The top 14 healthcare conferences to attend in 2024

28 Feb 2024 · 9
The healthcare industry moves fast. Research unveils exciting new cures, policies change, and new technologies revolutionize the way professionals tackle everything from diagnosis and treatment to pandemics. 
But if you’re in the business of saving lives, how are you supposed to keep track of the latest medical advancements? 
That’s why we've compiled a list of the top 14 healthcare conferences to attend if accelerating global health, networking, and keeping track of the latest industry insights take high priority on your to-do list.

Can’t-miss healthcare conferences in North America

  • 11th - 15th March, 2024
  • Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA
HIMSS has a few things on its agenda for passionate healthcare professionals, policymakers, and executives everywhere. First, it seeks to discuss the latest trends in healthcare and how they affect global health. Secondly, they’ll be covering never-before-seen, cutting-edge technological solutions that aim to conquer the most formidable medical challenges. 
How big is HIMSS 2024? Over 35,000 professionals will be attending the event, including some of the world’s leading brand representatives in health technology. Seems like a conference you don’t want to miss.
  • 18th - 20th March, 2024
  • Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Health 2.0 is a conference for strategizing innovative new ways to improve the global health ecosystem. With its broad themes, keynote speeches, and exciting discussions, all types of healthcare professionals are welcome to join in. Some of its keynote speeches will include patient safety, AI in healthcare, drug and vaccine development, and digital health. By bringing the brightest minds in healthcare to one place, Health 2.0 seeks to lead the way forward for global health and safety for all. 
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  • 24th - 25th April, 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA
This in-person annual meeting covers the newest research, best practices, and latest innovations hospitalists need to tackle to overcome healthcare challenges in 2024 and beyond. With multiple tracks, attendees have the option of creating their own educational schedule filled with advanced learning courses and keynote speeches. 
Talks will be delivered by award-winning faculty members featuring topics such as health policy, diversity, and practice management. Let's not forget that the conference also allows for ample networking opportunities and free time for exploring San Diego’s breathtaking beaches.
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  • 31st May - 4th June, 2024
  • McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is an annual event that helps change the practice of more than 40,000 cancer specialists worldwide. Attendees will learn, discuss, and engage in up-to-date research findings and collaborate on potential ground-breaking treatments. 
With over 200 sessions and thought leaders offering actionable advice, there’s more than enough value to go around and implement in your everyday practice. The main theme this year is The Art and Science of Cancer Care: From Comfort to Cure, with over 24 abstract presentations. As a bonus, the ASCO will also hold 16 clinical science discussions.
  • 16th - 19th July, 2024
  • Hilton Norfolk The Main, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
The NAHCR24 is a conference you won’t want to miss if you’re a healthcare recruiter or HR manager. Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned professional, NAHCR’s agenda is packed with value you can use for professional development. 
The program was fully developed by healthcare recruiters, so you’ll have industry leaders’ insights that you can easily implement in your daily work. Plus, their interactive exhibit hall provides the perfect opportunity for in-depth discussions on current challenges and future industry predictions.
  • 28th July - 1st August, 2024
  • McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
ADLM is the place to go if you need to know the newest research on laboratory medicine. Attracting professionals from around the world, some of its main participants include global leaders of clinical chemistry, translational medicine, and lab management. 
ADLM will also be featuring more than 900+ exhibitors and 200+ new technologies and services, changing the very way professionals approach lab solutions. This year features a disruptive technology award for the best diagnostic tool that improves patient care. So, if you want to get to know the professionals, or switch up the lab game with exciting new diagnostics and cures, then be sure to pencil this conference in. 
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Top healthcare conferences in Europe

