Healthcare Horizons

Conference Dates: October 22 and 23, 2018

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Armando Nahum

Armando NahumIn 2006, Armando Nahum and his wife Victoria established Safe Care Campaign after 3 members of his family became infected in 3 different hospitals, in 3 different states in 10 months’ time, culminating with the death of his son, Josh. He was 27.

The website:, along with their organization were created to bring a sharper focus on infection prevention within the American health care environment.

The Nahums have not only turned their family’s tragedy into a positive tribute to their young son, but Armando’s educational presentations “Hospital Associated Infections: What YOU Should Know” and “Change One Thing, Change Everything” inspire hospital administrations and frontline caregivers to remind, provoke and motivate all who work in the continuum of care of their most noble challenge and moral duty to prevent these infections that annually infect more than 1.7 million and kill more than 99,000 patients in the U.S.

Dr. Daniel Sands and e-patient Dave

Daniel SandsDr. Danny Sands is passionate about healthcare transformation. A practicing physician with training and experience in clinical informatics, Dr. Sands has worked in a variety of capacities in the health care IT industry for almost 25 years. He spent almost 14 years at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he developed and implemented innovative systems to improve clinical care delivery and patient engagement, including clinical decision support systems, an EHR, and one of the nation’s first patient portals. This was followed by leadership positions at Zix Corporation and Cisco.

Dr. Sands is the recipient of numerous healthcare honors, including recognition in 2009 by HealthLeaders Magazine as one of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better.” He is the co-author, with e-Patient Dave deBronkart, of Let Patients Help.

Dr. Sands holds an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School and for over twenty years has maintained a primary care practice in which he makes extensive use of health IT—much of which he helped to introduce during his tenure at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In addition to practicing, Dr. Sands works with a number of innovative companies. He is a popular speaker and consultant, who blogs at and is active on Twitter as @DrDannySands.

Dawn Kaiser

Dawn KaiserCertified HR Professional, Author and Joy Refueler, Dawn Kaiser, equips difference makers and culture creators to get unstuck and refueled by unleashing their inner joy guaranteed! Dawn delivers inspirational messages to thousands of people annually that energize and encourage them to live empowered lives. Dawn has her ME, ACG, PHR, SHRM-CP and whole host of other alphabet letters, all which mean that she has experience in HR, leadership, education and communication.  She has been in the HR/OD field for more than a decade and has been studying leadership and positive psychology for 20+ years. She is a joy junkie who loves to spread delight and support others in flourishing!

Dr. Vickie Petz Henderson

Vickie HendersonI am Vickie Petz Henderson, M.D. I practiced obstetrics and gynecology for nearly twenty years, delivering over 5,000 precious babies at all hours of the day and night. Perpetually living in high gear, my life came to a screeching halt when I was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disease called myasthenia gravis. Previously, I pedaled my bicycle 100 miles in one day and the next day I struggled to walk 100 feet. It would appear my life was turned upside down, but I quickly discovered my right side up life.