Your Healthcare Professionals Conference Guide

Author: Team FlexCare

A new year brings new chances to learn and grow, and 2018 offers incredible events and conferences that seek to enhance all healthcare professional’s skills, knowledge, and career opportunities. So, whether you’re a nurse, speech therapist, respiratory therapist, or other allied clinician, we’ve put together a list of 2018 conferences that includes a little something for just about everyone. 




Association of California Nurse Leaders 40th Annual Conference 2018

Monterey, CA

February 4 – 7, 2018

To celebrate their 40th year, the Association of California Nurse Leaders is presenting an exceptional conference featuring an in-depth exploration of the issues and opportunities nurse leaders face in today's uncertain healthcare environment.


ANA Quality and Innovation Conference

Orlando, FL

March 21 – 23, 2018

If you’re a nurse who may not want a conference geared toward a specific specialty, the American Nurses Association (ANA) presents the ANA Quality and Innovation Conference – a fantastic conference where all healthcare professions are encouraged to attend.


AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo 2018

New Orleans, LA

March 24 – 28, 2018

The Association of Registered Nurses (AORN) presents the AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo 2018 – a revolutionary learning experience featuring a dynamic range of topics, world-renowned speakers, top researchers, and the latest products and services that advance how nurses practice. 


Association of Nurse Executives (AONE) Annual Meeting

Indianapolis, IN

April 12 - 15, 2018

AONE 2018 offers a full agenda of educational courses, social events and networking for nurse leaders. At AONE 2018, you will engage with nurse leaders from across the country and solve solutions to current challenges facing nurse leaders. 


National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition

Boston, MA

May 20 – 24, 2018

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses presents the National Teaching Institute (NTI) & Critical Care Exposition – a premier conference that offers learning, motivation, inspiration, and celebration for high insight and critical care and intensive care unit nurses.


International Conference on Nursing and Midwifery

New York, NY

May 23 – 24, 2018

Conferenceseries LLC presents the third International Conference on Nursing and Midwifery – a conference that focuses on advances in labor and delivery care and treatment. This conference will conduct presentations, distribute information, meet with current and potential scientists, and discuss advances in treatment and care. 


Travelers Conference (TravCon)

Las Vegas, NV

September 9 – 11, 2018

For all traveling healthcare professionals, one of the best conferences in the nation is TravCon – the largest annual event that provides traveling healthcare professionals the opportunity to network with other travelers and industry insiders. TravCon invites all RN’s, NP’s, PA’s, and allied health professionals to join them at this dynamic event.


Emergency Nursing 2018

Pittsburgh, PA

September 26 – 29, 2018

The Emergency Nurses Association presents the annual Emergency Nursing 2018 – a fantastic event in the “City of Champions” for innovative education and technology, leading research, and network opportunities for emergency nurses.



Allied health professionals have numerous conferences and events around the nation. No matter what your specialty, there’s a conference out there for you.


Physical Therapy

2018 Combined Sections Meeting

New Orleans, LA

February 21 – 24, 2018

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) presents the 2018 Combined Sections Meeting – the largest conference on physical therapy in the country with innovative and dedicated professionals, plus with programming designed by all 18 of APTA’s specialty sections.



American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting

Nashville, TN

March 16 - 19, 2018

The APhA Annual Meeting is provides the latest in clinical and technological advances shaping the future of pharmacy. 


Occupational Therapy

2018 AOTA Annual Conference and Expo

Salt Lake City, UT

April 19 – 22, 2018

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) presents the 2018 AOTA Annual Conference and Expo – the largest gathering of occupational therapy practitioners and students. Be inspired by keynote speeches, educational presentation sessions, and discussions and networking opportunities.


Surgical Technologists

AST Surgical Technology Conference

Orlando, FL

May 31 – June 2, 2018

The Association of Surgical Technologists Annual Conference heads to Disney World, where attendees will participate in premier educational settings led by nationally distinguished surgeons.


Radiologic Therapy

World Congress on Cancer Biology and Radiology

Atlanta, GA

July 18 – 19, 2018

Conferenceseries LLC presents the World Congress on Cancer Biology and Radiology – a trending event which brings together efficient international academic scientists, young researchers, and students making the congress a perfect platform to share experience, gain, and evaluate emerging technologies in cancer treatment and radiology across the globe.


Speech Therapy

ASHA Convention 2018

Boston, MA

November 15 – 17, 2018

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) presents ASHA Convention 2018 – a premier annual professional education event for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. This event provides unparalleled opportunities to hear the latest research and gain new skills and resources to advance your knowledge and career.


Respiratory Therapy

AARC 2018 – American Association of Respiratory Care Annual Congress

Las Vegas, NV

December 4 – 7, 2018

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) presents the AARC 2018 – American Association of Respiratory Care Annual Congress – a leading event in the respiratory care field, it’s a gathering to promote professional excellence to advance science and practice of respiratory care with innovative lectures, seminars, and keynote speakers.



If you’re interested in conferences and events that help promote the entirety of health and lifestyle wellness, there are incredible options all around that look to achieve the health advancement of all individuals – health professionals and patients alike.

Digital Health Summit

Las Vegas, NV

January 9 – 12, 2018

Consumer Technology Association presents the 9th Annual Digital Health Summit – a two-day summit that highlights how digital health is a driving force in how healthcare is administered, customized, and reimagined. Learn from some of the most influential and informative speakers in digital health and wellness, consumer electronics, and media helping consumers, patients, and care providers create better solutions, outcomes, and lower healthcare costs worldwide.


SXSW Health and Wellness Conference

Austin, TX

March 9 – 13, 2018

South by Southwest (SXSW) presents the SXSW Health and Wellness Conference – a fun-filled and interactive conference focusing on innovations that build and support the ecosystem of patients, caregivers, providers, payers, policy makers, designers, entrepreneurs, and investors to improve health and wellness in the communities where we all live, work, and play. Check out other conferences and festivals by SXSW, like themes surrounding government, design, touring and living experience, news and journalism, and social impact.


Tools for Promoting Healthy Change

Boston, MA

June 22 – 23, 2018

Lifestyle Medicine presents the Tools for Promoting Healthy Change – an immersive two-day course that offers strategies to guide patients and healthcare professionals to healthier lives. Education includes evidence-based strategies, tools and techniques to effect healthier changes, including diet, exercise, sleep, weight loss, and stress management.



Texas Hospital Association (THA)

Annual Conference and Expo

Houston, TX

February 6 - 7, 2018

The THA Annual Conference and Expo is the premier event for Texas hospital leaders and features sessions for clinical, policy, legal, technology, and governance positions. 


American College of Healthcare Executives  (ACHA) Congress on Healthcare Leadership

Chicago, IL

March 26 - 29, 2018

The ACHA Congress on Healthcare Leadership provides cutting-edge professional development, practical solutions to healthcare management, and a global networking community provide ample opportunities for professional development. 


No matter what healthcare profession you’re most passionate about, there is always a chance to advance your knowledge, enhance your skills, and network with innovative individuals who are trying to accomplish the same goals you are – to provide the best and most innovative care to patients.