Top Healthcare Conferences 2020

Oksana Zabolotna
HBD at Qubit Labs

In our age digitization has touched pretty much every field, every industry and every profession. It brings convenience in many forms – some things are faster because of it, others are easier, lighter, cheaper, more precise or more organized. As a trillion-dollar industry manifested through all kinds of services healthcare can, is currently doing it and will greatly benefit from digitization.

Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile applications, Big Data, cloud are altering the healthcare sector in a way some could not even imagine only 20-30 years ago. Digital transformation in healthcare is only gaining momentum and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. That is why it is so important for governments, companies and individual professionals to invest time, effort and resources into staying up to date with the technological developments and fueling the race for better, faster and more accessible healthcare.

Thankfully, technology and human enthusiasm have given us opportunities to share knowledge, collaborate and compete at numerous conferences, summits and forums to do with almost anything, but with healthcare in particular. Even in conditions like the current ones with a pandemic raging all over the place, technology has allowed us to overcome the obstacles global quarantine has thrown at us and let us hold huge events like conferences online.

Together with development team we compiled a list of such healthcare conferences (both virtual and physical) to not miss this year.

Enterprise World & Enfuse 2020

Where: The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas

When: September 28 – October 1, 2020

How much: $695-1,295

What it is and Why to participate: Enterprise World joins forces with Enfuse to combine the leading Enterprise Information Management conference with the largest digital investigation and security conference for ONE powerful event. Learn how to harness your mountains of underutilized information and ride the next wave of transformation in productivity and growth. From insights into the latest trends to stories of successful digital transformations, Enterprise World 2020 will prepare and guide you to unlock the Information Advantage.

AHIMA Health Data & Information Conference

Where: Online

When: October 14 – 17, 2020

How much: $150-795

What it is and Why to participate: This year’s AHIMA’s Conference will take place on the interwebs and will feature a robust virtual event that encompasses intermediate to advanced level education for all components of health data management, as well as engaging networking events and other fun activities. While the organizers aren’t ecstatic that all the delegates can’t meet face-to-face this year, they’re promising that it will still feel as if everyone is gathered all together.

Healthcare CEO Summit

Where: Cleveland, OH, USA

When: October 21, 2020

How much: Sold out for 2020

What it is and Why to participate: This will be a high-level in-depth, interactive event built to arm you with actionable insights from the healthcare industry and those adjacent to it. The summit is a unique, cross-industry congress custom-built for busy, high-level corporate leaders tackling specific and at times pretty idiosyncratic challenges. You’ll have an opportunity to engage with the top minds across every sector of healthcare, and leave inspired and infused with innovative ideas to lead your organization in these tumultuous times.


Where: Online

When: September 29, 2020

How much: $125-295

What it is and Why to participate: This will be a five-part series (over 10 months) of live-streamed discussions around innovation in healthcare. The Accelerate Health Digital Series explores insights and solutions to transform care delivery and drive what’s next for health. You’ll have a chance to join disruptors and thought-leaders for interactive bi-monthly discussions that examine big ideas and ask hard questions to propel healthcare innovation forward. You’ll be able to share with and learn from the industry experts at the front line of innovation and make meaningful partnerships filled with potential. 2020

Where:  Las Vegas, NV, USA

When: formerly September 29-October 1, 2020 POSTPONED for 2021

How much: $295-695

What it is and Why to participate: is a community of healthcare IT professionals focused on sharing, collaboration, and support. This event is focused on practical innovations that you can implement today as opposed to moonshot ideas that may affect you 10 years from now. While the official event has been postponed for 2021, the organizers of promise to hold a number of virtual events from now through the end of the year.  Those events will include things like their popular “unconferences” and other ways to connect virtually with the community and provide high-quality education.

In 2021, when the conference is back on track, you’ll have a 3-day opportunity to learn the latest in healthcare IT analytics, healthcare security, patient engagement, EHR optimization, and more.

