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2020 Call For Presentations

17th Annual AHVAP Education Conference & Supplier Showcase

Transformation Begins Here

October 21-23, 2020| Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort |Scottsdale, AZ

Submission Deadline Extended: April 1, 2020 May 1, 2020

If you or a colleague have special interests, expertise or new and innovative approaches to the practice of Healthcare Value Analysis, please take this opportunity to submit a presentation proposal, or encourage others to do so.

We are looking for concurrent session presentations that are 30 or 60 minutes in length.

Abstracts that do not meet the following criteria will not be reviewed.

  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the form below.
  • All segments of the form must be completed.

Submissions will be considered by the AHVAP Conference Planning Committee. Notification of acceptance will be sent in May.

The following criteria are used to evaluate all abstracts:

  • Originality of work
  • Relevance or interest to AHVAP members
  • Quality, clarity and completeness of the abstract
  • Abstracts focusing on research findings will be evaluated on their potential significance to the discipline, soundness of the methodology, any empirical, data-based results and rigor
  • Abstracts covering research on current policy issues will be evaluated according to the soundness of the research method and the potential contribution to policy discussion
  • References submitted in APA format - Formatting information found here
  • Sales Pitch” presentations focused on a specific product, service, or company will not be accepted. 

Topics should fit the theme, “Transformation Begins Here”. Participants have indicated interest in:

  • VA Roles outside the walls of the hospital: homecare, wound care, LTC, etc
  • Confirmation bias, muscle memory, change theory
  • Tools of the trade
  • Finance
  • Specific Initiatives
  • Data analytics, predictive analytics
  • Decision making case studies
  • Measuring outcomes: process measures and outcome metrics

Abstracts will be vetted utilizing an unbiased matrix by the Educational Development Committee and the CE provider.  Potential speakers who are employed by a commercial interest cannot be certified for continuing education credits per our CE provider.  If you are employed by a supplier as defined below and have an interesting topic or abstract, please consider having someone not employed by the supplier such as a customer to present. 

A commercial interest is defined by the ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Relationships with governmental agencies (eg, the NIH) do not have to be disclosed.

The AHVAP Conference Planning Committee will send notification of acceptance in June.

NOTE: Forms are optimized for use with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. We do not recommend that you copy and paste into the fields from word. Hidden characters are created when you copy and paste from word. This will limit the number of characters in your submission.

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In appreciation for the time and effort involved in preparing and presenting, speakers will receive complimentary registration to the AHVAP conference. Please watch for registration information in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please contact Meagan Bowker at
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