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Exhibition Pre & Post Reports

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AAOS 2015 Annual Meeting

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Expomed 2015 post show report

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KIME 2015 At a Glance

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MEDICAL FAIR INDIA 2015

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MEDICAL JAPAN 2015

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Hot Conferences

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Maryland hospitals achieve impressive care quality improvements

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AACE Annual Scientific Clinical Congress

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Isucrs 2016

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The EFORT Annual Congress

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Latin American Cancer Confence

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The Annual EAU Congress

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Annual ESDR Meeting

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EXHIBITION &CONGRESS CALENDAR JANUARY MEDICAL EXPO

Casabalanca, Morocco

ARAB HEALTH

1

Dubai, UAE

FEBRUARY AAOS

Santiago, USA

ROMMEDICA

Bucharest, Romania

2

Tunis, Tunis

Athens, Greece

Barcelona, Spain

3

Atlanta, USA

KIMES

Seoul, Korea

IRAQ HEALTH Basra, Iraq

MEDITEC

Stuttgart, Germany

DUPHAT

Dubai, UAE

IDS

Koeln, Germany

SOUTH EAST ASIAN HEALTHCARE

MEDICAL FAIR INDIA New Delhi, India

PHARMAGORA Paris, France

EXPOMED

Istanbul, Turkey

ECR EUROPE Vienna, Austria

ARAB LAB Dubai, UAE

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Casabalanca, Morocco

MEDTRADE

St.Paul, Brazil

JUNE

Gyeonggi-do, Korea

FARMAVIZYON

MEDICARE

EXPOMED / LABTECH

IRANMED

MEDTEC

IMS

MEDTEC

BIO JAPAN

Bangkok, Thailand

Tokyo, Japan

JULY

IMHS JAPAN Tokyo, Japan

AACC

Anaheim, USA

UZBMED

Bangalore, India

SYRIAN MEDICARE

AUGUST

Damascus, Syria

EXPOFARMA

MEDICALL

5

MEDCINE

Skopje, Macedonia

GERONT

Paris, France

Chennai, India

MEDICARE AFRICA Nairobi, Kenya

SEPTEMBER MEDI-PHARM Saigon, Vietnam

MOLDMEDIZIN Moldova, Chisinau

UZMED EXPO

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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WESTAFRICAN HEALTH

Dhaka, Bangladesh

KOREA MEDICAL FAIR Pyongyang, North Korea

Brno, Czech

EXPODENTAL Rome, Italy

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GNYDM

New York, USA

MEDICA

Düsseldorf, Germany

COMPAMED

Düsseldorf, Germany

DENTAL

Istanbul, Turkey

DECEMBER MEDIST

Istanbul, Turkey New Delhi, India

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ZDRAVOOKHRANENIYE Moscow, Russia

DENTALEXPO Kiev, Ukraine

Düsseldorf, Germany

MEDICAL FAIR BRNO

Chicago, USA

WOLRD DENTAL

Johannesburg, South Africa

OCTOBER

RSNA

Moscow, Russia

KIHE KAZAKHSTAN

MEDITEX BANGLADESH

NOVEMBER

PHARMTECH

REHACARE

Jakarta, Indonesia

Munich, Germany

Toronto, Canada

Bangkok, Thailand

Legos, Nigeria

EXPO PHARM

OHA CANADA

MEDIPHARM VIETNAM

INDOMEDICA

Nairobi, Kenya

Jakarta, Indonesia

PAN AFRICAN HEALTH

Alma-Ata, Kazahkstan

MEDICARE AFRICA

HOSPITAL INDONESIA

MEDSIB / SIBDENT

Hanoi, Vietnam

Amman, Jordan

Atlanta, USA

MEDICAL FAIR

Suberia, Russia

ME-MEDEXPO

MEDTRADE

BULMEDICA BULDENTAL Sofia, Bulgaria

Kiev, Ukraine

Belgrade, Serbia

FIME

Miami, USA

PUBLIC HEALTH

MEDIDENT

MEDICARE AFRICA

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Singapore, Singapore

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Damascus, Syria

HOSPITAL BUILD

St.Petersburg, Russia

Teheran, Iran

HEALTHCARE

Lisbon, Portugal

PHARMACY RUSSIA

Damascus, Syria

Prague, Czech

NORMEDICA

St.Petersburg, Russia

HOSPITALAR

PROPAKASIA

MAY

Tripoli, Libya

Bologna, Italy

SIMEN

Mexico City, Mexico

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cairo, Egypt

KOREAPHARM

Las Vegas, USA

PRAGO MEDICA

PITTCON EXPOS

Minsk, Belarus

SALON DE LA SANTE

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Dubai, UAE

MEDAX

BELARUS MEDICA

Casabalanca, Morocco

IECM

Barcelona, Spain

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

HOSPITAL RUSSIA

Birmingham, UK

INFARMA

Baltimore, USA

EXPOSANITA

Yokohama, Japan

FARMAMAQ

EMS TODAY

MAF

Istanbul, Turkey

MEDICEXPO

Kiev, Ukraine

EGYMEDICA

Tel Aivi, Israel

Istanbul, Turkey

HEALTHEXPO

HEALTHY NATION

BIOMED ISREAL

Sydney, Australia

Algiers, Algeria

Dhaka, Bangladesh

MARCH

WESTAFRICAN HEALTH

MEDICAL-EXPO

ASIA PHARMA

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

GPCE

Karachi, Pakistan

APRIL

MEDIZIN

Stuttgart, Germany

HEALTH ASIA

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Exhibition Pre & Post Reports

