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Attending healthcare leadership conferences is a fantastic way for medical practice owners and the medical industry community to stay on top of industry trends, network with peers, and learn from experts.

In 2024, there are several conferences worth attending. Here’s my summary of each conference and an explanation of why it’s great, with key details so you can plan to attend. Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge, explore new technologies in the medical industry, develop partnerships with exhibitors, or understand the latest market dynamics, these conferences are a great place to start.

Best Healthcare Leadership Conferences 2024 Shortlist

Here's a shortlist of the best healthcare leadership conferences I think are worth attending in 2024: 

  1. Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership - Montreal, Québec, Canada (May 2024)
  2. The Healthcare Innovation Congress - Washington, DC (May 2024)
  3. CCHL National Conference 2024 - Nova Scotia, Canada (June 2024)
  4. CleanMed Europe - Virtual (June 2024)
  5. NHS ConfedExpo 2024 - Manchester, UK (June 2024)
  6. AHA Leadership Summit - San Diego, CA (July 2024)
  7. ADLM 2024 - Chicago, IL (July - August 2024)
  8. Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference - Chicago, IL (July 2024)
  9. RISE West 2024 - Colorado Springs, CO (September 2024)
  10. BIOMEDevice Boston - Boston, MA (September 2024)
  11. 2024 Arizona Hospital Leadership Conference - Tucson, AZ (October 2024)
  12. HLTH 2024 - Las Vegas, NV (October 2024)
  13. 2024 Health Leadership Congress - Brisbane, Australia (October 2024)
  14. Huron Healthcare Leadership Conference - Virtual (November 2024)
  15. Health 2.0 Conference - Multiple Dates and Locations 

Find more details about each conference below.

Best Healthcare Leadership Conferences Of 2024

1. Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership - Montreal, Québec, Canada (May 2024)

Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership
The 2024 Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership is an event shaping the future of healthcare leadership. It is ideal for physicians looking to lead and innovate at the forefront of their fields.

Overview:

This conference focuses on enhancing leadership skills for physicians with topics including strategic planning, effective communication, and conflict resolution.

Renowned speakers from the healthcare sector include André Picard, a health reporter and columnist for The Globe and Mail, and Zita Cobb, an eighth-generation Fogo Islander, Co-Founder and CEO of Shorefast, and Innkeeper of the Fogo Island Inn

Why You Should Attend:

Especially relevant for Canadian practice owners, the Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership provides a deep dive into national healthcare policies and networking opportunities with leaders in the field. It presents a unique blend of medical journalism insight and innovative community leadership for understanding broader healthcare impacts and community-centered health initiatives.

2. The Healthcare Innovation Congress - Washington, DC (May 2024)

The Healthcare Innovation Congress website screenshot
THINC360 is an event uniting leaders for a comprehensive view of advancing healthcare innovation. Perfect for professionals seeking to shape the future of health.

Overview:

The Healthcare Innovation Congress THINC360 is designed to rethink healthcare innovation and management covering healthcare technology, policy reform, and patient-centered care.

The event features prominent figures like Alyssa Abo, MD, MBA, a Physician Innovator and Chief Medical Officer at Bloom Standard and an Advisory Board Member at New Enterprise Ventures, and Sarah Ahmad, the Chief Executive Officer of CAQH.

Why You Should Attend:

The Healthcare Innovation Congress is a pivotal platform for practice owners to immerse themselves in the latest innovations transforming the healthcare industry.

The speakers will share insights into pioneering healthcare solutions and effective management practices and provide attendees with actionable knowledge that can drive significant improvements in healthcare delivery and operations.

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3. CCHL National Conference 2024 - Nova Scotia, Canada (June 2024)

CCHL National Conference for healthcare leadership
CCHL National Conference 2024 is a premier gathering for advancing leadership in healthcare across Canada. Ideal for health leaders seeking to make impactful changes in the sector.

Overview: 

The CCHL National Conference 2024 focuses on policy, leadership, and practice management in Canadian healthcare. It features influential speakers such as Dr. Alika Lafontaine, an Indigenous physician recognized for his transformative work in healthcare, and Dr. Jaason Geerts, Vice-President of Research and Leadership Development at the Canadian College of Health Leaders. 

Why You Should Attend: 

The CCHL National Conference 2024 is especially valuable for leaders in Canadian healthcare. With discussions revolving around healthcare reform and leadership ethics, this event provides a unique opportunity to gain insights into leadership development and healthcare innovation.

