Is This the Future of Medical Meetings?

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While the majority of PCMA Education Conference participants were at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland on June 11, a collection of medical meeting professionals made a quick trip to explore the future of patient care at the Cleveland Clinic. Photo by Jacob Slaton.

4 Treatments for Medical Meetings

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Patient-facing health-care professionals will need to improve their ability to explain complex medical terms, diagnoses, and treatments to patients and their families, so they can do their part in improving their health. What does that mean for professional medical conferences?

Rethinking Certification at Medical Meetings

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Physicians don’t stop learning about the human body after medical school. Okay, if you’re a meeting professional who works for a medical or health-care organization, it’s not actually a problem for you to imagine any of this. MEETINGS AS MEDIATORS.

How — and Why — You Should Include Patients at Medical Meetings

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Over the last decade, there has been a slow-moving revolution toward leveraging the advantages that accrue to both health-care professionals and patients when they can play a meaningful role at medical meetings. based 360 Live Media, whose clients include medical associations.

Medical Meetings Propel Philadelphia Tourism

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The fifth annual Global Pharmaceutical Medical Meetings Summit will take place at Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown from Jan. A direct beneficiary of this activity has been the medical meetings industry , helping propel hospitality and tourism to Philadelphia’s third largest industry.

How the Sunshine Act Affected Medical Meetings

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Seven years after the Sunshine Act first lit up the health-care industry, the legislation is having a widespread impact on medical meetings. The number of dinners and in-person meetings may be shrinking, but the need for learning opportunities isn’t.

Why This Medical Meeting Simulated a Crisis

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Imagine walking into a major international medical meeting and finding your afternoon session transformed into an intellectual, public-health version of a murder-mystery dinner party. Innovative meeting experiences are about engagement, Richardson said, and about storytelling.

How Medical Meetings Can Help A Broken U.S. Healthcare System

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” – Clay Johnston, dean of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. Johnston has some ideas for how to address that, beginning with the way in which phycisians are trained and receive continuing medical attention.

Patient-Centered Care Conferences

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If these waves of change haven’t impacted your medical meeting’s business model, it’s just a matter of time. Continuing Medical Education Eligibility. Education & Adult Learning conferences healthcare reform medical meetings

Not-Your-Average Medical Conferences

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As health care and technology converges, how can medical meetings stay relevant? Organized by the Aspen Institute’s Medicine and Society Program, the event offers continuing medical education credits for physicians and nurses.

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5 Ways to Integrate Social Media into Your Communication Plan

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Association Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings Medical MeetingsBy Kelsey Dixon, davies + dixon. Whether you’re dealing with a small glitch or a major crisis, social media should be an integral part of your strategic communication plan. read more.

6 Technological Breakthroughs That Will Change Health Care

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Breakthroughs in health care that sounded like science fiction just a few years ago are rapidly becoming reality — and can be expected to have an impact on medical meetings. Eventually the technology will be used to manufacture everything from organs to medicine to medical equipment.

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A Problem With MedTech Codes — and a Possible Solution

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The new code — which Associate Editor Casey Gale wrote about a few months ago — prohibits MedTech Europe’s member companies from directly sponsoring a health-care provider’s attendance at a medical conference or other event. based medical meetings.

How Will Europe’s New MedTech Guidelines Affect Your Meetings?

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Changing compliance codes in Europe regulating medical-device companies are expected to have a major effect on U.S.-based based medical conferences — and to continue to do so for years to come. Medical conferences should brace themselves for an impact,” Andrade said.

Eagle, Parrot, Owl, Dove: What’s Your Communication Style?

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Association Meetings Speakers Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Negotiation InsightsMerrick Rosenberg urged Pharma Forum attendees to understand their own communication style, recognize the styles of others, and use that knowledge to create better relationships.

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The Night the Lights Went Out in Boston

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Association Meetings Resources Medical Meetings Resources Resources and Reports Trade Shows Risk ManagementHow one association struggled with whether or not to cancel its convention and expo when disaster struck. read more.

Engagement: It’s Not Rocket Science (But it Is Neuroscience)

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Association Meetings Audience Engagement Corporate Meetings Medical MeetingsIncorporate these neuroscience findings into your event design when your objective is learning, collaboration, or change. read more.

Two Simple Secrets to Happy, Engaged Attendees

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Nearly half of attendees in a recent survey said they fell asleep or felt drowsy during a meeting. Hilton’s Meet with Purpose program gives planners plug-and-play menu and activity ideas designed to wake them right up.

9 Meeting Breaks You've Got to Try

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Check out these creative ideas for getting attendees past the mid-afternoon slump and through a long meeting day with energy and good humor. Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Food & Beverage Medical Meetingsread more.

Serious About Business Innovation? So Is Orlando.

