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[ FAQ ]

Who should attend?

  • Minority-, women-, veteran-owned businesses and other diverse manufacturers/suppliers
  • Hospitals (Acute) and non-Acute healthcare systems
  • Healthcare product manufacturers and sourcing agents
  • Group purchasing organizations (GPOs)
  • Diversity advocacy organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Any company direct or in-direct with an interest in serving the healthcare industry

How much does this event cost?
Symposium – Monday & Tuesday, September 24 & 25

Registration Deadlines and Cancellation Policies

Regular Registration: $450
Registration Deadline: September 8, 2018
Hotel Room Rate: $259.00
Rate Guarantee expires: August 30, 2018
Late Registration: $600
NOTE: only if space is available


Cancellation/Refund Policies

Symposium registrations are non-refundable.

Additional tickets purchased for the gala awards event are non-refundable.

Consent to use photographic images:

Registration for, participation in and/or attendance at HSDS and other activities constitutes an agreement by the attendee to HSDS’ use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s name, likeness, image, voice, comments and/or appearance in any and all media, including the Internet, for any purpose consistent with the HSDS’ mission, without compensation.

Where should I stay overnight?
The Hyatt Regency O’Hare 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, IL 60018
Overnight room reservations are available at a discounted rate of $259 plus tax, per night (subject to availability).

Click here to make a reservation at the discounted Owens & Minor Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium rate.

Reservations must be made no later than 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2018.

For questions about booking an overnight room, please contact the hotel directly at 847 696 1234.

All participants must register electronically.

  • Visit on the “Register” page at the top this website.
  • Read all instructions before completing the registration form.
  • Complete the form as instructed, review, and “Finish.”
  • You will receive email confirmations of your registration and payment. This also serves as a receipt of your credit card transaction.

What form of payment do you accept?
We accept American Express, Visa, and MasterCard.

How do I change my registration?
Until September 4 you may make non-payment-related changes to your registration. To do so, please click on the “Already Registered?” link at the bottom of any page of this website. You will be asked for your username and password, which was automatically created and emailed to you when you registered. The subject of the email that provides this information is: “Your event account has been set-up at“.

What is the dress code for this event?
Attendees are asked to wear business attire.

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