2020 Annual Conference

39th AHIA Annual Conference
September 20-23, 2020
Sheraton Seattle
Seattle, WA


Seattle.JPGWelcome to the 2020 AHIA Annual Conference! The Association of Healthcare Internal Auditor’s (AHIA) 39th 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.

We are currently accepting abstracts. To learn more and to submit your abstract, click here.

The Conference Program and Registration will be available  in April 2020.
Hotel and Travel
The AHIA 2020 Annual Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, WA. AHIA has negotiated a discounted rate of $239 single/double, per night, plus tax. Wi-Fi is included in your group room rate.

Rooms and rates are based on availability and are subject to state and local fees/taxes (currently 15.6% & a $2 per night tourism fee, but is subject to change).
The housing cut-off date is Monday, August 24, 2020 after this date the room rate will be based upon availability.

  • PHONE: call the Sheraton Seattle at 888-627-7056 and identify yourself as an AHIA Annual Conference attendee. 
  • ONLINE:  Click here to make your reservations online. 
All reservations require a first night room deposit, or guests can guarantee reservations with a major credit card.  Your credit card will not be charged prior to arrival. The group rate is available three days before and three days after the meeting dates, based on availability. Hotel check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out is 12:00 p.m. 
PLEASE NOTE: Beware of 3rd Party Hotel Scams Offering to Book Your Room! Only book your hotel reservations through the AHIA website reservation link or by calling the hotel directly, listed above. AHIA and/or Hyatt staff will never contact attendees and/or exhibitors, via phone or e-mail, offering to book your room, offering a reduced rate or to inform you the block is selling out. Do not give your CC or payment information to anyone who calls/emails offering assistance with your reservation.

Host Hotel
178544055.jpgSheraton Grand Seattle
1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Located in the heart of downtown at 6th and Pike, the Sheraton Grand Seattle provides a gateway to the diverse sights and sounds of the Pacific Northwest. The Sheraton Grand Seattle is located adjacent to the Washington State Convention Center and is within blocks of flagship shopping, local restaurants, bars and iconic attractions including the Pike Place Market, the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass.

Experience our multimillion-dollar transformation with all new guest rooms, an expanded Sheraton Club Lounge and refreshed meeting and event space. Gather in our stylish new lobby and enjoy our private art collection featuring artworks by Northwest master artists while enjoying your favorite beverage from our modern Starbucks.

The Sheraton Grand features several dining options including Loulay Kitchen & Bar by James Beard Award winning chef Thierry Rautureau. For recreation, enjoy our state-of-the-art Sheraton Fitness Center and indoor swimming pool located on the 35th floor providing panoramic views of the city and Puget Sound.
On-site parking fee with in/out privilege is $57 per day.
Airport Information

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Airport Phone: +1 206-787-3000
Hotel direction: 13.7 miles N
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
  • Alternate transportation: Private Car Service; on request
  • Estimated taxi fare: 45 USD (one way)
Visit SEA airport website

Driving directions

Depart Sea-Tac Airport and follow the sign “to Freeways” to I-5 North. Take I-5 North to Exit #165 Seneca Street (exit on the left side of the freeway). Stay to the right on the exit ramp and take a right onto 6th Avenue. Follow 6th Avenue for 2.5 blocks. The Sheraton Grand Seattle is on the right side of the street at 6th Avenue and Union Street; entrance is the 2nd driveway.
Other Transportation

Bus Station

Greyhound: Bus Stop - Seattle Amtrak Bus Stop.
1.3 miles S from hotel

Subway Station

Westlake Station
0.1 miles N from hotel

Train Station

King Street Station
1.2 miles S from hotel
Delta Airlines
AHIA will once again be partnering with Delta Air Lines to offer special discounted* round trip domestic and international airfare in 2020 (please note, travel has to originate from the USA to receive any international discount).
Discounts vary, depending on the class of ticket purchased, up to 10% off the fare for domestic travel.
To take advantage of the discount visit www.delta.com, click advanced search, and enter the code NMTVL in the Meeting Event Code Box.
Avis & Budget Car Rental
AHIA has partnered with Avis Budget Group as their primary car rental vendors and has extended their special discounts with AHIA.
This will provide AHIA Members with significant savings and benefits as well as negotiated rates. We encourage you to enroll in either Avis®, Budget® or both! Discount codes can be found below.
For the discount code to be applied you MUST create an account for both Avis® and Budget®. Once you have created an account you should add Kellen’s discount code to your profile. For this you'll need your driver's license and credit card ready.
AVIS Worldwide Discount (AWD) Budget Corporate Discount (BCD)
D619101 - Enroll with Avis D958401 - Enroll with Budget
If you already have a profile, add Kellen's discount codes, D619101 for AVIS Wizard and D958401 for Budget Fastbreak, to your account to receive the rates and benefits Kellen has already negotiated on your behalf.
Negotiated insurances are not included.
To make a reservation visit www.avis.com or www.budget.com. Your profile is tied to the Kellen program and will give you the rates and benefits that have been negotiated by Kellen. If lower promotional rates are available, they will automatically provide those.
Discounted Private Ground Transportation

AHIA will now be partnering with Carey – Executive Limousine to offer special discounted* transportation for Association Members for 2020. This discount code KLATAS is valid for Association Members and is simple to use. You do not need to be attending a meeting to receive this discount; it can be for both business and personal travel.
How to Use:
  1. Go to Carey.com and click on "Book Now."
  2. Fill out your departure and arrival information and select “View Quote”.
  3. A window will appear and select “Yes” to add a Promo Code.
  4. Then select your vehicle and select “Review & Confirm”.
  5. You will then be prompted to Log In or Book as Guest.
  6. Once logged in select “Enter Payment Info”
  7. Enter your credit card information and select “Verify & Save”
Discounts will be applied in your search results for qualifying meetings. If you have any questions about using your Carey discount, please contact your Meetings Manager.
Reservations can also be made over the phone 800-336-4646. Please use the discount code: KLATAS.
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