Healthcare practices aren’t set in stone, they’re ever changing and each new year brings with it new advancements in healthcare technology and techniques. Savvy doctors and healthcare organizations should thus attend as many healthcare conferences as they can.
Conferences give you the opportunity to hear and learn from experts, network with notable people in the industry and more importantly, keep up to date on new healthcare industry developments.
Why Doctors Should Attend Healthcare Conferences
Doctors in particular should be vigilant and attend healthcare conferences in their areas of specialty to learn about all the latest developments.
Dr. Parveen Khanna, a pain management specialist from Florida, attends the Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) conference every year.
According to Dr. Khanna, she always learns something valuable at AMMG, as they’re always new developments in the area of stem cell research in particular. And every branch of medicine has been talking about stem cells.
Top Healthcare Conferences 2020
Digital Health Summit | Las Vegas, NV
Dates: January 7-10, 2020
The Digital Health Summit 2020 focused on exploring the impact of digital health on patients. It also delved into how healthcare technology has been transformed, and what hurdle it faces in the future.
IMSH 2020 | San Diego, CA
Dates: January 18-22, 2020
This one is for the advanced doctors out there. The IMSH 2020 conference focuses methods to advance healthcare simulations to better serve patients while advancing doctor skills and improving safety.
Asia Pacific Global Summit on Healthcare | Bangkok, Thailand
Dates: January 27-28, 2020
The Asia Pacific Global Summit on Healthcare focuses on topics such as primary healthcare, healthcare management, patient safety, infectious diseases, obesity and digital healthcare techniques.
National Health Policy Conference | Washington, DC
Dates: February 10-11, 2020
The National Health Policy Conference 2020 is a must-attend, since 2020 also happens to be election year. You can expect a healthy amount of debate on healthcare policy and other healthcare issues.
Attendees can also expect to attract healthcare decision makers in government and private institutions, policy analysts, researchers and clinicians. If your healthcare organization relies on policy for planning and strategy, this conference is fairly important.
Health Dataplooza | Washington, DC
Dates: February 10-11, 2020
The Health Dataplooza conference takes place at the same dates and location as the aforementioned National Health Policy Conference. This conference is focused on data in the healthcare industry.
This year attendees can expect to hear from SaaS platform developers and data organizer policy advisors on topics including improving accuracy in patient data, and more sensitive matters such as data privacy and security.
HIMSS | Orlando, FL
Dates: March 9-13, 2020
Featured speakers at this year’s HIMSS conference include Gianrico Farrugia, president and CEO of Mayo Clinic and Aashima Gupta, director of healthcare solutions at Google Cloud.
Attendees can expect talks with topics around managing cyber threats and how organizations can prepare for these threats.
IHI Summit | National Harbor, FL
Dates: April 16-18, 2020
This conference is for doctors who want to improve how primary care is delivered within their community. The IHI Summit 2020 will cover topics such as equitable care for everyone, improving efficiency in dealing with patients, and how to reduce burnout.
Patient Experience Conference | Orlando, FL
Dates: April 20-22, 2020
The Patient Experience Conference focuses on improving patient experience by advising doctors to go beyond just treating illnesses, to improving their patients’ wellness, mental health and overall wellbeing.
Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference | Las Vegas, NV
Dates: May 12-14, 2020
This conference is for all the healthcare marketing agencies, professionals and even physicians who want to market their practice more effectively. Attendees can expect discussions around media relations, event marketing and branding in terms of healthcare.
The business also includes conversations about B2B (business to business) marketing physicians, hospital executives and practice managers.
E-Health Conference | Vancouver, Canada
Dates: May 31-June 3, 2020
The E-Health Conference is a great opportunity for anyone to learn and network with organizations and individuals working on information technology in healthcare in Canada.
MedTech | Minneapolis, MN
Dates: June 16-17, 2020
MedTech provides healthcare industry innovators, investors and executives to convene at a single event and discuss advancements in medical equipment and diagnostics and connect with industry insiders.
Health 2.0 | San Francisco, CA
Dates: September 16-18, 2020
Health 2.0 conference discusses real technology that’s changing the healthcare landscape, unlike some other conferences which focus on hype/vaporware technologies that don’t exist.
Healthcare CEO Summit | Cleveland, OH
Dates: October 21, 2020
The Healthcare CEO Summit is exclusive for leaders in healthcare, and focuses on discussions around healthcare policy reforms. Leaders from different healthcare sectors will convene to discuss key challenges brought by rapid changes undergoing healthcare today.
Excellent Opportunities for Doctors
Healthcare is an ever-changing industry and savvy doctors are well-advised to attend as many healthcare events as they can. It always pays to be on top of major developments, and also helps doctors deliver a better patient experience.
Today’s patients are more knowledgeable than ever, so doctors who’re in the know will always have an answer ready for their patients’ many questions.
Events are also great opportunities for doctors to interact with companies and other doctors to grow their referral network.
“Physicians should interact with pharma and device companies, and ask those companies to introduce them to other physicians in the field” – Dr. Khanna, PMPJax.net.