151 E. Wacker Dr.
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The newly-formed Asian Health Care Leaders Association is proud to debut its first-ever conference in Chicago on April 23-24, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency. For those new to the organization, AHCLA is a membership and leadership organization devoted to increasing the representation and professional development of Asian-Americans in healthcare executive management, policy, and administration. AHCLA membership is free and focuses on networking.
This inaugural meeting is a unique and exciting opportunity to connect with healthcare executives and key members of the national Asian healthcare community. One of the highlights of the conference features Linda Yu, one of Chicago's most respected and well-known broadcasters, who will moderate the Gala Event honoring Fawn Lopez, Publisher of Modern Healthcare Magazine. In addition, the conference will include tracks specifically designed for the spectrum of healthcare leaders, from students to senior level executives. The conference wraps up with a one-of-a-kind Cultural Immersion Event in Chicagos Chinatown.and mentoring, which are essential components especially in today's challenging times.
Dont miss your chance to be part of this inaugural event that will set the stage for years to come!

Register now to be part of this unique and exciting new event.

For hotel accommodations, please contact the Hyatt Regency Chicago before April 1stat
888-421-1442 or paste the following link into your browser:


Welcome Presentation
Anthony Armada, FACHE
Henry Ford Hospital & Health Network

Keynote Presentation

Individual Program Tracks:
Student Track
World Caf
Work in a fast-paced world caf style session with healthcare executives from many different settings. Learn the options of careers in hospital operations, hospital finance, consulting, associations and nonprofit organizations, physician groups, managed care and more.

Essence of Leadership
Ken Smithmier, President and CEO
Decatur Memorial Hospital

Mid-Careerist Track
Management Boot Camp
Karen Otto, Senior Vice President
Leadership Development Think Tank
Jinnie English, President
Chicago High Achievers

Senior Leadership Track
What is My Leadership Legacy?
Leadership for the Next Generation
Discuss critical issues for healthcare executives in leadership today. Join a panel of esteemed experts, moderated by Fawn Lopez, as the panel discusses how to attract and keep rising stars, how to mentor and coach, succession planning and more.
Moderator: Fawn Lopez
Panelists: Anthony Armada and other panelists

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2009

Welcome Back
Kim Byas, Sr.
Regional Executive
American Hospital Association

Diversity in Health Care
A Report on the American College of Healthcare Executives recently-released Diversity in Healthcare report
Deborah Bowen, FACHE, CAEPeter Weil, FACHE
Chief Operating OfficerVice President, Research
American College of Healthcare ExecutivesAmerican College of Healthcare Executives

21st Century Leadership: Surviving and Thriving in the 3rd Millenium
What is a leader? In this session, participants are guided through an exploration of LEAPs leadership framework based on a new leadership paradigm one in which individuals can keep their values and have the skills and ability to operate effectively in a diverse environment.
J.D. Hokoyama
President and CEO
Leadership Education for Asian Pacific (LEAP)

Panel Discussion: Talking across the Generations
Participate in an engaging panel discussion on what effect generational issues have on health care today. Understand the framework within which different generations operate and discover ways to bridge the gap between the generations at your organization.
Moderator: Kim Byas, AHA
Panelists: J.D. Hokoyama, LEAP
Winjie Tang Miao, President, Harris Methodist Northwest Hospital
Closing Session

Organized by Asian Health Care Leaders Association
The Asian Health Care Leaders Association is a membership and leadership organization devoted to increasing the representation and professional development of Asian-Americans in healthcare executive management, policy and administration. Our programs in mentoring, networking, lifelong learning and career development are designed to serve individuals and organizations at all levels and across all disciplines of the healthcare field.
AHCLA membership is open to individuals at every phase of their career development: early career, mid-career and senior leadership.

Ticket Info:  
  • Student - Early Registration, $80.00
  • Member - Early Registration, $350.00
  • Non-Member - Early Registration, $450.00
  • Cultural Immersion Event - Friday, April 24, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm, $38.00
  • Gala Reception/Recognition & Scholarship Fundraising Event - Thursday, April 23, 6:00 pm, $155.00

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