Our History


Health Connect Partners began as a dinner conversation between Nelson Hendry (retired President & co-founder) and David Mason (CEO & co-founder), the initial business model sketched out on a cocktail napkin. We now run multiple national conferences each year, bringing thousands of healthcare professionals together for some of the most unique events in the healthcare industry.

For over a decade we've had the privilege of bringing providers and suppliers together. In September of 2006, we held our first Supply & Pharmacy Expo. The next year we added a Hospital Pharmacy Conference, which quickly became our flagship event; by 2008, we were holding them twice a year. In the spring of 2009 we began our Radiology & Imaging Conference, followed by the launch of our Hospital O.R. & Surgical Conference in 2010 and our Hospital & Healthcare I.T. Conference in 2011. In 2014 we held our first dedicated Hospital Supply Conference, and then launched our first Hospital Pharmacy Buyer Conference in  2022. For 2023, we are excited to enter into another market with the introduction of our inaugural Nursing Home Conference.

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in early spring of 2020, we had to face the hard reality that for the first time in 14 years it was not possible to hold our events live and in-person as we had always done. But we knew that the need for connection in healthcare communities had never been greater, even though being in the same physical space was not possible. So we went back to the drawing board and developed a model to facilitate those connections virtually until it is safe for everyone to return to live, in-person events together.

Now, we are excited to be holding in-person conferences while also continuing to offer live-online (virtual) options to bring Providers and Suppliers together.

Past Conferences

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