Your Guide to Healthcare Marketing Conferences to Check Out

by | Nov 19, 2019 | Healthcare Industry Insights

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

Welcome to your guide to healthcare marketing conferences to check out. Our team is frequently selected to present and to partner with leading healthcare marketing conferences, so we’ve developed this definitive list—along with a few useful tips for attendees and speakers—to help you decide which events fit your strategy and budget.

Events are listed in chronological order, and dates are subject to cancellation, rescheduling or shift to a digital format due to COVID-19.

Check back for updates as conference organizers release details throughout the year.

Q1: January - March

Mayo Clinic Social Media Residency

Typically held in February; 2021 information not yet available

ReviveHealth Joe Public Retreat

March 29-31, 2021 in Nashville, TN

HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition

March 1-5, 2021 in Las Vegas

Q2: April - June

PRSA Health Academy Conference

Typically held in April; 2021 information not yet available

Mid-Atlantic Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development

May 5-7, 2021 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD

Healthcare Marketing National - Spring (Orlando)

2020 event cancelled; the spring conference agenda will be combined with the Fall conference in October (see details below)

Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit

Typically held in May; 2021 information not yet available

New England Society for Healthcare Communicators

2020 event postponed; working to reschedule for Fall 2020

Q3: July - September

AHA Leadership Summit

Typically held in July; 2020 event cancelled; get details and upcoming conference dates here.

CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing & Media

August 10-12, 2020 in Atlanta — in-person event cancelled; hosting virtual event in October (see info below)

ContentTech Summit

August 10-12, 2020

Healthcare Marketing and Physician Strategies Summit

August 18-20, 2020 — Virtual Summit with sessions available for on-demand viewing for 90 days following the conference dates

Becker's Healthcare Patient Experience and Marketing Virtual Forum

September 2, 2020 from 11 am to 2 pm CT

SHSMD Annual Conference

Sept. 14–16, 2020 — SHSMD and AHA's Center for Health Innovation hosting virtual conference on "Navigating a New Reality" that replaces in-person conference

Hospital Marketing and Communications Summit

Sept. 24–25, 2020 in Boston

Wisconsin Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society Conference

Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2020 in Milwaukee

Q4: October - December

Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations

Typically held in October; however, the 2020 event is cancelled. ISHMPR will host a webinar series from September to August (more details to follow).

Healthcare Marketing National - Fall 

Oct. 1, 2020 - now a virtual event

Health Communication, Media and Marketing Forum

Oct. 6-8, 2020 — sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

HLTH (pronounced “health”)

Oct. 12-16, 2020 — Virtual event

Content Marketing World

Virtual event on Oct. 13–16, 2020

Content Marketing World Cleveland Clinic Virtual Health Summit

Oct. 16

SHSMD Connections 2020 Bytes

Oct. 27-28, 2020 — Virtual event

Modern Healthcare Strategic Marketing Conference

Nov. 12, 2020 — Virtual event

Healthcare Communicators Northwest Virtual Conference

Nov. 13, 2020

Healthcare Internet Conference

Nov. 16-18, 2020 - All conference presentations and events will be virtual this year, including the induction of the 2020 Healthcare Internet Hall of Fame Class and presentation of the 2020 eHealthcare Awards.

Health IT Marketing Conference (Virtual HITMC - Part Deux)

Nov. 4 / Nov. 19 / Dec. 2 / Dec. 17 - half-day events from 12:00 - 3:00 pm ET each day

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

Nov. 18-20, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society

Dec. 2-3, 2020 — Virtual event

Getting the Most Out of Your Conference 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 Calendar/Presentation

How to Decide Which Conferences Are Worth Your Time

4 Mistakes Young Professionals Make When Attending Networking Events 

Don't Just Memorize Your Presentation—Know It Cold

During the Event: Maximize Your Time as an Attendee/Speaker

How to Get the Most Out of a Conference

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


We hope you find our guide to healthcare marketing conferences to check out useful! Please contact CMO Jason Skinner at if there are other events you'd like to include.

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