The HEAL Association



The Hospital Educator and Academic Liaison Association

National Conference

Dallas, TX

October 19-21, 2020

The HEAL Conference has been rescheduled for

October 19-21, 2020.


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Schedule at a Glance

The online program will be available along with conference registration. Use the schedule at a glance below when planning your travel to the 2020 HEAL Conference

Monday, October 19, 2020

7:30 am – Registration Opens

9:00 am – Welcome and Conference Kick-Off

9:30 am – 4:00pm – Education Breakout Sessions and Hospital Tours

5:30 pm – HEAL Awards Dinner

7:30 pm – Evening Social Function @ Perot Museum of Nature and Science (optional)


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

7:30 am – Breakfast opens

8:30 am – Keynote Address – Running Down a Dream, Living Life With Cystic Fibrosis Through Three Decades” presented by: Emily Schaller, CEO of the Rock CF Foundation

9:30 am – 4:30 pm – Education Breakout Sessions


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

8:00 am – HEAL Business Meeting

9:30 am – 11:30 am – Education Breakout Sessions

11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Closing Session


Breakfast will be provided on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings

Lunch will be provided on Monday and Tuesday

Dinner will be provided on Monday (with reservation)

Gift Card for “lunch on your own” will be given at the conclusion of the conference (Wednesday)

Keynote Speaker

Emily Schaller, 38, is a heroine with one goal in mind, to Rock CF.

Equal parts spark, wit and humor, Emily is claiming her victories against cystic fibrosis having launched the Rock CF Foundation in 2007 to heighten public awareness and raise funds to increase the quality of life for everyone with CF. Emily created and manages an internationally acclaimed line of merchandise to help fulfill the mission of Rock CF. Today, Emily’s battle against this deadly genetic disease is printed in Runner’s World, FORBES, The Atlantic and SPIN magazines, the New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, NPR and posted on,, the Associated Press, and various cystic fibrosis focused educational websites. She is a marathon running, super teacher and a speaker, addressing parents, patients and audiences about the effects of cystic fibrosis and the ever changing and improving treatments being made. Through Emily’s humor and personal experience she inspires the masses to transform their lives with exercise, diet and goal setting.


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