15 top healthcare conferences to attend in 2021

Simone Edelmann, PhD

Editor at HealthcareTransformers.com

15 top healthcare conferences to attend in 2021

28 December 2020 | 8min

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on new challenges and new opportunities across all industries. As we move into 2021, healthcare conferences hosted around the globe are where industry leaders can meet, share, and exhange insights relating to digital health innovations, new technologies and tools, and the latest trends in patient experience that are transforming healthcare.

To help you decide which ones to attend, we’ve put together a list of top healthcare conferences for leaders and executives.  

Healthcare conferences 2021

1. CES 2021

January 14, 2021 | Virtual

The theme for this event is tech and is brought to you by the Consumer Technology Association, The CES (the acronym for the event’s previous name, the Consumer Electronics Show). 

It brings together developers, manufacturers and suppliers of healthcare technology.

Wherever you are in the world, you can expect to hear groundbreaking and industry insights from the world’s tech leaders in programming across the entire tech ecosystem.

You can also explore the latest innovations in consumer tech products and services and have networking opportunities with live messaging and meetings. 

To learn more or to register, please visit https://www.ces.tech/ 

2. IMSH 2021

January 19 – March 31, 2021 | Virtual

The theme for this event is MSH Delivers: Bringing Learning to Life.

The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) is delivering this scientific conference that explores the latest innovations and best practices in healthcare simulation. 

Attendees can expect over 350 presentations and can view all the virtual conference content until December 31, 2021.

To learn more or to register, please visit http://imsh2021.org/ 

3. Innovation Summit Dublin 2021

March 23 – 25, 2021 | The Shelbourne Hotel | Dublin, Ireland

Now in its 8th year, the Innovation Summit, located in the heart of this technology sector, is recognized as the leading medical technology investment forum in Europe.

The event brings together 500 leading experts, innovators, and key decision-makers to discuss the critical challenges facing the ever-evolving global medical device community. 

Attendees can expect to network with over 4,000 medtech executives from around the globe over the span of 3 full days of panel discussions and keynote presentations all geared toward exploring the needs, opportunities and challenges facing the global medtech industry.

To learn more or to register, please visit https://www.medtechstrategist.com/dublin-2021 

4. 10th International Conference on Hospital Management and Healthcare

March 22 – 23, 2021 | Barcelona, Spain | Virtual

The theme for this event is Exploring New Challenges For Better Healthcare during Covid-19 Pandemic.

 It brings together experts and leaders across the globe to exchange visions on healthcare management thinking, best practices, and ways to improve the care we deliver to our patients. 

The program will be a rich mixture of formats starting from keynote sessions to highly interactive discussions.

To learn more or to register, please visit https://hospital-management.healthconferences.org/

5. 16th Edition of International Conference on Health & Primary Care

March 25 – 26, 2021 | Barcelona, Spain | Virtual

The theme for this conference is Transforming Healthcare in Every Direction during COVID-19. 

This event brings in a wide audience of academics, industry, policy makers and practitioners from around the globe, covering a variety of tracks and key topics such as Digital Health, Healthcare and Patient Safety, and Healthcare and Hospital Management to name a few.

To learn more or to register, please visit  https://healthcare.euroscicon.com/ 

6. Healthcare Automation and Digitalization Congress

March 22 – 23, 2021 | Mövenpick Hotel Zürich Regensdorf | Zurich, Switzerland

This is a B2B networking event for more than 250 healthcare professionals from the whole value chain of the industry, including hospitals & healthcare providers, clinical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, governmental bodies, and institutions together with medical device manufacturers, service companies, and start-ups. 

Attendees can expect to see content such as data management and cybersecurity, patient oriented healthcare, and transforming healthcare with AI and robotics. 

To learn more or to register, please visit https://automahealth.com/program/ 

7.World Health Care Congress (WHCC20)

April 11 – 14, 2021 |Marriott Wardman Park Hotel | Washington, DC 

While this event was rescheduled from 2020, the event is being held to address critical healthcare issues with a mission to transform delivery, affordability and quality of healthcare. 

Attendees can expect more than 300 speakers in 15 tracks speaking and over 1,200 attendees. It will bring together thought leaders from around the world to discuss healthcare delivery and pricing issues, new innovations and strategies to improve the healthcare ecosystem.

To learn more or to register, please visit https://www.worldhealthcarecongr ess.com/ 

8. Leadership Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives

April 12 – 16, 2021 | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health |Boston, Massachusetts, USA

This event is for healthcare executives and emerging leaders in either clinical or nonclinical roles and is focused on management systems specific to healthcare.

Attendees can expect to gain insights into and develop skills required to lead effectively in the dynamic and fast-changing healthcare industry. 

