Spring is well in hand and talk of summer and summer plans has begun. Here are 5 upcoming events you may want to squeeze in between now and Memorial Day and a few more to look at before the heavy proposal season really kicks into gear.

National Veteran Small Business Coalition Dinner and Networking Event
When: May 9, 2018
Where: Arlington, VA

This NVSBC dinner and networking event includes a Boot Camp Program with a detailed review of upcoming opportunities for Veteran owned business, followed by a dinner meeting highlighting Veteran-focused contract vehicles, emerging opportunities and trends.

VA Healthcare 2018
When: May 14
Where: Washington, DC

VA Healthcare 2018 will bring together 300+ individuals ranging from VA officials, industry executives, elected officials, and academia from across the U.S. and global stakeholders to discuss the challenges at the forefront of Veteran Healthcare operations, policy and procurements. Key themes running throughout the summit will be the VA’s 5 key priorities: greater choices for Veterans, modernizing the VA’s systems, resource management and efficiency, improving timeliness of service and wait times and suicide prevention and getting to zero.

CXO Tech Forum: Health IT
When: May 15, 2018
Where: Washington, DC

The CXO Tech Forum: Health IT promises federal technology executives from civilian and defense healthcare agencies who will explore the AI, data, cyber and security technologies transforming healthcare. Participating agencies include VA, DHA, HHS, National Cancer Institute, CMS/CCIIO, U.S. Digital Services, among others.

Finding the Human in Health and IT
When: May 17, 2018
Where: Arlington, VA

This HIMSS NCA May Educational Event will focus on the patient experience and consider how the prognosis can change our perspective on treatment and care and the role of IT. It will also explore the importance of IT and health analytics in current research and future improvements of patient care and diagnosis and treatment, as well as how best to keep the humanistic side alive moving from diagnosis to treatment with a focus on health IT.

CMS Industry Happy Hour
When: May 22, 2018
Where: Columbia, MD

This NCMA Happy Hour event is a great chance to network with colleagues.

There are a few more events further ahead that you may also want to take note of to start initial planning for.

CMS Industry Day Procurement Conference
When: June 1, 2018
Where: Baltimore, MD

Registration closes May 20 for this CMS/SSA Industry Day Procurement Conference that promises workshops and one-on-one matchmaking sessions.

FedHealthIT Innovation Awards & Networking Event
When: June 12, 2018
Where: Washington, DC

This event recognizes and honors leaders from across the Federal Health innovation, technology and consulting sector to celebrate programs nominated and selected by their peers for DRIVING INNOVATION and RESULTS across the Department of Veterans Affairs, Military Health, Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

CMS SPARC Networking Event
When: June 26, 2018
Where: Fulton, MD

This informal networking and a casual event is an opportunity to meet and greet those who are Large and Small holders of the SPARC IDIQ.

2018 OSEHRA Open Source Summit
When: July 18-20, 2018
Where: Bethesda, MD

This year’s OSEHRA three-day Health IT Summit will highlight a growing number of open source initiatives and the increasing level of public-private partnership in major programs and agencies. It will also explore participation in emerging hybrid proprietary and open source efforts such as VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) and how to optimize open source utilization and community involvement.

4th Annual Happy Hour for a Cause
When: July 23, 2018
Where: Orlando, FL

Kick off your week at DHITS and support a charity near and dear to many of us! Come together with over 250 attendees to support Fisher House and beat the $13K raised last year. All proceeds will go to serve Fisher House Foundation, which provides free or low-cost lodging to Veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers.

Defense Health Information Technology Symposium
When: July 24-26
Where: Orlando

Many of the details for this annual event are still pending but this one is worth a save the date.

G2Xchange Health Members: Visit the main events page to browse some of the other key Federal Health IT events happening in the coming weeks including:

Examining the Changing Healthcare Industry with HHS
Challenges to reaching All of Us with NIH
Technology as the disruptor of the business and delivery of health with HHS, FDA, CMS and ONC
Reimagining Citizen Experiences through IT with VA and HHS
Health Meetup with NIH
DoD/VA Interoperability Update
May Health Forum with CDC, NIH and FDA
The Future of Federal Cybersecurity and IT with CMS and VA
Aligning data initiatives with HHS and DHA
HHS Pathway to Success Industry Forum with HHS, CMS, FDA and NIH
Small business outreach with HHS
Improving Healthcare through precision medicine with NIH
How cloud is powering the modernization movement with HHS
The challenge of value based payment with CMS
Transformation through partnerships, Healthcare trends and delivery models with HHS
Technology Innovation Showcase with NIH NCI
Cybersecurity Forum with HHS
Sustaining the VistA Community in the future
CISO Cybersecurity training with CMS
Critical Policy and Acquisition Priorities in Health
Exploring participation in Open Source initiatives
CMS hosts Information Technology (IT) Conference
Insights into Medicaid systems and initiatives with CMS
Data lessons learned and future paths with NCI, FDA and ONC
Innovation transforming Global Healthcare
Military Health Vendor Day – IT and Cybersecurity
The Implications of Blockchain for Healthcare with HHS, CDC and ONC
Best practices and new standards for Healthcare tomorrow

The G2X event calendar, focused on the interests of the Federal Health IT and consulting community, is updated regularly.


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