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2017 International Conference on Patient-Centered Care

International Conference on Patient-Centered Care

Join over 1,000 of your peers, patients, caregivers, and healthcare’s world-class experts

At the 2017 Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care! In its 25th year, the longest running conference on patient–centered care will be take place from October 15th – 18th at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

Four Days of Personal and Professional Growth
Attending this year’s event will give you access to some of the best learning opportunities in the healthcare industry today.  Big ideas, practical takeaways, key strategies and inspiring thought leadership await you in Baltimore!

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7,500 Minutes of Learning

7,500 Minutes of Learning

Big ideas, practical takeaways, key strategies, solutions, and inspiring thought leadership await you over the course of 4 days in Baltimore! Learn, collaborate, share, and build a network of resources to take back with you, while participating in:

  • Keynote Sessions
  • Solution Breakout Sessions
  • Master Classes
  • Poster Sessions
  • Group Discussions
  • Reactor Panels to Sessions
  • Tours of Award Winning Patient-Centered Hospitals
  • Hands On Activities
  • The Planetree Live Festival!
  • Great Ideas from Around the Globe
  • Wellness Activities
  • The Town Hall (Planetree Exhibit Hall)
  • Patient-Centered Care Excellence and Innovation Awards
20 Countries Represented

20 Countries Represented

Welcome to the longest running international conference on patient-centered care! Each year we look forward to this unique opportunity to convene the community of patient-centered pioneers and innovators from around the world. We encourage you to come and connect with your global peers and discover fresh innovative approaches to care. After all, it really is a small world when considering our missions are the same: To better the lives of patients, patients' families and loved ones. Our attendees hale from:

  • Australia, Brazil, Canada,
  • Chile, Denmark, Ecuador,
  • France, Germany, Ireland,
  • Italy, Kenya, New Zealand,
  • Nigeria, Singapore, Thailand,
  • The Netherlands, Turkey, United States
  • Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar

860 Thought Leaders

860 Thought Leaders

Who are the 860 thought leaders? They are the informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in the field of patient-centered care. They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas; turn ideas into reality, and know and show how to replicate their success. Simply put, they are our attendees and presenters who are made up of:

  • Patients
  • Caregivers
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Front line Staff
  • Healthcare Executives
  • Industry Analysts
  • Top Business and Healthcare Keynote Speakers
1 Great City - Baltimore!

1 Great City - Baltimore!

Baltimore is a city of 80 square miles and accounts for 23 percent of the region’s total population. The city is home to 13 colleges and universities, including internationally recognized Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland Baltimore. Professional sports teams, historic and cultural resources, and major employers in the health care, information and cybersecurity, finance and banking, and hospitality and entertainment industries also call the city home.

Participant Testimonials

Now in its 24th year the International Conference on Patient-Centered Care has educated, inspired, and motivated over 18,000 participants. The energy and enthusiasm for Planetree’s premier event is like none other. Here is what a few of our guests had to say:

  • Reinforces why we are Planetree and solidifies our core values
  • After attending the Planetree Conference your attention shifts – from I can’t to Why not!?
  • The energy and enthusiasm at a Planetree conference is unlike any other. The presentations are compelling, thought-provoking and touch you at the core of why good care is all about the person at its center. I left with valuable takeaways, new relationships, and opportunities to explore potential synergies with several like-minded organizations. I left excited and energized. Congratulations on a job well done!
    Pat Mastors, President, The Patient Voice Institute, Co-Chair, NQF Patient & Family Engagement Action Team, Speaker, Author
  • I felt that the personal growth was as great as the professional growth. It was nice to come back to work renewed not just with work ideas but feeling personally rejuvenated! Thank you!!!!
  • It was an amazing life changing experience for me. Thank you soo much!!!
  • I have had the privilege of speaking at, and attending, healthcare conferences around the world for many years, and Planetree’s 2014 Conference was one of the best organized and most informative gatherings I have experienced.
    Rebecca Costa, 2014 Planetree Conference Keynote Presenter
  • Great to be surrounded by thought leaders who inspire innovation and creativity
  • I loved being a part of the authenticity and warmth, seeking and sharing, challenging and collaborating that happened over those few days – Planetree lives its mission inside and out. Hoping to find some way to weasel my way back in for 2015!
    Alexandra Drane, Planetree 2014 Keynote
  • It was an amazing life changing experience for me. Thank you soo much!!
  • Amazed us that the challenges we are facing are universal – everyone is working on the same issues
  • Mind blowing and a very motivating and positive experience!
  • The caliber of speakers and their content was priceless. The staff was courteous, professional and well-informed. Even with hundreds of moving parts that come part and parcel with putting on a live event, not a single detail was missed.
    Rebecca Costa, 2014 Planetree Conference Keynote Presenter
  • The character of the people drawn to a Planetree conference - those striving for the highest degree of compassionate, patient-centered care- makes for a unique experience.
    Pat Mastors, President, The Patient Voice Institute, Co-Chair, NQF Patient & Family Engagement Action Team, Speaker, Author
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