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“Connecting the Dots” Between Innovation & Healthcare

From Boardroom: At the recent 2024 European Association Awards (organised by ESAE), MedTech Europe’s original “Connecting the Dots” campaign was honoured with the prestigious Digital Transformation Award. The association received this recognition for the exceptional impact of the video series produced in collaboration with BBC StoryWorks, demonstrating how digital communication can revolutionise the healthcare sector….

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EHA Congress to Feature Blood Donation Campaign Aimed at MICE Sector

From Madrid Destino: Until Sunday 16 June, the city of Madrid will host the 2024 Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA), at which over 16,000 professionals with ties to this specialised area of medicine will gather at IFEMA Madrid. The event will also have a positive social impact on the Spanish capital thanks to…

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Guadalajara to Host World Physiotherapy Congress 2027

From M&IT: Guadalajara in Mexico, a member of the BestCities Alliance, has been selected as the host city for the World Physiotherapy Congress 2027. The successful bid was a collaborative effort between the AMEFI National College of Physical Therapy, the Mexican Association of Physical Therapy and the Guadalajara Convention and Visitors Bureau. World Physiotherapy represents…

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ESTRO Heads to Glasgow

From AMI: Improving the outcome for cancer patients will be top of the agenda when international oncologists meet in Glasgow in May. Glasgow was able to temp the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) congress back to the UK for the first time in over 10 years; testament to the strong conference ambassador programme…

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A BestCities Global Alliance Case Study: World Parkinson Coalition

From BestCities: The World Parkinson Coalition is a pioneering force in the global fight against Parkinson’s disease. By hosting inclusive triennial congresses, WPC unites patients, scientists, clinicians, and advocates to exchange knowledge and inspire new research directions. These congresses serve as a platform for collaboration and innovation, driving progress in understanding and treating Parkinson’s disease….

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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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SAVING LIVES: Why are we killing our children?

Liver disease is killing over 300,000 Europeans every year. It is one of the silent killers of mass destruction. And it’s about to get significantly worse… In a case study video double-bill The Iceberg shares the ‘Legacy and Impact Trilogy’ developed for the International Liver Congress (ILC) in London by the European Association for the…

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A Medical Event Sharpens Sustainability Contributions

An association for cataract surgeons ensures its events have a more positive social, environmental, and economic impact through measurement and strategy. What does it take to ensure an event has increasingly positive sustainability impacts? For the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), vision, collaboration, and action are key. It has taken the medical…

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BESydney | IAP 2022 World Congress Case Study

The International Academy of Pathology (IAP) is the largest worldwide professional body of Pathologists. Dedicated to the advancement of Pathology through educational exchanges worldwide, IAP has numerous divisions in countries and regions including Asia Pacific, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. Bridge to a Cure, the 34th World Congress, hosted in Sydney was one of…

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61st ICCA Congress: Lessons in Legacy

The 61st International Congress and Convention Association Congress was held last month in Kraków, Poland. The four days of content programming concentrated on three key industry topics: diversity, equity and inclusion, sustainability and legacy. Some of the legacy speakers also contributed to this Iceberg video Feature, here presented together with video of five of the legacy sessions….

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