To learn more or to register, please visit https://www.emedevents.com/c/medical-conferences-2021/leadership-strategies-for-evolving-health-care-executives-11

9. Intelligent Health AI Global Summit 2021

May 11 – 12 | London, England | Virtual

This world health leadership forum is organized in partnership with NHSX. The event is focused purely on artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. 

Attendees can expect practical, real world AI use cases, announcements from tech giants and hear from the health tech transformers of tomorrow. 2021 themes include:

  • Covid-19 and the continuation of NHS innovation 
  • The rise of telemedicine during and post-pandemic
  • The opportunity for technology to revolutionize mental health care
  • Drug and vaccine development, the role of AI and genomics
  • Technological innovations in cancer treatment

To learn more or to register, please visit https://london.intelligenthealth.ai

10. Future Health Show International Exhibition & Conference 

June 8-9, 2021 |ExCeL London | London, England

This unique and dynamic event for the healthcare industry showcases the significant advances being made around the globe to inspire professionals to be progressive in their approach to the challenges we face.

Organized in association with the UK government trade promotion organization UKIHMA, this event brings together government and policymakers, innovative products and solutions, and a global network of buyers and professionals.

Attendees can expect to see a wide variety of healthcare innovations and technologies such as medical devices and instruments, imaging diagnostics, and IT systems and cloud cybersecurity. 

To learn more or to register, please visit https://www.futurehealth.global/welcome

11. 2nd International Conference on Primary Healthcare and Pain Management, World Healthcare 2021 

June 15 – 16, 2021 | Paris, France

The theme for this conference is primary healthcare enhancement and its future perspective. You can expect to see Researchers, Academicians, Physicians, Students and Business experts from around the globe. 

The scientific sessions/tracks revolve around themes such as primary healthcare and medicine, pediatric and neonatal healthcare, and health education. 

To learn more or to register, please visit https://worldhealthcare.alliedacademies.com/ 

12. American Hospital Association (AHA) Leadership Summit 

July 22 – 24, 2021 | Nashville, Tennessee, USA | Virtual 

This event will focus on the strategies and practices that enable health care leaders to remain resilient and respond successfully in periods of sustained crisis.

Attendees can expect to explore topics such as leadership resilience, strategic planning: post-pandemic recovery and rebuilding, and virtual care and digital health transformation.

To learn more or to register, please visit https://www.aha.org/education-and-events/leadership-summit  

13. HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition 

August 9 – 13, 2021 | Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

This event brings together information and technology professionals, healthcare executives and clinicians, consultants, entrepreneurs and market suppliers from around the world.

Attendees can expect to find a wide range of conference topics in 17 categories including Bioinformatics, Healthcare Informatics Research, Health Information Exchange and Interoperability. 

To learn more or register (from January 2021), please visit https://www.himssconference.org/ 

14. World Health Summit 

October 24 – 26, 2021 | Berlin, Germany | Virtual

The World Health Summit is one of the world’s leading strategic forums for global health. Held annually in Berlin, it brings together leaders from politics, science and medicine, the private sector, and civil society to set the agenda for a healthier future. Speakers and participants from all over the world include:

  • Leading scientists and medical professionals
  • Ministers and civil servants
  • High-ranking officials from international organizations
  • CEOs from industry and civil society
  • Young professionals and students

Be sure to save the date! To watch the 2020 World Health Summit recordings in the meantime, please visit https://www.worldhealthsummit.org/ 

15. EuroMedLab – XXIV IFCC-EFLM European Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine

November 28 – 02 December, 2021 | ICM–Internationales Congress Center |Munich, Germany 

EuroMedLab Congress 2021, hosted jointly by IFCC, EFLM, and the German Society is a premier education event in clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. Attendees will be given access to world-renowned faculty from regional and international centres of excellence. 

The Congress Organizing Committee will be featuring innovative and diverse education opportunities incorporating the best of clinical laboratory medicine and in vitro diagnostics, including lectures, symposia, recent advancements in clinical practice and science, poster presentations, and exciting social events.

To learn more or to register, please visit http://www.euromedlab2021munich.org/ 

Healthcare conferences highlight new opportunities for improvement and growth 

Healthcare is a dynamic and fast-changing industry. In the face of  the current pandemic, which has highlighted many opportunities to improve patient care and management, it is more important than ever to stay on top of the solutions and ideas set to make a difference.   

These healthcare conferences bring together the leaders of today that will pave the path for tomorrow. Find those that are right for you and register. Each offers the opportunity to network and stay up to date with the latest trends, challenges and opportunities that face healthcare today.

*Information regarding the location and/or virtual option to attend the healthcare conferences here may change in response to COVID-19. Please check the event websites regularly for updates. 

Simone Edelmann, PhD is an editor and contributor at HealthcareTransformers.com. After completing her PhD from the Institute of Biotechnology at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, she found her passion in medical and scientific communications. She is dedicated to delivering high-quality content on the topic of the future of healthcare to our readers.