Elevate your brand, share your ideas and energize your vision at one of 2024’s most valuable healthcare conferences.

In the fast-evolving healthcare industry, where breakthrough ideas are at the forefront, one smart strategy for standing out from the competition is to secure a speaking opportunity at a high-profile conference. Securing a speaking slot is competitive, but having a voice in the room is valuable to cultivate relationships, build recognition, and position executives as industry leaders.

From our experience building successful speaking programs, we have found it important to monitor the target conference and be prepared for the speaking applications to open and close within the same month. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, as some conferences accept on a rolling basis. When developing a submission, consider the timeliness and timelessness of your topic. As an example, artificial intelligence is top of mind for every industry, and applications with not only a timely tie to AI, but timeless—big picture—context, have a better chance of standing out from the crowd.

Speaking at these conferences can be essential to position clients as effective thought leaders in the field and even announce revolutionary products.

Here are the five healthcare conferences worth adding to your 2024 calendar.

CES | Consumer Technology Association

January 9-12, in Las Vegas, NV

CES® is one of the most influential tech events in the world, covering trailblazing technologies and innovations that are driving the healthcare space. By attracting more than 130,000 technology leaders and innovators, the conference gathers some of the sharpest minds and brands, creating opportunities for leaders to meet new partners and engage with businesses.

This conference provides a space for breakthrough technologies changing the industry. With advancements in healthcare, CES attracts large medical organizations that showcase their latest products and highlight the intersection of technology and healthcare solutions. Several of the 2024 digital health and medtech conversations will focus on bridging the gap of care, lowering costs and improving health equity.


March 8-16, in Austin, TX

Another leading conference with a healthcare track is SXSW, which spearheads conversations that connect healthcare and technology. The conference’s health and medtech track evaluates how technological and social changes impact the industry. The 2024 event includes sessions exploring cancer health equity, mental health, maternal health and more. Other key topics include patient-centric care, AI and 3D printing.

Other major tracks at the conference include climate change, government and civic engagement. With over 300,000 industry leaders and thinkers gathered to inspire change, the conference enables these leaders to collaborate and change the world for the better.

HIMSS24 Global Health Conference & Exhibition | Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

March 11-15, in Orlando, FL

Year after year, HIMSS is the leading healthcare industry conference that brings experts together to develop, strengthen and learn about the intersection of health and technology. HIMSS unites thought leaders, disruptors and changemakers across the global health information and technology spectrum. Epic, Leidos and Amazon Web Services are among the biggest corporations that attend.

The conference gathers more than 40,000 healthcare professionals and spearheads some of the most relevant industry conversations, making it the go-to health conference to unveil cutting-edge health technology. The 2024 keynotes focus on caring for others during turbulent times and the human element of health security. The speakers provide actionable takeaways for the audience. People say HIMSS is dynamic, inspiring and a can’t-miss event.

American Medical Device Summit

September 30-October 1, in Chicago, IL

The American Medical Device Summit reveals devices changing the healthcare industry. It provides a unique platform for medical device leaders to debate, learn and generate new ideas. The 2024 summit will explore strategies and best practices to optimize product development, quality management, speed to commercialization and manufacturing.

Key themes of the 2024 conference include the impact of public policy on the industry, managing risk, and understanding regulations in the U.S. and E.U. While it’s a more intimate setting of 250 attendees, it’s an extremely targeted conference and a great networking opportunity for medical device leaders.


October 20-23, in Las Vegas, NV

Since its launch in 2018, HLTH has become a must-attend conference for healthcare leaders. It connects the entire health ecosystem to focus on innovation and transformation. With events featuring industry-leading speakers and mission-driven initiatives, HLTH leads the dialogue and development of a better health ecosystem. The event attracts over 8,500 senior leaders across the healthcare ecosystem and regularly sparks new ideas and leading conversations in the field.

Speaking engagements can build a brand, position executives as thought leaders and introduce revolutionary products to the market. If a speaking program aligns with your business objectives, a PR partner can identify the opportunities that meet your goals and develop proposals to secure a spot.

RH Strategic works with innovators in the healthcare industry to elevate thought leaders, gain market share, and stand out from the competition. Let’s talk.


RH Strategic is a Seattle and D.C.-based PR agency with a nationwide presence and additional global reach via membership in the Worldcom Public Relations Group. We provide strategic public relations for innovators in the technology, government, healthcare, and social and environmental impact markets.