Healthcare Marketing Conferences: Your Complete Guide

by Jason Skinner, Chief Marketing Officer - 11/19/19


week2_shutterstock_728227891Here are a few of our favorite healthcare marketing events for networking and professional development.

Our team frequently speaks, sponsors and exhibits at leading healthcare marketing conferences and we’ve developed this definitive list (along with a few useful tips) that can guide your continuing education plans and budget. 

Events are listed in chronological order. Check back for updates as conference organizers release details throughout the year.

Mayo Clinic Social Media Residency

Feb. 3 in Scottsdale, AZ

ReviveHealth Joe Public Retreat

Feb. 12–14 in San Diego

Summit on Healthcare Marketing and Physician StrategiesHere’s a recap of the 2019 conference.

April 5–7 in Las Vegas

PRSA Health Academy Conference

April 22-24 in New Orleans

Health IT Marketing and PR Conference

May 12–14 in Las Vegas

Deadline for speaker proposals: Nov. 22, 2020 (application)

Healthcare Marketing National Conference

May 14 in Orlando

Deadline for speaker proposals: Dec. 6, 2020 (application)

Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit

May 18–20 in Cleveland

New England Society for Healthcare Communicators

May 27–29 in Portland, Maine

Deadline for speaker proposals: Dec. 1, 2019 (application)

AHA Leadership Summit

July 19-21 in San Diego

Deadline for speaker proposals: Dec. 6, 2019 (application)

CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing & Media

August 10-12 in Atlanta

Deadline for speaker proposals: Feb. 13, 2020 (application)

SHSMD Annual Conference

Sept. 13–16 in Chicago

Deadline for speaker proposals: Jan. 8, 2020 (application)

Hospital Marketing and Communications Summit

Sept. 24–25 in Boston

Modern Healthcare Strategic Marketing Conference

Date/Location TBD (typically in October/November)

HLTH (pronounced “health”)

Oct. 11–14 in Las Vegas

Content Marketing World—Typically features a one-day summit sponsored by Cleveland Clinic that focuses on healthcare content marketing.

Oct. 13–16 in Cleveland

Deadline for speaker proposals: December 20, 2020 (application)

Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations

Oct. 15-16 in Alsup, Illinois (at the Double Tree Inn)

Healthcare Internet Conference

Nov. 2–4 in Los Angeles

Deadline for speaker proposals: February 18, 2020 (application)

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Presents: Hospitals of Tomorrow

Date/Location TBD (typically in November)

Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society

Dec. 2-4 in Charleston, S.C.

Deadline for speaker proposals: April 3, 2020 (application)

Getting the Most Out of Your Experience

As a healthcare marketing professional, building your knowledge and personal brand are critical to a long, fulfilling career. When approached with the same strategic mindset as other marketing initiatives, industry events can solve for both outcomes.

Whether your goals involve soaking up information or sharing insights with peers, here are a few helpful resources to make the most of conferences.

Before the Event: Plan Your Strategy

How to Decide Which Conferences Are Worth Your Time

4 Mistakes Young Professionals Make When Attending Networking Events 

During the Event: Maximize Your Time

How to Get the Most Out of a Conference

5 Tips on How to Become an Incredible Public Speaker

How Introverts Can Make the Most of Conferences

After the Event: Extend the Benefits

Four Ways to Make Your Conference Experience ‘Stick’

How to Follow Up with People After a Conference

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