9 reasons to attend professional conferences and trade shows

With every spring season comes many professional conferences and trade shows that “spring” up across the country. There are local, regional, national and international shows for our professional organizations or specialties that we can choose to attend.


Consider these benefits to get the most from attending your next conference or trade show:

  1. Reenergize and discover new ideas based upon evidence-based practices that you may want to consider and/or implement in your facility
  2. Meet and learn from some of the leading experts in the industry and speak one-on-one with presenters or lecturers
  3. Learn intensively – a one-hour session with experts, key opinion leaders or researchers can yield more up to date information than hours of research on your own
  4. Network with colleagues that you may not encounter elsewhere to discuss mutual goals and help in resolving challenges
  5. Gain insightful knowledge that can arm you with new concepts or principles to provide better care in your facility
  6. Meet vendors and explore their latest technologies and advancements to improve clinical outcomes
  7. Earn continuing education (CE) or continuing education units (CEU) required for recertification in your specialty or maintain your professional license
  8. Reconnect with old friends or colleagues, and make new ones
  9. Explore a new city, visit places of interest and sample local cuisine

Bring a journal to your next professional conference and take notes! There will be so much to learn!

Arjo will be attending the conferences/trade shows listed below for the remainder of the year. We invite you to stop by our booth to explore our products and solutions that help clinicians across all care environments continually raise the standard of safe and dignified care.

Conference Dates Location
Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) 5/7 – 5/10 San Antonio, TX
CleanMed 5/7 – 5/9 Nashville, TN
Intalere 5/13 – 5/16 Denver, CO
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Expo 5/21 – 5/23 Orlando, FL
Premier 6/18 – 6/21 Nashville, TN
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society Annual Conference 6/23 – 6/25 Nashville, TN
American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition 7/14 – 7/17 Baltimore, MD
Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) 7/28 – 7/31 San Diego, CA
HealthTrust University Conference 8/12 – 8/14 Nashville, TN
American Organization of Health Care Professionals (AOHP) Annual Conference 9/4 – 9/7 Baltimore, MD
Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo 9/17 – 9/19 Boston, MA
Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference 10/10 – 10/12 Baltimore, MD
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference 10/10 – 10/12 Orlando, FL
American Health Care Association (AHCA) Annual Conference 10/13 – 10/15 Orlando, FL
American College of Chest Physicians Annual Conference 10/19 – 10/23 New Orleans, LA
LeadingAge 10/27 – 10/31 San Diego, CA
Healthcare Design (HCD) Expo & Conference 11/2 – 11/5 New Orleans, LA