Jun 21, 2015
For the sixth year in a row, Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association partnered with a local charity at the site of their Annual Meeting, which was held June 20-23 in Denver. Urban Peak helps youth experiencing homelessness and youth at risk for becoming homeless overcome real life challenges by providing essential services and a supportive community. Their goal is to empower them to become self-sufficient adults. HCEA Annual Meeting attendees had the opportunity to help Urban Peak in a number of ways, including a community service project, “Chip for Charity” golf outing and “Dots for… more
Jun 20, 2015
The 2015 BIO International Convention, for global biotech community, recently was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia and hosted 29,279 partnering meetings, a new record for the event.  Organized by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, which changed its name to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, the event drew 15,858 industry leaders from 69 countries and 47 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. “This year’s BIO International Convention was a tremendous success, bringing to Philadelphia leaders in industry, government and… more
Jun 03, 2015
UBM has bought the largest health care show in Latin America – Hospitalar – from SPFC Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  "We are delighted to have acquired Hospitalar.  It is a "must-attend" show with an increasingly international customer base and will further strengthen our position in Brazil. It also fits very neatly with the wider UBM portfolio and we are excited about the opportunity to leverage UBM's strong position in the Medical Device and Manufacturing sector,” said UBM CEO Tim Cobbold.  He added, “We are already planning to collocate a MD&M show… more
May 27, 2015
The 2015 American Transplant Congress (ATC), held May 2-6 in Philadelphia, brought in 4,500 attendees to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The American Transplant Congress is the joint annual meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Society of Transplantation. “One of the most exciting themes addressed this week was how to make the most of the organs we have for transplantation, including policy to share this scarce resource more equally around the country, technologies for rescuing marginal organs, surgical techniques for splitting organs into two recipients… more
May 27, 2015
After its debut in 2014, the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM will be continued during MEDICA 2015, World Forum for Medicine.  The HEALTHCARE FORUM will be a program highlight in the MEDICA IT section. MEDICA, billed as the world’s largest medical trade show,  will take place Nov. 16-19 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. “From the beginning, the forum was well received and it was a complete success on each day with around 2,000 participants at the presentations that were held in English. On a transnational level, in particular, issues regarding the networking of health… more
May 25, 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have agreed to feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage biomedical companies in an expanded Innovation Zone at the 2015 BIO International Convention®, on tap in June in Philadelphia. The Innovation Zone companies, focused on drug discovery, diagnostics and other therapeutic platform technologies, will have dedicated exhibit space and participate in BIO One-on-One Partnering™. “We are thrilled to announce our expanded partnership with… more
May 22, 2015
U.K.-based Tarsus Group added to its expanding U.S. medical portfolio with the acquisition of PAINWeek from Aventine Co. for $27.5 million. PAINWeek runs the leading U.S. event for pain management, which takes place annually in September in Las Vegas.  “The acquisition of PAINWeek complements our existing medical businesses enabling us to address all four pillars of the preventative medical market,” said Douglas Emslie, Tarsus Group managing director. “We see a number of opportunities for us to expand the PAINWeek business and to cross-promote our other medical events.” PAINWeek… more
Apr 28, 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) officials said that One-on-One Partnering™, BIO’s proprietary software system, was unveiled for the 2015 BIO International Convention, taking place June 15-18 in Philadelphia. One-on-One Partnering™, which powers tens of thousands of individual business-to-business meetings each year at BIO events, has been newly redesigned to improve user experience and increase value for event attendees. The new system is the result of a collaboration between BIO and INOVA, the life sciences’ leading partnering place provider. Attendees of the 2015 BIO… more
Apr 28, 2015
The 2015 AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) Annual Meeting and Exhibition, held April 18–22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, highlighted the latest, most exciting discoveries in every area of cancer research. The annual meeting attracted a record-breaking 19,250 attendees, which was up 4 percent from last year’s meeting held in San Diego. While Philadelphia is more convenient to those traveling from Europe and is situated midway between New York and Washington D.C., Pam Ballinger, senior director of meetings and exhibits at the AACR, felt convenience was not… more
Apr 27, 2015
The Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association has launched a new look to further support their enhanced member benefits, education and support for professionals in healthcare exhibit marketing, according to the association. HCEA’s brand new logo features three squares in three different colors representing the three member types Regular, Associate and Supporting. “As the three squares in the logo come together as one, so too, do the three HCEA member types for our programming and events,” said Mike Pennington, executive vice president for HCEA. By re-introducing the brand, HCEA is… more