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ASHE Transforms 2020 Annual Conference Into An All-Virtual Meeting


July 15, 2020


CHICAGO –The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) has cancelled its in-person Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition, scheduled for October 4-7 in Chicago, and will be instead holding an innovative new virtual conference on October 5-7. 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’s phased reopening plan as well as CDC and local guidelines that an in-person event is not possible in 2020. ASHE will deliver its first-ever Virtual Annual Conference October 5-7, 2020 and 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.” said 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 asheannual.org. 



About ASHE
ASHE is a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association. More than 12,500 members rely on ASHE as a key source of professional development, industry information and advocacy, including representation on key issues that affect their work in the physical health care environment. For more information about ASHE, contact 312-422-3800 or visit www.ashe.org.