The following statements have been provided for the 2020 AMSUS Annual Meeting:
United States Department of Veterans Affairs: VA strongly encourages Veterans Health Administration (VHA) staff participation in this annual educational conference. AMSUS (The Society of Federal Health Professionals) serves as a communication platform for the advancement for health professionals in all federal health agencies, as well as other nations. VHA employees may attend a non-Federally sponsored external conference if approved by their VHA supervisory chain. VHA approving officials must continue to exercise discretion and judgment in ensuring all conference expenses are appropriate, necessary, and managed in a prudent manner in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations, Vol XIV Travel Policy, and Volume XVI Chapter 1, Government Purchase Card Program and current VHA travel guidance.
Defense Health Agency: The 2020 AMSUS Annual Meeting provides a venue for advancing healthcare knowledge and a communication platform for health professionals in all federal health agencies, as well as other nations. Defense Health Agency (DHA) military and civilian personnel may attend this non-DOD sponsored conference if approved in accordance with the policies and procedures established by Joint Travel Regulation and DoD/DHA conference travel policies. Approving officials may approve and fund only those requests that are demonstrably beneficial to the DoD/DHA and appropriately related to attendees’ official duties; cost-effective; and in the best interests of the DoD/DHA, the U.S. Government, and taxpayers.
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