GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit

Know Before You Go

Updated as new details become available. Last modified: April 11


JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
23808 Resort Parkway
San Antonio, Texas 78261


The detailed agenda can be viewed in the mobile app, online and printed program (available at the Registration Desk).

Sessions, categorized by type, include:

undefined General Sessions: Monday & Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning

undefined Breakouts: Monday (3 rounds), Tuesday (3 rounds) and Wednesday (1 round)

undefined Canadian Events: Monday breakfast at 7:00 AM and Forum 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

undefined Learning Pavilion: drop-in Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

undefined Solution Overviews: 30- and 60-minute sessions throughout Monday & Tuesday

undefined Summit20 Talks: 20-minute TED-style talks in Learning Pavilion throughout Monday & Tuesday

undefined Executive Roundtable: Wednesday, 7:30 – 9:45 AM CT; by invitation only and breakfast included

undefined GHXcellence Awards Luncheon: Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

undefined Evening networking & fun:

  • Welcome Reception, Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Join your peers and colleagues for this great networking opportunity in the Learning Pavilion!
  • Knibbe Ranch, Tuesday, 6:00 – 9:30 PM – Join your fellow attendees for an enjoyable evening of longhorn steers, Texas tailgate, armadillo racing and boot scootin’! 



Optimize your Summit experience with the mobile app. From the mobile device you'll use at the Summit, click here or search "GHX Summit" at your app store to download the app.


  • Browse, filter and search detailed agenda
  • Session registration / “My Schedule”
  • Speaker and attendee names
  • Maps
  • Know Before You Go
  • Notifications
  • Session surveys
  • And more!

*login to access all app features

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Make the most of your time at the Summit by taking time to review the detailed agenda and register for sessions of interest, creating your personal Summit schedule in advance. While session registration is not mandatory, pre-building your schedule serves as an easy on-site guide to the sessions you don't want to miss.

On your mobile device*

  1. Login to the app for full functionality
  2. Browse sessions via the Agenda, Keywords or Categories icons
  3. Add/register for sessions 1 of 2 ways:

undefinedTap the plus sign next to the session name

undefinedTap the Calendar icon within the session

*alternatively, access and login to the mobile version of the app on your computer browser here


  • Sessions and activities that apply to all attendees are pre-populated in your schedule (i.e. general sessions, meals, evening events, Learning Pavilion, fun run)
  • View your personal agenda in the app by clicking on the My Schedule icon when in Agenda mode 



Dress throughout the Summit is business casual. Tuesday evening event at Knibbe Ranch is casual.

Consider packing layers as conference rooms may be cool and meals are planned for outside.


Sunday arrivals
GHX will provide contracted shuttle service from San Antonio International Airport (SAT) to the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country between 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM CT.

- Upon arrival at SAT, proceed to the baggage claim area
- At the bottom of the escalators, look for uniformed transportation representative wearing a blue shirt and holding a GHX sign
- Once luggage is collected, representative will direct you to the vehicle that will transport you to the JW Marriott

Should you have any flight changes or cancellations en route, please contact the Imprint Group Transportation Coordinator at 818.613.1042.

Wednesday departures
GHX will provide contracted shuttle service from the JW Marriott to San Antonio International Airport (SAT) for departures between 12:15 – 4:00 PM.

- Shuttles run on the half hour
- Transfer between SAT and JW Marriott is roughly 30 minutes
- Outside the hours posted above, attendee is responsible for coordinating their own ground transportation


Check-in at the GHX Summit Registration Desk, on the Ballroom level of the Conference Center, to get your badge and printed program. Registration Desk hours:

  • Sunday: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT
  • Monday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM CT
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM CT

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Badges are required to gain access to all Summit activities, and confirm session attendance for CPE credits. You will not be admitted to evening events without your badge. Please note Summit activities are for registrants only. We are not able to include non-Summit guests or significant others.


Meals will be provided to all registered attendees, beginning with a continental breakfast on Monday and continuing through breakfast on Wednesday.


Please enjoy our complimentary Wi-Fi in the Conference Center during the event.

Network Name: JW_Conference
Password: summit19

Note, sometimes hotel Wi-Fi can appear as if it is connected, but needs the password re-entered. If you experience connection trouble, try visiting a webpage in your browser. If not connected, re-enter network name and password.

As a guest of the JW Marriott, you will also receive complimentary in-room internet access.


Show off your #IAMGHX spirit bright and early and get your endorphins going with a morning group run. Starting at 6:15 AM, activity leaders from GHX will be guiding you around the TPC Trail (2.34 mile loop), come on out and join us for one or more loops, runners/joggers/walkers of all levels are encouraged to join the GHX community, get your day started off right. Whether you are excited to get your miles / steps in while traveling or just want an excuse to eat more bacon at breakfast, we would love to have you – come and join us!


Attendee names are displayed when logged into the mobile app. For instructions on how to connect with fellow attendees via the app, tap the Information icon.

Additionally, an Attendee List (PDF) will be available online to registrants beginning Sunday, April 28. Once published, registrants will receive an email with a link and login credentials to the Summit Resource Center page on, a password-protected page for attendees only.


After the Summit, most session presentations (excluding general sessions) will be posted on the Summit Resource Center page of, a password-protected page for registered attendees only. Registrants will receive a link and login credentials by email Sunday, April 28.


Your feedback is valued and helps to plan next year’s event. Quick session surveys are available in the mobile app. Tap Agenda > select a session > tap Session Survey.


Your attendance at most sessions of the 2019 Summit will earn you CPEs (Continuing Professional Education credits) as determined by AHRMM, and for select finance-based sessions by AFP. To ensure participation credit, please be sure your badge is scanned when entering each session.

The number of contact hours earned per attended session will be available in June, and certificates will be emailed to Summit participants.


From 6:45 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 1, a luggage corral will be available to all attendees. Check-out of your room before coming to breakfast then drop off your luggage in Exhibit Hall C (downstairs where the shuttles will pick up). Bellmen will hold your luggage during Wednesday sessions. When the general session ends at noon, return to Exhibit Hall C to claim luggage before boarding the buses to San Antonio International Airport (SAT).

Please claim your bags no later than 1:00 PM.

Good info in just the right amounts to digest. Nicely done!

— 2017 Summit Attendee
Very informative and inspiring.

— 2017 Summit Attendee
Really enjoyed the entertainment and socializing.

— 2017 Summit Attendee
GHX knocked it out of the park again. Another excellent conference. I appreciate your continued support to collaboratively bring providers and suppliers together. This conference continues to be the most valued conference I attend.

— 2017 Summit Attendee
This was the best Supply Chain Summit I've been to.

— 2018 Summit Attendee
Everything was spectacular!

— 2018 Summit Attendee
Enjoyed all the talks.

— 2018 Summit Attendees
The Summit20 Talks were the highlight of the conference for me this year. There were a lot of informative topics covered that I was able to take back to my team at Health and Hospitals.

— 2018 Summit Attendee
Very informative. Awesome people sharing good information.

— 2018 Summit Attendee
I always really love the Summit20 Talks!

— 2018 Summit Attendee
I think that's the biggest benefit of coming… Just hanging out with people who do the same work you do, and bouncing ideas back and forth. We've solved a lot of problems that way.

— Lisa Maxted, Purchasing Manager, Hackensack Meridian Health
Another part of the GHX Summit that I love is the opportunity to go into the Learning Lab, and talk to the developers so that we can see what's coming… They're always looking to make it better and I think that's another opportunity we have that is a really great opportunity here.

— Laura Catalini, Lead Buyer, Hackensack Meridian Health