AAOS 2015 Annual Meeting AAOS was founded in 1933, the

on cutting-edge orthopaedic topics, and

of and accessible to the diverse population

Academy is the preeminent provider of

more than 900 paper presentations, 560

i t s e r v e s . T h e H u m a n i t a r i a n Aw a r d

musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic

posters, and 200 instructional courses by

recognizes living Fellows, International,

surgeons and others in the world. Its

world-renowned faculty. In addition,other

and Emeritus members of the American

continuing medical education activities

highlights included more than 650

Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons who

include a world-renowned Annual Meeting,

technical exhibits showcased the “latest

have distinguished themselves through

multiple CME courses held around the

and greatest” orthopaedic products and

outstanding musculoskeletal-related

country and at the Orthopaedic Learning

services. On Specialty Day—Saturday,

humanitarian activities in the United

Center, and various medical and scientific

March 28—more than a dozen specialty

States or abroad. The Tipton Leadership

publications and electronic media

societies had explore current research

Award recognizes living AAOS Fellows

materials.

findings in various areas of orthopaedics.

or Candidate Members who have

The 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting had

demonstrated outstanding leadership

gain a completely success! According to the official department, the exhibition had

a professional platform for the medical industry by creating an ideal setting that allows companies from America and around the world to showcase their latest healthcare products, equipment and services to doctors, hospitals, buyers and health sector professional. The 2015 Annual Meeting had more exciting learning opportunities, with 30 symposia

orthopaedic community, patients and/or

attracted 17,939 professional members

the American public.

included Physicians and Allied Health, attendance: 31,370.

Advantages of participating AAOS Annual Meeting:

On a collaborative effort, the Central

•Showcased your latest products and

exhibitors: 10,356 and others: 3075,total The 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting provided

qualities that have led to benefits for the

Program Committee, Exhibits Committee and Orthopaedic Video Theater Committee have combined the abstracts from selected

services alongside pioneers and business leaders to a large specialized audience of professionals and decision makers from

scientific portions of the Annual Meeting.

the healthcare sector.

The Diversity Award recognizes living

•Identified business and investment

Academy Fellows and Emeritus members

opportunities in the areas of healthcare,

who have distinguished themselves

pharmaceutical products, medical supplies

through their outstanding commitment to

and services.

making orthopaedics more representative

•Meet representatives from regional and international companies that are taking part in the show, seeking potential partnerships. Over the last few years, AAOS has attracted massive interest from international traders in all sectors. The 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting will be held in Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Welcome to the next grand exhibition meeting which must be your wise choice!

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Exhibition Pre & Post Reports

Expomed 2015 post show report Record Growth at expoMED ExpoMEDIstanbul and the co-located eventlabtechMED once again excelled in both exhibitor and visitor attendance. For 21 years the event has grown from strength to strength making it the premier meeting place for the medical industry across Turkey and Eurasia. The 2014 event saw topical debates, world class speakers and aisles of innovation bringing over 34,000 total attendees over four high impact days.

W H AT D O O U R EXHIBITORS SAY?

IT THE BEST FAIR FOR THIS SECTOR IN TURKEY OPENNING OPPORTUNITIES B O T H F O R I N T E R N AT I O N A L A N D DOMESTIC COMPANIES. THIS FAIR IS PRESTIGIOUS GENERAL MANAGER, TEKNOSAN SAN. TİC.LTD.ŞTİ

What was NEW? WEBSITE To give exhibitors maximum visibility to visitors pre event a new website was launched to include a searchable exhibitor directory. In 2015 the directory will enable exhibitors

PRODUCT SHOWCASE The Product Showcase area showed visitors the most innovative products at expoMED. 5 companies participated and put their brand at the forefront of expoMED.

WHO VISITED? The launch of the elite+ programme attracted a record number of international VIP buyers, with 577 prequalified visitors from 20 countries being hosted by expoMED. Top ten visitor markets hosted on the elite+ programmewere:

to upload their own company and product

1.Turkey

WE MET TURKISH AND REGIONAL PA R T N E R S H I P S ( M I D D L E E A S T, EASTERN EUROPE). REED TUYAP IN TURKEY IS A VERY IMPORTANT PLACE TO DO BUSINESS WITH A STRONG MARKET AND A GOOD LOCATION. BUSNESS DVT MANAGER, CAHOUET FRANCE

information directly.

2.Iraq

ELITE+ VIP BUYERS

3.Georgia

The elite+ programme attracted 577

5.Bulgaria

THE TURKISH DOMESTIC VISITORS ARE GOOD. I LOOK FORWARD TO INCREASING OUR SALES THROUGH THIS EXHIBITION. SENIOR SALES MANAGER SUZHOU SELEN CLEANROOM TECHNOLOGY

VISITOR COLOURED BADGES

WE HAVE ATTENDED EXPOMED FOR 13 YEARS . EVERY YEAR IT IS MORE QUALIFIED AND PROFITABLE. WE CONGRATULATE REED TUYAP ON THEIR PROGRESS GENERAL MANAGER, ORSA ORTOPEDİ LTD.ŞTİ

Visitors were clearly badged and

GOOD LEADS! PROFESSIONAL EVENT (#1 IN ITS SECTOR) , MANY INTERNATIONAL LEADS. ASST MANAGING DIRECTOR, 3B SCIENTIFIC

high profile buyers from Turkey and key countries surrounding Turkey such as Georgia, Iraq, Iran, Russia, Serbia and Libya.