  • 10th - 11th April, 2024
  • Messe Congress Center Basel, Basel, Switzerland
The Boom Summit isn’t just a place for medical professionals and healthcare organizations. It’s a conference made for anyone passionate about humanity’s next big leap in healthcare delivery. They’ll be showcasing some of the biggest industry disrupters while featuring transformative talks that push the boundaries of traditional health systems
Boom also has a wide range of themes, including Pharma, health equity, and health data accessibility. If you’re ready to engage in stimulating conversations that propel the future of healthcare forward, then the Boom Summit is the perfect place to get started.
  • 16th - 18th April, 2024
  • The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
The Innovation Summit is a conference for medical device partnering and investment. Recognized as one of the oldest conferences of its kind, it attracts more than 500 leading innovating brands such as AdvaMed and Stanford Byers Center for BioDesign. 
Besides being an amazing networking opportunity for investors, it is also a place where ground-breaking medtech startups and seasoned brands come together to discuss their focus and partnering needs through ten-minute presentations. Sounds good to us.
  • 5th - 6th June, 2024
  • TBC, Munich, Germany
The Bits & Pretzels conference is your go-to annual conference for all things health tech. With 4,000 participants, 2,000 executives, and over 400 investors, it’s more than just a place to learn about the digitization of healthcare. 
Attendees can explore future-ready hospitals, learn strategies for adopting innovative technologies, and make connections with some of the biggest names in the health tech industry. Bits & Pretzels is also a good place for startups to set up and gain brand awareness with its limitless collaboration opportunities.
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  • 17th - 20th June, 2024
  • RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Calling all clinicians, healthcare providers, payers, and investors ready to accelerate European healthcare. HLTH is on a mission to empower health professionals within the ecosystem to help solve the industry’s most complex problems
HLTH is more like a community than a conference, with its impressive 3,500+ attendees, 2,500 speakers, and 300+ sponsors. They’ll also be including speeches from the whole industry, giving attendees and participants a comprehensive view of both challenges and potential solutions.
  • 13th - 15th October, 2024
  • TBC, Berlin, Germany
If you’re a policymaker, healthcare executive, or decision-maker eager to make a positive impact on global health, then the World Health Summit is the place to be. This conference connects stakeholders from politics, science, and civil society, setting the agenda for realizing innovative solutions and global well-being. 
The conference includes speeches from a range of industry professionals, including civil servants, students, and leading scientists in healthcare. With over 3000 participants worldwide, you’ll walk away from the World Health Summit with new professional connections and a brand new outlook on healthcare solutions. 
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Attend top healthcare conferences in Asia, Latin America, and Africa

  • 25th March, 2024
  • Andaz Hotel, Singapore
Set in the heart of Singapore, Healthcare Asia combines three major themes in the industry—innovation, policy, and economics. Healthcare leaders will be unveiling some of the newest technology in the sector, including artificial intelligence and digital healthcare advancements. 
Healthcare Asia is more than just a place to chat with some of the leading industry providers; it’s a place to forge partnerships that benefit the future of health and well-being, too. Be sure to take advantage of their fireside chats, where you’ll have the chance to converse with life science and hospital directors.
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  • 10th - 12th September, 2024
  • TBC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
IHF is a conference that’s been around for a long time. Ever since 1929, it’s been one of the leading healthcare events for hospital decision-makers and health service representatives worldwide. 
Attracting mostly senior executives, participants will have opportunities to showcase some of their challenges and accomplishments throughout the conference. Add the IHF conference to your calendar if you’re interested in clinical models, healthcare ecosystem sustainability, and examples of effective medical leadership. 
  • 22nd - 24th October, 2024
  • Cape Town International Convention Center, Cape Town, South Africa
With over 8,000 attendees and over 4000 exhibitors, the Africa Health Exhibition is, without a doubt, one of Africa’s largest leading healthcare events. It focuses on giving healthcare providers the necessary knowledge, skills, and tools to perform cutting-edge procedures. 
A must-attend for leadership, management, and clinicians, the three-day conference will feature speeches, networking sessions, and dedicated time for upskilling. Attendees will also be able to view the newest products in healthcare manufacturing, IT solutions, and diagnostics by brands such as Allengers Medical Systems, Baxter, and Roche. 
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