Education and Events

Modern Healthcare hosts a select number of high quality, educational opportunities that bring together today's and tomorrow's leaders from healthcare.


Critical Connections are one-and-a-half-day, highly informative and topical conferences based on the latest trends, forecasts and best practices impacting and transforming healthcare today. From opioids to telemedicine to consumerism, three Critical Connections events are planned for 2018.

CRITICAL CONNECTIONS Opioid Crisis Symposium: Strategies & Tactics to Combat an Epidemic

Our first Critical Connections topic will bring together the key stakeholders who are addressing the opioid crisis and discuss critical strategies and tactics necessary to reduce the injury and death rates nationwide. The goal of this event is to address the evidence-based recommendations reflecting the most current science and translating that evidence into action. By working together healthcare leaders can and share their successes and develop best practices to end the opioid epidemic and prevent future crises.

Join us on April 25-26, 2018 in Baltimore, MD.

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CRITICAL CONNECTIONS Telehealth: Reinventing Healthcare Delivery

The second Critical Connections conference is a case-study-based industry event that will focus on implementing, advancing, and expanding telehealth services to increase patient engagement, advance care coordination, reach underserved populations and improve patient outcomes. The goal of this event is to bring industry leaders together, highlight the best practice achievements and discuss the current issues and challenges facing telemedicine and its widespread adoption.

Join us on May 16-17, 2018 in St. Petersburg, FL.

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CRITICAL CONNECTIONS Consumerism Symposium: Transforming Business Models for Value-Based Care

A wave of consumerism is taking hold of the industry, but few health organizations have strategic insights about their own patients. This final Critical Connections event for 2018 will focus on developing insights into patients’ behaviors, gathering and analyzing patient data, building consumer-centric capabilities and engaging consumers and physicians to meet and exceed current expectations.

Join us on July 11-12, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN.

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Healthcare Transformation Summit: Partnering For Success

Modern Healthcare’s two-day Healthcare Transformation Summit, in partnership with the Austin Healthcare Council will provide the opportunity to gain insights into the strategies used by healthcare business leaders, innovators and influencers to reduce costs, improve outcomes and ultimately create new growth and revenue opportunities amid uncertainty. Join us for an interactive day consisting of keynote speakers, innovative panel discussions and first-hand, insider information from providers, payers and suppliers that will help guide your journey through healthcare transformation. Special interactive sessions will bring together hospital venture capitalists with healthcare industry innovators seeking investors with the goal of successful collaboration and transformation.

Join us on June 7-8, 2018 in Austin, TX.

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Health Care Hall of Fame Awards Gala

This annual dinner and celebration takes place during the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Annual Congress and honors the year’s inductees in Modern Healthcare’s Hall of Fame. The recipients are men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the healthcare industry throughout their professional tenure.

Join us on March 25, 2018 in Chicago, IL.

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Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare Gala

2018 will mark the seventh year for this biennial Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare Awards Dinner. Modern Healthcare will honor the top 25 minority healthcare executives who influence policy and care delivery models across the country and in doing so highlight the continued need to nurture diversity in our organizations.

Join us on July 18, 2018 in Chicago, IL.

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Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference

Modern Healthcare’s Annual Women Leaders in Healthcare conference is designed for women professionals in healthcare and provides a unique opportunity for professional and personal development. This conference offers high quality education aimed to improve leadership potential, enhance skill sets and inform decision-making. In addition, the day’s agenda includes numerous networking opportunities.

Join us on August 2-3, 2018 in Nashville, TN.

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Healthcare Workplace of the Future Conference

The Workplace of the Future Conference delivers valuable insights from top healthcare leaders and HR professionals on best practices and strategies for making your organization a Best Place to Work. Attendees learn effective strategies for creating a positive work environment, motivating and empowering employees and instilling a common mission and values.

Join us on September 27, 2018 in Dallas, TX.

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Best Places to Work Awards Gala

This exciting evening honors the winners of Modern Healthcare’s annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare Awards Program. The event takes place the evening of the Healthcare Workplace of the Future Conference and includes a networking reception, celebratory dinner and awards ceremony.

Join us on September 27, 2018 in Dallas, TX.

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Leadership Symposium

The Leadership Symposium provides a year-end, in-person forum for C-suite executives in the provider and payer space to come together for high-level education, discussion and collaboration about "Engineering Change in a Complex World," the state of the industry and the outlook for the next year. This is an exclusive, invitation-only event that provides Modern Healthcare’s core readership with a premier experience to deepen their engagement with the brand. Featured speakers are sought-after industry leaders and innovators who will challenge the way our attendees think about the future of healthcare.

This invitation-only event will be held on October 11-12, 2018 in Denver, CO.

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Strategic Marketing Conference

Recent industry changes have diminished traditional marketing strategies and industry expectations, creating questions in their wake. To be successful in such a rapidly evolving system, marketing and communications strategies need to change — and fast. Modern Healthcare’s annual Strategic Marketing Conference brings together marketing executives, hospital CEOs and other thought leaders from across the industry for a conversation on the latest trends and best practices in healthcare marketing.

Join us on October 25, 2018 in Chicago, IL.

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Top 25 Women in Healthcare Gala

This biennial celebration honors twenty-five phenomenal women in healthcare for their leadership in the progression of healthcare. The notable evening provides the opportunity to network with honorees and peers from all sectors of the industry including, hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, insurance, government, vendors and suppliers, and trade and professional organizations.

This event returns in 2019.

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Modern Healthcare Webinars

Modern Healthcare knows the hot-button issues that matter most to healthcare leaders. Produced by Modern Healthcare’s award-winning editorial staff and Custom Media, our timely webinars feature nationally recognized experts, insightful content, practical guidance and accompanying research that executives and clinicians rely on to stay informed and guide their business decisions.

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