ExpoMED invested in a new registration process to ensure visitor quality and identifiability. identifiable during the event with colourcodes according to visitor type.

MEETINGS The distributor meetings programme enabled international exhibitors to meet with distributors during the show via a pre

4.Germany 6. Iran 7. Tunisia 8. Libya 9. Greece 10. Macedonia Purchasing managers and owners of Private hospitals, head of purchasing commissions of major medical faculties in Turkey including, Florence Nightingale, Acıbadem, Memorial,Liv, Bayındır, Medical Park, İstanbul Cerrahi, Medicana Hospitals, German Hospital Group (Istanbul) and International Ministries from Georgia, North Iraq, North Cyprus, Germany.

www.expomedistanbul.com

show online booking system. All major distributors in Turkey were invited to join the programme.

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Exhibition Pre & Post Reports

KIME 2015 At a Glance 1. Title : 31st Korea International Medical

• Ministry of Food & Drug Safety

& Hospital Equipment Show (KIMES 2015)

• Seoul Metropolitan Government

2. Theme : “The Health of Today, The Happiness of Tomorrow”

• Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) • Korea Health Industry Development Institute

3. Purpose : Assistance to further

• Korean Medical Association

• Central Supply Equipment

• Korean Hospital Association

• Clinical Examination Equipment

•Korean Medical Women's Association

• Hospital Facilities Equipment

• Korean Nurses Association

• Radiology Equipment

• Korea Medical Devices Selling

• Medical Information System

Association

• Surgical Apparatus & Equipment

• Korean Medical News

• Oriental Medicine & Equipment

development of the medical equipment

• Cure Apparatus & Equipment

industries in Korea and neighboring

• Pharmaceutical Equipment

nations, and promotion of the trade, on

• Physiotherapy Apparatus

both the domestic and international levels

• Cosmetic Dermatology & Healthcare

in medical equipment

Equipment

4. Exhibition period : March 5 (Thu.) to 8

• Ophthalmic Apparatus • Animal & Related Products

(Sun.), 2015 (4days) 5. Opening Hours : 10:00 a.m ~ 6:00 p.m 6. Exhibition Site : COEX (Convention & Exhibition Center) (513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-731, Korea) 7. Organizers Korea E & Ex Inc. Korea Medical Devices Industrial Coop. Association Korea Medical Device Industry Association 8. Sponsors • Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy • Ministry of Health & Welfare

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• Medical Device Component & Service 9. Exhibition Scale : Total 38,350 m² COEX Hall A (1st Fl.), Hall B (1st Fl.), Grand Ballroom (1st Fl.)

• Dental Apparatus • Disposable Apparatus and Others 11. E-mail : kimes@kimes.kr

Hall C (3rd Fl.), Hall D (3rd Fl.)

Extracted from Medica

10. Groups of Exhibits • Consultation & Diagnosis Equipment

www.KIMES.kr

Overall Satisfactory Rate of KIMES 2015 Areas No. of Visitors (Domestics)

Very Satisfied 7.50%

Satisfied Adequate 49.58%

Not Definitely Satisfied Unsatisfied

36.00%

6.29%

0.63%

No. of Visitors (Int'l)

5.06%

27.00%

51.90%

14.56%

1.48%

Quality of Visitors

4.84%

41.21%

45.95%

7.58%

0.42%

Organizer's Promotion Effort

6.69%

52.28%

37.47%

3.35%

0.21%

Exhibition Operations

7.35%

53.89%

33.71%

4.84%

0.21%

Quality of Exhibition Service

7.98%

49.37%

37.39%

5.26%

0.00%

Level of Venue Facilities

8.60%

44.65%

36.48%

9.22%

1.05%


MEDINFO Autumn 2015

Exhibition Pre & Post Reports

Strong Exhibitor Demand and New Visitor Target Groups for the

MEDICAL FAIR INDIA 2015

New Focus “Hospital Infrastructure Sector” The booming Indian health care market

producers, hospital decision-makers as

held alternately in New Delhi and Mumbai

also benefits the 21st MEDICAL FAIR

well as – for the first time – retailers and

every year.

INDIA – India’s No. 1 Trade Fair for

distributors.

Hospitals, Health Centres and Clinics – in

”Medical Fair India is a one of its kind

New Delhi and underlines its leading role

T h e M E D I C A L FA I R I N D I A , h e l d

medical and healthcare event offering

in 2015.

alternately in Mumbai and New Delhi every

an ideal international platform to the

year, last time registered 443 exhibitors

medical and healthcare industry. It is on

A new segment included to extend the

who attracted over 8,000 registered trade

its way to becoming the most successful

MEDICAL FAIR INDIA 2015 for the first

visitors eager to learn about the entire

and exceptional exhibition to showcase

time promises to bring a further rise in

range of innovations from segments such

medical technologies,” summed up Rajiv

the number of trade visitors. Under the

as medical device technology, hospital,

Nath, Chairman of AIMED, the Association

new focal theme “Hospital Infrastructure”

health centres and clinical equipment,

of Indian Medical Device Industry.

