2024 Executive Health Care Conference

For nearly 30 years, Moss Adams has brought together thought leaders from across the health care continuum to explore the current and future state of the industry at our annual conference.

Join C-suite professionals from across the health care ecosystem to discuss the state of the health care industry and prepare leaders for 2025.

Save the Date: November 6–8, 2024

November 6–8, 2024 | Las Vegas | Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

Registration for this year’s conference opens April 2024.

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Industry Influencers

Our conference welcomes approximately 300 executives and thought leaders from across the health care ecosystem—including hospitals and health systems, risk-based organizations, health plans and payors, medical groups and physicians, long-term care, ancillary providers, behavioral health providers, digital health companies, investors, and more—to network and collaborate. 

The preliminary 2024 conference agenda is below. View previous agendas from 2022 and 2023, or watch previous sessions for past conference highlights.

The annual point-counterpoint keynote speaker session—a conference highlight—brings together notable figures to deliver contrasting yet insightful perspectives on health care’s most compelling topics.

The WE Lead Moss Adams™ Health Care Leadership Forum kicks off the conference with a half-day even on November 6, 2024, providing women health care leaders networking opportunities.


Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
11011 W. Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89135

The Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa is nestled amongst the gateway to Red Rock Canyon and just 10 miles from the Strip, offering the best of both worlds. Head west for stunning sandstone cliffs—or travel east for the iconic lights of Las Vegas Boulevard. 

Their newly renovated rooms are designed in a modern, desert oasis-inspired escape. Enjoy a wide variety of dining options, from acclaimed fine dining to fresh, casual eateries.

Keynote Speakers

Val Demings

Val Demings

Val Demings is a former United States Representative from Florida, who served in Congress from 2017 to 2023. A lifelong public servant who broke numerous glass ceilings in her rise through the Orlando Police Department, her election to Congress, her appointment to prosecute the first impeachment of president Donald Trump, her campaign for Senate in Florida, and her consideration as potential running mate to President Joe Biden.

Demings started her career as a social worker, then, dismayed at a system that was leaving too many families behind, she pursued a career as a police officer—while keeping in mind her social worker intentions.

Demings graduated from the academy as president of her class, receiving the Board of Trustees’ Award for Overall Excellence, and earning the reputation of a bold, creative cop willing to take on conventional thinking and the toughest parts of the city. She served 27 years—spending time at every rank level in the department. In 2007, she made history and became Orlando’s first female Chief of Police.

In 2016, Chief Demings was elected by the voters of Florida’s 10th District to serve in Congress. She gained widespread acclaim for her conduct as a deliberative and justice-focused impeachment manager during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

In Congress, Demings served on the House Committees on Judiciary, Intelligence, Homeland Security, and Oversight and Government Reform. She was a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Women’s Caucus, and New Democratic Caucus, a member of the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Review Board, and the Elections Security Taskforce. She also served as Assistant and Regional Whip for the House Democratic Caucus, Co-Chair of Candidate Recruitment for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Vice Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.

Demings has won numerous awards and recognitions for her career accomplishments.

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy served as the 55th speaker of the United States House of Representatives. He was the United States Representative for California’s 20th congressional district from 2007 to 2023.

McCarthy also served in the California State Legislature, where he because the fastest-rising Minority Leader in the history of the California State Assembly—before being elected to the House of Representatives.

In Congress, McCarthy held nearly every elected leadership position in the House Republican conference and served under three Presidents, during two economic crises, and through consistent political upheaval.

Bradford Koles, Jr.

Bradford Koles, Jr.

Bradford Koles, Jr. is the vice president and national spokesperson for the Advisory Board Company, a for-profit, publicly-traded research, technology, and consulting firm. The Advisory Board serves more than 4,400 leading hospitals and health systems.

Koles is one of the firm's preeminent thought-leaders in health system economics and strategy, heading the faculty at the annual series of CEO meetings. He’s also the keynote speaker at the annual series of Health Care Advisory Board meetings, the firm's flagship program.