4. CleanMed Europe - Virtual (June 2024)

CleanMed Europe healthcare leadership conference
CleanMed Europe: Europe's leading conference on sustainable healthcare. An essential online event for professionals dedicated to integrating sustainability into healthcare practices.

Overview: 

This conference tackles sustainability in healthcare, covering topics like waste reduction, sustainable procurement, and green building practices in medical facilities. Its key speakers include Maria Gaden, Head of Department/Leader at the Center for Sustainable Hospitals, and Sam Bishop, Conference & Events Producer at Health Care Without Harm (Europe). 

Why You Should Attend: 

CleanMed Europe offers an invaluable opportunity to engage with pioneers in sustainable healthcare practices. Their expertise in implementing sustainability within hospital operations and healthcare systems will provide you with practical insights and strategies to enhance the environmental stewardship of your medical practice.

5. NHS ConfedExpo 2024 - Manchester, UK (June 2024)

NHS ConfedExpo 2024 for healthcare leadership
NHS ConfedExpo 2024 is an event uniting the UK's health and care leaders at Manchester Central to shape the future of the NHS. Essential for professionals committed to improving public health services.

Overview: 

This major event combines policy updates with practical workshops on healthcare management and patient care in the UK.  This year’s conference will feature influential figures such as Dr. Sohail Abbas, Deputy Medical Director at Bradford District & Craven Health & Care Partnership / NHS West Yorkshire ICB, and Emily Abbott, Co-Founder of Intergenerational England.

Why You Should Attend: 

NHS ConfedExpo 2024 is a pivotal event for anyone involved in the UK's health and care sectors, providing a platform to discuss, determine, and influence the direction of NHS policy and services.

6. AHA Leadership Summit - San Diego, CA (July 2024)

AHA Leadership Summit for healthcare
AHA Leadership Summit 2024 is an event that can elevate your leadership in healthcare at this premier event in San Diego, CA. Perfect for healthcare executives seeking to influence and advance health in America.

Overview: 

The summit addresses key issues such as healthcare policy, patient engagement, and clinical leadership. 

The summit will feature insights from respected leaders such as Dr. Gokhan Anil, MD, MBOE, Chair of Clinical Practice at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minn., and Raahat Ansari, Senior Program Manager at the American Hospital Association. 

Why You Should Attend: 

The AHA Leadership Summit 2024 is an essential gathering for healthcare leaders looking to expand their impact and refine their strategies in an evolving industry. This summit is a must-attend for thought leaders and clinicians aiming to drive meaningful change in their organizations and the broader healthcare landscape.

7. ADLM 2024 - Chicago, IL (July - August 2024)

ADLM 2024 healthcare leadership conference
ADLM 2024 is at the forefront of laboratory management innovation in Chicago, IL. It is an essential conference for lab professionals looking to drive change and excel in their fields.
  • Dates: July 28-August 1, 2024
  • Location: In-Person (Chicago, IL)
  • Pricing: See the registration page for current pricing
  • Website: ADLM 2024
  • Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn

Overview: 

Focused on laboratory management, this conference offers insights into the latest in lab technology, operations, and management.

Why You Should Attend: 

If your practice includes lab operations, ADLM 2024 is a must-attend for the latest innovations and best practices in laboratory management.

8. Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference - Chicago, IL (July 2024)

Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference healthcare leadership conference
Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference is an event empowering women in healthcare with inspiring content and unparalleled networking opportunities.

Overview: 

Dedicated to empowering women in healthcare leadership, the conference covers career development, leadership strategies, and challenges women face in the healthcare sector.

This year, the conference features leading voices such as Airica Steed, President and Chief Executive Officer of The MetroHealth System, and Khue Tran, Chief Strategy Officer at Azalea Health. 

Why You Should Attend: 

The Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference provides an outstanding platform for inspiration and professional development, specifically tailored for women in healthcare leadership roles.

9. RISE West 2024 - Colorado Springs, CO (September 2024)

RISE West 2024 healthcare leadership conference
The RISE West 2024 will navigate the future of healthcare strategy and compliance at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs.

Overview: 

RISE West focuses on health plan management and payer-provider collaboration. It includes in-depth discussions on regulatory changes and payer strategies.

