The Symposium has a long history in California, our very first event in 1998 was held in Carlsbad and we returned to California eight times in the next fourteen years. However, it has been a while and so I am thrilled in 2020 we will return to our birthplace and once again bring the Symposium to Southern California. And allow our attendees to experience all it has to offer both in terms of healthcare and attractions.
California Healthcare is incredibly robust. Twenty Southern California hospitals have been named among the top 1,000 in the world by Newsweek. Three of the top twenty Southern California hospitals are ranked among the top 200 globally including Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica. Dignity Health Southern California consists of six world-class hospitals stretching from Long Beach to Northridge, from Downtown LA to Glendale, to the Inland Empire and San Bernardino. Twelve Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California were recognized as “high performing” in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Hospitals study. All of this healthcare is why we can’t wait to bring all of our attendees to this great town. During the day there will be plenty of education and networking opportunities which will be part of the Symposium.
At night or in the days before and after the Symposium, our attendees will find so much to do as Long Beach is one giant playground located right in the heart of Southern California. You can experience it all from a deep-sea adventure at the Aquarium of the Pacific right on the bay and a voyage in time aboard the historic Queen Mary to lively guided tours through downtown and the colorful East Village. Within an hour’s drive, you can explore the fabulous worlds of Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure and every major Southern California attraction.
Right now, we are in the middle of reviewing speaking proposals to put together this year’s conference program. Exhibitors are signing up each day. And registration will open in just a few weeks. Keep your eyes on your email for all the exciting things we’ll offer in Long Beach this fall!
Vice President, Symposium Director
Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo
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