not only medical products for clinical

rehabilitation, furnishings for pharmacies

applications will be exhibited but all

and care centres/furniture. The 21st

This year the medical trade fair focalised

products and product groups required

MEDICAL FAIR INDIA will be held in Halls

the new segment “Hospital Infrastructure”

for building, furnishing and operating

11, 12 and 12A of the Pragati Maidan

and kicked off with an accompanying

hospitals, clinics and health centres. This

Exhibition Centre in New Delhi from 21 to

technical conference on the focal themes

expansion of scope addresses additional

23 March 2015.

“Hospital Infrastructure & Planning”

visitor target groups such as hospital

and “Medical Device & Technology”.

directors and owners, hospital managers/

In excess of 10,400 international trade

Comprising high-calibre lectures and

decision-makers and representatives from

visitors, i.e. some 2,400 more than at

panel discussions the conference agenda

ministries. Thus, MEDICAL FAIR INDIA

the previous event, visited the Pragati

offered decision-makers from clinics,

2015 with the addition of new focus sector

Maidan exhibition centre to learn about

medical professionals, retailers and

shall take a complete healthcare event,

product innovations in the Indian health

industry and healthcare agents an ideal

and not just seen as event for medical

care sector from 21 to 23 March. However,

platform to learn about trends and network

devices & technology.

the MEDICAL FAIR INDIA 2015 not

with experts. In addition to the conferences

only scored outstanding results in terms

independent workshops allowed the

The conference programme will also

of visitor attendance. Exhibitor figures

exhibitors to present themselves to the

be as extensive as ever: an additional,

have also been on the constant rise over

visitors of the MEDICAL FAIR INDIA 2015.

high-calibre conference on “Hospital

the past few years. At this event 447

Infrastructure” comprising new forums and

exhibitors from 18 countries presented a

workshops will provide an opportunity for

comprehensive product portfolio on net

in-depth exchange of experience. Here

exhibition space that has now risen to

exhibitors can showcase their products

over 5,250 m². 289 exhibitors from abroad

and their companies to a wide expert

underscored the international importance

audience including medical professionals,

of the MEDICAL FAIR INDIA, which is

www.medicalfair-india.com

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Exhibition Pre & Post Reports

MEDICAL JAPAN 2015 Japan’s first comprehensive medical trade show concluded with great success! were exhibited at Nursing Expo Japan

show specialised in clinical testing and

2015, including nursing uniforms, nursing

diagnostic technologies.

goods, nursing bags for home visits,

B to B trade show specialised in the latest

stethoscopes, nursing/nursing care

regenerative medicine techniques!

furniture, hygiene products, health care

Industry Associations (in random order)

equipment such as medical aspirators and sphygmomanometers, rehabilitation

723 exhibitors from 20 countries/ regions

supplies, welfare vehicles, hearing aids, communication support equipment such

The 7 shows in detail

as emergency reporting systems and

products/services for hospital innovation!

majority of visitors were nurses, nursing

B to B trade show covering all the Exhibitors showcased healthcare information/remote medical care technologies, hospital facilities, medical supplies, preventive healthcare & healthcare equipment/systems, assisted living products & supplies and home healthcare products at Hospital + Innovation Expo Japan 2015. Medical experts in charge of management/facilities/ systems visited this show to discuss introduction of products and technologies. Active negotiations and consultations were conducted everywhere at this trade show covering all the products/services for hospital innovation. B to B trade show specialised in all the necessary nursing and nursing care products! All nursing and nursing care products

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guidance systems for the disabled. The care workers, rehabilitation physicians, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists. The show provided an ideal platform to have fruitful business meetings and expand business in Japan. B to B trade show specialised in clinical testing and diagnostic technologies! IVD products & reagents, transport systems, contract services, diagnostic imaging and supplies & accessories for laboratories were all gathered at Clinical Laboratory & Diagnostics Expo Japan 2015. Professionals including technicians/ doctors from medical institutions/clinical trial laboratories and medical equipment dealers visited this show to discuss introduction of products and technologies. Active negotiations and consultations were conducted everywhere at this trade

•Japan Hospital Association •Osaka Hospitals Association •Osaka Nursing Association •Osaka Medical Instruments Association •Kyoto Hospitals Association •Kyoto Pharmaceutical Association •Hyogo Hospitals Association •Hyogo Pharmaceutical Association •Wakayama Dental Association •Wakayama Pharmaceutical Association •Nara Nursing Association •Shiga Hospitals Association •Shiga Nursing Association •Tottori Pharmaceutical Association •Tokushima Dental Association •Tokushima Nursing Association •Kyoyu Medical Instrument Association •All Japan Hospital Association(AJHA) •Japan Association for Clinical Engineers •Osaka Private Hospital Association •Osaka Pharmaceutical Association •Osaka Scientific Instruments Association •Kyoto Dental Association •Kyoto Private Hospitals Association •Kyoto Medical Instruments Association •Hyogo Private Hospital Association •Hyogo Nursing Association •Wakayama Hospitals Association •Wakayama Nursing Association •Nara Hospitals Association •Shiga Dental Association •Shiga Pharmaceutical Association •Tokushima Pharmaceutical Association


MEDINFO Autumn 2015

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Maryland hospitals achieve impressive care quality improvements E T T E R H E ALT H T H RO U G H

management, and other areas of breaking

LABORATORY MEDICINE

science in laboratory medicine.

AACC is a global scientific and medical

• Learn about cutting edge technology.

professional organization dedicated

AACC’s annual meeting has more than

to clinical laboratory science and its

200 new product introductions each year.

application to healthcare. Our leadership in education, advocacy and collaboration helps lab professionals adapt to change and do what they do best: provide vital Since the introduction of new fixeddose novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs)

insight and guidance so patients get the care they need.

