Optional Preconference Events

HIMSS is pleased to offer the following full-day, preconference educational programs at HIMSS20.

Call for Preconference Proposals

For the first time, HIMSS will open a Call for Preconference Proposals from September 6, 2019 through September 30, 2019, where individuals will be given the opportunity to submit a proposal to present a session in any of the programs listed below.

  • Aging & Tech Forum: Addressing the Silver Tsunami
  • Cloud Forum
  • Consumerization of Health Forum
  • Cybersecurity Forum
  • Innovation Forum
  • Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare
  • Patient Engagement & Experience Forum
  • Pharma Forum
  • Population Health Management Forum
  • Revenue Cycle Optimization Forum
  • AMDIS/HIMSS Physicians’ Executive Symposium
  • Big Data Symposium
  • Blockchain Symposium
  • Career Development Symposium
  • Interoperability and HIE Symposium
  • Leading a Digital Organization Symposium
  • Nursing Informatics Symposium
  • Telehealth Symposium

Please review the information below before submitting your proposal.

  • Program Overviews – This document will provide you with additional information on each program included in the call for proposals.
  • Submission Guidelines – This document will provide you with the guidelines for submitting a proposal, including information on becoming a speaker, deadlines, presentation format, review procedures, and commercial content.
  • Required Submission Information - This document is to provide you with a copy of the HIMSS20 Optional Events Call for Proposal questions to assist you in preparing prior to entering your data online.

For more information, contact:

Caroline Connelly
(312) 915-9583

Mike Moran
(207) 791-8713

Examine trends and identify impactful solutions and opportunities as we move into the future of aging.

This symposium will tackle challenges and successes physicians face using technology to better serve their patients.

Explore where the industry is today and what the future may look like in regards to Big Data.

This interactive program will provide you the opportunity to validate your blockchain hypotheses and give you a clear sense of how to participate in blockchain ecosystems.

An all-day session addressing skill development targeted towards advancing your career. 

The Cloud Computing Forum brings together IT decision-makers and professionals for insights and strategies for making the switch to cloud computing and leveraging the technology effectively.

This full day symposium will examine the consumerization of health, healthcare and wellness, centered on digital health technologies.

The Cybersecurity Forum will explore the challenges, solutions, and progress being made in the field.

Join us for the Innovation Forum to explore essential elements and key tactics you will need to innovate through game changing partnerships.

The Interoperability and HIE Symposium will examine what is being done and what still needs to be done to achieve secure, appropriate and ubiquitous data access and electronic exchange of health information.

Attendees will experience how leaders at high-performing digitally-enabled organizations overcome the challenges of pursuing the quadruple aim.

Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare brings healthcare IT decision makers together for insights and face-to-face dialog.

Be part of a dynamic community of nurse leaders who will come together to address the most current issues facing informatics nurses today.

The Patient Engagement & Experience Summit provides a deep-dive on how technology is improving patient care.

The Pharma Forum will examine the current state of Pharma-Provider-Payer collaborations.

This forum will dive deep into the social determinants of health (SDOH) and share how leading healthcare organizations are using digital technologies to care for our most vulnerable populations.

Focused on new strategies for a patient-centered revenue cycle to increase payments, reduce collections, and boost their customer loyalty while benefiting the bottom line.

This symposium will explore ways that provider organizations are using telemedicine to create a more patient-centered experience and adapting to a value-based world.