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Important Dates for Healthcare Marketers

Posted Jun 02 2009 4:38pm

There are a few events and deadlines of note coming up on the calendar for healthcare marketers. Here are a few on my radar screen:

HCMA Conference ‘09 – The annual event of the Healthcare Communication & Marketing Association. “The HCMA’s Annual Conference , Responding to Change: Innovative Strategies That Fuel Growth in This New Economy, is designed to bring together all sectors of the industry—from pharma companies, biotechs, medical device, and the service groups—to apply creative solutions that will fuel growth.”  This event is taking place at the Westin Hotel in Jersey City, NJ, June 17-19. Visit

13th Annual Healthcare Internet ConferenceCall for Speakers deadline extendedThe 13th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference: The Performance Edge is an opportunity for senior healthcare executives to share best practices and network with colleagues from hospitals, health systems, physician practices and managed care organizations. Approximately 400+ executives including Marketing and Communications Directors; Strategic Planners; Public Relations Directors; Business Development Executives; IT and Webmasters; and Physician Relations Directors are expected to attend.

The deadline for speakers submissions is Wednesday, June 3, 2009. Preference is given to those proposals that include case studies. senior-level industry recognition. Visit to download the call for speakers.

SHSMD Connections 2009: Real-World Strategies for Today’s Challenges – September 30 – October 3~ Orlando, FL – I am receiving regular reminders about the upcoming SHSMD Conference. It’s never too early to start planning for this one. The SHSMD conference is the most comprehensive healthcare marketing conference of the year. And I’ll be one of the featured speakers so I am motivated to encourage attendance. Go to for more information.

Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work Competition – Deadline for submissions is June 19, 2009. Visit or go directly to the best places section of the website by going to

eHealthcare Leadership Awards – Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009. Go to

Modern Healthcare Up & Comers Program – This is to recognized healthcare professionals under the age of 40, honoring rising young stars in the healthcare management field. Nominations due by July 3, 2009. Go to for more information.

Modern Healthcare Design Awards – Modern Healthcare’s 24th annual Design Awards program recognizes excellence in the design and planning of new and remodeled healthcare facilities. The program accepts submissions of all types and sizes of patient care-related facilities, and is open to registered architects only.  Entry deadline is June 26, 2009. Go to

The Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award (Summit MEA) – Deadline for submissions is June 24, 2009. Go to or click here ( for a direct link to the Summit MEA Awards.

Davey Awards – Deadline for submissions is June 12, 2009. Go to for more info.

W3 Awards - Deadline for submissions is June 26, 2009. Go to

6th Annual International Business Awards – Deadline for submission is June 12, 2009. Go to

Post by Dan Dunlop, The Healthcare Marketer

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