8 Best Healthcare Recruiting Conferences in 2023

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Healthcare staffing shortages. Burnout. Limited bandwidth.

The last few years have presented healthcare recruiters and hospital executives with more challenges than ever. Healthcare recruitment leaders have had to learn a whole new way of operating. On top of that, recruiters have had to perform more effectively with limited resources, budgets, and personnel. We get it. It’s a lot.

Fortunately, the healthcare recruitment community offers plenty of opportunities for support and learning. We’ve compiled a list of top healthcare recruitment conferences for healthcare recruiters and c-suite hospital executives.

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AAPPR Annual Conference 2023

Date: March 22-24, 2023

Location: Austin, Texas

Healthcare or physician recruiter? The AAPPR Annual Conference is a must-attend event. This conference is designed specifically for physician and healthcare recruitment professionals, and covers a wide range of topics including talent management, diversity and inclusion, and industry trends.

Some of the featured speakers at this year’s conference include Valerie Alexander, CEO of Speak Happiness, and Risha Grant, CEO of Risha Grant LLC.

Attendees can expect to learn from these and other expert speakers, network with their peers, and gain valuable insights that can help them succeed in the healthcare recruitment space.

Becker’s 13th Annual Meeting

Date: April 3-6, 2023

Location: Chicago, Illinois

The Becker’s Annual Meeting is a well-known conference in the healthcare industry, and for good reason. This conference brings together hospital c-suite executives, physicians, and other healthcare leaders to discuss the latest trends and challenges facing the industry.

Some of the featured speakers at this year’s conference include John Couris, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tampa General Hospital, Clay Holderman, Chief Executive Officer of UnityPoint Health, and Prathibha Varkey, MD and President at Mayo Clinic Health System.


Date: April 23-25, 2023

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

If you’re interested in human resources in the healthcare industry, ASHHRA23 is the conference for you. This conference is focused on HR in healthcare, and covers a wide range of topics including leadership development, workforce management, and diversity and inclusion.

The keynote speaker at this conference will be Steve Caidgan, a talent strategist and company culture expert and a former Vice President of Talent at LinkedIn. He’ll be talking about the future of work and what future changes will mean for healthcare recruiters, leaders, and organizations.

2023 AHA Annual Membership Meeting

Date: April 23-25, 2023

Location: Washington, D.C.

The 2023 AHA Annual Membership Meeting is a conference designed for hospital and health system leaders, including recruitment professionals. The conference is designed to impact patients, healthcare workers, and communities.

Some of the speakers at this year’s conference will include John M. Haupert, President and CEO of Grady Health System, chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, Joanne M. Conroy, President and CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, chair-elect of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, and Rick Pollack, President and CEO, American Hospital Association.


Date: July 26-29, 2023

Location: Austin, Texas

The NAHCR23 conference is another great event for healthcare recruiters — whether you’re a TA leader or just starting your first job. This conference covers a wide range of topics including talent acquisition strategies, recruiting challenges, and industry trends.

The conference is designed by healthcare recruiters so it’s really tailor-focused on providing value to human resource specialists, TA managers, and other professionals recruiting in healthcare.

HR Healthcare 2023

Date: October, 2023

Location: TBD

The HR Healthcare 2023 conference is a must-attend event for HR professionals in the healthcare industry.

This peer-led conference features 200+ HR leaders from top health systems and hospitals across the United States. Some of the speakers in 2022 included Vishal Bhalla, Chief Experience Officer and Enterprise & CHRO at Atrium Health, DeLancey Johnson, SVP, Associate Chief Talent Officer at Parkland Health, and David Crawford, VP of Talent Acquisition at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Healthcare Staffing Summit 2023

Date: November 1-3, 2023

Location: Las Vegas, NV

The Healthcare Staffing Summit is a well-known conference in the healthcare industry, and for good reason. This conference brings together healthcare recruiters and staffing professionals to discuss the latest trends and challenges facing the industry. Speakers at this year’s conference include staffing experts, industry analysts, and government officials, making it an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn from the best.

Some of the speakers from 2022 included Parth Bhakta, CEO of Vivian Health, Amber Zeeb, Chief People Officer & EVP, Global Employee Services & Infrastructure at Aya Healthcare, and Michelle Johnson, Sr. Manager, Contingent Workforce – HR Services at Stanford Medicine.

LEAP TA: Healthcare 2023

Date: December, 2023

Location: TBD

The LEAP TA: Healthcare conference is a must-attend event for talent acquisition and recruitment leaders in the healthcare space. In addition to learning about cutting-edge recruitment strategies, you’ll get ideas for solving the current talent shortage (which we don’t foresee ending anytime soon).

At the 2022 conference, attendees heard about case studies from Scripps Health, Trinity Health, UCLA Health, Banner Health, and other organizations that are innovating in healthcare recruitment. Some of the 2022 speakers included Courtnay Wittmershaus, Director, Talent Acquisition at Scripps Health, Lisa Dyson, Director, Talent Acquisition at University of Utah Health, and Zoila Diedrich, Director of Talent Sourcing at Advocate Aurora Health.

Healthcare Recruitment Conferences in 2023: Finding the Best One for You

With so many conferences geared toward healthcare recruitment leaders and hospital execs in 2023, it can be difficult to choose the right ones for you. The good news? Each of the above conferences offers opportunities to learn from peers, network, better understand industry trends, and grow your skills. Here’s to making 2023 your best recruitment year yet!

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