The American Hospital Association (AHA) and SHSMD are closely monitoring COVID-19 information and working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as other federal, state, and local authorities. Following CDC recommendations, additional precautionary measures to support the health and safety of attendees are being adopted. As this is an evolving situation, we are continually reviewing policies and will update the meeting status as needed. Please continue to visit this site for the latest information.
Thank you for your leadership and please find the latest COVID-19 updates and resources from SHSMD here and from the AHA here.
It's where the brightest minds in health care strategy converge
70+ sessions. 100+ exhibiting companies. Unmatched networking events. Join more than 1,600 of your health care strategy peers for three days’ worth of transformational ideas and connections that will help you prepare for and shape the future of health care.
2020 Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities
Now available! Strengthen your brand, establish and solidify relationships, generate sales leads and increase booth traffic through one of the many 2020 SHSMD Connections Annual Conference opportunities. Learn more!
CLOSED! 2020 Call for Proposals
The 2020 Call for Speaking Proposals is now closed. We invite you to submit next year. Email us to be added to the list to be contacted for 2021. NOTE: Applications are currently being reviewed and all speakers who submitted will be notified by June 1.
Attendees include health care strategists working in:
- Marketing and digital engagement
- Communications and public relations
- Strategic planning and business development
- Physician relations
- And other fields related to health care strategy
Network with your peers representing a broad spectrum of our nation’s hospitals and health systems(including academic medical centers, rural hospitals, children’s hospitals, physician groups, consulting and vendor firms, ambulatory care centers and other service providers).
2019 Attendees Share the Value
Thank you for an inspiring SHSMD Connections 2019, September 8–11 in Nashville! Read more about it:
- SHSMD Connections 2019 Conference Buzz
- Annual Conference Lessons: Gratitude, Kindness and Listening
- Tweet-Sized Takeaways from SHSMD Connections
- Four Ways to Make Your Conference Experience 'Stick'
Mark your calendar for upcoming events:
SHSMD Connections 2020
September 13–16, 2020
Hyatt Regency Chicago | Chicago, IL
SHSMD Connections 2021
September 19-22, 2021
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | San Antonio, TX
SHSMD Connections 2022
September 11-14, 2022
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center | Washington, DC