MedFuse 2020

Where:  Online

When: October 22, 2020

How much: $19.99

What it is and Why to participate: MedFuse is the first premiere, Medical, and Healthcare IoT event in which Connected Medical Device Innovators, Decision-Making Healthcare Experts, and Practitioners can collaborate and innovate in a shared space. The organizers of MedFuse are particularly keen on bringing the participants an event-based exclusively on high-quality information and skill-building content that expands the delegates’ in-depth knowledge and provides for tangible and effective career growth within the industry.

The Healthcare Analytics Summit 20 Virtual

Where:  Online

When: September 1 – 3, 2020

How much: $99

What it is and Why to participate: HAS 20 Virtual is a place to be, to learn about analytics in healthcare and the new COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 normal. This conference broken down into 3 half-day sessions, optimized for a virtual experience will specifically focus on the situation the world is currently going through, its implications and opening possibilities that it’s provided with the industry with. Healthcare organizations worldwide have been forced to use data and analytics to predict and execute almost limitless clinical, financial, and operational scenarios. HAS 20 Virtual will be the forum to share those stories and best practices in the smart and safe way.

RockHealth Summit

Where:  Online

When: September 22 – 23, 2020

How much: $390-475

What it is and Why to participate: This is the 9th year of RockHealth and this year it’s going virtual. The event brings together diverse minds from technology, medicine, policy, and beyond for the most inspired and informed conversations in healthcare. Attendees will have the opportunity to forge connections full of personal and professional potential with individuals and organizations committed to producing impact-driven solutions. You’ll have a chance to attend curated networking sessions and arrange personal meetings. Rock Health is a door to being a part of a strong digital health community.

AMIA 2020

Where:  Online

When: November 14 – 18, 2020

How much: $390-475

What it is and Why to participate: This Annual Symposium builds on more than 40 years of sharing pioneering research and insights for leveraging information to improve human health. Topics of interest range from deciphering the underpinning phenomena of disease, to managing information and communications for improving patient care, to tracking the health of populations. The AMIA 2020 Annual Symposium showcases the latest innovations from the community of biomedical informatics researchers and practitioners. At AMIA 2020 you’ll be able to get up to speed with innovations, start new collaborations and flesh out your own ideas with colleagues and experts in different fields.


Where:  Online

When: January 6 – 9, 2021

How much: (based on CES 2020) $300-1,700

What it is and Why to participate: Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, CES ( Consumer Electronics Show) has been around for over 50 years and in 2021 it will continue to be a platform to launch products, engage with global brands and define the future of the tech industry.

CES showcases companies including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more. Here, the world’s business leaders and theoretical minds address the industry’s most relevant issues. An all-digital CES 2021 will allow the entire tech community to safely share ideas and introduce the products that will shape our future. You’ll be able to participate in all the memorable moments of CES from wherever you are on this planet as the organizers have been putting their utmost effort into creating a top-notch tech experience.

ICEE.fest 2020

Where:  Bucharest, Romania

When: October 1 – 2, 2020

How much: $199-399

What it is and Why to participate: Interactive Central and Eastern Europe Festival (ICEE.fest) is the event that brings together the big players like Facebook, Google, Shazam, Netflix, CNN and The New York Times to share and discuss the hottest trends in digital and tech.

Along with the highest-ranked experts in the industry, you’ll be able to hear from independent speakers and trainers, internationally acknowledged for their experience and contribution to the advances of tech and digital. There is also a less serious side to CIEE.fest: startup competitions, stand-up comedy gigs and even concerts bring a silly and relaxed note to the event and let the participants feel welcome, social and creative for the duration of the conference.

HealthTech Innovation Days

Where:  Paris, France

When: October 5 – 6, 2020

How much: up to 50,000 EUR (pricing available upon registration)

What it is and Why to participate: This summit drives and fosters collaborations within the European healthcare ecosystem and between its professionals. The event gives you access to conferences and private meetings with innovative European Biotech, Medtech and Digital health companies, pharmaceutical companies, life sciences specialized investors, healthcare experts, KOLs and institutional representatives. Whether you come to learn or do business or both, you’ll have opportunities galore.