Susan Dentzer

Susan Dentzer

Susan Dentzer is the president and CEO of America’s Physician Groups, the not-for-profit organization representing more than 360 large physician groups focused on patient-centered, coordinated, and integrated health care that’s accountable for both costs and quality. Dentzer is a highly respected health and health policy thought leader, a frequent speaker and commentator, and an author of commentaries in Modern Healthcare, the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst, the American Journal of Public Health, and other prominent publications.  She is also the editor and lead author of the book Health Care Without Walls: A Roadmap for Reinventing U.S. Health Care.  She’s an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations and is a fellow of the National Academy of Social Insurance and the Hastings Center. Dentzer is a trustee emerita of Dartmouth, chaired the institution’s Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2004, and also served on the board of Dartmouth Health as well as the Board of Advisors of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Dentzer serves on the advisory boards of the Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University; the Center for Global Health Equity at Dartmouth; and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

From 2021 to 2023, Dentzer chaired the Board of Directors of Research!America, which advocates for health-related research, and formerly chaired the board of the Global Health Council. Dentzer was also a member a longtime member of the Board of Directors of the International Rescue Committee, the organization that works in more than 40 countries to help those affected by humanitarian crises survive and rebuild their lives, and currently serves on the International Rescue Committee’s Board of Advisors. 

Christopher Thornberg, PhD, Founding Partner, Beacon Economics

Christopher Thornberg, PhD, Founding Partner, Beacon Economics

Christopher Thornberg is a renowned economist with deep expertise in economic and revenue forecasting, regional economics, economic policy, and labor and real estate markets. He has consulted globally for private industry, cities, counties, and public agencies.

Thornberg became nationally known for forecasting the subprime mortgage market crash that began in 2007 and was one of the few economists on record to predict the global economic recession that followed. During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Thornberg correctly predicted the rapid V-shaped economic recovery, the inflation that resulted from excessive government stimulus, as well as the sharp hikes in interest and mortgage rates currently impacting US markets.

Well known for his ability to capture and hold audiences, Thornberg presents to hundreds of leading business, government, and not-for-profit organizations every year. Audiences across the globe benefit from his singular insight, including NAIOP, CoreNet Global, Western Bankers Association, Association of Washington Business, Foreign Trade Association, Western Association of Chamber Executives, The Boeing Company, Kaiser Permanente, Zillow, Mountain America Credit Union, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. In his data-rich economic outlooks, Thornberg illuminates national and local economic trends and warns of danger when political narratives diverge from economic realities.

Thornberg is a contributor to consensus economic forecasts published by the Wall Street JournalReuters, the National Association of Business Economists, and the Seidman Research Institute at Arizona State University. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, is an Executive Member of the Central City Association in Los Angeles and is a member of the California Association for Local Economic Development.

Prior to launching Beacon Economics, Thornberg was a senior economist with UCLA’s Anderson Forecast. He previously taught in the MBA program at UCLA’s Anderson School, in the Rady School of Business at UC San Diego, and at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. He has also held a faculty position in the economics department at Clemson University.

A well-known media commentator, Thornberg has appeared on all the major networks, CNN, NPR, and is regularly quoted in major national dailies including the The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, and Los Angeles Times.


Day One | Wednesday, November 6, 2024

WE Lead Moss Adams™: 2024 Health Care Women’s Executive Leadership Forum Preliminary Agenda

Registration Check-In Opens

12:45 PM–1:15 PM

Welcome & Kickoff

1:15 PM–1:30 PM

Keynote Feature with Val Demings

1:30 PM–2:30 PM


2:30 PM–2:45 PM

Panel Discussion: Courageous Leadership - You’re Not Done Yet

A discussion focusing on the journey of navigating challenges, continuous development, how to continue championing women in the current environment, and the resilience to inspire change.

2:45 PM–4 PM

Roundtable Discussions

4 PM–4:30 PM
Engage with others in a roundtable discussion to share recommended practices and war stories on the path to leadership.

WE Lead Moss Adams Networking and Happy Hour

4:30 PM–6 PM


6 PM

This agenda is subject to change.

