September 24-27 2017

Marriott World Center Orlando

Networking Events

New Member/First-Time Attendee Reception
Sunday, September 24, 3:00–4:00 pm
Start SHSMD Connections off right. Network with peers, establish new connections, and discover how to take full advantage of your SHSMD membership and SHSMD Connections. Members of the SHSMD Board of Directors, committee members, and staff will be there. It’s an event that new members and first-time attendees will not want to miss.
Sponsored in part by GLC

Regional Networking Reception
Sunday, September 24, 4:00–5:00 pm
SHSMD Connections is the place to meet up with old colleagues and friends and make new ones. This event will help you forge those important professional connections with others in your region and introduce you to members who could play a role in your future.

Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception
Sunday, September 24, 6:30–8:30 pm
Unwind after an informative day of workshops and an insightful opening session. Connect with your SHSMD colleagues and visit with exhibitors to discover the latest products, services, and programs in healthcare marketing, communications, planning, and more. You never know who might be your next valuable contact!
Sponsored in part by Scorpion

NEW! Member Spotlight Luncheon + award recognition and election results
Monday, September 25, 12:45–2:00 pm
This is your opportunity to engage in discussion with your colleagues, at your table of choice, on topics that matter most to you. SHSMD's Award Ceremony will also take place, honoring rising stars and leadership excellence awardees.
Sponsored in part by Coffey Communications

Exhibit Hall Networking Reception
Monday, September 24, 3:30–5:30 pm
Raise a glass to close out a successful Day 2 of SHSMD Connections! Take a stroll through the Exhibit Hall to learn about new and innovative products, services, and solutions for healthcare strategy professionals while enjoying great food, drinks, and conversation.

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
Tuesday, September 26, 9:30–11:00 am
Connect with your peers and new friends in the Exhibit Hall. Fuel up for a fun-filled day of learning and networking! Connect with exhibitors to see the latest and the greatest innovations and ideas during SHSMD Connections.
Sponsored in part by Hootsuite

Block Party at Universal Studios City Walk
Tuesday, September 26, 6:30–9:30 pm
Stroll through the multiple entertainment venues at City Walk, featuring dueling piano players, a Reggae band, Club DJ, and even karaoke if you dare—all exclusively reserved for attendees. Dinner stations, drinks, and transportation to and from the conference hotel are included in the price of all full-conference attendees.
Sponsored in part by Healthgrades