May 30, 2024 Day 1

12:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m.
Opening Remarks
David Berteau
President and CEO, PSC
Katie Webb
Health & Human Services Leader Associate Partner, IBM Consulting, US Federal Market
1:10 p.m.
Opening Keynote
Arlene Joyner
Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director, Office of Industrial Base Management and Supply Chain, HHS Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response
1:40 p.m.
Building and Strengthening the Health Workforce of the Future

This insightful discussion will explore the fundamental changes and drivers influencing the future of the health workforce over the next 5 years. Discover the initiatives and investments that federal health agencies are rolling out to support, strengthen, and grow the workforce, including innovative approaches to recruitment, retention, training, and mental well-being. Learn about the evolving roles and skills that will be needed by practitioners due to increasing use of new technology. Speakers will discuss the role of health equity in hiring and the role that industry can play in supporting workforce issues.

Elizabeth Kittrie
Senior Advisor, Bureau of Health Workforce, HRSA
Sylana Tramble
Director, Human Resources Office, CDC
Chandra Mohan
Acting Chief Technology Officer, SAMHSA
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John Auerbach
Senior Vice President, Public Health, ICF (moderator)
2:30 p.m.
Networking Break
2:50 p.m.
AI and FedHealth: The State of Play and Roadmap for the Future

This session will delve into how federal health agencies are developing strategies and plans for responsible use of AI technologies. Speakers will discuss how agencies are ensuring transparency, accountability, and avoiding bias. Industry will learn each agency’s implementation roadmap, operating principles, governance standards, and due diligence processes, including the requirements for industry to follow as they develop this technology. Uncover current AI use cases within health agencies and the difference between their aspirational goals and resource realities. Don't miss this opportunity to stay at the forefront of AI innovation in healthcare.

Ram Iyer
Chief Data Officer, FDA
Alastair Thomson
Senior Advisor for Data Technology Innovation, ARPA-H
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Charles Worthington
Chief Technology Officer and Chief AI Officer, Office of Information Technology, VA
Jackie Wynn
Vice President, Strategic Programs, Federal Health Division, General Dynamics Information Technology (moderator)
3:40 p.m.
Networking Break
4:00 p.m.
What to Expect in FedHealth Procurement

This session will dive into current procurement trends, practices, and the policies shaping the landscape for federal health contractors. Government speakers will discuss several current hot topics, including health equity evaluation in proposals; responsible AI use in proposals; innovative evaluation techniques; teaming commitments as part of CPARS training; planned improvements to forecasts; market research follow up with industry; and strategies for addressing price realism with incumbent contractors. They will also provide insights into navigating mandatory GSA vehicles and waivers. Don't miss the opportunity to learn about upcoming contracting opportunities and stay abreast of procurement dynamics in the fedhealth sector.

Jeffrey Neill
Deputy Associate Executive Director and Head of the Contracting Activity for the Technology Acquisition Center, VA
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Jennifer D. Johnson
Executive Director, Acquisition Policy, Legislative Oversight & Workforce, HHS
Makoto Braxton
Head of Contracting Activity for the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HHS
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Christine Godfrey
Associate Director for Operational Support, Office of Acquisition Services, CDC
Fran formatted
Fran Bishop
CEO, Aerobodies (moderator)
5:00 p.m.
Wrap-up and Summary
Michelle Clark
Business Development Executive for Health Programs, SAIC
5:15 p.m.
Networking Reception


Why should I attend PSC's FedHealth Conference?

The 2024 PSC FedHealth Conference brings together senior executives from the government technology and professional services sector to hear from top government officials on how the convergence of technology, data, and science is advancing health and shaping agency priorities. Register today and join your fellow federal health colleagues for the PSC health event of the year.  


Networking at its finest

Not only is the PSC FedHealth Conference an extraordinary opportunity for business intelligence, but perhaps what it is most known for the incredible networking opportunities it creates across the federal contracting marketplace.