Day Two | Thursday, November 7, 2024

2024 Executive Health Care Conference Preliminary Agenda

Registration Check-In and Breakfast

7:30 AM–8:30 AM

State of the Industry: What Lies Ahead for Health Care in 2025

8:30 AM–10 AM
A review of the current environment across the continuum, market forces, competitive pressures, and untapped opportunities.
Speaker: Ford Koles

Networking Break

10 AM–10:30 AM

Health Care Policy and Advocacy Panel: Post-Election Insights for 2025

10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Value-Based Care Panel

11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Speaker: Susan Dentzer (moderator)

Buffet Lunch and Networking

12:30 PM–1:30 PM

The Future of Health Care Transactions

1:30 PM–2:30 PM

2025 Investment Predictions in Health Care

2:30 PM–3:30 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM–4 PM

Keynote Feature: Political Point-Counterpoint

4 PM–5:30 PM
Engage with this dynamic political powerhouse duo as they predict where health care policy and politics are headed immediately following the 2024 US presidential election.

  • Val Demings
  • Kevin McCarthy
  • Brian Conner (moderator)
Happy Hour Reception with Keynotes

5:30 PM–6:45 PM

This agenda is subject to change.

Day Three | Friday, November 8, 2024

2024 Executive Health Care Conference Preliminary Agenda


8 AM–9 AM

Economic Forecast for 2025

9 AM–10:05 AM
Speaker: Christopher Thornberg


10:05 AM–10:30 AM

Lessons Learned from Leadership: Preparing for Future Events

10:30 AM–11:15 AM

Cybersecurity, AI, and More: A C-Suite Perspective on Protecting Patients, Leveraging AI, and Improving Care Access

11:15 AM–12 PM


12 PM

This agenda is subject to change.

Anticipated eligible CPE credit for the WE Lead Moss Adams™ event is 3 CPE credit hours, and anticipated eligible CPE credit is 11.5 hours for the main conference.


We’re accepting proposals to speak and lead a conference session. Please complete this form if interested. Opportunities are limited.

Brian Conner

Brian Conner HeadshotBrian Conner has practiced public accounting since 1993, providing audit, tax, and consulting services to integrated health systems, hospitals, ancillary providers, mental and convalescent health facilities, and medical groups. Brian has extensive experience providing advice and counsel in areas of audits, financial reporting, and tax-exempt financings. He performs technical reviews for health care clients and has served as an instructor and lecturer for the firm’s Health Care Group.

Conner holds several leadership roles as partner-in-charge of the firm’s Sacramento and Stockton offices, co-leader of the health care consulting group, and a member of the health care industry group’s leadership team. Previously, Conner served as the national practice leader for the Moss Adams Hospital Practice for over a decade.

Conner is the former chair of the Health Care Financial Management’s (HFMA) Principles and Practice Board and is a current member of the AICPA’s Health Care Entities Expert Panel and the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB’s) Not-for-Profit Advisory Council.

Conner also has the privilege of serving as the emcee of the annual health care executive conference for Moss Adams.

Eric Klein

Eric Klein HeadshotEric Klein, Esq., is the team leader of Sheppard Mullin’s 200+ attorney national Health Care Practice, which was recently named Law360’s Health Law Practice Group of the year for the third time in seven years.

Klein has over 35 years of practical legal and business experience, and his multisector practice focuses on health care transactions and regulation and current industry trends of population health management, global risk-bearing entities, consolidation, convergence, payor and provider alignment, the transformation to value and risk-based reimbursement systems, and private equity.

Known in the business community for his creative solutions and deal-making ability, Klein uses deep industry knowledge, entrepreneurial solutions, sophisticated negotiation skills, and effective legal process to meet the complex business and legal needs of both established and emerging companies.

Klein represents physician groups, hospitals, health plans, ancillary service providers, and private equity and strategic investors. He works with publicly traded and privately held companies across the country and advises both for-profit and not-for-profit clients on mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures, operational and contracting matters, strategic planning, HMO licensing and compliance, regulatory matters and information technology transactions. Klein was listed as a 2021 BTI M&A Client Service All-Star, named The Deal’s Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Dealmaker of the Year in 2020, and twice named Healthcare Law National MVP by Law360.

Marnee Pierson Iseman

Marnee Pierson Iseman HeadshotMarnee Pierson Iseman is a partner in Moss Adams Lean Health Care Practice. She has more than 17 years of experience practicing lean health care and brings first-hand expertise on the application of the Toyota Management System to health care organizations.

