**The uniform for ACHE and LEAPS is Service Dress Blues**

The Lewis E. Angelo Professional Symposium (LEAPS) is scheduled for 1200-1700 on Tuesday, 27 March at the Swissotel (St. Gallen Rooms 2 and 3; 323 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601) and planning for this year’s event is well underway. The 2018 committee members are delighted to be bringing LEAPS back to Chicago in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

The theme for LEAPS 2018 is “Riding the Waves of Change, Be Part of Something Bigger.” We are lining up a stellar list of speakers to address the challenges we face today and into the future as leaders in Military Medicine.

In addition to the symposium on Tuesday afternoon, there will be a welcome social event on Sunday evening (click here for more info) as well as opportunities to meet with the healthcare administration detailer throughout the week (sign up here). Online registration will be opening soon so please check back regularly for scheduling updates and opportunities to volunteer.

There’s still time to submit nominations for the ACHE Navy Regent’s Awards. The descriptions and submission guidelines for the Early Career Healthcare Executive Award and the Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award can be found here. Awards winners will be announced at LEAPS.

Finally, we look forward to seeing you in Chicago, but for those of you who are unable to join us in person, we will also be streaming the event via Facebook live on our closed LEAPS Facebook group. To join the group, please contact LT Taneika Duhaney at taneika.n.duhaney.mil@mail.mil.


LT Tracy Lewis
LEAPS 2018 Committee Chairman