7 Healthcare Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2024

As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for healthcare marketers and leaders. Attending conferences is a great way to network, gain insights, and sharpen your skills. Here are our top healthcare marketing conferences to attend in 2024!

We’ll be updating this blog as new information is released, so bookmark this page and check back often. Which event are you most excited about?


#1 Healthcare Marketing & Physician Strategies Summit (HMPS24)

Where: Las Vegas, NV 

When: April 17-19, 2024 

HMPS24 is the premier source for professional development for healthcare marketing, communications, strategy, digital, and physician relations executives. The three day conference features over 50 sessions on various topics, including strategic marketing, communication, innovation, and more. Speakers range from hospital and health system leaders to retail and media companies and agency experts. 

Notable Speakers: 

Adrienne Boissy, MD, MA, Chief Medical Officer, Qualtrics

Michael Easter, Health & Wellness Expert, Journalist & NYT Bestselling Author

Shawn Kanungo, Globally-recognized Innovation Strategist & Bestselling Author

Kaveh Safavi, MD, JD, Senior Managing Director of Global Health Business, Accenture

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#2 – MASHSMD Annual Conference

Where: Richmond, Virginia

When: May 7-9, 2024

The Mid-Atlantic chapter of SHSMD holds their annual conference to bring together healthcare strategy professionals, with sessions covering branding, communications, digital marketing, DEI and more.

This year VP Paul Fahey is presenting “Beyond Advertising: the Role of the Patient Journey in Brand Perception.” This session will look at how advertising intersects with digital presence and overall customer service for hospitals and health systems.

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#3 – Swaay.Health Live

Where: Atlanta, GA 

When: May 6-9, 2024  

Swaay.Health Live (formerly HITMC Annual Conference) is a gathering of B2B and B2C healthcare marketers, learning the latest in content marketing, marketing automation, event marketing, healthcare public relations, branding, media relations, and much more. Smith & Jones is excited to be sponsoring this year, so be sure to stop by the Smith & Jones table to grab a book!  

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#4- 2024 NESHCo Annual Conference

Where: Newport, RI 

When: May 29-31, 2024 

NESHCo, the New England Society for Healthcare Communications, heads to Newport this year to “chart a new course” in healthcare marketing. This year’s sessions include topics on future trends, crisis communications, branding, content marketing, and more. 

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#5 – American Hospital Association (AHA) Leadership Summit

Where: San Diego, CA

When: July 21-23, 2024

The AHA Leadership Summit features senior healthcare executives, clinicians, and experts in the field, focusing on transformational strategies to improve health equity, operational excellence, partnerships, and delivery models.

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#6 – SHSMD Connections Annual Conference

Where: Denver, CO 

When: October 13-15, 2024

The SHSMD (Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development) Annual Conference focuses on transformation relevant to healthcare marketers, planners, communicators, business developers, and other strategists. Smith & Jones will be exhibiting again this year!  

Learn more – Registration opens soon! 


#7 –  Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC)

Where: Austin, TX 

When: November 10-13, 2024 

HCIC is the premier conference for healthcare marketers and digital leaders. Attendees will gain valuable insights from case studies and real-world examples that showcase innovation and success at health systems. 

Notable Speakers: 

Douwe Bergsma, Chief Marketing Officer, Piedmont Healthcare

Larry Balin, Chief Executive Officer, Single Throw Marketing and Best-Selling Author

Learn more – Registration opens soon!