4 Treatments for Medical Meetings

PCMA Convene

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?

Is This the Future of Medical Meetings?

PCMA Convene

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.

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

PCMA Convene

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


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.

MANOVA Global Health Care Summit Redefines the Medical Meeting

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In August 2018, when Mark Addicks was in the midst of planning his first-ever event, the MANOVA Global Health Summit, he was determined to make it a dramatic departure from the typical medical conference. “We Founder Mark Addicks sets the stage for the inaugural MANOVA Global Health Summit.

6 Ways Medical Meetings Are Proving Their Value To Exhibitors

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The financial health of a medical association often depends on whether its annual convention exhibit floor is sold out. Orders for medical devices are no easier to trace, considering the lengthy purchasing timelines for costly equipment.

How Will The EFPIA Disclosure Code Change Medical Meetings?

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The aim of the code was to provide patients with insight into dealings between pharmaceutical companies and physicians, including details on when companies would foot the bill for doctors to attend medical conferences. The medical-device companies are MedTech.

Medical Meeting Challenge: Health-Care Providers are Tough Crowd

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Health-care providers have high standards for the meetings they attend, according to a recent report by American Express Meetings & Events. What’s most important to physicians when they consider whether or not to attend a medical meeting?

This Is What Medical Meetings Will Look Like in the Future

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attended his first medical conference more than 20 years ago, when he was a neurology resident at the University of California, San Francisco. Today, Johnston thinks there are more innovative, engaging ways to deliver medical education. And not just in medical school.

What Physicians Will Want out of Your Medical Meeting

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Claiborne “Clay” Johnston, inaugural dean at the University of Texas at Austin’s new Dell Medical School, told the audience at PCMA Convening Leaders 2017 in January. So Dell Medical School is changing the way medicine is practiced by changing the way medical students are trained.

How Patients Have Transformed a Medical Meeting About Breast Cancer

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npr.org. At the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the world’s largest annual breast cancer conference, hundreds of patient advocates are actively involved in the event’s daily programming. ( NPR ). Read More. Places & Spaces News Junkie

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

PCMA Convene

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.

The Right Prescription for HCPs to Attend Medical Meetings


When choosing the events to attend, HCPs are looking to stay up to date on the latest trends for their specialties, meet with experts or key opinion leaders, and network with colleagues. Provide a Seamless Meeting Experience through technology. HCPs want meetings structured for impact.

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

Surveys: Med/Pharma Meetings are Growing

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The report, “In-Depth Look at Medical Meeting Content: What Drives HCPs to Attend, Engage and Learn,” assembled interviews from 12 major health care providers (HCPs) and found that due to the number of meetings vying for their precious time, attendees are more discerning than ever when making plans.

SOS on Lampedusa

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His starring role underscores how Lampedusa’s refugee crisis is also a medical crisis. Since there isn’t “a real congress center on the island,” she said, AIM Group created one inside Lampedusa’s airport, equipping rooms with technology and furniture that will remain for future meeting use.

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5 Ways to Integrate Social Media into Your Communication Plan


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.

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


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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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.

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.

A Problem With MedTech Codes — and a Possible Solution

PCMA Convene

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.

The Night the Lights Went Out in Boston


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.

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.

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


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.

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Two Simple Secrets to Happy, Engaged Attendees


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


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


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

PCMA Convene

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?


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.

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Gaining Hands-On Experience

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Big Ideas Experience Global Meetings Innovative Meetings Learning Medical Meetings 10th World Congress for Oral Implantology & AAID Global Conference

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Do Meeting Planners Provide a False Sense of Security?


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.

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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United CEO Charms GBTA Audience


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.

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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.