She serves a range of health care clients, from those with ambulatory services to large integrated systems, guiding them on leadership development, kaizen, innovation, and access services. She has received several health care awards and has presented to the health care community nationwide on topics including lean and the Toyota Production System as it applies to ambulatory care, process improvement, patient access, supply and demand, and quality.

Her experience gives her a first-hand perspective of the challenges in transforming health care. She has managed the strategic planning, operations, and financial performance of multiple suburban satellites offering primary, specialty, ancillary, and ambulatory surgery services; department of medicine; department of pediatrics; and ambulatory surgery centers. She understands present day health care challenges, including the obstacles providers face in implementing successful electronic health records (EHR) programs. She provided leadership and direction for the accelerated development of EHR with Providence and its ambulatory partners. She has led employed-physician practices across a five-state system including more than 3,100 physicians and advanced practice clinicians.

She was previously on the faculty of the Institute for Health Care Improvement and held roles as chief of community outreach and business development, chief operating officer, and ambulatory vice president for regional medical centers. She served as a principal at Rona Consulting Group (RCG) until it combined with Moss Adams in 2017. RCG’s founders were early adopters of the Toyota Management System in the health care setting.

Chris Pritchard

Chris Pritchard HeadshotChris Pritchard, CPA, MHA, is a partner national practice leader in Moss Adams Health Care Practice. He has practiced public accounting since 1991, serving integrated health systems, federally qualified health centers, managed care organizations, ambulatory surgery centers, Knox-Keene licensed health plans, rural and regionally integrated hospitals, rural and community-based primary care facilities, outpatient care facilities, outpatient surgery centers, large medical groups, independent physician associations, and third-party payers.

In addition to his experience auditing and supervising audit engagements of health care entities, Pritchard manages consulting engagements, including internal audits. He assists organizations with strategic management decision engagements, cash flow projections, budgeting projects, and other operational engagements.

Pritchard was an active member of the AICPA’s national Health Care Expert Panel, where he provided technical guidance on various publications. He’s published national articles and speaks frequently on health care financial reporting and other current topics.

Karl Rebay

Karl Rebay HeadshotKarl Rebay is a partner and leads Moss Adams Strategy & Integration Health Care Consulting Services. He has over 25 years of experience in the health care industry. He provides high-impact health care advisory services to help the firm’s industry clients navigate and succeed in the rapidly evolving national health care landscape. His clients include health systems, hospitals, health plans, long-term care organizations, and independent physician associations, among others.

Rebay is primarily responsible for the development and delivery of a broad range of strategy services in the areas of growth, planning, financial performance, provider operations, and achieving maximum effectiveness and efficiency in health care environments. His specific expertise includes full-spectrum financial and operational consulting, market strategy and intelligence, project and strategy feasibility, capitation and value models, negotiation and analysis of managed care contracts, and physician compensation consulting.

Prior to joining Moss Adams in 2011, Rebay held senior leadership positions within the health care industry—including serving as the chief financial officer of one of the largest associations of physicians in private practice and serving as the director of finance for a publicly traded health system. Rebay has also served as senior administrative director of a large academic medical center.

Rebay is a frequent speaker at health care industry conferences and provides and facilitates regular training, both within the firm and to clients.

Stacy Stelzriede

Stacy Stelzriede HeadshotStacy Stelzriede is a partner and national practice leader for Moss Adams Hospital Practice. She has worked in the health care industry since 1990. She provides audit and consulting services to not-for-profit and for-profit health care organizations, including hospitals, long-term care organizations, medical groups, and health plans with revenues ranging from $20 million to over $1 billion.

Stelzriede has vast experience in internal control risk management, revenue cycle, regulatory compliance, tax-exempt bond offerings and debt covenant filings, and providing client education training related to technical accounting issues and board governance.

Additionally, Stelzriede is experienced in conducting audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Promote your organization as a sponsor and health care thought leader at the conference.

Sponsorship opportunities provide exposure before the conference through advertising, social media, video and email marketing, as well as on-site during the conference and through Moss Adams media platforms.

Contact Michaella Johnson for more details. 

Health & Safety Statement

Moss Adams takes the health and safety of our people and clients very seriously. In partnership with the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, Moss Adams will adhere to all CDC guidance as well as federal, state, and local government and venue regulations. If requirements change, we’ll update our guidance.