Your Complete Guide to Healthcare Marketing Conferences

by | Jan 5, 2021 | Healthcare Industry Insights

Here's a comprehensive list of healthcare marketing conferences for networking and professional development.

Welcome to your guide to healthcare marketing conferences. 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.

This post is updated every 30-60 days for freshness. Check back for updates as conference organizers release details throughout the year.

Q1: January - March

Becker's Patient Experience and Marketing Virtual Forum

February 1, 2021

Mayo Clinic Social Media Residency

2021 information not yet available

ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership

March 22-25 (virtual)

ReviveHealth Joe Public Retreat

March 29-31, 2021 in Nashville, TN

The Contact Experience Virtual Conference

March 30, 2021

Speaker applications due 12/28/21 (submit proposal)

Q2: April - June

World Health Care Congress

April 11-14 in Washington, D.C.

Michigan Society for Healthcare Planning and Marketing State Conference

April 14, 2021 in Lansing, Michigan

PRSA Health Academy Conference

April 19-23, 2021

Mid-Atlantic Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development

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

Patient Experience Digital Summit (a Cleveland Clinic + HIMSS event)

May 12-13

Healthcare Transformation Summit, hosted by Modern Healthcare

May 18-19

Healthcare Marketing National - Spring (Orlando)

Typically held in May; 2021 information not yet available

New England Society for Healthcare Communicators

2021 information not yet available

Q3: July - September

AHA Leadership Summit and Virtual Conference

July 22-24 in Nashville, TN

Speaker application due 1/8/21 (submit proposal)

Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference, hosted by Modern Healthcare

July 22-23 (virtual)

HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition

August 9-13, 2021 in Las Vegas

CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing & Media

Typically held in October; 2021 information not yet available

ContentTech Summit

2021 information not yet available

SHSMD Annual Conference

Sept. 19-22, 2021 in San Antonio, TX

Speaker application due 2/10/21 (submit proposal)

Hospital Marketing and Communications Summit

2021 information not yet available

Content Marketing World

Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, 2021 in Cleveland

Call for speakers opens 2/8/21

Content Marketing World Cleveland Clinic Virtual Health Summit

Typically held on last day of Content Marketing World; 2021 information not yet available

Q4: October - December

Healthcare Marketing and Physician Strategies Summit

Oct. 6-8 in Aventura, FL

Speaker application due 3/12/21 (submit proposal)

Wisconsin Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society Conference

October 6-8, 2021 in Milwaukee

Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations

Typically held in October; 2021 information not yet available

Healthcare Marketing National - Fall 

2021 information not yet available

Health Communication, Media and Marketing Forum

2021 information not yet available

HLTH (pronounced “health”)

Oct. 17-20, 2021 in Boston

Healthcare Internet Conference

Nov. 2-4, 2021 in Las Vegas

Speaker application due 2/19/21 (submit proposal)

Modern Healthcare Strategic Marketing Conference

2021 information not yet available

Healthcare Communicators Northwest Virtual Conference

2021 information not yet available

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

2021 information not yet available

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

Did we miss your favorite healthcare marketing conference?

Please contact True North CMO Jason Skinner at jskinner@truenorthcustom.com if there are other events you'd like to include.

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