Summer is historically a slow time of year for Government events with industry shifting their focus to meeting the heavy proposal season needs, but this list of upcoming events may prove too much to miss as they provide valuable information and networking opportunities.

HHS OSDBU 2018 Getting Back 2 Business
When: June 5, 2018
Where: Bethesda, MD
HHS’ “Getting Back 2 Business” Small Business Procurement Conferences provide insight about the proposal development process, Federal contracting basics, and offers a one-on-one networking/matchmaking session with HHS’ top 25 large Prime contractors.

VA Technology Acquisition Center – Industry Engagement 2018
When : June 7, 2018
Where : Eatontown, NJ
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Technology Acquisition Center (TAC) will be hosting an Annual Industry Engagement event in Eatontown, NJ. This is a must attend event if VA is a focus for your business- the networking opportunities alone will make it worth the trip.

DHA Industry Exchange
When: June 11, 2018
Where: Fairfax, VA
This Industry Exchange event is expected to include updates on the forecast and presentations from DHA Joint Directorates providing overviews of selective requirements/opportunities. This event will be packed.

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. We are biased – you should be there!
Reminder- Early Bird Registration ends today!

CMS SPARC Industry Networking Event
When: June 26, 2018
Where: Fulton, MD
This informal networking hosted by two industry leaders has become a must-attend event for those firms focused on CMS. This casual happy hour is an opportunity to meet and greet those who are Large and Small holders of the SPARC IDIQ. One to plan for.

Here are a few more events coming later in the summer that you may want to book in now.

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 more than 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
Yes, it is time already – this large DHITS event is right around the corner. This recent article entitled “Prepping for 2018 DHITS” can be a big help for those who are procrastinating on this one. This out-of-town event is a must-attend for those focused on DHA as the content and the ability to connect with so many leaders from DHA is invaluable.

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:

Technology and Research Collaboration with NIH
How cloud is powering the modernization movement with HHS
Payment and Delivery Reform with CMS
Using Administrative Data for Decision-Making and Program Improvement at HHS
Disrupting Public Procurement with HHS
Transformation through partnerships, Healthcare trends and delivery models with HHS
Customer and Employee Experience with VA
Technology Innovation Showcase with NIH NCI
Cybersecurity Forum with HHS
Cloud Tools and Techniques with HHS
Sustaining the VistA Community in the future
Mission-Critical Projects and the Cloud with NIH
CISO Cybersecurity training with CMS
Health 2.0 and the NIH All of Us Research Program
Critical Policy and Acquisition Priorities in Health
Exploring participation in Open Source initiatives
The Opportunity Behind Changing Contract Management with HHS and VA
Social Event for CMS Industry and Federal Executives
Succeeding as an Innovative Small Business with VA
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
Blockchain Implementation in the Health Sector with HHS and CMS
Innovation transforming Global Healthcare
Military Health Vendor Day – IT and Cybersecurity
The Implications of Blockchain for Healthcare with HHS, CDC and ONC
HHS and Small Business Technology Transfer Outreach Effort
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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  1. How do you find the “main events page?” Should be a link where it is mentioned in the article above about top summer events.


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