• Hear vital research and learn about important changes in the field. With more than 200 educational opportunities in lectures, plenary sessions, symposia, short courses and roundtable sessions, you can design an educational experience

CHARTING OUR COURSE FOR THE

that meets your needs to stay ahead of

in assessing and monitoring surgery

FUTURE

changes in the field.

patients and patients already known to

AACC’s strategic plan set goals for

PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS

into clinical practice, the role labs play

be on anticoagulation therapy continues to develop. Although the new NOACs generally require less laboratory monitoring than traditional blood thinners such as warfarin, their growing use brings about new questions. On November 18th, Dr. Lindsay Bazydlo and Dr. Hillary Maitland will sit down with AACC for an exclusive webinar to discuss

innovation, growth, and influence in five areas: value of membership; best practices; science and innovation; financial resources; and global influence.

Thank you for your interest in the 2016 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo. Session proposals for this meeting are no longer being accepted. The

CONNECT WITH THE GLOBAL

submission period ended on September

LABORATORY MEDICINE COMMUNITY

26, 2015. Program information will be

Attend the AACC 2016 Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo and:

current approaches to monitoring patients

• Connect with global leaders in clinical

on anticoagulants, and discuss areas

chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass

where experts disagree and more study

spectrometry, translational medicine, lab

available in mid-April for the 2016 Annual Meeting.

https://www.aacc.org/

may be needed. Learn what assays should be used to monitor various anticoagulants, and the current thinking on whether or not NOACs should be monitored plus special considerations for monitoring patients transitioning from IV anticoagulants to oral anticoagulants. Dr. Bazydlo and Dr. Maitland will be available after the presentation to answer participant questions.

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Welcome to the 2016 AACE Online

registration fee even if the primary author

Domestic residents

Abstract Submission Program. The

does not attend the meeting.]

• 5 Poster Session Awards, including a first

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is pleased to

Registration will open in Fall 2015.

place prize of $500, second place of $250, third place of $100, and two honorable

invite you to participate in its 25th Annual

Abstract Competition Travel Grants

Scientific & Clinical Congress Abstract

O N LY A A C E m e m b e r s w h o a r e t h e

Oral Presentations

primary author will be awarded travel

Top scoring abstracts will be selected for

Competition and Poster Presentation. The meeting will be held on May 2529, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Abstracts may be submitted by AACE members or non-members sponsored by an AACE member. Endocrinologists, endocrine fellows-in-training, residents in internal medicine, surgery, or pediatrics, and medical students are eligible to apply for membership. There is NO CHARGE for abstract submission. Accepted abstracts will be published in a supplement to the AACE Annual Meeting Syllabus and available for viewing online. Abstracts will be accepted for publication only, poster presentation, or oral presentation. Top scoring abstracts will be considered for oral presentation and ePoster. Congress Registration Medical students & residents receive COMPLIMENTARY meeting registration. Fellows-in-training, who are primary authors on the abstract, receive 50% OFF the meeting registration fee. [Please note that all other authors attending the meeting (except primary authors who are residents or fellows) will be required to pay the full meeting

grants. • 1 International Fellow-in-Training Travel Grant in the amount of $2,500 each • 5 International Non-Fellow physician Travel Grants for $2,000 each • 5 Domestic Fellow-in-Training Travel

mentions of $50 each.

Oral Presentations based on merit and significance to the science and practice of Endocrinology, as well as their creativity and uniqueness. The Oral Presentations will be held on Saturday, May 28. The details will be available online and will be

Grants for $1,000 each *

sent by email to those chosen to present.

• 3 Domestic Resident physician Travel

ePosters

Grants for internal medicine, pediatric, or surgical residents, including a PAID two night hotel stay and flights * *To qualify for the Domestic Travel Grants, the Fellow-in-Training or Resident must be an AACE Member enrolled in a fellowship program or residency within the United States. Submitting authors will be listed as the primar y author on the abstract, NO EXCEPTIONS. ONLY the primary author will be eligible to receive travel grants. Poster Session Awards chosen at the Annual Meeting • 3 Fellows-in-Training Young Investigator Awards, including a first place prize of $500, second place of $250, and third place of $100 • 1 Resident Physician Award of $250 for

Select posters will be chosen for electronic poster display, or ePoster. ePoster format allows for greater exposure of your research by allowing attendees to view posters online during and after the meeting. ePosters will not take the place of traditional print posters, but will enhance the visibility of posters. Top scoring abstracts will also be selected for ePoster Oral Presentation. ePoster Oral Presentations will be held in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, May 26 and Friday May 27, at 12:00pm-12:45 pm. Submit Your Abstract All abstracts must be submitted by December 16, 2015 at 11:59pm ET. We hope you will join us at the AACE 25th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in Orlando, FL! We are confident you will find the plenary sessions, workshops, satellite symposia, poster session, and exhibits valuable and educational.

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As said in paragraph 4, the proposal should officially be convened in writing to the President and using the application form provided. Any further information is welcome. ISUCRS MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION INFORMATION and INSTRUCTIONS T he Inter national Society of Univer sity Colon and Rectal Surgeons… • Founded in November 1962 by Drs. Harry Bacon, Stuart Ross, and Fidel RuizAny member of the International Society

budget for the conference without resorting

of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons

to a high registration fee exceeding 250

is welcome to invite the Society to have a

USD. A support from the governmental

future meeting hosted by her/him. Before

agencies, pharmaceutical industry, and

submitting an application the following are

advertisers should be explored before

some of the more important considerations

making the bid for having the meeting.

that should forgo the application.

