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Creating Socially Accountable Health Conferences

From Education for Health: Very little attention has been given to the social accountability of conferences, either in action or in scholarship, in particular, of scientific conferences. Concerns that have been raised include: (1) Local communities and regions suffer from ecological pressure caused by conferences, (2) There is limited value to the local community, (3)…

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HCPs Prefer a Return to In-Person Medical Conferences

From MM+M: When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit in early 2020, nearly everything turned virtual — from doctor visits to large medical conferences. Over the last year or two, however, there’s been a significant return to in-person events and conferences. Now, a study released this week indicates a general preference for in-person events among healthcare…

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International Rehabilitation Forum 2023 is a Game Changer for Lviv

Every Convention can leave long-term positive changes for its host destination if thought is put into its planning, implementation and follow-up. Traditionally, destinations have sought only economic impacts regarding delegate numbers, hotel room nights, food and beverage spending by delgates, pre or post-touring heads and expenditure. In short, a convention is valued in dollars and…

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UNBROKEN Summit: How Can Associations Support Ukraine’s Recovery?

In a sequel to the UNBROKEN Ukraine Call to Action, The Iceberg reports from the recent UIA Congress to understand how the architectural sector is leveraging its Congress & Community to meet the intellectual resources required by Ukraine. Bettina Reventlow-Mourier, Deputy Director of the Copenhagen Convention Bureau combines with 2023 UIA Congress President and Head…

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Associations Creating Impact – Not a Trend, the New Normal

By Maraika Black, Advocacy, Policy, and Public Health Coordinator, European Association for the Study of the Liver: Health conferences have traditionally focused on actors directly involved in the field – specialists, medical experts, general practitioners, researchers, nurses, and allied health professionals. It has long since been a source of prestige and professional mobilisation for delegates…

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How EASL Took its Annual Congress into the Classroom

Medical conferences convene hundreds, often thousands, of doctors and scientists in one city. But their expertise is seldom heard outside the conference centre. They exchange knowledge and best practice peer-to-peer, using technical language non-experts would find bewildering, in lectures, workshops, panel discussions and poster presentations. The end goal is to improve patient outcomes in the…

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IAS 2023 in Final Push to Eradicate HIV Transmission in Australia

Thousands of researchers have gathered in Brisbane for the world’s largest and most influential HIV sciences conference, shining a spotlight on global advances in HIV research. Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is playing host to more than 3,000 members of the international research community… From Meetings International…

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Congress will Shape the Future of Liver Research & Patient Care

The EASL Congress 2023, which took place in Vienna from 21st to 24th June, brought together around 7,000 experts, researchers, and healthcare professionals from around the world to share insights and advancements in liver research and clinical practice. From the innovative sessions and workshops to the engaging ‘meet the expert’ sessions, attendees were immersed in…

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Making Barcelona ‘Parkinson’s Ready’

The 6th World Parkinson Congress 2023 provided an unparalleled international and interdisciplinary forum to highlight the latest developments in Parkinson’s Disease worldwide. But the benefits for Barcelona go far beyond the economic impact and overnight stays, as the event will leave an invaluable legacy in the city’s social and scientific fields. From HQ Magazine July…

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World Congress on Endometriosis in the 2025 Calendar for Sydney

Secured by the Australian Society of Endometriosis working with the bidding specialists at BESydney, the Sydney Congress will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney and will attract more than 1000 people to the harbour city generating an estimated $3.9million in direct expenditure over four days. From Business Events Sydney…

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A Congress is a Kind of Affirmation

Zhanna Kovalchuk, Executive Director of the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy, talks to AMI about the importance of knowing how, dealing with ‘confident’ men, and what the future holds for associations. Interview by James Lancaster, from Association Meetings International…

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