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In-House Counsel Program

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - Sunday, June 24, 2018
Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel
Chicago, IL

Program Description

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This one-day program is designed to address the unique issues faced by in-house counsel. Sessions are focused on practical, hands-on ways to function in these challenging day-to-day work roles and responsibilities of in-house counsel lawyers.

Many of the sessions will focus on innovation and health care, from new ways to collaborate to use of new technology in day-to-day operations. The technology revolution in health care has raised expectations across the board, yet the advent of these technological advances has created challenges for the in-house attorneys who must advise on their approval, selection, and implementation while managing the inevitable tensions with clients who are eager to adopt such innovations yet may not fully appreciate the associated technology-driven risk. This year's keynote address, Managing the Innovation Challenge, will explore both the promise and perils of innovation through an interactive discussion between the former general counsel of a large academic health system, Brent L. Henry, and a distinguished physician leader, Alan E. London, MD, who will offer guidance on how in-house counsel and their clients can best reap the benefits of technology as a driver of health care innovation.

Some of the in-depth breakout sessions include:

  • Getting to Yes: Creating a Playbook for Innovation in Your Health System
  • Innovative Collaboration-Working Together without a Merger
  • Physician-Hospital Alignment and Compensation Models: The Second Generation (Plus Lessons Learned from First Generation Transactions)
  • Navigating the Regulatory Landscape in an Integrated World and more!

HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. has provided sponsorship in support of this program.

For all questions regarding the program, please contact

Program Materials

All materials will be available on a website prior to and after the program and handed out on a flash drive at the program.

All registrants will receive an email a week prior to the program with a link to the materials. This website is for attendees only and is not posted to the public. You must have the direct link to the website. The email will come from AHLA Member Services. To ensure registrants receive this email and is not caught by a spam filter, please white list

Cancellation / Substitutions

Cancellations must be received in writing by June 13, 2018 and sent to Dorothy Johnson: Registration fee, minus the $50 administrative fee, will be refunded approximately 3-4 weeks following the program in the same form of tender as the original payment. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after the cancellation date, to include no-shows. f you register for In-House Counsel Program and the Annual Meeting and are only able to attend one, you will not be charged a cancellation fee.

Substitutions will be accepted, in writing to AHLA (, up to 2 business days prior to the event date on a one time basis. Note, that the registration fee is based on AHLA membership status of the individual who actually attends the program. Non-member substitutes will be charged the fee difference if they are substituting for a member-discounted registration. An administrative fee of $125 will be charged for a substitution request.

Transfer to an upcoming event within one year of equal or higher value is available on a one time basis only, and should be received in writing to AHLA ( ) no later than 2 business days prior to the event. An administrative fee of $125 will be charged for a transfer request.

Sunday, Jun 24 | 12:00 PM - 01:15 AM

Continuing Education

AHLA will be applying for CLE, CPE, and CCB credits for this program. The number of credits being offered will be available once the schedule is finalized.

This program is designed to be an update on developments in the area of health law. There are no prerequisites or advanced preparations required to register for this group live program. Those seeking accounting credits should be familiar with the basic concepts of law and terminology associated with this area in order to obtain the full educational benefit of this program. Introductory remarks, breaks, luncheons, and receptions are not included in the computation of credit hours. Participants will be given continuing education request forms at the program. Forms must be completed and returned to AHLA staff to receive credit. The sessions, unless otherwise designated, are intermediate to advanced in level. There are no prerequisites required to register for this program.


Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel
151 E Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 565-1234
Online Reservation

Room Rates: Hotel Cut-Off Date: $280 single/double occupancy
Hotel Cut-Off Date: Room Rates: Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee. AHLA has set up a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $280/night plus tax. When making reservations over the phone, please indicate that you are with the AHLA program. The room block may sell out prior to hotel cut-off date of May 24. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be accepted by hotel at a space and rate availability basis only.

Updated: The Hyatt Hotel may sell out of rooms over the dates of our conference. If you cannot be accommodated at the Hyatt, below are some hotels within walking distance of the Hyatt. AHLA does not have a room block at these properties, but you may contact them directly for room availability and pricing information.


Official Travel Provider ATC (ATC Travel Management)
ATC is available for reservations from 8:30 am until 8:00 pm Eastern, Monday through Friday.

Discounts and Services:

  • Up to 5% off applicable classes of service for tickets purchased prior to the meeting.
  • Discounts apply for travel for AHLA 2018 meetings, discounts available 3 days pre/post meeting start/end dates.

Book online at and provide the Meeting Code NMR3Q, or call Delta reservation Desk at 800-328-1111 and provide the Meeting Code.

Restrictions apply. *Service fees apply to ticketed reservations. You may also call your own agency or the vendors directly and refer to the following ID numbers:

Alamo Car Rentals:
Book online at and provide the CD number CD#LEADERS or call Alamo at 844-354-6962 and provide the CD number.

Hertz Car Rentals:
Book online at and provide the CD number CD#1170024 or call Hertz at 800-654-3131 and provide the CD number.

Program Planning Committee

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Elisabeth Belmont Chair MaineHealth Portland, ME
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Kirk L. Dobbins Member Kaiser Permanente Portland, OR
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Richard G. Korman Member Avera Health Sioux Falls, SD
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Greg J. Matis Member Intermountain Healthcare Salt Lake City, UT

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