4. The person extending the invitation

1. Place - The meeting should be held

should officially convey a written proposal

in a large Metropolis accessible for

to the Chairman of the Future Meetings

international transportation. There should

Committee and to the Director General

be facilities in the hotel or congress center

at least two years, but preferably four

to accommodate at least fifteen hundred

years, in advance. He should be prepared

registrants including accompany persons.

to make a personal presentation at

If the proposed meeting is to be held at the

the Council Meeting, with all available

hotel, there should be appropriate facilities

background.

available for all ancillary functions. The place should be attractive from a scientific - and preferably also have a touristic point of view.

5. The recommendations should be made by the Future Meetings Committee to the Council for at least two projected meetings in the future. The places and dates should

Moreno, proposed that members of the Society would contribute to the field of Colon and Anorectal Surgery by holding international meetings in order to share their scientific knowledge. • Has been an international society since its inception and continues to be represented in 80 countries. • Bestows prestigious honor to members of the Society consisting of a worldwide network of colon and rectal surgeons and professors with an academic interest, and general surgeons with an emphasis on colon and rectal surgery who are affiliated with a university. • Is cognizant of the varying income levels around the world and wants all members to have the opportunity to attend our meetings by keeping registration fees low.

2. Program Chairman - The host must

be finalized and should be adhered to,

• Now offers free access to the World

have sufficient support service to help

except for unavoidable circumstances.

Journal of Colorectal Surgery, the ISUCRS

organize a complex international meeting.

Any left over money following the meeting

official on-line, open access journal to all

The resources should include but not be

should be forwarded to the Treasurer

Society members.

limited to the availability of junior surgical

General of the Society.

staff, computer services, and university

• Welcomes any member of the society to

back-up. 3. Finances - The Society does not offer any up-front or later supplementary funds to organize a meeting. The sponsor must be able to independently support the

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host a future meeting site by completing

• Have affiliation with a medical school (or

an application form.

have academic interest).

Eligibility requirements for fellowship in the

• Preferably have professorial status.

Society:

• Be certified by the General Surgery or

• Be a doctor of medicine.

Colon and Rectal Surgery Board of the

• Be a surgeon practicing highly creditable major colon and rectal surgery.

qualify him to take such Boards. • Be a fellow of the candidate’s national College of Surgeons or its equivalent as determined by the Executive Board of this Society.

country in which the candidate resides. If such a Board does not exist, the candidate

http://www.isucrs.org/instructions.php

should have training in surgery that would

The EFORT Annual Congress The EFORT Congress is running on an annual base. The scientific programme includes symposia (90 minute session) and instructional lectures (60 minute session) delivered by distinguished speakers from across Europe. Free papers, e-posters, workshops, industrial symposia and technical exhibits will all feature. The Plenary Sessions (between 1.5 – 2 hours) are usually taking place during the morning on Wednesday – Friday. The congress language is English. Controversial case discussions (90 minutes) and pro and con debates invite you actively to contribute and share

EFO RT t ha n k s t h e a t t e n d e e s o f t h e 1 6 t h E F O RT C o n g r e s s h e l d i n P r a g u e , C ze ch Republic fr o m 2 7 t o 2 9 M a y 2 0 1 5 ! !

and traumatology issues in Europe. At

June 2016. We are delighted to announce

each event we share scientific findings,

that for the third time in the history of

experience and participants gain a greater

EFORT, this will be a combined meeting

can gain specialised expertise and share

awareness of future trends.

with a national society – in this instance

information with different opinion leaders

Building on the success of London’s 2014

on a specific topic in a group limited to

meeting, the 16th EFORT Congress in

T h e E F O RT E d u c a t i o n C o m m i t t e e ,

100 colleagues (a separate registration is

Prague (27-29 May 2015) featured a

chaired by Professor Thierry Bégué,

necessary).

robust scientific programme that included

with ongoing support from the Specialist

For the scientific programme we have

symposia and instructional lectures from

Societies, has created an exceptional

distinguished speakers, as well as Free

programme covering varied topics from

with our specialty society partners.

Paper submissions from all over the world.

basic research to areas within daily

These sessions are embedded into

The Executive Committee of EFORT and

the overall programme called: Guest

the local organizing swiss orthopaedics

Sessions. Along with the scientific

would like to invite you to attend the 17th

exhibition, our congresses cover the whole

EFORT Congress in Geneva on 01–03

your knowledge with colleagues from all around Europe. Participants of the ExMEx sessions (between 2-4 hours)

successively increased collaboration

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practice of orthopaedics and trauma. The main theme of the Congress in Geneva will be “Maintaining Activity Through Life”. http://www.efort.org


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Latin American Cancer Confence (Lalca) Lugust 21-23 2014/Lima,Peru

The 6th Latin American Conference on

in any aspect of thoracic oncology to

more precisely stage and treat cases

Lung Cancer (LALCA 2014) will be held

attend this conference. It is only through

of lung cancer. That data, collected by

August 21 – 23, 2014 in Lima, Peru.

an exchange of the widest variety of

the International Association for the

research that we can offer the best

Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Staging

program and benefits to our members

and Prognostic Factors Committee and

and patients.

presented at the 16th World Conference

We expect more than 500 delegates from Latin America to attend this unique event and we encourage everyone to submit an

on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Denver on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 at the Colorado Convention Center, will be published in 2016.

