AHVAP 2023 Annual Conference and Industry Partner Expo

The Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals, Inc. (AHVAP) is excited to announce the details of our 2023 Annual Conference.  Over the past 45 days, the AHVAP Conference Committee, Executive Team, and the Board of Directors have carefully reviewed feedback from our 2022 Conference attendees, vendor partners, and other stakeholders. Based on this feedback, AHVAP has heard your requests and is excited to act on many of the items on your wish list! For the past month, the AHVAP Executive Team has worked diligently in sourcing the best possible venue for our healthcare and industry attendees. A few of the key pieces of feedback that we heard loud and clear were:

  • More space for attendees in the main conference room to provide for an optimal learning environment
  • Improve AV experience for both attendees and speakers
  • Improved exhibit hall experience for our valued industry partners with increased time with the vendors to learn about their innovative products and services
  • A meeting venue with more local options for dining, shopping, and restaurants
  • Access to improved hotel amenities 
  • Additional continuing education hours to meet the needs for CVAHPTM recertification or professional licensure renewal
  • Ability to bring your families for an extended vacation before or after the main conference 
  • Ease of travel with quick and painless airport access and minimal ground transportation requirements 

Well, we heard you, we listened, and we have acted! We are excited to announce the venue for our 2023 Annual Conference is the beautiful Gaylord Resort and Convention Center.

Standing on the shores of the majestic Lake Grapevine, Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center welcomes guests to a stunning, one-of-a-kind experience. From the ten-acre Paradise Springs Water Park, to an exciting lineup of family-friendly activities and entertainment, there’s something for the entire family to enjoy. Guests can explore the four-and-a-half acres of airy, indoor garden atriums, four award-winning restaurants, bars, the world-class Relâche Spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. For those planning or attending their next meeting or event, the resort features 490,000 sq ft of flexible meeting space, 1,814 beautiful guest rooms, and 127 spectacular suites as well as our lakeside events venue, Glass Cactus, perfect for live entertainment and events. Located near DFW Airport, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, Cowboys Golf Club, Historic Downtown Grapevine, and water sports on Lake Grapevine itself, are all convenient so everyone can do more of what they love.

Additionally, the Gaylord Resort is part of the Marriott Hotel Group and has everything that AHVAP needs under one single roof including world-class audiovisual, meeting support, food and beverage, and exhibitor services. 

 To Learn more about the Gaylord Texan Hotel, please visit:


Important Conference Details

2023 Conference Location: 

Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center

Grapevine, Texas


Conference Dates (Value Analysis 101 and 201 and CVAHP Certification Review Course): 

September 25-28, 2023



September 25 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. CST


Main Conference Schedule:

September 26: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

September 27: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

September 28: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 


Exhibitor Partner-Specific Vendor Fair Dates: 

September 26-September 27

Dedicated Exhibitor Hours: 

September 26: 12:15-2:00 and 6:00-8:00 pm

September 27: 12:30-2:00 

Exhibitor Move-In: September 26: 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Move-out: September 27: 2:00-3:30 p.m. 

Exhibitor Partner Focus Group Opportunities will be available on both September 27 & 28. 


Conference Registration is Open (Registration Closes on 9/22):


Exhibitor Registration:

The Exhibit Hall is SOLD OUT. Please contact AHVAP HQ for other partnership opportunities: [email protected]


Conference Agenda:


Conference Faculty and Speakers:

Conference App is Now Available:

Registered conference attendees will receive conference app instructions via email. 


Hotel Accommodations: 

AHVAP's host hotel for the conference is the Gaylord Texan Resort. The conference room block deadline has now passed, so please contact the Gaylord directly to book your room or you may book on


Accreditation Information:


The AHVAP 2023 Annual Conference and Industry Partner Expo is accredited for up to 28 hours of continuing education for both registered nurses by the California Board of Registered Nurses and 28 hours of Certified Value Analysis Healthcare Professional (CVAHPTM) recertification credits by the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals. Those that attend only the main conference will earn up to 23 hours of continuing education credits.


We are thrilled to share this breaking news with each of you and look forward to seeing each of you at the beautiful Gaylord Resort in September. 


Karen Niven, MS, BSN, RN, CVAHP

Conference Planning Committee Chairperson


Executive Director and Executive Vice President