7 Global Healthcare Technology Conferences to Attend in 2017

Mike Togle
April 21, 2017

It is vital for healthcare professionals to keep up with the latest trends and developments in the field of healthcare technology, as well as leverage global opportunities to facilitate dialogue and discussion with like-minded professionals.  From Informatics to Genomics to Drug Safety to Global Healthcare, our Team at Pointwest Healthcare has selected the 7 best conferences for you to consider attending in 2017.

Through these on-ground seminars, healthcare professionals, medical practitioners and IT leaders are able to cross-pollinate ideas and insights, while building key relationships with the decision-makers in the industry. While this type of learning activity comes with higher cost versus healthcare technology books or online learning courses, the return on investment for conferences is high in terms of business connections formed, global perspective gained and consumer insights attained, all with the goal on how to improve healthcare delivery for patients.

Check out our list and register for these events now before online registration closes.

World Health Congress Panel Discussion

Photo of healthcare debates at the 13th World Healthcare Congress 2016 held in Washington D.C.

1: World Healthcare Congress, Washington DC
April 30 – May 3 2017

Website: https://www.worldcongress.com/events/HR17000/lightbox/index.cfm

Why attend? The 14th Annual World Healthcare Congress entitled ‘Connecting and Preparing Leaders for Healthcare’s Transformation’ is one of the most awaited annual events for healthcare technology professionals, both from the public and private sector. Join key senior decision makers facilitate discussions on the pressing issues of global health and the specific interventions needed from the government and IT industries to improve healthcare delivery for all. The 2017 conference programme focuses on health care consolidation, customer engagement with emphasis on women’s health, digital health, and the shift from FFS to value-based payment among many other topics.

2: HCP 17 Spring, Atlanta, GA
May 22-24 2017

Website: https://www.hlthcp.com/conferences/it

Why attend?  The Health Connect Partners (HCP) is a rare opportunity to bring providers and suppliers in healthcare technology together to discuss opportunities in the healthcare delivery model across the United States market. Participants will get to experience HCP’s unique “Reverse EXPO” sessions – where the providers man the exhibit booths and the suppliers walk the floor, creating a unique environment for healthcare ecosystem engagement. Participants can hone networking skills via discussion and brainstorming events, receptions and plenary sessions.

3: Medical Informatics World Conference 2017, Boston, MA
May 22-23 2017

Website: https://www.medicalinformaticsworld.com/

Why attend? The Medical Informatics World Conference convenes experts from across the globe to deliver the knowledge and best practices essential for continued improvement in patient care and health outcomes. With information and big data as the core pillars of healthcare technology, it is crucial to be on top of the latest developments of these foundational fields. Five focused conference tracks cover the most urgent current topics in healthcare informatics: cross-industry data sharing, population health management, patient engagement, clinical decision support, and predictive analytics, among others.

Digital World Health Congress, London

The stage is set for the keynote remarks at the 2016 Digital Health World Congress in London, England

4: Digital Health World Congress, London
May 23-24 2017

Website: https://digitalhealthcareworldcongress.com/

Why attend? The Digital Health World Congress is the leading digital technology healthcare conference in Europe and a vital forum for Medtech, Mobile, IoT, and IT industry experts, with speakers including General Electric and Roche Chief Executive Officers. 2017’s program covers eHealth, mHealth, Telehealth, Telemedicine, Genomics and Healthcare IT. The conference covers very novel topics not discussed in any other conference, including: Empowering Global Surgery through Mobile Technology, Future of Ageing with Digital Health and Genomics and the Role of Digital Health in Disease Interception.

5: WASET 19th International Conference on Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety, London, England
25-26 May 2017

Website: https://www.waset.org/conference/2017/05/london/ICPDS

Why attend? The World Academy of Science and Technology (WASET) Conference allows attendees to get on the inside track on the latest research into all aspects of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety from the leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars in the sphere. Both worth attending for Pharmacovigilance providers and healthcare companies, this event provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary discussion for exploring the most recent innovations, regulations, concerns, challenges and solutions for drug safety through technology and research. Participants gain a deeper understanding on how the Drug Safety industry is changing in the next decade.

6: 10th World Congress on Healthcare and Technologies, Lisbon, Portugal
July 17-18 2017

Website: https://healthcare.global-summit.com/europe/scientific-program

Why attend? The World Congress on Healthcare and Technology 2017’s theme is compelling: ‘Enabling Technologies for Delivering Agile and Cost-effective Healthcare Outcomes’. Meet like-minded healthcare professionals, technologists, academicians and practitioners along with the leading industries and organizations in healthcare and medicine. Discuss the latest technologies available to make healthcare solutions available for all, with a specific focus on case-studies across different European and Asian markets.

Medtech Impact

Participants get ready for a session on IoT and mobile technology at MedTechImpact 2016 in Las Vegas

7: MedTechImpact, Las Vegas, NV
December 14-15 2017

Website: https://www.medtechimpact.com/contact/

Why attend? For participants in the business of patient-centric care, this conference is a good opportunity to gain new insights on patient experiences around the globe. Attendees can learn how to better serve your patients through the use of mobile and IoT technology. Get updates on the newest consumer wearables and healthcare devices that will help track progress, assist with diagnoses, and ultimately support injury and disease prevention. Learn and discuss of the patient experience – from nursing triage to Emergency Room visits to Telehealth consultation – is changing and evolving.


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