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Special Events

The Breakthroughs Conference allows attendees many options for networking, social responsibility, and celebrating and showcasing success and innovations. Be sure to take advantage of these opportunities.

Innovation Celebration

Tuesday, June 27
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The future of healthcare takes shape before your eyes at Premier’s annual Innovation Celebration. Join us for this highly anticipated event on Tuesday evening and be among the first to see and hear about exciting new technologies and innovations on their way to the healthcare marketplace. A member committee of clinicians and other healthcare professionals selects which devices and products to showcase. All attendees are invited.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Awards – Honoring performance and social responsibility

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Special presentations during afternoon plenary sessions

Each year at Breakthroughs, Premier recognizes the outstanding work of member and supplier organizations which earn the following top performance awards: QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare, Supply Chain Excellence Award, Supply Chain Innovation Award, Supplier Legacy Award, Supplier Horizon Award, Supplier Diversity Award, Member Diversity Award, and AEIX Risk Management Award. This year, we are delighted to also honor the recipients of the Richard A. Norling Premier Alliance Excellence Award and the Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award. Please join us each afternoon as we celebrate the achievements of these exceptional organizations.

For more information on the Supply Chain Excellence and Innovation Awards, as well as the Member and Supplier Diversity Awards, please visit PremierConnect.

Networking celebration: Premier’s Night at the Museum Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Thursday, June 29
6:30 – 9 p.m.

The Museum comes to life during this Thursday evening networking event at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Join us for an evening of networking, food and drinks, open exclusively to Breakthroughs Conference attendees. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to make lasting connections with members, exhibiting suppliers and Premier staff while exploring the largest natural history collection in the world.