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London and ExCeL Healing Wounds at EWMA 2020

In 2020 ExCeL London will host the European Wound Management Association Conference. The event, for 4,000 nurses, doctors and other medical professionals, chose to return because of the respected practitioner and research sector based in London. This is the latest of several medical associations to choose London and ExCeL for their meetings. From Boardroom…  

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Melbourne Wins Five Life Sciences Meetings

Melbourne has secured five international life science conferences in 2019 and 2020, boosting Victoria’s status as a medical technology and pharmaceutical investment destination. The AusMedtech Conference in 2019, AusBiotech National Conferences in 2019 and 2020, and the Biotech Invest Conferences in 2019 and 2020 will attract thousands of delegates. From CIM News Magazine…

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Monaco’s Meeting Business Builds on Medical Compliance

Monaco is winning the argument that its principality is appropriate for conferences in general and medical meetings in particular. Monaco Convention Bureau revealed an increase in delegate room nights of 5.6 percent during 2017, while total share of Monaco visitors climbed to 26 percent. Overall, it was the second best ever year. From Association Meetings International…

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Malaria Congress to Open Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The AU$200 million Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre expansion is soon to open for business. The 1st Malaria World Congress at the start of July will be the first event held in the newly expanded facility, cementing MCEC’s position as the largest convention and exhibition space in Australia. From Association Meetings International…

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Howard’s Way Walk to Hold Final Charity Hike

Ten years after the first Howard’s Way Walk, its organisers have announced that the eighth and final trek on June 8th to 10th will retrace the inaugural route. The event industry charity has raised over £350,000 to fight pancreatic cancer in memory of one of its victims, freelance logistics manager Howard Kerr (pictured). From Meetpie.com…

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Scheduling: Better Late Than Early?

As meeting marketers try to turn prospective participants into registered attendees, it might seem that publishing a complete schedule early would be more than helpful. But in a fast moving knowledge sector, like that of the American Association of Cancer Research’s Annual Meeting, this can become a game of juggling crystal balls. From PCMA…

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Liverpool Wins Two Significant Medical Association Congresses

Liverpool has secured two high-profile medical meetings likely to generate £15m for the city, says conference venue ACC Liverpool. The venue will host the International Orthoptic Association’s congress in 2020, and the Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology the same year. 1,000 and 3,500 delegates are respectively expected. From Association Meetings International…

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Medical Meetings: Patients are a Virtue

Medical conferences that invite patients onto their stages and into their planning committees are finding out that patients are a virtue. Over the last decade there has been a slow-moving revolution in leveraging the legacies that can accrue to both healthcare professionals and to patients when the latter play a meaningful role. From PCMA Convene…

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Australian Medical Legacies: AIDS 2014

Australian cities are leveraging medical knowledge and research specialities to secure major events and realise the investment, employment, healthcare and other legacies that result from them. The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), which took place in Melbourne after over two years’ extensive planning and preparation, might well be the epitome of this. From Boardroom…

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Medical Conferences in the Modern Age

National medical associations hold conventions yearly, while international ones are held every two to four years. But educational timeframes have utterly changed in the digital age. So what will happen to the traditional convention model, and its role in medical professional education? Neurosurgery Professor Antonio A.F. De Salles asks whether conventions will become digital. From Boardroom…

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Incredible Impacts: ISTH’s Kyoto Legacy

In November the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) welcomed a record number of delegates to its 56th annual congress. Almost 1,300 members, including more than 40 association executives, travelled to Prague for four days of education, chapter meetings and networking. During the event, the inaugural winners of the “Incredible Impacts” grants supported by both…

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The Science Of Healthcare Professional Meetings

Ashfield Meetings & Events is pleased to announce a 2018 follow-up study to the 2016 “Future Of Meetings” white paper. “The Science Of Healthcare Professional Meetings” compares and contrasts the perceptions of healthcare professionals (HCPs) across a wide variety of speciality areas, and dives deeper into the ongoing evolution of the medical meetings landscape. By looking…

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