UCLA Health