AHIA 43rd Annual Virtual Conference

Monday, September 9, 2024 – Thursday, September 12, 2024


Conference Registration 

The Association of Healthcare Internal Auditor’s (AHIA) 43rd Annual Conference offers a programmatic balance of foundational knowledge and topics that will help healthcare internal auditors prepare for the unprecedented changes evolving in the current environment of reform. The theme of this year’s conference is: Virtually Transforming the Healthcare Internal Audit World.

The conference offers concurrent breakout sessions across 6 tracks. AHIA is the only professional, specialized association for healthcare internal auditors. The AHIA Annual Conference offers healthcare internal auditing professionals the opportunity to update their knowledge base with 40+ educational sessions, stimulate ongoing professional growth and development, and network with colleagues who share similar challenges and concerns.

Registration is Now OpenREGISTER HERE

Cancellation Policy

Written requests to cancel registration, including workshops, must be submitted via e-mail to info@ahia.org no later than August 23, 2024. Refunds will be issued via the same method of payment, less a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds or credits will be given for failure to attend, late arrival, unattended events, or early departure.


View the full 2024 AHIA Virtual Conference schedule, session descriptions and speaker information HERE

Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Kim Becking

The driving force behind the Unstoppable Momentum Movement, Kim Becking is changing the way we think about change and resilience. Kim is on a mission to empower leaders, teams and organizations to build a Momentum Mindset® to reframe change and redefine resilience in this rapidly changing world that never slows down.  She inspires everyone she meets to be more adaptable, more resilient, and better equipped to own what’s now and embrace what’s next with a deep breath and a big cup of Bring It On. 

Kim is an engaging, high energy and impactful international keynote speaker, human behavior expert, New York Times best-selling author, consultant, cancer thriver, recovering attorney and a proud Thin Mint girl scout addict.  


As a highly sought-after expert on thriving in the midst of change, you might have seen her on Good Morning America or read about her in Harvard Business Review, People magazine or the New York Times. Her strategic insights and practical solutions on adapting to change and boosting resilience have been utilized by hundreds of happy clients – including Fortune 50 companies, national and statewide associations, healthcare organizations, governmental entities and non-profit organizations.  After hearing Kim, audiences leave ready to take her relatable lessons and practical solutions and put them into immediate action to ignite Unstoppable Momentum. 

Kat Seeuws

Kat Seeuws is Vice President Standards & Guidance at the IIA Global headquarters. She previously was the CEO of the IIA Belgium and has held several positions in the field of internal control and internal audit, mainly in the public sector. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds several other certificates (CRMA, CGAP, CFE, RFA, CICS and an Accreditation in Quality Assessment).


Kat started her career as a tax inspector in the Federal Tax Administration. After more than 10 years of experience in tax and inspection, she joined the Federal Service of Budget and Management Control as a senior advisor to the policy makers and public managers. She was responsible for supporting and facilitating the development of internal control in the federal public sector and piloting a project on developing the modern structure of audit for the Belgian federal public departments.


In 2018 she joined the European Commission as a national expert in DG Budget and supported the Public Internal Control (PIC) Network of the European Commission, a group of internal control policy makers from all European Union member states. She has also consulted for Grant Thornton where she performed different assignments in audit, quality assessment and consultancy, particularly for public sector clients.

Kat has been involved in several international collaboration and support projects in the field of public administration reform steered by the European Commission, OECD and the World Bank.

Amanda “Jo” Erven 

Jo is the President and Founder of Audit. Consulting. Education. LLC., a firm specializing in progressive internal audit, risk, and ethics consulting along with providing impactful CPE courses to organizations. Jo is also a full-time, accounting faculty member at Metropolitan State University of Denver as well as the Director of Internal Audit Education for the University. As Director, Jo is actively developing and marketing an undergraduate and graduate Risk Assurance and Advisory certificate for students.

Jo pushes the envelope of traditional assurance and advising practices. She believes internal auditors should no longer be reactive and should focus on proactive, real value-add activities. Her trademarked approach to internal audit, Total Quality Auditing® (TQA) was published in both book and workbook format. She provides in-person and virtual TQA trainings and developed a Certified Total Quality Auditor (CTQA) designation that has been earned by internal auditors across the globe.

Personally, Jo is known for her proactive nature as well. After finding out she was positive for the breast and ovarian cancer gene mutation (BRCA1), Jo underwent multiple preventative surgeries. She believes knowledge is power and encourages others to take action in their personal lives. Jo’s second book, Your Road. Your Choices., begins with a look at her story and exploring how we can each choose to embrace adversity. She delivers keynote presentations on our life choices, which have been called an “epic experience.”

Jo’s third book, Becoming The Everyday Ethicist: Doing Things the Right Way the First Time, is based on her personal and professional life experiences as well as her ethics research and studies. Jo is passionate about ethics and all her presentations provide individuals with the keys to living an ethical life, show leaders how to display integrity and earn trust, and demonstrate the importance of ethics (and ethics monitoring by Internal Auditors) in all organizations.

Jo’s motto says the most about her personal and professional outlook: “Good things come to those who wait… but don’t. You deserve better than good.” Every one of her books and presentations  focuses on that proactive stance, and how we can immediately connect our actions to our values. She can’t wait to share her motto and MORE with you and your group!

Join Our Conference Sponsors

Exhibits and Sponsorships

Our sponsorship levels are designed to help you maximize your organization’s educational interests and sales benefit. Additionally, we can customize a package best suited for your goals. The conference attracts over 400 registered participants from across the country.

The 4 day event provides numerous opportunities to network with internal audit leaders and differentiate your services and/or products from your competition. Please contact Andrea Taylor at info@ahia.org  for information on exhibit and sponsor opportunities for the 2024 Annual Conference.

Continuing Professional Education Credits

40+ Educational Sessions – Earn up to 15 CPE Credits through the Main Conference! Additional CPE offered through pre-conference workshops and roundtables.

Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors is a registered sponsor with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: Advocate of quality CPE – NASBA Registry.

Healthcare internal auditing has been adopted as one of the cornerstones of corporate governance. As the premier healthcare internal audit organization, AHIA is the perfect match to develop the Certified Healthcare Internal Audit Professional® (CHIAP®) credential.

In 2019, AHIA proudly introduced the inaugural class of 275 Certified Healthcare Internal Audit Professionals. These certificants have set the bar for the CHIAP Certification Program and have proven their competency, skill and dedication to the profession by obtaining the only certification unique to healthcare internal auditing.

Learn more here!

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