Sep 22, 2013

International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX), an annual trade event dedicated to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry, and the Parenteral Drug Association have signed a three-year sponsorship agreement.

This sponsorship aligns the objectives of both organizations to service key needs of the global pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry by driving innovation and advancement, according to show organizers.

“Our Sponsorship of INTERPHEX reflects our support of the continued enhancement of industry learning and improvement, areas we find present at… more

Sep 22, 2013

Pharma EXPO, set to launch in November in Chicago, continues to draw support from the industry, with Italian Ipack-Ima Spa, which produces Pharmintech, signing on for as a partner.

Pharma EXPO is produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering and will be collocated with PMMI’s PACK EXPO Nov. 2-5 at McCormick Place.

As part of the new agreement, Parma EXPO also will be collocated with Pharmintech when it’s held in Bologna, Italy.

“Ipack-Ima’s reputation… more

Sep 22, 2013

From Aug. 31-Sept. 4, Amsterdam RAI played host to the largest medical conference in Europe - European Society of Cardiology Congress 2013 - with 30,000 participants, speakers and representatives from more than 150 countries.

The ESC Congress attracts professionals, ranging from surgeons and clinicians to scientists and nurses. Besides being the largest meeting of medical practitioners in Europe, ESC also is the largest conference covering cardiovascular issues in the world.

“I am delighted that the ESC Congress has returned to Amsterdam,” said Ben Hainsworth,… more

Aug 18, 2013

Thousands of independent pharmacists converged Aug. 7-10 in Seattle for Cardinal Health's annual Retail Business Conference, with the theme Discover New Horizons for improving their businesses and for delivering quality, personalized care to patients.

"RBC is the industry's best opportunity to celebrate independent pharmacy and to encourage owners to discover new opportunities to move their businesses forward," said Steve Lawrence, senior vice president of Retail Independent Sales for Cardinal Health… more

Aug 18, 2013

As part of the final piece of the Sunshine Act that went fully into effect Aug. 1, all pharmaceutical, medical device, biological, and medical supply manufacturers have to report to the Health and Human Services (HHS) any "payment or other transfer of value" to physicians, including any giveaways at medical and pharmaceutical trade shows and meetings.

These requirements apply if a manufacturer sells or distributes at least one covered drug, device, biologic or medical supply.

For organizers, it just adds one more layer of data collection, but fortunately,… more

Jul 22, 2013

The Professional Convention Management Association’s debut Medical Meetings Summit, held July 17-20 at ExCeL London, drew not only some of the top-level strategists in the medical meetings community, but also featured high-quality speakers and education sessions.

The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, welcomed the audience at the event, which included medical association meeting planners and CEOs from around the globe.

“The Mayor’s presence at the welcome serves to underline the importance the city puts on this sector of the meetings and events industry, and… more

Jul 22, 2013

In May, PMMI, the Association for Packaging & Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announced the debut of Pharma EXPO.

Just a few, short months later, the new show is drawing strong industry support, with leading pharmaceutical/medical device solution providers lining up to take part.

“It’s even better than we expected. The initial response from the industry has been incredible,” said Jim Pittas, PMMI’s vice president, Trade Shows.

He… more

Jul 22, 2013

The world’s largest medical trade show, Messe Duesseldorf’s MEDICA 2013, World Forum for Medicine will be even bigger when it’s held Nov. 20-23 in Duesseldorf, Germany, with the launch of the Medicine + Sports Conference.

Held in English, the conference will be dedicated to three topics relating to sports and medicine: prevention, therapy (excluding surgery) and recovery.

“For all those who are health conscious, sport plays a crucial role in staying fit into a ripe old age. However, whether caused by accidents or strain, the treatment of sport… more

Jul 22, 2013

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is set to host the 111th National Medical Association (NMA) Annual Convention and Scientific Symposium, the largest gathering of African American physicians in the world.

Nearly 8,000 attendees are expected to come to the event July 27-31 in downtown Toronto.

“The NMA's Annual Convention is held in a different city each year. Toronto was added to the roster because of the city's rich blend of cultures, the diversity of attractions and its proximity to the Eastern half of the United States," said Rahn K.… more

Jun 25, 2013

J. Spargo & Associates has been busy lately, snagging several new pieces of medical-event related business ranging from shows focused on nephrology to oncology.

“We are delighted to welcome our latest medical association clients to the JS&A family. Our expertise in the medical marketplace and our ability to deliver services and deploy best practices to a wide variety of medical trade shows allows us to lower operational costs for our clients,” said Susan Bracken, president and CEO of JS&A.

She added, “Our healthcare team is equipped to… more