Lung Cancer is still the leading cause

Personalized Medicine’s Success Depends

of death not only in Latin America but

on Pathologist’s Ability to Make Accurate

worldwide. Building on the success of the

Histologic and Genetic Classification of

previous conferences in Chile, Argentina

Tumors

and Brazil, international and national

DENVER, Colo. – If cancer patients are to

speakers will discuss the science and advances in the treatment and prevention of lung cancer and thoracic malignancies

receive optimal treatment, clinicians must abstract before the abstract submission

worldwide and Latin America in particular.

deadline June 13, 2014

With tobacco being the leading cause

Simultaneous translation English

of morbi-mortality worldwide and its

>< Spanish will be provided for all

have an accurate histologic classification of the tumor and know its genetic characteristics, said William D. Travis, M.D., attending thoracic pathologist, Department of Pathology, at Memorial

consumption leading to respiratory and

sessions.

cardiovascular disease, as well as cancer,

Advanced Treatment and Prognosis Data

York City. Dr. Travis made his remarks

the Conference would like to support

Available for Tumor, Node and Metastasis

today at the 16th World Conference on

the Framework Convention for Tobacco

(TNM) Classification of Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer (WCLC) hosted by the

Control and will again host a Tobacco Forum on Thursday, August 21.

DENVER, Colo. – The publication of the Eighth Edition of the Tumor, Node

We encourage physicians, nurses, other

and Metastasis (TNM) Classification

clinicians, researchers and scientists in

of Lung Cancer will provide physicians

the lung cancer field and those interested

around the world access to new data to

Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New

International Association of the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).

https://www.iaslc.org/

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The Annual EAU Congress May 14, 2015 by Dan Koboldt 0 Comment

The Annual EAU Congress provides a

• Communicate, collaborate and network

about the special registration fee by e-mail.

forum for presenting original unpublished

with representatives of a large international

data and sharing ideas for urological

audience – medical professionals, national

We look forward to welcoming you to

innovation as well as disseminating

urological societies, patient groups,

evidence-based knowledge of primary

medical industry and the media.

clinical relevance.

Inter national Congress on the History of Urology The EAU History Office is organising the 6th International Congress on the History of Urology, which will be held in conjunction with the 31st Annual EAU Congress in Munich. The History Congress will take place

Urologists and affiliated professionals attending the Annual EAU Congress will be able to: • Review innovative techniques and scientific advances in the field of urology and its subspecialties; • Review the latest data and emerging trends from studies in clinical and translational research; • Enhance their knowledge of evidencebased approaches to the management of urological disease; • Gain new knowledge on emerging

on March 11th 2016, the first day of the Annual EAU Congress. The fullday programme highlights the history of urology on all six inhabited continents,

Munich! Welcome to the 31 st Annual EAU Congress in Munich! The Annual EAU Congress is Europe’s largest annual event showcasing the latest and the most relevant knowledge with medical experts active in the urological field. This international platform gathers thousands of delegates and exhibitors from over 100 countries. More than 12,000 visitors are expected to attend the 31st Annual EAU Congress in Munich 11-15 March 2016.

organised around four distinct topics: • Worldwide roots– international contributions to early urology • Politics– the establishment of societies, standards and regulation • Pioneers– the personalities and stories behind innovators of the field • Sex around the world– attitudes and practices across the globe

The scientific programme of the Annual

diagnostic and risk-assessment strategies

The programme will feature a wide range

EAU Congress offers a comprehensive

in the management of urological disease;

of subject matter that should be of interest

coverage of urology and all its

for any urologist who is planning to attend

subspecialties, providing the delegates

EAU16. If you are attending EAU16,

with infinite opportunities for professional

attendance to the History Congress is

development. The world’s leading experts

included. It is also possible to attend the

will present their findings and insights

International Congress on the History of

during state-of-the art lectures, debates,

Urology separately. Please contact Melissa

presentations and courses.

• Enhance their practical knowledge and skills by educational activities, including hands-on training and courses; • Gain exposure to new developments in drugs and new cutting-edge technology in the field of pharmaceutical research and medical technology through visiting the EAU Congress Exhibition;

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van der Krieke if you would like to register for the Congress on the History of Urology only. You will receive more information

http://eaumunich2016.uroweb.org/


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Annual ESDR Meeting The European Society for Dermatological

• Disease Genetics. Analysis of

• Cutaneous biology. All aspects including

Research (ESDR), founded in 1970, is a

structural biology of skin has led to

epidermal growth and differentiation, cell

non-profit organization promoting basic

identification of target genes for many

signalling pathways in inflammation, the

and clinical science related to dermatology.

hereditary genodermatoses including

immune system, angiogenesis, pigment

The ESDR is the largest investigative

mechanobullous diseases, ichthyoses and

cell biology and extracellular matrix/

dermatology society in Europe with a

diseases that are associated with other

mesenchymal cells are widely studied

current membership of over 1000.

medical problems such as keratoderma

in Europe. These provide not only the

and deafness, or heart disease.

platform for understanding skin disease,

By supporting investigative dermatology, the ESDR contributes towards improving

• Skin Cancer. Understanding the role of

the health of patients suffering from skin

ultraviolet radiation and molecular genetics

and venereal disease. Applications of

in both melanoma and non-melanoma

recent scientific advances have produced

skin cancer has led to widespread public

diagnostic and therapeutic innovations

education campaigns. New treatments

in dermatological practice, particularly in

for melanoma including dendritic

genetics, skin cancer, allergic skin disease,

cell vaccination are currently under

infectious disease and autoimmune

development.

diseases.

