Frequently Asked Questions

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General 

To allow for a safe experience that is accessible by the greatest number of IDN executives, GPO leaders, and suppliers, the 2022 Spring IDN Summit offers both On-Site and Virtual Experiences. Both Experiences offer access to the Summit's extensive CE-accredited educational program.

  • The On-Site Experience provides full access to the conference agenda and maximizes networking opportunities. Offerings exclusively available on-site include:
    • Reverse Expo
    • Lunch N Learns
    • Focus Groups
    • Senior Executives Forum
    • Idea Exchange
    • Team Building Event
    • Networking Receptions
    • Golf Outing
  • 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 one or both of the Virtual Reverse Expos to supplement your sourcing/sales strategy.

If you are an IDN or RPC, please contact Robert Chafin at 859.523.5701 to register.

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

April 11 - 13, 2022
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Orlando, FL

April 25 - May 6, 2022
Virtual Experience

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To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Brent Petty or Josh Morita at 859.523.5701.

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 the CEO, John Kelly, please contact him at 859.523.5701.

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 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET, or send us an email. We want to ensure that your IDN Summit experience exceeds expectations.

On-Site Experience

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.

Yes, the IDN Summit provides multiple opportunities for formal and informal networking, including:

  • Sunday Evening's Welcome Reception
  • Sunday Evening's Briefing Session
  • Monday’s Team Building Event*
  • Monday's Breakout Sessions
  • Monday's GPO Receptions
  • Tuesday's Product Showcase Breakfast
  • Tuesday's Keynote Sessions
  • Tuesday's Product Showcase Lunch
  • Tuesday’s IDN Summit Reception
  • Wednesday's Product Showcase Breakfast
  • Wednesday's Idea Exchange
  • Wednesday’s Golf Scramble*

*Please note, pre-registration is required for these functions.

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 Robert Chafin at 859.523.5701 for more information about CE credits.

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.  

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.  

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

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 Robert Chafin at 859.523.5701 with any questions. 

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

The IDN Summit Virtual Experience offers CE-accredited breakout sessions and numerous hours for virtual networking through two Virtual Reverse Expos. The IDN Summit Virtual Experience is an unparalleled conference with informative educational sessions, efficient networking, and inspiring keynotes that can be enjoyed from your home or office. 

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

Please note, you must participate in the virtual breakout sessions live to receive CE credits

Contact Robert Chafin at 859.523.5701 for more information about CE credits.

The Virtual Reverse Expo Booth offers attendees the flexibility to network from the comfort of their home or office. The Virtual Reverse Expo provides a convenient forum to effortlessly engage IDN executives, suppliers, and GPO leaders. The format of the Virtual Reverse Expo will be similar to its on-site counterpart. The Virtual Reverse Expo features multiple virtual booths staffed by IDN provider attendees during the expo. Contact Robert Chafin at 859.523.5701 for more information. 

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.