Healthcare Marketing Conferences: Your Complete Guide

by | Nov 19, 2019 | Healthcare Industry Insights & Trends

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

Our team is frequently selected to present and to serve as the content partner with 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.

Q1: January - March

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.


Q2: April - June

PRSA Health Academy Conference

April 22-24 in New Orleans — event cancelled


Mid-Atlantic Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development

The 2020 conference is cancelled; registration open for 2021 event on May 5-7.


Health IT Marketing and PR Conference

May 12–13 — hosting a virtual conference from 12:00-5:00 pm ET each day


Healthcare Marketing National - Spring (Orlando)

Event cancelled; hosted a Virtual Hospital Marketing National on May 13 focusing on COVID, and the spring conference agenda will be combined with the Fall conference in October (see details below)


Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit

May 18–20 in Cleveland — event cancelled


New England Society for Healthcare Communicators

May 27–29 in Portland, Maine — postponed; working to rescheduled in Fall 2020


Q3: July - September

AHA Leadership Summit

July 19-21 in San Diego — event cancelled; get details and upcoming conference dates here.


CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing & Media

August 10-12 in Atlanta


ContentTech Summit

August 10-12 — now 100% virtual; True North is a media partner so use code MEDIA100 to save an extra $100 on your registration


Healthcare Marketing and Physician Strategies Summit

August 17-19 at the Swissotel in Chicago (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


Q4: October - December

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 — event cancelled; ISHMPR will host a webinar series from September to August (more details to follow)


Healthcare Internet Conference

Nov. 2–4 in Los Angeles


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.


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 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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