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Life Sciences and Health Care — The 650-acre Lake Nona Medical City is making a name for itself as the home of innovation within the biotechnology and life-sciences industries, with a collection of state-of-the-art health-care, research, and medical-training facilities.

New Brands Emerge from Benchmark/Gemstone Combo

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Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Medical MeetingsBenchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts have merged to become BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company with a new corporate identity and three distinct hotel collections. read more.

How Much Should You Spend on Marketing Your Meeting?

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According to Convene ’s most recent Meetings Market Survey , on average, 6 percent of a meeting’s direct expenses fall in the marketing/promotion category.

Leaving a Life-Saving Legacy Behind

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The IDF has also streamlined their ability to replicate the initiative by holding meetings in a succession of cities that are part of the Best Cities Global Alliance. ” Event Design Giving Back Global Meetings Knowledge Hubs Medical Meetings

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The Power of Advocacy: How Two Medical Conferences Empowered a Family with Disabilities

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Alice Brouhard was no stranger to medical conferences. Departments Giving Back Magazine Medical Meetings Coleman Conference for Cognitive Disabilities & Technology Families at the Forefront of TechnologyPhoto Credit: Adobe Stock.

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Which 5-Minute Pitch Will Win Best Event Tech at IMEX?

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IMEX America is readying its #IMEXpitch competition, in which event technology startups showcase their products to meeting professionals in a live, head-to-head battle of five-minute pitches. Corporate Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings Techread more.

Do Meeting Planners Provide a False Sense of Security?

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Two presenters at the recent Global Business Travel Association Convention say the same focus has not been turned on meeting attendees. Financial/Insurance Meetings Risk Management Global Events Medical MeetingsDuty of care practices are well established for individual employees traveling the world for their companies. read more.

United CEO Charms GBTA Audience

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Financial/Insurance Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Event Planning Global Events Medical MeetingsOscar Munoz understands that by the time you step on board an airplane, “you’re frankly pissed.” He’s determined to make it better.

Gaining Hands-On Experience

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Real-Time ROI Dashboard Launched by Etouches

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Etouches is aiming to make measurement of a meeting’s return on investment both more simple and more powerful, through continuous measurement and ways to get flagging metrics back on track. Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Objectives/ROI Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings

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Venues and Destinations, Showcase Your Accessibility Bona Fides

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Yelp Is on the Way

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Elite squad” members are Yelp’s most active users, and they must meet certain standards to qualify, such as contributing well-written reviews and offering high-quality tips. BIO offered more than session info in its on-site program.

ASM Microbe Makes Its Debut

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Over the last year, Convene has been following the planning process for ASM Microbe, regularly interviewing Kirsten Olean, CMP, CAE, ASM’s director of meetings, as she and her team spliced together the General Meeting and ICAAC. OPENING KEYNOTE: Meet Bill Gates.

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How the ESC Supported Barcelona After the Attacks

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chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, told the medical publication. “Of Despite the increase in unthinkable acts, Dorian noted that the meetings and events industry has come together to chart the course forward. Guell Park in Barcelona.

Canada’s Nurses Meet, Speak Out in Calgary

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An international panel addressed health-care workers in the world’s conflict areas and how the nurses unions can help support the Canadian government and the United Nations to make sure medical professionals are protected.

A Breakout Room of One’s Own

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But what began as a mere elbow-room expansion became a bona-fide conference facility of its own in 2009—the Oquendo Center, with nearly 70,000 square feet of meeting space, with the capacity to train up to 250 veterinarians at once. And meetings are still the primary way to do that.

Re-Imagining Medical Education for Tomorrow’s Doctors

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Not so long ago, Austin was the only major city in the United States without a medical school, and the University of Texas at Austin (UT) was one of only a few tier-one research universities without one. Those are questions facing people who plan medical conferences as well.

4 Medical Conferences That Put Innovation First

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ORGANIZER The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), which uses the conference as part of its strategic-planning cycle. “We FACE TO FACE “We have built a great deal of what I would call coffee time into the meeting,” Gold said. 2017 Medical Innovation Summit.

Venues and Destinations, Show Off Your Accessibility Bona Fides

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Association Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings Medical MeetingsThe Event Services Professionals Association just released a customizable toolkit of accessibility checklists hotels, convention centers, and convention and visitors bureaus can customize to show planner clients how they accommodate people with disabilities. read more.

Why I Loved Being an Event Planner

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There are a number of reasons why every-day meeting and conference planners can feel immensely proud of the hurdles faced and feats overcome consistently leading to successful events. Here is why I loved being an event planner, specifically planning medical meetings: A sense of doing good.

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Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hosts Global Summit

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The fifth annual Global Pharmaceutical Medical Meetings Summit will take place at Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Jan. The boutique conference has built quite the following , drawing the most influential managers in the medical meetings market.