HAP's Annual Southeast Connect

HAP’s 2022 Southeast Connect concluded on November 4.  HAP thanks our planning committee, our panelists and speakers, and event sponsors for making these events possible. 

Overview: November 4, 2022 Meeting

Gun violence is a public health crisis—and hospital-based intervention programs can play a powerful role in protecting the safety of patients. During this session you will learn about promising practices in gun violence prevention and explore the causes and the effects of trauma and violence on individuals, communities and organizations. You will have the opportunity to engage with hospital professionals who will share examples of hospital-based violence intervention programs and demonstrate how their organizations are instituting changes to prevent further gun violence and respond to its aftermath, both in their facilities and in their communities.

Southeast Connect meeting sponsorship details

Who Should Attend

Whether you’re a manager, director, senior director, vice president, president, department chair, CEO, CMO, CNO, patient advocate or government relations leader, this is a must-attend event for all professionals involved in advancing the health of their communities and improving quality, safety, and health equity.

Southeast Connect

Meeting Sponsors



Gift of Life


NJM Insurance


Amerihealth Caritas

Boehringer Ingelheim


Keynote Session

Health Care’s Role in Preventing Gun Violence: A Paradigm Shift

Chethan Sathya, MD, MSc

Chethan Sathya, MD, MSc, is a pediatric trauma surgeon and National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded firearm injury prevention researcher. He serves as director of Northwell Health’s Center for Gun Violence Prevention and oversees the health system’s expansive approach to firearm injury prevention. The largest health system in New York, Northwell has taken a public health approach to gun violence prevention, focusing on key areas such as research, medical education, clinical screening, advocacy and community engagement. Under Dr. Sathya's leadership, the center has leveraged the health system’s diverse patient population and wide reach to implement ground breaking preventative strategies and perform high-level research.

Panel Discussion

Promising Practices in Pennsylvania—Panel Discussion with Hospital and Health System Leaders

Lars Ola Sjoholm, MD, Associate Professor, Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; Chief, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Temple University Hospital; Medical Director, Trauma Program, Temple University Hospital

Sara Solomon, MPH, RD, Associate Fellow, Deputy Director, Penn Injury Science Center

Sunny Jackson, Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator, Penn Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Health System - Speakers will be announced soon!


7:15–8:30 a.m. Registration, coffee and networking

8:30–9:10 a.m. Breakfast, networking, and awards

9:10–9:50 a.m. Health Care’s Role in Preventing Gun Violence: A Paradigm Shift, Chethan Sathya, MD, MSc, Trauma Surgeon & Director, Center for Gun Violence Prevention, Northwell Health

9:50–10:30 a.m. Promising Practices in Pennsylvania—Panel Discussion with Hospital and Health System Leaders

10:30 a.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn


Sponsorship Opportunities

With one-third of HAP’s membership represented at the event, sponsors gain direct access to over 250 key decision makers including CEOs, COOs, clinical leaders, administrators, government relations officers, and trustees. In addition to exhibiting, sponsors may also attend the meeting, which features a keynote address from a nationally recognized speaker, and one-on-one discussion with teams from member hospitals and health systems at breakfast tables. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities for HAP's signature events.