May 27, 2015
After its debut in 2014, the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM will be continued during MEDICA 2015, World Forum for Medicine.  The HEALTHCARE FORUM will be a program highlight in the MEDICA IT section. MEDICA, billed as the world’s largest medical trade show,  will take place Nov. 16-19 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. “From the beginning, the forum was well received and it was a complete success on each day with around 2,000 participants at the presentations that were held in English. On a transnational level, in particular, issues regarding the networking of health… more
May 25, 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have agreed to feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage biomedical companies in an expanded Innovation Zone at the 2015 BIO International Convention®, on tap in June in Philadelphia. The Innovation Zone companies, focused on drug discovery, diagnostics and other therapeutic platform technologies, will have dedicated exhibit space and participate in BIO One-on-One Partnering™. “We are thrilled to announce our expanded partnership with… more
May 22, 2015
U.K.-based Tarsus Group added to its expanding U.S. medical portfolio with the acquisition of PAINWeek from Aventine Co. for $27.5 million. PAINWeek runs the leading U.S. event for pain management, which takes place annually in September in Las Vegas.  “The acquisition of PAINWeek complements our existing medical businesses enabling us to address all four pillars of the preventative medical market,” said Douglas Emslie, Tarsus Group managing director. “We see a number of opportunities for us to expand the PAINWeek business and to cross-promote our other medical events.” PAINWeek… more
Apr 28, 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) officials said that One-on-One Partnering™, BIO’s proprietary software system, was unveiled for the 2015 BIO International Convention, taking place June 15-18 in Philadelphia. One-on-One Partnering™, which powers tens of thousands of individual business-to-business meetings each year at BIO events, has been newly redesigned to improve user experience and increase value for event attendees. The new system is the result of a collaboration between BIO and INOVA, the life sciences’ leading partnering place provider. Attendees of the 2015 BIO… more
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