Apr 28, 2015
The 2015 AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) Annual Meeting and Exhibition, held April 18–22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, highlighted the latest, most exciting discoveries in every area of cancer research. The annual meeting attracted a record-breaking 19,250 attendees, which was up 4 percent from last year’s meeting held in San Diego. While Philadelphia is more convenient to those traveling from Europe and is situated midway between New York and Washington D.C., Pam Ballinger, senior director of meetings and exhibits at the AACR, felt convenience was not… more
Apr 27, 2015
The Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association has launched a new look to further support their enhanced member benefits, education and support for professionals in healthcare exhibit marketing, according to the association. HCEA’s brand new logo features three squares in three different colors representing the three member types Regular, Associate and Supporting. “As the three squares in the logo come together as one, so too, do the three HCEA member types for our programming and events,” said Mike Pennington, executive vice president for HCEA. By re-introducing the brand, HCEA is… more
Apr 23, 2015
Keeping up with constantly changing compliance rules and regulations for 196 countries across the globe is an almost impossible task for medical meeting professionals. Even so, it still is a critical one.   Pat Schaumann, author of  “Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance” 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Editions said, “Last year the U.S. government collected $8 billion in fines and violations from manufacturers for misreporting and false reporting." A new tool created by a joint venture between Schaumann and BusyEvent Mobile called My Compliance Wizard will help alleviate much of the… more
Mar 24, 2015
Last year, children from the Palabra Viva church in Las Vegas drew pictures of their dream playground, and this week, hundreds of orthopaedic surgeons and other volunteers attending the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) 2015 Annual Meeting joined forces with KaBOOM! and members of the community to bring those designs to life. Since 2000, the Academy has sponsored a one-day Safe and Accessible Playground Build as a gift to the AAOS Annual Meeting host community. This will be the Academy’s 16th playground build and the second in the Las Vegas area.   “The Safe and… more
Mar 23, 2015
AHC Media, a medical media and publishing company, will launch the Emergency Medicine Reports’ Summit, an interactive seminar highlighting the key issues emergency medicine providers face every day. The two-day summit will be held Aug. 28-29 at Wynn’s Encore in Las Vegas and will focus on the top 10 matters affecting emergency medicine right now. “For more than 30 years, emergency physicians have counted on our bi-weekly Emergency Medicine Reports for concise and reliable coverage of the most up-to-date information,” states David Fournier, CEO and Publisher of AHC Media. He added, “With the… more
Mar 22, 2015
Two medical-related shows recently signed on with show management companies to help them put together a successful event. The International Association of Accessibility Professionals(IAAP) has selected SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, to provide full-service association management. SmithBucklin's Christine Murphy Peck will serve as IAAP's CEO, and its headquarters will be in Washington, D.C. Launched in 2014, IAAP defines, promotes and improves the accessibility profession globally through networking, education and… more
Feb 24, 2015
By Alexa Newman and Benjamin Rabe Even if you have years of event-planning experience, healthcare meetings are a different ballgame. As a healthcare meeting planner, you’ll need to be up-to-speed on the ever-changing rules, restrictions and legislation of this complex industry. From audiovisual considerations to continuing medical education requirements, the following tips will help prepare you for a successful healthcare meeting.   Get to Know Your Speakers and Their Presentations   Healthcare speakers are often experts – not only in their area of specialty, but in the… more
Feb 24, 2015
Leading healthcare professionals will convene to help address the most common and costly healthcare challenges at the MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS (MWA) 2015 conference and expo April 27-29 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. In its second year, MWA has signed on GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) as a Cornerstone Sponsor and PwC and Emirates Airline as Premier Sponsors, among other distinguished healthcare sponsors. GE is ranked 9th among the Fortune 500 and is known for its transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care, including medical… more
Feb 24, 2015
The Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association (HCEA) recently hosted its annual Healthcare Marketing Summit Jan. 21-22 at the Hyatt Regency in Boston.  In addition to the one-day marketing summit, a half-day certificate program was offered in conjunction with Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and St. Louis University (SLU).  The certificate program is targeted towards those who are involved in planning and reporting transparency and spend as well as for those suppliers who provide services and products to the healthcare industry.   The HMCC gives professionals a… more
Feb 23, 2015
It is hard to imagine that the Medical Design & Manufacturing West (MD&M West) show hit its 30th year, but with seeing the numbers across the entire UBM Canon event (35,000 attendees, 2,100-plus exhibits and 365,000 square feet of show floor space), it is clear just how far the show has come.  Stephen Corrick, executive vice president and managing director at UBM Canon, which runs the show, said, “There is such an investment by all on a great show, including seeing such highly qualified audience members engage with the educational programs at the show.” Roger Burg, vice president… more