UPDATE ON THE 18TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE

After careful consideration of the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the ABHES Commission has made the difficult decision to cancel the 18th Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education, scheduled for February 24 – 26, 2021 in Palm Springs, California.

ABHES still plans to host its Accreditation Workshops and Evaluator Trainings virtually in February 2021, so please stay tuned for additional details in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, thanks for your patience and understanding. We hope that everyone remains safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing everyone again in 2022! Details regarding dates and location to be provided soon.


The National Conference on Allied Health Education is an annual event hosted by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). This event brings together the best of the best in postsecondary health care education. Each year’s conference promises an industry-current agenda that features dynamic keynote and special guest speakers from industry leaders, educators, and those in the know regarding issues facing health care education.

An array of informative and timely break-out sessions aim to assure attendees gain a renewed dedication to health care education and most importantly, the students served. ABHES-accredited institutions and programs will not want to miss the Annual Membership meeting held during the conference that brings together commissioners and staff to present on the year’s accomplishments, tasks at hand, and subject matter most prevalent to the ABHES membership.

A variety of exhibitors showcasing products and services that cater to those in health care education will be on hand throughout the conference. We encourage attendees to bring plenty of business cards and visit with each exhibitor.

ABHES also hosts several pre-conference trainings and workshops, including the following:

  • Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation Workshop
  • Maintaining Accreditation Workshop
  • Evaluator Trainings
  • Program Effectiveness Plan Workshop