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A Retrospective Look: IAS 2013 Kuala Lumpur

The International AIDS Society (IAS) organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The next International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands (23-27 July 2018). Meanwhile, the IAS Conference on HIV Science features the latest HIV science, including basic, clinical and prevention research. It brings…

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ICC Wales Announces First Conferences

ICC Wales – currently under construction at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport – has announced that the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2020 is one of its first confirmed bookings. The two-day event will attract around 500 dementia researchers from across the UK and beyond. The £83.7 million ICC Wales will open in July 2019. From Meetpie.com…

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Berlin: The ISTH 2017 Congress Evolves

This ISTH (International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis) Congress 2017 attracted 9,515 attendees from 110 countries to Messe Berlin. Delegates from countries where haematologists are on low salaries were even assisted with travel allowances. According to the organisation, every significant development in its field has been either presented or enhanced at the event. From tw tagungswirtschaft…

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“Exciting” ESC Congress Defies Terror

Following the terror attack in Barcelona, the European Society of Cardiology Congress has been held in the city. Over 31,700 delegates attended from 153 countries. 4,515 abstracts were submitted. A three-day public health event was also staged. ESC President Prof. Jeroen Bax said attacks “only succeed if we allow them to succeed.”. From Association Meetings International…

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Melbourne Wins Biggest Ever Conference (Again)

Not content with being named “most liveable city” by the Economist Intelligence Unit Global Index for seven years running, and just days after snagging the 13,000 attendee Lions Clubs International Convention 2024 – Melbourne has now won the 14,000 delegate World Ophthalmology Congress 2022. This will generate AU$85 million for Victoria. From CIM News Magazine…

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Taking Heart After Terror

After the Barcelona terror attack, the European Society of Cardiology Congress proceeded as planned with great success. Over 31.700 attended from 153 countries. 4,515 abstracts were submitted. Let cynics and terrorists take note of a heart-warming truth: it’s business and professional events that drive world change and improvement. From the editor’s blog at Association Meetings International….

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Healthcare Provider Education a Challenge for Medical Congresses

Organisers of medical meetings are finding it difficult to deliver education to healthcare providers, according to a survey. More than 124 healthcare planners, congress organisers and meeting suppliers were surveyed, with twelve in-depth interviews conducted. The top trends identified included the intense time pressures imposed on HCPs by patients and practice management. From Association Meetings International…

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Obesity and Endocrinology Congress Labelled “Illegitimate”

A South African dietitian has lodged a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission about a “bogus” medical conference she paid a considerable sum to attend. Elizabeth Fourie claims the Obesity and Endocrinology Congress in Melbourne presented research that was not properly analysed, and that nearly half of the speakers failed to turn up. From CIM Magazine…

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The Impact of Changing MedTech Regulation on Conferences

US medical conferences are currently braced for impact as a result of changes to the rules under which European medical technology suppliers operate. Not only may delegate numbers be badly hit, the medtech companies themselves may also be less willing to attend and exhibit at events when they can no longer sponsor delegations. From PCMA Convene…

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INCON 2016 University Learnings

INCON, the partnership of the world’s leading conference, association and event management companies met in Gothenburg in November for its annual University and Leadership retreat which focused on the changing landscape of Medical Meetings. The meeting gathered a broad group of key international and local stakeholders to discuss recent trends in the organisation of medical…

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16 May 2017

IMEX Frankfurt, Germany

Discover 3,500 worldwide exhibitors, the latest trends and hundreds of meeting professionals under one roof. With the largest global array of exhibitors from every sector in the meetings industry, come to IMEX prepared to do a year’s worth of business in just three days. Choose from 150 seminars, including seminars, workshops, campfires and bite-sized show-floor education. Over 200…

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Leaving a Life-Saving Legacy Behind

When the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) holds the World Diabetes Congress every two years, thousands of research scientists, endocrinologists, nurses, general practitioners, dieticians, diabetes educators, and health-care policy makers show up to learn about the latest advances in diabetes treatment and prevention. From PCMA Convene… Leaving a Life-Saving Legacy Behind

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