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Call for Speakers

Submit a Proposal 

We are currently accepting proposals for following program:

Health Plan Law and Compliance Institute
May 9-10, 2022
Chicago, IL
Proposals Due: October 25, 2021

In-House Counsel Program
June 26, 2022
Chicago, IL
Proposals Due: November 19, 2021

Annual Meeting
June 27-29, 2022
Chicago, IL
Proposals Due: November 12, 2021 

Health Care Data: Navigating Legal and Operational Challenges​
April 13, 2022
Proposals Due: November 17, 2021

In addition to in-person and virtual programs, AHLA delivers health law content in a variety of other ways. Proposals that are not selected will be reviewed by AHLA’s Distance Learning and Publishing teams and considered for other educational products.

Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

  • AHLA and the program planning committees value and seek diverse and inclusive participation within the Association and share a commitment to having speakers represent a broad cross-section of gender, race, ethnicity, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, and disability. Please consider how you can structure your proposal in order to contribute to the diversity of the program.
  • Different perspectives matter. Great topics often include speakers from different backgrounds – private attorneys, in-house counsel, government, consumers, providers, senior and junior – pairing up to present different views on the submitted topic.
  • One session cannot have two speakers from the same firm/organization. Additionally, only two speakers from the same firm/organization can speak on one program.

The Selection Process

  • Suggest a very advanced or masters level topic. Most sessions submitted hit the “intermediate” level of audience knowledge.  We’d like to include some very advanced topics submitted by qualified speakers
  • Each of our in-person programs has a Board appointed planning committee. The individuals on the planning committee are highly qualified experts in the area of focus for the program. 
  • AHLA posts a Call for Speakers for each program.  The due date for proposals is based on when the program will be held and is generally 6-9 months prior to the program. (Example: A program held in the fall will have a due date of early spring that same year)
  • The planning for each program begins approximately 4-6 weeks following the due date of the proposals.  AHLA staff enters and compiles the proposals for the planning committee during this time. It is important to submit a proposal prior to the due date to ensure your proposal is included in the materials that the planning committee reviews. 
  • AHLA’s in-person programs are the hallmark of the Association. The planning committees strive to plan high quality, practical programs that will meet the educational needs of our members. Depending on the number of proposals we receive, the topic and faculty selection process can take up to 3 months.  Faculty who are selected will be contacted by a member of the planning committee. Those who are not selected will hear from AHLA when the program is finalized. This could be up to 4 months from the proposal due date. Your patience during the planning process is very much appreciated.
  • Preparing for a session presentation takes time and effort. To support our presenters through this process, we provide some helpful resources and guidance in our In-Person Education Faculty Toolkit

Selected Speakers

If selected as a speaker, the information you provide will be used in the program brochure. Please be sure the spelling is correct and all relevant titles, information about degrees, and credentials are included.

All individuals chosen to speak will receive a complimentary registration to the program. Additionally, speakers traveling from out of town will be reimbursed for the following:

  • Hotel stay (the number of nights covered depends on the length of program)
  • Incidentals (the allowance is based on the length of the program)
  • Travel for those who are in-house counsel, compliance officers, academicians, or government representatives. We do not cover travel for those in private practice or consulting firms

For questions, please contact Laurie Garvey. To ensure your proposal is submitted properly, please follow the instructions above.

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AHLA's Code of Conduct

AHLA wants to ensure each engagement you have with AHLA offers an inclusive, respectful, and dignified educational experience. With each registration, you are reconfirming your commitment to creating an educational experience free from distraction, allowing AHLA to educate and connect the health law community.   

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