The Best Health and Medical Conferences to Attend in 2018

In the health care and medical industry, things are constantly changing at a pace that can be difficult to keep up with. However, conferences can fulfill an important role in ongoing education, emerging technology updates, and networking opportunities for physicians, technicians, nurses, and other health care providers.

With so many valued health care and medical clients here at Dropoff, we like to stay updated on what’s happening in the industry. Here’s a list we put together of the best U.S. health care and medical conferences we’re looking forward to in 2018.


Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) 2018: (Jan 22-24, 2018 in Silicon Valley, CA)  This program covers innovative technologies, thriving initiatives, and clinical case studies that help translate precision medicine into direct improvements in health care.


HIPAA Compliance 2018: (February 26-27, 2018 in San Diego, CA) Over the course of this seminar, you learn the ins and outs of HIPAA compliance from start to compliance.  

NCPA National Community Pharmacists Association: (February 28- March 4) Pharmacy owners are given the opportunity to discover solutions to expand practice while making current locations even more successful. Educational programs, networking sessions, and displays of the latest technology services and products will also be available.


Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 18: (March 5-9 in Las Vegas, NV) 40,000 clinicians, executives, vendors, and health information technology professionals come together to listen to speeches by world-class speakers, learn about leading health IT products, and have opportunities to network.

American Pharmacists Association: (March 16-19, 2018 in Nashville, TN) This conference brings together the nation’s leading pharmacy professionals, clinicians, researchers, and educators to learn about innovative education and have interactive debates and discussions.


The National Council for Behavioral Health National Conference (NatCon)18: (April 23-25, 2018 in Washington D.C.) Learn more about healthcare innovations in terms of technology and be handed the information and tools needed to improve your practice and bottom line.

National Home Infusion Association: (April 23-26, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ) This conference provides specialized education, innovative programming and networking that surrounds the topic of home and specialty infusion.

2018 Health Datapalooza: (April 26-27, 2018 in Washington D.C.) 1,200 diverse and influential voices harness the power of data and technology to improve health for individuals and communities.

Smart Health 2018: (April 26-2, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV) This conference intends to change the way you think about the healthcare sector, focusing on the latest technological innovations.

The 15th Annual World Health Care Congress: (April 29 – May 2, 2018 in Washington D.C.) All decision makers, ranging from government, payers, providers, and pharmaceutical organizations come together to discuss plans of change in the way we deliver healthcare.


The Future of Healthcare: (May 6-9, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV) Join over 100 sessions across the healthcare ecosystem. Cover the latest technologies, innovations, and business strategies that providers, payers, employers, pharma, policy makers, associations, academics, investors, and startups are advancing to improve. These improvements include care, lower cost, and increased satisfaction.

Health IT Expo: (May 30 – June 1, 2018 in New Orleans, LA) Learn the latest on improving health care through technology collaboration. The main themes for the conference include security and privacy, analytics, communication and patient engagement, IT development operations, and operational alignment and support.


Digital Pharma West: (June 11-13,2018 in San Francisco, CA) Discover how to effectively, efficiently, and compliantly deliver optimal customer experience. Get questions answered and valuable solutions to help overcome obstacles in your everyday business.

Veeva Commercial & Medical Summit: (May 14-16, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA) Join more than 1,300 health care professional to hear what’s new in the industry, experience the latest technology trends, gain insight on best practices, and network.


Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management: (August 12-15, 2018 in Chicago, IL) Develop new skills, build your network, hear from dynamic, innovative speakers, discover new products and solutions, and uncover AHRMM benefits.


Health 2.0 12th Annual Fall Conference: (September 16-19, 2018 in Santa Clara, CA) 2,000 people gather to discuss, witness, and share leading innovations transforming today’s global health care system. The attendees include leaders, providers, innovators, investors, and start-ups.


The Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit: (October 11, 2018 in Boston, MA) An annual gathering of the leading innovators, investors, payers, providers, and policymakers who are driving the digital health revolution.


Next Generation Patient Experience (NGPX) 2018: (November 27-29, 2018 in San Diego, CA) The conference for patient experience (“pX”) innovators. Meet for idea-share, networking events, and learn about the latest advances in pX technology.


NYC Digital Health Forum: (December 6, 2018 in NYC) Discover new opportunities and the future of digital health innovation in NYC among entrepreneurs, healthcare organizations, and other key industry leaders.

Food & Drug Conference: (December 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV) Serving all sectors of the food and drug industry, this conference covers labor, management, marketing, distributions, transportation, information technology, human resources, health care, safety, pharmaceuticals, spirits, and more.

MedTech Impact: (December 13-15, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV) This expo and conference is designed to bring together technology manufacturers and developers, investors, entrepreneurs, hospital administrators, and medical providers to discuss new medical technology.

Final notes: These conferences were listed to give you a first-hand resource to learn about the latest developments and advancements for new strategies and solutions in the health care and medical space. Find a conference that best fits your needs.

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