Why You Should Attend: 

This summit is essential for understanding the dynamics between healthcare providers and insurers, crucial for optimizing your practice’s financial health.

10. BIOMEDevice Boston - Boston, MA (September 2024)

BIOMEDevice Boston website screenshot
BIOMEDevice Boston 2024 is a must-attend for innovators and professionals in the medical device industry eager to stay ahead of the curve.

Overview: 

This conference focuses on the latest in medical device technology, including design and manufacturing. 

Why You Should Attend:

BIOMEDevice Boston is a hub for medical device startups and established companies. Staying updated on the latest device technologies can greatly enhance the quality of care offered at your practice.

11. 2024 Arizona Hospital Leadership Conference - Tucson, AZ (October 2024)

2024 Arizona Hospital Leadership Conference
The 2024 Arizona Hospital Leadership Conference is an essential conference for Arizona's hospital leaders committed to enhancing patient care and operational effectiveness.

Overview: 

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association’s conference covers leadership, healthcare delivery, and patient safety. It’s a significant event for networking within the Arizona healthcare community.

Why You Should Attend: 

This is particularly useful for those involved in hospital management and looking to improve patient outcomes and operational efficiency.

12. HLTH 2024 - Las Vegas, NV (October 2024)

HLTH 2024 website screenshot
HLTH 2024 is a premier innovation event at The Venetian Expo Center in Las Vegas.

Overview: 

HLTH is one of the largest and most comprehensive healthcare conferences, covering a vast array of topics from digital health to health equity.

Why You Should Attend: 

If you’re looking to get a comprehensive overview of all aspects of healthcare, including emerging trends and innovations, HLTH is the place to be for senior-level healthcare professionals, senior executives, and industry leaders from healthcare organizations.

13. 2024 Health Leadership Congress - Brisbane, Australia (October 2024)

2024 Health Leadership Congress website screenshot
2024 Health Leadership Congress: Charting the course for future healthcare leadership in Brisbane, Queensland. An essential conference for healthcare executives across Australasia focused on innovation and cross-border collaboration.

Overview: 

This congress focuses on leadership in the Asia-Pacific healthcare system, with an emphasis on cross-border knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Why You Should Attend: 

For practice owners looking to expand or understand the Asia-Pacific healthcare market, this congress offers valuable insights and networking opportunities.

14. Huron Healthcare Leadership Conference - Virtual (November 2024)

Huron Healthcare Leadership Conference website screenshot
Huron Healthcare Leadership Conference is a virtual event focusing on visionary strategies for healthcare management.

Overview: 

The Huron Healthcare Leadership Conference provides insights into organizational improvement and market strategies for healthcare practices.

This year, the conference features Walter Davis, Chief Executive Officer of Nevada Health Centers, known for his leadership and insights as a national speaker and healthcare executive, along with Karen Cook, a respected national speaker and author with a background in nursing.

Why You Should Attend: 

The Huron Healthcare Leadership Conference is an excellent opportunity for healthcare leaders to engage with top industry experts who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience. Their expertise will provide valuable perspectives on healthcare management, leadership, and innovation.

15. Health 2.0 Conference - Multiple Dates and Locations

Health 2.0 Conference for healthcare leadership
Health 2.0 Conference is an International Healthcare Conference showcasing cutting-edge innovations in healthcare technology. 

Conferences Locations and Dates for Health 2.0 Conference:

LocationsDates
Health 2.0 Dubai | InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAEDecember 3–5, 2024
Health 2.0 USA | Luxor Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, USAMarch 4-6, 2025

Overview: 

Health 2.0 showcases next-generation healthcare technologies, providing a glimpse into the future of healthcare delivery and management.

Why You Should Attend:

If you’re focused on integrating cutting-edge technology like artificial intelligence, into your practice, this conference is a must-visit for forward-thinking strategies and innovative approaches.

Summary

These top healthcare conferences offer unique opportunities to enhance your knowledge, network with peers, and integrate fresh strategies into your practice. I invite you to explore these options and consider how they can help bolster your business and patient care strategies.

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By John Payne

John Payne is the co-founder and company director of Symphony Health. With over 20 years of management experience John is working alongside his wife, Dr. Kate Payne to build a multi-site Medical Practice where staff work collaboratively for the good of their patients. John is passionate about improving access to quality Healthcare in North Vancouver and sharing best practice with other people managing medical practices.