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SHSMD Conferences

 
 

ANNUAL Conferences

Advanced Social Media & Digital Marketing in Health Care Live Virtual Conference

June 8-10, 2021

Mayo Clinic and SHSMD are once again hosting a virtual conference focused on best practices, new trends and successful strategies in health care social media and digital marketing. This event is a live 3-day event and will be available on demand following the event. More information coming soon!

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Annual Conference (In-Person)

September 19-21, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas

SHSMD Connections is the largest educational conference for health care marketers and strategists in the country, making it the best opportunity to deliver your message to key decision makers. SHSMD offers a wide spectrum of business opportunities to fit every budget and marketing plan. Schedule and speaker information coming soon!

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Annual Conference (Virtual)

October 20-21, 2021

Two days of learning, networking and more, the SHSMD Virtual Conference will offer the greatest SHSMD Connections online workshops, seminars and social networking opportunities to marketers, planners, communicators, business developers and other health care strategists. Schedule and speaker information coming soon!

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SHSMD Connections 2021 will take place in-person on September 19-21, 2021 in San Antonio, TX with a virtual component on October 20-21, 2021 for those individuals who may not be able to travel. SHSMD is offering special meeting discounts for all attendees. More information about SHSMD Connections 2021 will be coming soon including a schedule, speakers and registration. In the meantime, mark your calendars and save the date.

We look forward to seeing you and are confident that we can deliver an exceptional conference, filled with quality content and networking opportunities, while following the CDC guidelines to ensure everyone is safe. For additional information around our safety plan in San Antonio, click here.

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2020 Conferences

July 2020: The in-person 2020 SHSMD Connections conference in Chicago has officially been cancelled by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) in light of the latest COVID-19 developments, CDC guidelines, and other federal, state and local requirements. During this unprecedented time, we support Illinois’ phased reopening which does not allow large events and we understand that many hospital and health system professionals must remain available to their organizations locally.

SHSMD Connections Bytes Virtual Conference
In October 2020, SHSMD Connections Bytes offered a series of online workshops, seminars and social networking opportunities that brought our greatest SHSMD Connections sessions and more to marketers, planners, communicators, business developers and other health care strategists. 

Navigating a New Reality Virtual Conference
In September 2020, SHSMD and AHA’s Center for Health Innovation convened health care leaders and executives across the nation for an innovative and engaging 3-day virtual event Navigating A New Reality – Health Care Leaders Confront the Future. This one of a kind virtual conference connected an array of key leaders facing a new era of care delivery post-COVID-19. 

Advanced Social Media & Digital Marketing in Health Care Live Virtual Conference
In June 2020, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network and SHSMD collaborated on a two-day virtual conference focused on best practices, new trends and successful strategies in health care social media.


AHA is committed to providing the important advocacy information necessary for the health care field. Please look for opportunities from AHA to receive information both virtually and at future in-person meetings. Thank you for your leadership and please find the latest COVID-19 updates and resources from SHSMD here and from the AHA here


Mark your calendar for upcoming events:

SHSMD Connections 2021
September 19-21, 2021: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | San Antonio, TX
October 20-21: Virtual

SHSMD Connections 2022
September 11-14, 2022
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center | Washington, DC


Housing Scam Alert 

AHA has been advised that unauthorized companies have been contacting SHSMD exhibitors to promote their hotel booking services and to attempt to have exhibitors book a room through their services. 

AHA has not authorized these solicitations. These companies are not affiliated with and are not sponsored or approved by AHA or the SHSMD Conference. AHA will not be responsible for any actions or omissions of these companies. 

You will receive hotel information in your conference badge confirmation email. Hotel reservations for SHSMD Conference should be made directly with the hotel by calling the reservation number listed on your registration confirmation. 

Only those suppliers identified in SHSMD Conference-related communications are official partners of SHSMD and AHA. 

Please contact the SHSMD office if you have any questions at (312) 422-3888 or shsmd@aha.org.