Common skin diseases such as psoriasis,

information relevant to investigative

atopic eczema and contact dermatitis

dermatology between clinicians and

have been extensively studied in Europe,

scientists worldwide. One of the most

particularly roles of cytokines and other

important activities of our Society is to

inflammatory mediators, and cell mediated

promote the presentation of new research

immunity.

meeting and clinically oriented symposia. Investigative Dermatology Dermatologic research is at the frontier of biomedical research. Examples of diseases that benefit from ongoing dermatological research include:

in the fields of transplantation immunology, gene therapy, and transdermal drug delivery.

• Immunological and inflammatory disease.

The ESDR facilitates exchange of

data and ideas at our annual scientific

but also a model for other organ systems

• Infectious disease. A wide range of infections from the common wart virus to the uncommon (such as Lyme disease) provide important subjects for research. New and emerging infections, including cutaneous manifestations of HIV disease are actively studied.

http://www.esdr.org/

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Welcome to WSAVA Dear Colleagues,

while visiting us, is wanting to move here.

It is my pleasure to invite you to join us

Prepare yourselves to live the unexpected

at the 41st Wor ld Small Animal

in a land of wonder and endless joy.

Veterinary Association Congress taking place September 27-30, 2016 in Cartagena, Colombia.

On behalf of the Local Host Committee, it will be a pleasure to welcome you to what we hope you will soon see as your home

Few places on the planet are able to inspire the imagination like Cartagena: The romantic, historic, and always joyful

away from home.

composed of such a richly diverse group of professionals, such as the one WSAVA organizes each year in a different location around the globe.

Guillermo Lugo C. DVM Chair, Local Host Committee ABOUT WSAVA The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) is not-for-profit body, dedicated to enhancing the quality

When we meld the right location, the right

of veterinary care for companion animals

event, and the right people, it’s undeniable

around the world. Its members include

that WSAVA Cartagena 2016 is the

91 veterinary associations, representing

premier event no small animal veterinary

more than 145,000 individual veterinarians

professional can miss.

globally. The WSAVA’s primary purpose

Colombia is recognized worldwide for its

is reflected in its mission to ‘foster the

friendly, joyful and respectful people. We can proudly say the only risk you’ll run into

‘to promote global veterinary continuous education (CE).’ The WSAVA works towards its goal in a number of ways but primarily through its annual flagship event, WSAVA World Congress. WSAVA World Congress

Regards,

Colombian Caribbean city. And few veterinary congresses are

organizations’ or - to put it more simply

exchange of scientific information between individual veterinarians and veterinary

WSAVA World Congress, taking place from September 27 to 30, 2016 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, attracts large numbers of veterinarians, veterinary nurses and technicians from around the world. Not only do registrants have the opportunity to learn from leading experts on all aspects of small animal practice, but they also benefit from a unique opportunity to share experiences, knowledge and friendship with colleagues from around the world. In order to encourage excellence in small animal practice, the WSAVA, with the support of sponsoring companies, also presents a number of awards at World

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These are:

Congress to veterinarians chosen by an

established Congress format which it

international panel of experts. Each gives

was run by a local host committee from

a lecture on their specialist subject during

a member association, to engaging a

the Congress. Congress proceedings are

professional congress organizer. Kenes

â&#x2014;&#x2021; Europe, the Middle East and Africa

subsequently made available online to

International was duly appointed to

â&#x2014;&#x2021; Asia and Oceania

member associations, veterinary schools,

this role and organized the first World

libraries and individuals, providing a

Congress in Cape Town in 2014. The

valuable source of the most up to date

Assembly also voted to rotate the

global knowledge.

Congress on a three-year cycle between

In 2009, the governing body of the WSAVA (the Assembly), voted to change the

â&#x2014;&#x2021; The Americas

http://www.wsava2016.com/

three regions, member associations of which are invited to submit bids.

The European Rhinologic Society

and the membership-office is located in

provides a forum for the exchange

this country, a Dutch lawyer assists us in

of experience among specialists,

this process.

i n t e r e s t e d i n r h i n o l o g y,

W hat ar e the most impor tant changes and innovations? To guarantee for continuity, most scientific societies have the office of a Secretary

allergology, related facial plastic

General. He cares not only for daily

surgery and other fields.

business but supports the development of

This goal is achieved by biannual

the Society on a long run. Besides regular

congresses, held in cooperation with the

members, the Society can also have

International Symposium on Infection and

junior and senior members who will pay a

Allergy of the Nose (ISIAN), by accredited

reduced fee.

courses, fellowships and awards. The ERS is a non-profit-organisation. The Society is dealing with membership-fees or donations, however. Therefore, we must be officially registered in order to avoid troubles with taxes. Because there exists no general European law, registration is needed in a European country. Since the Society was founded in the Netherlands

An official registration is also essential for being acknowledged by other official organs e.g. European institutions. Since the last amendments in 1986 further developments have to be taken

The Advisory Board will now have an official status with defined competences, it will not only include official delegates, but also Regional Representatives of certain countries.

into consideration in order to prepare the Society for the future and care for

www.europeanrhinologicsociety.org

continuity.

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