Association Leaders Circle

A vibrant group of outstanding peers, connecting and exchanging about their leadership pressures, expectations, and rewards as hospital and healthcare association leaders.

Association Leaders Circle

For leaders of national hospital or healthcare associations

The Association Leaders Circle is an exclusive platform for healthcare association leaders to talk about key strategic matters, share knowledge and best practices, and discuss current challenges and opportunities with peers across the world. We offer an exceptional networking opportunities, which also acts as an international incubator for ideas and solutions, enabling its members to lead their associations to greater success, as well as to invest in their own professional development.


Unlocking the Future: AI Technology and Digital Transformation in Healthcare

On 23 May, the Association Leaders Circle hosted the virtual meeting “Unlocking the future: AI technology and digital transformation in healthcare” with over 60 participants from 30 countries.

Speakers from HCA Healthcare and NAVER Healthcare Lab demonstrated how AI technologies can navigate the complexities of modern healthcare delivery and addressed the potential risks of generative AI.

The conversation will continue at the World Hospital Congress. In the meantime, check out the key takeaways from the session.

Check out the key takeaways from the session

Cyberattacks on healthcare organizations

Hospitals hold critical and valuable information such as patient data and financial information, as well as cutting-edge research and innovation. In recent years, they have become the number one target of cyberattacks, perceived as a compliant target due to the life-and-death stakes of a hospital losing operational efficiency. On 9 May 2023, the Association Leaders Circle met to discuss past instances and how to respond to future events.

Catch up on key takeaways

Workforce challenges

Chaired by the President and CEO of the American Hospital Association, Richard J. Pollack, the ALC has focused on the topic of challenges related to the healthcare workforce throughout 2022. There is a need to implement short-term strategies to retain healthcare workers, and long-term strategies to reduce the workforce staffing gap.

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Workforce Challenges

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Carbon Emissions Learning Lab (CELL) Resources

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Statement on the WHA77 Resolution on Climate Change and Health

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Leading digital transformation in healthcare

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Telehealth outside the hospital setting

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Have more questions?

  • Who can join the Association Leaders Circle?

    Membership of this forum is exclusively for leaders of national hospital or healthcare associations in IHF member organizations. The IHF team invites eligible IHF members to join the Association Leaders Circle.

  • When does the Association Leaders Circle meet?

    The Association Leaders Circle meets in person during the World Hospital Congress every year. It also meets online at least once during the year (usually in May).