Healthcare Marketing Conferences: Your Complete Guide

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



Here 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


HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition

March 9-13 in Orlando

UPDATE: HIMSS 2020 is going digital — check the website for updates.


Healthcare Marketing and Physician Strategies SummitHere’s a recap of the 2019 conference.

UPDATE: HMPS 2020 in April is cancelled; however, organizers are exploring the possibility of a summer Summit along with a virtual/digital Summit experience. More details to follow.


PRSA Health Academy Conference

April 22-24 in New Orleans


Mid-Atlantic Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development

Conference postponed until Fall 2020; more details to follow.


Health IT Marketing and PR Conference

May 12–14 in Las Vegas — check this page to share input and view updates


Healthcare Marketing National - Spring (Orlando)

Event cancelled; agenda combined with Fall conference (see details below)


Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit

May 18–20 in Cleveland


New England Society for Healthcare Communicators

May 27–29 in Portland, Maine


AHA Leadership Summit

July 19-21 in San Diego


CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing & Media

August 10-12 in Atlanta

Deadline for speaker proposals: Feb. 20, 2020 (application)


ContentTech Summit

August 10-12 in San Diego (originally scheduled for April)


SHSMD Annual Conference

Sept. 13–16 in Chicago


Hospital Marketing and Communications Summit

Sept. 24–25 in Boston


Wisconsin Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society Conference

Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 in Milwaukee

Deadline for speaker proposals: March 6, 2020 (application)


Healthcare Marketing National - Fall 

Oct. 8 in Hoboken, NJ


Modern Healthcare Strategic Marketing Conference

Nov. 12 in Nashville


HLTH (pronounced “health”)

Oct. 11–14 in Las Vegas

Speaker proposals now open (application


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

Oct. 13–16 in Cleveland


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

Nov. 18-20 in Washington, D.C.


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 as an Attendee/Speaker

How to Get the Most Out of a Conference

5 Tips on How to Become an Incredible Public Speaker

How to Nail the Q&A After Your Presentation

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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