MedShow New Business Contracts: Spargo, SmithBucklin Sign New Clients

March 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 certification in order to enable the creation of accessible products, content and services.

The association defines accessibility as providing access to information for everyone, regardless of age or ability, so that individuals can realize their full potential. More than 1,700 accessibility professionals from 50 countries already have enrolled for membership.

"We trust that SmithBucklin will provide leadership and value to our growing membership," said IAAP President Rob Sinclair.

He added, "Christine is an experienced association executive with expertise in the development of curriculum and certification programs, so she is uniquely qualified to lead IAAP. As a young organization, we're excited about the future and looking forward to continuing our growth in 2015 and meeting many of our new members at upcoming industry events."

In her role as CEO, Peck will work with the IAAP board to develop a strong strategic vision for the organization.

She also will lead all aspects of the association's operations, including developing and managing a certification program, launching and executing IAAP's annual event, overseeing marketing and communications, and supporting financial management and accounting services.

"The entire staff team and I feel so fortunate to be part of IAAP and its mission," Peck said. "We are committed to helping accessibility professionals and organizations worldwide build their skills and strategies."

The American Society of Anesthesiologists appointed J. Spargo & Associates, Inc. (Spargo) as their exposition sales and management company for their 2015 and 2016 ANESTHESIOLOGY® annual meeting.

This is a five-day, everything anesthesiology event, attracting upwards of 15,000 attendees from around the world to grow, share and network.

Attendees learn about the specialty’s latest science and technologies by participating in the meeting’s scientific program offering more than 500 sessions, special lectures and hands-on workshops.

The ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015 annual meeting will be held Oct. 24-28 in San Diego. SPARGO’s efforts on this project will be led by Sue Deveaux, MBA, group vice president, healthcare sector.

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