Conference Info

Planning Underway for
Snug 2017

Sunday, May 21st - Thursday May 25th

Sheraton Sand Key Resort | Clearwater Beach, Florida

The annual SNUG conference offers unique educational and networking opportunities. Learn new tools and techniques. Share ideas, lessons learned, and best practices. Network with peers. Preview the latest software and services from many vendors, including SCC Soft Computer.

You won't want to miss SNUG 2017, the 25th annual Soft Network Users Group Healthcare Information Technology Summit ®.

Mark your calendar now for SNUG 2017.

We want to see YOU on Clearwater Beach!


Click to download Save the Date Flyer - Coming Soon

Annual SNUG Conference-at-a-Glance

Renew old friendships and make new ones at the SNUG Welcome Reception.

Hear about SCC's "State of the Union" at the opening General Session and enjoy a keynote speaker to help you learn something new that you can bring back and share with your colleagues and change the way you look at life and how you handle stress in your daily life. You just might learn a new skill for working through stressful situations.

Week of Sessions:
4-5 days of informative breakout sessions and workshops, presented by both SCC staff members and SNUG delegates.

Monday to Thursday:
Sit in the driver's seat in the SCC Hands-on Lab and try out SCC products configured for a multitude of networks and environments.

Tuesday morning, May 23th:
Actively participate in the special interest groups (SIGs) relevant to your site and influence future product development. All SIG sessions are scheduled for Tuesday.

Tuesday and Wednesday:
Attend a vendor expo/tradeshow that will feature the most practical SCC add-ons and third-party programs. When you tour the Vendor Fair booths at the SNUG Expo, you'll discover the latest in technological advancements.

Wednesday morning, May 24th:
Participate in the SNUG, Inc. Annual Business Meeting and vote for new SNUG officers.

Luxury Accomodations

Keynote Speaker

During the SNUG 2017 opening session, we will have as our keynote speaker Mark Scharenbroich.

Become a Leader

Consider running for office yourself on the SNUG Executive Committee and take an active role in the leadership of the Soft Network Users Group.

Downloadable Online Handouts

Continue your conference experience and share what you've learned with your co-workers when you return home, with presentations and handouts available online following the conference.

Fresh Food and FUN Included

Feast on hearty breakfasts, sumptuous lunches, and nutritious snacks, which are included in your registration fee.

Agenda - Preliminary SNUG 2017 Tracks

General LIS Blood Services Genetics Professional Skills
Managing Support using SCC Tools Top 10 Support Topics Upgrading SoftPath to SoftPathDx Design Principles, creating professional documents
Navigating the SCC STAR System New Features Introduction to Genetics Information Gathering
HIS Interfaces Basics Interfacing SoftBank to Foreign EMR's SoftPathDx: New Processing Screen From George Orwell to Steve Jobs  (2 hrs)
HIS Interfaces: Advanced MOM Lab Services for SoftBank Molecular Topic TBD Advanced Excel Skills
Single Site to Multi Site Optimize SoftBank System SoftFlowCytometry
Back to Basics:  Using the Call List to Keep Clients Happy Going Forward Planning for SoftBank Projects Genetics Topic TBD
Basic Calculations SoftBI for SoftBank
Adv Calculations
New Test Building
SOFT ID/HIS Integration towards improved patient safety
Instrument Interfaces
Creative Rules in SoftMic
SoftPath Instrument Setup
AR Deep Dive
Reports – Basic
Reports – Advanced
LIS Admin

Poster Sessions

Would you like to present without doing a formal presentation? Then the Poster Session is for you!

Maximize your time at SNUG and check out the poster sessions presented by your colleagues and SCC staff members.
This showcase will give you the opportunity to engage in discussions with the researchers as they accompany their posters.

Do you have something you want to share or a topic you want to discuss, but don't have time to prepare a full-blown SNUG presentation? The SNUG poster sessions enable you to present in a one-on-one setting without having to present before a large group.


Information for the SNUG conference that may help you budget for this important learning & networking event. Click the links below for more information.

  • Hotel Information
  • Ground Transportation Information
  • Exhibitor Information
  • SNUG Information Sheet - Being Updated
  • SNUG: ROI Why Attend? - Coming Soon...
    • What's in it for my facility ... and me? - An outline of the benefits of SNUG membership and attending the annual conference. This document describes in a nutshell the return on investment that you, your department, and your facility will receive from your attendance. You can attach this to the memo you send with your request to attend SNUG 2017.
  •  Getting support from your supervisor - Coming Soon...
    • how to justify why your manager or supervisor should send you to the 2017 SNUG Healthcare Information Technology Summit.
  • Sample Memo to your supervisor - Coming Soon...
    • a sample memo that you can use to show the ROI to your facility from your SNUG attendance
  • Current and Archived Online Presentations Available for SNUG members only

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