National Press Club

Club schedules pre-Veterans Day Headliners Luncheon featuring VA secretary, Nov. 6

October 25, 2017 | By Kevin Wensing |

As Veterans Day approaches, Dr. David Shulkin, secretary of Veterans Affairs, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 6, in the Club’s Holeman Lounge.

Shulkin plans to discuss the effort to care for millions of America’s veterans and improve the effectiveness of the Veterans Affairs health-care system.

Lunch is scheduled to be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Tickets can be purchased online.

For all ticketing-related questions, please email or call (202) 662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

Prior to his confirmation as the ninth VA secretary on Feb. 13, Shulkin served as VA undersecretary for health for 18 months, leading the nation’s largest integrated health-care system, with more than 1,700 sites serving nearly nine million veterans.

Before serving with Veterans Affairs, Shulkin held chief executive roles at Morristown Medical Center and the Atlantic Health System Accountable Care Organization. He also served as president and chief executive officer of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, chief medical officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Temple University Hospital, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital, and chairman of medicine and vice dean at the Drexel University School of Medicine.

To submit a question for the speaker in advance, put VETERANS in the subject line and email to The deadline for submitting questions in advance is 10 a.m. on the day of the Luncheon.

Club members who have a paid reservation to the Luncheon and wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must send their RSVP via email to at least 48 hours before the date of the Luncheon. Space may be limited.