Clone of 2024 Leapfrog Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

Each year, The Leapfrog Group gathers its key stakeholders and constituents for a meeting in December to discuss current topics, issues, and trends in purchasing, benefits, and health care quality.

The 2024 Leapfrog Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner will be held on Tuesday, December 17 at The Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside of the Nation's capital.

The theme of this year's meeting is Patients Come First. Each day over 500 people die of a preventable error in U.S. hospitals. Hospitals and surgery centers that put patients first prioritize patient safety and have systems in place to prevent errors. Health care leaders must put patients first every minute of every day to see the improvement we need in the U.S. health care system. 


The keynote of this year's Leapfrog Annual Meeting is Colonel Steven L. Coffee, Chief of Staff for the National Security Agency Senior Representatives to the Department of Defense and Defense Intelligence Agency. Colonel Coffee has also been an active patient safety advocate for the last decade. He co-founded the United States chapter of the World Health Organization’s Patients for Patient Safety (PFPS) initiative and is an active member of Leapfrog's Patient and Family Caregiver Expert Panel. 




The speaker on this year's theme: Patients Come First is David Goldhill, Founder and CEO of Sesame. After writing "How American Healthcare Killed My Father" and "Catastrophic Care: Why Everything We Think We Know About Health Care Is Wrong," David founded Sesame, a company that is revolutionizing health care with a direct-pay marketplace that delivers high-quality, half-priced care. David is also chairman emeritus of The Leapfrog Group. Prior to reinventing a third of the U.S. economy, David served as President and CEO of the Game Show Network and President of TV at Universal Studios.



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Annual Meeting: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM

Breakfast: Begins at 8:00 AM

Opening Address: Begins at 9:00 AM


Awards Dinner: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cocktail Reception: Begins at 5:00 PM

Opening Address: Begins at 6:00 PM


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Poster Session

For the first time, The Leapfrog Group will host a poster session during its 2024 Annual Meeting on December. This is an opportunity for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to share case studies directly tied to meeting the Leapfrog Hospital and ASC Survey Standards on:

  • Patient Rights and Ethics (billing ethics, health care equity, informed consent, and never events)
  • Surgical Safety and Quality (facility and surgeon volume standards, safe surgery checklist implementation, patient experience)
  • Specialty Care (maternity care, pediatric care, critical care)
  • Patient Safety (medication safety, NQF Safe Practices, hand hygiene, healthcare-associated infections, nurse staffing and skill mix).

Leapfrog’s annual meeting attracts purchasers and employers, health plans, patients and patient activists, industry leaders from solutions companies and other health care vendors, C-suite hospital leaders, patient safety and quality officers, nurse leaders, policy makers, and more. Presenters will have their work prominently displayed among attendees and will allow best practice sharing that will create real change in the U.S. health care system.

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Plan Your Trip

Conference Location

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street

National Harbor, Maryland, USA, 20745


Schedule of Events

Annual Meeting: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

Awards Dinner: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Parking Information

The parking options at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center are:

On-Site Parking: Daily: $20

Valet: Daily: $64


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Sponsors and Exhibitors

The Leapfrog Group gathers its key stakeholders and constituents for a meeting each year to discuss urgent topics, key issues and the latest trends in health care safety, quality and value. This event provides an amazing opportunity for you to elevate your brand’s exposure and make unparalleled connections with hospital and ASC leadership. Leapfrog supports your strategic growth acceleration goals.
Please reach out to our communications team for more information.

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