Student Attendees

Students in PhotoboothAAMI 2018 brings HTM students, new professionals, and leaders together to learn about the latest innovations and advances in healthcare technology. No matter where you are in your career—AAMI 2018 is for you! 

If you're a full-time student, your registration fee for the entire conference is just $75.

There's a lot to pack into four days, so here are some highlights to help you plan your time in Long Beach.

Career Center—Room CC 204

  • Stop by the Career Center. Are you looking for a job or getting ready to look for one in the near future? Need career advice? Wish you knew more about what it takes to succeed as an HTM professional? We're open on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Monday 8 a.m. to noon. Pick up some of AAMI's professional development resources.
  • Companies at the 2018 Career Fair include: Aramark, ENTECH, GE Healthcare, Health Tech Talent Management, Sodexo CTM, Stephens International Recruiting, Universal Hospital Services, UCSF Medical Center, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Interview with your next employer, find out where the jobs are and what skills companies are looking for, and get some sound career advice.
  • Free headshots:  Located outside the Career Center: Saturday and Sunday, 3:00–4:00 pm; Monday, 10:30–11:30 am
  • Tip: Bring multiple copies of your resume and dress to impress.

Educational Sessions

There is a complete lineup of professional development sessions geared toward students and new professionals that will provide practical advice and tips.


  • 8:00 am–9:00 am: Does Your Executive Leadership Team Appreciate HTM Impact?, Mike Busdicker MBA, CHTM, Intermountain Healthcare; Scott Francis, GE Healthcare; Perry Kirwan, MSE, CCE, Banner Healthcare; Steve Vanderzee, CBET, Advocate Health Care
  • 9:15 am–10:15 am: Transforming Your HTM Department to Make It Even More Valuable, Heidi Horn, SSM Health; Rick Tevis, CCE, SSM Health
  • 2:00 pm–3:00 pm: Technical Resume Writing and Interviewing Techniques, Jenifer Brown, Health Tech Talent Management, LLC (HTTM)


  • 8:00 am–9:00 am: Virtual Reality: New Approaches to Training for HTM Professionals, Kevin Jackson, MBIT, NET+, GCERT, GE Healthcare; Rick Sidlo, MBA, GE Healthcare
  • 9:15 am–10:15 am: Practical Strategies for Attracting and Retaining HTM Professionals, Donna Marie Dyer, MSQA, CBA, GE Healthcare; Ramana Sastry, University of California San Francisco Medical Center
  • 2:00 pm–3:00 pm: Women in HTM, Inhel Rekik, MS, Georgetown University Hospital; Priyanka Upendra, BSMBE, MSE, CHTM, Intermountain Healthcare   Sponsored by Siemens Healthineers


  • 8:30 am –9:15 am: Career Advice with Stephens International Recruiting in the Career Center
  • 9:30 am –10:15 am: Career Advice with Sodexo CTM in the Career Center
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am: The Role of the Clinical Engineering Team in Value Analysis, Erika Klump, MS, Premier, Inc.; Brie Richmond, PMP, CPSM, Premier Inc.
  • 11:15 am–12:00 pm: Navigating the Interview from Both Sides of the Table, Clarice Holden, BSE, VA North Texas Healthcare System

The Expo

  • With nearly 200 exhibitors, including many of the world's leading manufacturers and service providers, the Expo Hall is a is a great place to network and learn more about state-of-the-art healthtechnology.
  • Get a first-hand look at new medical devices, visit the Interactive Systems Booth and experience interoperability in patient safety, or learn something new at the AAMI Spotlight "Express Sessions" held each day.
  • Check out the list of exhibitors and the floorplan here. The Expo is open from noon to 5:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Networking Opportunities

Don’t miss your chance to meet leaders in the health technology industry and make connections with professionals in the HTM field!

  • Welcome Receptionsponsored by Sodexo
    Friday, June 1, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
  • New Attendee Meet & Greet
    Friday, June 1, 7:00 pm –8:00 pm
  • Next Generation and New Professional  Breakfast
    Saturday, June 2, 7:30 am–9:00 am
  • Happy Hour
    Saturday, June 2, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm—sponsored by ReMedPar
    Sunday, June 3, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm—sponsored by Avante Health Solutions
  • AAMI Appreciation Reception at Bo Beau's
    Sunday, June 3, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm