Virtual conference or meeting

The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) has cancelled its in-person Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition, scheduled for Oct. 4 to 7 in Chicago, and will be instead holding an innovative new virtual conference on October 5 to 7. The decision was made in light of COVID-19 and the ongoing efforts of hospitals and health systems to fight the pandemic in their communities. 

Previously, ASHE had hoped to hold an in-person event along with the virtual conference, but determined after monitoring progress with Illinois’ phased reopening plan as well as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local guidelines that an in-person event is not possible in 2020. ASHE is working with speakers, sponsors and partners to create a reimagined digital experience for attendees.

“As excited as we were to put on a memorable in-person Annual Meeting in Chicago this fall, the health and safety of our attendees and staff outweighed any other considerations in our decision-making process.” says Deanna Martin, MS, CAE, ASHE executive director. “We’re looking forward to providing our attendees and exhibitors with a collaborative digital experience.” 

To learn more and register for the 2020 ASHE Annual Virtual Conference, visit