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After much discussion and consideration, the ACHE Board of Governors and leadership team have decided to cancel the 2020 Congress on Healthcare Leadership due to the need for leaders and healthcare organizations to manage their responses to coronavirus (COVID-19) within their communities. Learn more at

Member Service Activities

Visit ACHE’s Member Services Booth to Learn More About Your ACHE Benefits

Booth Hours:

  • Monday, March 23, 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Stop by and learn about ACHE programs and services, including how to earn the distinction of board certification in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow (FACHE®). If you already are a Fellow and are due to recertify in 2020, you may complete your recertification application online at the booth. Please note: To recertify, you must have completed 36 hours of continuing education, of which 12 hours must be ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits, and have participated in two healthcare and two community/civic volunteer activities. Students are welcome and encouraged to drop in to learn about how ACHE can support you throughout your healthcare career.

Advancement Information Sessions: Advancing to Fellow

This informative program covers everything you need to know about the requirements to advance to Fellow (FACHE) status, preparing for the Board of Governors Exam, and maintaining your credential. Staff from ACHE’s Division of Member Services will present information and answer questions. Registration is required.

Convocation Ceremony and Reception

Sunday, March 22
Ceremony: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Reception: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This traditional cap-and-gown ceremony honors ACHE members who have advanced to Fellow status and their professional commitment to healthcare management excellence. ACHE’s Chairman Officers, Board of Governors and Council of Regents will participate in the ceremony. All Congress participants and their guests are invited to attend this 86th Convocation Ceremony. A reception will be held immediately following the event.

ACHE Learning Concierge

  • Monday, March 23, 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 25, 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Visit the ACHE Learning Concierge; a new complementary resource to learn about ACHE educational opportunities, including the content of ACHE programs and courses that strengthen specific knowledge or skill areas, and receive assistance with planning your professional development.

Council of Regents/Annual Membership Meeting

Saturday, March 21
10:15 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

The Council of Regents represents the needs and opinions of ACHE members. The annual membership meeting will immediately follow the Council of Regents meeting. All ACHE members are invited to attend both of these important events.

Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management

Tuesday, March 24
7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Members who have been authorized to take the Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management may do so at Congress at no cost. Authorized Members are those that have submitted an application to advance and have received authorization to test from ACHE. To register for the Exam, please contact ACHE Customer Service at (312) 424-9400 between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time or email It is not required that you be a Congress registrant to take the Exam at Congress.