Best Medical, Dental, and Vision Conferences for 2020

Posted on Dec 11, 2019 by Lori Boyer

Keeping up with the latest trends and developments within the healthcare industry is critical to running a successful healthcare organization.  Practices that do not keep up cannot expect to attract and retain patients as well as their competition. One of the most popular ways to stay up-to-date with the latest technology, trends, and best practices is by attending industry conferences. But it can be overwhelming to even know where to start!

We've put together a list of some of the best conferences for 2020:

Medical

Conference Name

Date

Location

Specialty

HIMSS

Mar 9-13

Orlando, FL

Health IT

AMGA

Mar 25-28

San Diego, CA

General Medical

MGMA

Aug 18-25

San Antonio, TX

Medical Operations

AAFP

July 30-Aug 1

Kansas City, MO

Family medicine

Becker's 

Oct 13-16

Chicago, IL

Health IT

 

Dental

Conference Name

Date

Location

Specialty

Yankee Dental

Jan 30-Feb 1

Boston, MA

General Dentistry

AADGP

Feb 19-22

Las Vegas, NV

General Dentistry

ADSO

Mar 11-13

National Harbor, MD

General Dentistry

Chicago Mid-Winter

Feb 20-22

Chicago, IL

General Dentistry

 

Vision

Conference Name

Date

Location

Specialty

Vision Expo East

Mar 26-29

New York, NY

Optometry/Ophthalmology

Vision Expo West

Sept 23-26

Las Vegas, NV

Optometry/Ophthalmology

 

Conferences on a budget

If you’re feeling like your budget is a little tight this year, don't worry. There are still options that can work for you.

  1. Start by checking out state or regional conferences. Simply Google “2020  Dental conferences in New York” or “California Medical Conferences 2020” and you will come up with a good list of conferencesThere are affordable healthcare conferences for any budgetcloser to home.
  2. You can also look for regional chapters of each of these larger organizations listed above. Your local chapter will often host events or small conferences in your area.
  3. You can also attend a “topics-driven” event like the MGMA Practice Operations conference in Austin, TX. These are smaller conferences put on by the larger organizations. They tend to be a bit more affordable.
  4. Finally, many conferences offer online versions for a much more affordable price. Do a little digging around and you may be able to “attend” without ever leaving home.

We’d love to hear from you. What conferences are your favorite? Any tips and advice for first time conference go-ers? Let us know in the comments!

Lori Boyer

Lori Boyer

Lori Boyer has spent over a decade developing content and customer strategy for a wide variety of companies. She especially loves "walking a mile" in the shoes of her target audience. At Solutionreach we focus on relationships - building and maintaining them. She does the same. Lori Boyer is a lover of crisp fall mornings, a good book, and just about anything Beauty and the Beast related.

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