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2022 Call for Proposals Now Open Through February 9!

Expertise, knowledge, and thoughtful insights from leaders like you will help us prepare for an exciting future. If you have new approaches, best practices, or groundbreaking insights to share, we invite you to submit a speaking proposal for the 2022 SHSMD Connections Conference.

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Note: On Demand access for SHSMD Connections 2021 is available for purchase! Sign up.


ANNUAL Conferences

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

June 2022

A virtual conference focused on best practices, new trends and successful strategies in health care social media and digital marketing. More information coming soon for 2022!

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Annual Conference (In-Person)

September 11-14, 2022

So much has changed and our future continues to transform. As strategists, you foresee opportunities even in adversity and nimbly execute new approaches. It’s time to energize around a new future together with your SHSMD colleagues. SHSMD Connections 2022 will take place near Washington, D.C.

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Annual Conference (Virtual)

October 12, 2022

One day 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.

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More on SHSMD Connections 2022

Save the date for SHSMD's 2022 Annual Conference! Registration for SHSMD's premier annual event will open by June 1.

Dates: September 11-14, 2022 (virtual component on October 12)

Location: National Harbor, MD (7 miles from Washington, D.C.)

National Harbor is situated on the banks of the historic Potomac River, just minutes from the nation's Capital. Featuring 350 acres of waterfront resort space, National Harbor is an east coast destination unlike any other.

Keynote: Shola Richards, CEO and author, is recognized as an authority on workplace happiness and engagement.


COVID-19 Update

Health care leaders work every day to ensure the safety of their patients and teams, and AHA prioritizes the same goal — your health and safety. AHA, therefore, will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from participants attending in-person meetings hosted by AHA or AHA affiliates, including the SHSMD Connections 2022 Conference. For each event, AHA will provide additional details on safety protocols closer to the event start date.

By registering, you acknowledge that you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and also abide by the applicable CDC and local guidelines in order to participate in person at SHSMD Connections 2022. Should you fail to observe any of our protocols, SHSMD may remove you from the conference without a refund.

Please find the latest updates and resources on COVID-19 from the AHA.