Health care conferences attract attendees and speakers ranging from practicing physicians and hospital system executives to health tech startup founders and members of the investment community. With global health spending expected to reach $8.7 trillion by 2020, it’s critical for stakeholders within the health care ecosystem and converging industries to come together to discuss innovations, improving patient care, and public health challenges.
In this edition of our credTen series, we’re highlighting 10 events shaping the future of health care.
February 11-15 | Orlando, FL
HIMSS is the leading health information and tech conference, with 85 percent of all US health systems represented. It’s also massive—across 5 days, 45,000+ attendees can choose from 300+ sessions spanning 24 topics including cybersecurity, disruptive care models, health informatics education, population health management, and UX.
Fortune Brainstorm Health
April 2 - 3 | San Diego, CA
Brainstorm Health, presented in association with IBM Watson, focuses on determining how technologies can actually move people to better health, and how we can harness the power of business to improve health’s bottom line. Confirmed speakers this year include the CEOs of Pfizer, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente as well as the Dean of Stanford University School of Medicine and the President of Biden Cancer Initiative.
March 25 - 27 | Nashville, TN
NatCon19 celebrates 50 years of achievements in behavioral health. Attendees can expect 120 sessions exploring practice improvement, integrated health care, policy, and financing as well as professional development summits for young leaders, mental health first aid, and middle management.
Aspen Ideas: Health
June 20 - 23 | Aspen, CO
Aspen Ideas: Health has been the opening segment of the Aspen Ideas Festival since 2014. It features a mix of inspiring and provocative experts who dive into topics of medicine and health across tracks designed to pique curiosity. Tracks include Inflamed!; Mental Health: Out of the Shadows; Sex, Drugs, and Rock-and-Roll; and Power to the Patient.
Women Leaders in Healthcare
July 31 - August 1 | Chicago, IL
Modern Healthcare’s annual Women Leaders in Healthcare conference is tailored to female executives looking to further their professional and personal development and expand their network by connecting with 300+ leaders. Confirmed to speak this year are Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, Director, Defense Health Agency in the US Navy, and Leana Wen, MD, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Health 2.0 Annual Conference
September 16 - 18 | Santa Clara, CA
Health 2.0’s annual conference showcases the best of what’s next in HealthTech through panel discussions and exclusive product demonstrations. Last year’s event featured the pre-conference Provider Symposium keynoted by UPMC Chief Innovation Officer Rasu Shrestha and Virta Health CEO Sami Inkinen, the Health 2.0 Venture Connect pitch competition, and a Government Town Hall.
Rock Health Summit
September 24 - 25 | San Francisco, CA
Rock Health is an early stage fund that supports startups building the next generation of technologies transforming health care. Its two-day conference brings together 650 diverse minds from tech, medicine, and policy.
Mayo Clinic Transform
September 25 - 26 | Rochester, MN
Transform features an agenda of executives and physicians from Mayo Clinic hospitals, industry leaders, and inspirational speakers who take the stage with a common goal: discuss how we can transform the experience and delivery of health and health care.
Connected Health Conference
October 16 - 18 | Boston, MA
Connected Health showcases forward-thinking approaches and technologies that are driving integration of connected health into consumer health and care delivery. The event brings together 2,000 providers, researchers, tech developers, and health care executives.
October 27 - 30 | Las Vegas, NV
HLTH made a splash when it was announced in summer 2017, and its May 2018 debut was the largest health care event launch in history, with 3,500+ attendees and 375 C-level speakers. This year it moves to October, with a goal to create a marketplace for the key stakeholders leading the dialogue and development of a new health ecosystem.
US News Healthcare of Tomorrow
November 17 - 19 | Washington D.C.
U.S. News & World Report continues to advance its legacy of healthcare reporting, analysis, and industry insights with its 7th annual Healthcare of Tomorrow Summit, which brings together influential hospital and health care executives, policymakers, and industry analysts. Last year’s keynotes covered cutting-edge cancer care, global child health, the opioid epidemic, and more.
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