Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 3:30 PM
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Pre-Conference Meetings
The following groups are scheduled to meet between 11:00 AM and 3:15 PM on May 17th BEFORE the start of the Annual Meeting: Research Coordinating Committee, Implementation Advisory Panel, Academic Affairs Committee, PQA-CVS Health Foundation Scholars and Mentors, and First Time Conference Attendees/New Members


Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

To receive the PQA group rate ($209/night), book your hotel room now (Deadline extended to May 1)

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Sponsor or exhibit at PQA's Annual Meeting by contacting Jackie Green at (703) 927-1599 or jgreen@PQAalliance.org.


Refunds will be made with a written notice of cancellation, if received by May 12, 2017.  Refunds will be subject to a 25% cancellation fee.  No refunds will be given after May 12, 2017.  No shows will be charged $295.


Christina McCloskey
PQA, Inc.
(703) 690-1987

Note to All Registrants

PQA publishes conference and meeting attendee lists for registrants to allow for collaboration and networking with other participants.  We do not otherwise distribute registration information for commercial purposes.

Annual Meeting

Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Healthcare Quality

PQA's Annual Meeting will be held at a new location this year - the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. The meeting will begin on Wednesday, May 17th at 3:30 PM and will conclude on Friday, May 19th at 12:00 PM.

Healthcare executives from health plans, PBMs, community pharmacy, life sciences and technology companies, government agencies including CMS and the CDC, healthcare associations and academia, will come together to hear from healthcare experts on the state of the industry and to share thoughts and ideas on improving medication use and safety.

Highlights of the meeting include: (preliminary agenda)

  • Opening Keynote:  Richard Shannon, MD, Executive Vice President, Health Affairs, University of Virginia Health System will address Building a Culture of Quality to Transform Patient Care
  • PQA Stakeholder Advisory Panel meetings 
  • Keynote:  Clay Alspach, JD, Principal, Leavitt Partners, Advancing the Quality Agenda in the New Administration
  • Reactor panel moderated by Cliff Goodman, PhD, The Lewin Group, Advancing the Quality Agenda in the New Administration 
  • Ask the Experts session
  • Break-out sessions covering timely industry issues including team based-models of care, community pharmacy collaborations, patient directed quality measure development, long-term care transitions. 
  • The Capitol Steps political satire group
  • PQA Quality Awards Program and Quality Pearls from Program Awardees
  • Keynote:  Alex Sheen, Founder, because I said I would
  • Rapid Fire Research Rounds
  • PQA-CVS Health Foundation Scholars & General Poster Session

The PQA Annual Meeting is open to PQA members and non-members

Awards Program Sponsor:

General Sponsor:

Amgen            Gilead