2018 National Health Science Conference

The 2018 National Health Science Conference is a 100% health science education focused!

This conference only happens every other year; with an AGENDA loaded with innovative pre-conference sessions, engaging keynote speakers, exciting exhibits, relevant concurrent sessions, and excellent networking opportunities. Teachers, administrators, and/or health-related companies, associations, and organizations who have an interest in shaping health science education and impacting future health professionals will find this a one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity!  NCHSE looks forward to Growing the Pipeline a Mile High in Denver, at our biennial conference, September 26-28, pre-conference sessions, September 25. 

Join us for:

  • Educational opportunities – Learn about the new trends in health science education.
  • Networking with peers – Uncover ideas and spark inspiration from other health science education teachers.
  • Meet new vendors – Discover innovative products and services that will inspire classroom instruction.
  • Position yourself as an expert – Present best practices to other health science education teachers.
  • Reap the rewards – Add a layer of enjoyment to your career growth.

ALERT: Early conference registration rate has been extended to Friday, September 7 to accommodate the start of school and the Labor Day Holiday. 


A Night of Major League Baseball

Hosted by National Consortium for Health Science Education – NCHSE

Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday night, September 26, 2018, 6:40 PM (MT)

Would you like to attend a Colorado Rockies game while you are in town for the National Health Science Conference? We have group tickets reserved, for $23 each, in section 116 (great seats!). Tickets are limited so purchase yours today


Keynote Speakers

Barb Bancroft

Barb Bancroft has provided more than 2500 continuing education events on clinical topics pertaining to pathophysiology, physical assessment, and pharmacology to health care professionals. She has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and St. Xavier University of Chicago. Barb Bancroft is the author of four books, and is currently working on her fifth titled, Laughing My Aspirin Off. Barb provides a wealth of clinical information that can be applied to everyday practice.


Bill Coon

Bill was born in 1989 with Hypoplastic Left Ventricle Syndrome, a congenital birth defect. In the final hours of Bill’s life, the phone rang, and Bill became the eighth infant heart transplant in the nation. Many years pass, and at age 20, Bill was rushed to the hospital where a team of doctors informed him that he was in both end-stage heart and kidney failure. Since returning home, Bill has become an avid spokesperson for organ donation. In 2017, Bill launched Keep Swimming Foundation. A nonprofit organization that aims to provide financial relief to the families of individuals facing long-term inpatient care.


Michele Deck

Michele Deck presents on innovative teaching methods in the field of health care education and training. She is co-founder and chief executive officer of G.A.M.E.S., a company that specializes in seminars on adult learning and interactive training methods, and Tool Thyme for Trainers, a company which supplies innovative and creative presentation tools for educators worldwide. She has authored twelve books on creative and involving ways to teach adults. Michele is a past president of Lamaze International and it’s current Accreditation Chair.


I have taught Health Science/Health Careers Education for 21 years. I am a nurse and a National Board Certified Teacher. This conference was THE BEST I have EVER had the pleasure of attending. I brought back so much knowledge that I am sharing with my students. I WILL not miss the next one! Applauding all who put this awesome conference together. WORTH EVERY PENNY.”
– Marilyn Turvey, Kiamichi Technology Center (OK)


Early Bird Conference Registration ($550)**
Wednesday, September 26, 8:00 AM – Friday, September 28, 12:00 PM
Includes 3 lunches, breaks and materials.
** Rate increases by $100 after August 31
** Cancellations received on or before August 31 are subject to a $50 processing fee. After August 31 no refunds will be provided for cancellations

To view the event AGENDAclick here.

To view the Conference Concurrent Sessions, click here.

To access a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Need a little help making your case to attend? Click here to download a sample letter.


The Power of Simulation: Where Do I Start?
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM / Lunch Included
Homewood Suites/Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center


Pre Conference
Clay and Cadaver Pre-Conference
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
9am-4pm | lunch included
2201 S. Delaware St., Denver, CO


National Health Science Conference
September 26-28
Denver, CO
Embassy Suites by Hilton – Denver Downtown

NCHSE has arranged a block of rooms at the following hotels:

Embassy Suites Denver Downtown*
Main Conference Property
$219 per night for single/double occupancy
1420 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80202
(800) 445-8667


Homewood Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown*
Overflow Property
$219 per night for single/double occupancy
550 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-7800


Staybridge Suites
$219 per night for single/double occupancy**
333 W Colfax Ave 
Denver, CO 80204
Reservations Line: 800-238-8000
Online Booking Link: NCHSE Link for Reservations
Group Code: NGB
Group Cutoff Date: 09/02/18
**Rate change on Thursday, 9/27

* Mention the National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) to receive the conference group rate.

Thank you Exhibitors and Sponsors!


For a complete list of sponsors and exhibitors, click here.

Interested in participating in our conference? Learn more about becoming an exhibitor here.