Workplace of the Future

Where:  Online

When: October 8, 2020

How much: pricing available upon registration

What it is and Why to participate: A Modern Healthcare event, this conference will consist of two parts – a day of learning and a night of celebration, as the evening on Nov. 8 will be dedicated to the Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards. The conference itself will touch upon topics such as аuture trends, digital innovations and best practices in healthcare human resources brought to you by the C-suite human resources officers, vice presidents, and anyone in an employee engagement role, from across the healthcare continuum. You will be able to take a deep dive into the evolving world of human capital management and learn about the most pressing issues for healthcare human resources.

CHIME20 Fall CIO Forum

Where:  San Antonio, TX, USA

When: November 9 – 12, 2020

How much: pricing available upon registration/proposal submission

What it is and Why to participate: The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is the professional organization for Chief Information Officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. The Forum provides valuable education programming, tailored specifically to meet the needs of CIOs and other healthcare IT executives, as well as face-to-face time with colleagues to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs and strengthen partnerships with industry associations, government agencies and service firms who share a professional interest in improving the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of healthcare.

RSNA 2020

Where:  Online

When: November 29 – December 5, 2020

How much: pricing available upon registration

What it is and Why to participate: RNSA is perhaps the most important week in radiology and this year it, like many of its fellow events, will be held virtually. RSNA 2020: Human Insight/Visionary Medicine is where you’ll find fresh opportunities to connect with the global radiology community and get a front-row seat to the latest research, education and technological advancements. The event’s virtual exhibition will showcase the latest solutions from industry partners and allow you to connect with colleagues one-on-one to discuss your institution or practice needs.

The Virtual MedTech Conference

Where:  Online

When: October 5 – 7, 2020

How much: $595-1,295

What it is and Why to participate: A place where the world’s top MedTech executives gather to discuss and share the biggest developments in cybersecurity, EU MDR, trade, inspections, M&A, precision medicine, AI, value-based care and many more fields, Virtual MedTech Conference is the leading event in the industry. The conference will bring together over 3,000 attendees from about 40 countries. You’ll be able to choose from almost 400 speakers to listen to and yours can be some of over 2,000 meetings that will happen. The Virtual MedTech Conference will feature a mix of live and on-demand content, available to all registrants right from their homes or offices. Content will be available in early September, with a live online event taking place the week of October 5.


Where:  Online

When: October 12 – 16, 2020

How much: $395 (early bird)

What it is and Why to participate: This year the agenda will focus on the history-altering events of 2020 and the impact they’ve had and will have on the industry and on humanity in general. The organizers promise “There will be no panels, no recycled content and no fluff. We are calling upon top leaders, both inside and outside of health, to come forward in order to inspire lasting change throughout our industry.” There will be a lot of learning, debating and networking, however. All of that will be accessible to you from the comfort from your home.

Healthcare Security Forum

Where:  Boston, MA, USA

When: December 7 – 8, 2020

How much: Not available yet

What it is and Why to participate: Organized by HIMSS, this is a forum where healthcare’s top data and privacy professionals will share ideas and plans on how to prepare for the next-generation threats amid the industry’s gradual shift towards consumerization. This is a conference for hospital representatives, healthcare providers, private and public health insurance stakeholders, government employees dealing with the industry and academia representatives.


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Oksana Zabolotna
HBD at Qubit Labs

HBD and Head of Partnerships at Qubit Labs. Oksana is proficient at Search Engine Optimization; performs as a speaker for international tech conferences; author of webinars and guides on peculiarities of remote recruitment, top markets for hiring IT experts, and latest tech trends. Oksana is one of the partners of Women in Tech Ukraine – large-scale social project created to increase the number of women in IT industry.