SHSMD Connections Conference


SHSMD 2022 Annual Conference

September 11-14, National Harbor, MD | October 12, Virtual

Ignite a spark!

Join a diverse group of health care strategists creating change with their unique perspectives and collaborative spirits in the face of uncertainty and change. SHSMD Connections 2022 is your chance to light the way to a brighter future with breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities!

Virtual Conference registration is open! Join us October 12.

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Mark Your Calendar!

Thank you for a very successful and exciting conference this year. Save the date for 2023: Start planning now to attend next year's SHSMD Connections in Chicago: September 10-12, 2023!

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SHSMD 2022 Annual Conference

What to Expect at SHSMD 2022

Attendees at SHSMD's Annual Conference will learn about new practices, discover solutions to complex challenges and stay informed about new developments in the health care strategy field.

Attendees can expect:

  • Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing
  • Timely and innovative sessions from leading experts
  • Hands-on solutions from vendors
  • Continuing education credits towards leading certifications




National Harbor, MD | Located right outside of Washington D.C.

This year's SHSMD Annual Conference will be held in National Harbor, MD at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. This location is just a short walk from exquisite dining, unique boutiques, world-class museums, endless waterfront activities and unforgettable sunsets. As you plan your conference trip, be sure to make time to explore this beautiful city in late summer!

Here are a few of our favorites that we know you will enjoy:

  • The Capital Wheel: Soar 180 feet above the Potomac River waterfront to marvel at the area’s most iconic sights.
  • Smithsonian Museums: Tour the many museums and galleries that the Smithsonian offers. Free for all visitors!
  • The Potomac Water Taxi: Take the water taxi to the Wharf, Georgetown, Old Town Alexandria and the Navy Yard.
  • Fleet Street: Dedicated to nightlife and entertainment, enjoy live music, pub fare, and even mechanical bull-riding at one of the many stops along Fleet Street.
  • Muse Paintbar: All artistic abilities welcome! Express yourself through paint and leave with your masterpiece.
  • The National Mall: Explore the countless iconic monuments at our nation's capital.

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