2020 Meetings

November 30 - December 4, 2020

The virtual 2020 AAHC Research Meeting, themed Public Health Crises: The Research Community’s Critical Role in Readiness, Response, and Recovery, detailed the crucial role that academic health centers play during global health emergencies and public health crises. The meeting explored lessons learned from COVID-19, health disparities, and more.

Topics included:

NCATS & the Impact of COVID-19
Research in the Wake of COVID-19
Strategies for Increasing Racial Diversity of the Scientific Workforce
International Collaborations, Contributions, and Barriers

November 18 - 19, 2020

AAHCI member and Southeast Asia (SEA) Regional Office host, Universitas Indonesia Faculty of Medicine (FMUI), co-hosted a regional meeting with AAHCI under the theme of Assessing the Adaptation and Resilience of Academic Health Centers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The meeting brought together members in the region at a critical time to share their perspectives and experiences.

October 7-9, 2020

The all-virtual 2020 AAHC Annual Meeting, themed Paying for Healthcare: Critical Implications for Academic Health Centers, detailed the innovations, successes, and challenges institutions have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. This meeting also explored the expanding mission and responsibilities of academic health centers as well as the politics of healthcare in an election year.

July 23, 2020

The 2020 Senior Administrative/Fiscal Officers (SAFO) virtual meeting focused on Envisioning the Future: Innovation at the Academic Health Center, discussing innovations, best practices, and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 13, 2020

2020 AAHCI European Regional Meeting AAHCI and co-host Maastricht University, AAHCI’s European Regional Office, held a small European Regional Meeting in Brussels, Belgium. This meeting featured representation from 10 institutions and eight countries throughout Europe. Senior leaders from AACHI European members, along with prospective members from France and Slovenia, enjoyed in-depth, discussion-based sessions that provided an important opportunity to connect and share best practices and key insights on multiple topics, including the multi-tiered levels in which academic health centers play a vital role in society, research, and education.