Frequently Asked Questions

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General | On-Site Experience | Virtual Experience

For Your Safety: The IDN Summit has a separate page answering questions about Your Safety at the IDN Summit. Click here to view the full list of the safety enhancements being implemented at the Spring IDN Summit.

General 

Why are you providing an in-person and virtual event?
Your safety, well-being, and event experience have always been the top priority of the IDN Summit & Reverse Expo. Never has that duty to serve been clearer than it is now. In order to allow for a safe experience that is accessible by the greatest number of IDN leaders, GPOs, and suppliers, the 2021 Spring IDN Summit intends to offer both on-site and virtual experiences.

As the on-site experience approaches in April, we continue to monitor local, state, and federal COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the most stringent public health practices are being exercised. As new information and guidance becomes available, we will adapt quickly and appropriately, keeping your safety and comfort top-of-mind. In a time of uncertainty, you can be certain that the Spring IDN Summit will be held April 12-14, 2021. Further, you can be certain in the Safe @ IDN pledge to:

  1. Always Communicate with You
  2. Implement Best Practices    
  3. Ensure Clean and Safe Conference Spaces

How do I decide which experience (On-Site or Virtual) to attend?
In order to allow for a safe experience that is accessible by the greatest number of IDN leaders, GPOs, and suppliers, the 2021 Spring IDN Summit intends to offer both on-site and virtual experiences.

  • The On-Site Experience provides full access to the conference agenda, provides maximum networking opportunities, and maximizes your time. Offerings exclusively available on-site include:
    • Reverse Expo
    • Lunch N Learns
    • Focus Groups
    • Idea Exchanges
    • Senior Executives Forum
    • Pharmacy Executives Forum
    • Networking Receptions
    • Team Building Event
    • Expansive Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

The Virtual Experience offers a completely digital experience from the comfort of your home or office. You’ll have access to all educational breakout sessions and keynotes; however, some educational and networking offerings are exclusively available on-site (see a complete list above). Through the Virtual Experience, you’ll be able to participate in efficient, 1:1 Virtual Meetings to supplement your sourcing/sales strategy.

How do I register?

If you are an IDN or RPC, please contact Brent Petty at 859.554.3236 to register. If you are a GPO or Supplier and have questions, contact Robert Chafin or Josh Morita at 859.523.5701. Please note:  The IDN Summit does NOT sell lists of any kind.

When is the next IDN Summit and Reverse Expo?

April 12-14, 2021
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Orlando, FL

Why should I attend?

Click here to learn more about the benefits of attending the IDN Summit.

How do I become a sponsor?

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Robert Chafin or Josh Morita at 859.523.5701.

What are Healthcare Business Media and the IDN Summit?

Healthcare Business Media is a division of Bluegrass Business Media and producer of focused healthcare industry events, including the IDN Summit & Reverse Expo as well as the ACE Summit & Reverse Expo. These events bring together leading healthcare executives and their industry partners.  We strive to form strategic partnerships with our customers and partners to serve the healthcare marketplace.  Both events are focused around a unique reverse expo format that allows the utmost interaction between providers and their business partners. We work to be the leading content provider serving our channels by partnering with industry leaders, associations, media companies and major universities. If you have comments or questions for our CEO, John Kelly, please contact him at 859.523.5701.

I still have questions, what should I do?
We believe personal service is the cornerstone of Healthcare Business Media.  If you have further questions, require clarification or need additional information, please give us a call at 859.523.5701, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or send us an email. We want to ensure that your IDN Summit experience exceeds expectations.

On-Site Experience

What is the Reverse Expo?
Unlike a traditional trade show, the IDN Summit Reverse Expo features IDN purchase-decision makers (e.g. Chief Supply Chain Officer, EVP of Supply Chain, Chief Pharmacy Officer, VP of Procurement, VP of Materials Management, Director of Value Analysis, Director of Supply Chain, Director of Pharmacy, Director of Purchasing, Director of Sourcing) staffing booths hosting their GPO and supplier partners. This format provides an opportunity for all parties to efficiently use their time and resources.


The exhibiting IDN executives are actively seeking ways to improve their supply chain and pharmacy network through their participation in the Reverse Expo. Suppliers have unlimited access to each exhibitor during the open hours of the Reverse Expo which affords you the most cost-effective manner of visiting these systems.

IDN executives save valuable time otherwise taken up by the process of sourcing new vendors, business partners and consultants. The IDN Summit Reverse Expo offers an open environment to meet with several potential business partners in one neutral venue.

Can I receive Continuing Education credit for attending the Breakout Sessions?
Yes, educational content is created to meet continuing education (CE) accreditation standards for:

  • AHRMM - The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management
  • ACHE - American College of Healthcare Executives
  • ANCC - American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • ACPE - Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Contact Ellie Wnek at 859.523.5701 for more information about CE credits.

How should I prepare for my On-Site Experience?
Your contact person at the IDN Summit will send out all planning items that you will use to make effective use of your time throughout the Summit.  We are also available, by phone or email, at your convenience to answer any questions you may have or to walk you through your daily agenda in order to maximize your IDN Summit experience.  

How do I book hotel rooms?
MTC Reservations, Inc. is the official travel agency for the IDN Summit. For your convenience, hotel reservations may be made via email at bookit@mtcreservations.com, or toll-free at 201.675.1196.  Exclusive IDN Summit rates are available only through MTC.  Early booking is suggested to ensure you receive preferred arrival/departure dates as hotel accommodations fill up quickly.  In order to receive the IDN Summit discounted room rate, you must make your reservations through MTC Reservations.  

What is the attire?

The IDN Summit dress code is business casual.  Contact Robert Chafin or Josh Morita to learn more about attire at the IDN Summit.

Virtual Experience

How do I register for the Virtual Experience?
Providers, you will select your experience type for the IDN Summit during the registration process. Please note, you can change your experience preferences at any time. Please contact Brent Petty at 859.554.3236 with any questions. 

Suppliers and GPOs, access to the Virtual Experience is included in your registration. Please contact Robert Chafin, or Josh Morita at 859.523.5701 with questions about your registration. 

What opportunities are available at the IDN Summit Virtual Experience?
The IDN Summit Virtual Experience offers CE-accredited breakout sessions (available live and on-demand) and numerous hours for virtual networking through 1:1 Meetings. The IDN Summit Virtual Experience is an unparalleled conference with informative educational sessions, efficient networking, and inspring keynotes that can be enjoyed from your home or office. 

Can I receive Continuing Education credit for attending the Breakout Sessions?
Yes, educational content is created to meet continuing education (CE) accreditation standards for:

  • ACHE - American College of Healthcare Executives
  • ANCC - American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • AHRMM - The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management
  • ACPE - Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Contact Ellie Wnek at 859.523.5701 for more information about CE credits.

What are 1:1 Meetings?
1:1 Meetings offer attendees the opportunity to schedule and attend virtual meetings. With complimentary access to private video conferencing chats, these meetings simplify the process of networking virtually. All attendees will have a personal schedule of their breakout sessions and 1:1 meetings for each day of the experience. Contact Ellie Wnek at 859.523.5701 for more information. 

How should I prepare for my Virtual Experience?
The IDN Summit will send out all planning items that you will use to make effective use of your time throughout the Summit.  We are also available, by phone or email, at your convenience to answer any questions you may have or to walk you through your daily agenda in order to maximize your IDN Summit experience.