Summer 2017 Meet Med Issue

September 14th, 2017

 

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Breathing ‘A Chore’: California Wildfires Threaten The Health Of Young And Old

August 8th, 2018

Debbie Dobrosky noticed a peculiar hue in the sky on Monday — “a very ugly yellow casting” — as she peeked outside. A large cloud of smoke had begun to cover the sun.

By Tuesday, the smoke was so heavy that “even inside my apartment I’ve had to use my inhaler twice this morning, which is not a normal thing,” said Dobrosky, a Riverside County, Calif., resident who lives about 30 miles from a fast-growing fire in the Cleveland National Forest.

“Today I’m stuck inside, there’s no going out,” said Dobrosky, 67, who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an inflammatory lung condition.

At least 17 large fires are burning across California, destroying hundreds of thousands of acres, sending toxic pollutants into the air and contaminating water supplies. The air quality in certain areas — particularly near the massive Mendocino Complex Fire in the northern part of the state — is among the worst officials have ever seen. Read More »

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RSCVA Annouces New Convention Facility Hires

August 8th, 2018

Kelly Carr to Lead Management for SMG Facilities and Dante Nicastro to Head Savor, SMG’s Reno Food & Beverage Wing

The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority (RSCVA) today announced two new hires on the heels of the Authority’s recent deal with SMG to take over management of the area’s meetings and convention facilities. Kelly Carr has been appointed general manager for SMG-contracted facilities in northern Nevada, and Dante Nicastro has been brought on as the northern Nevada General Manager for SAVOR, SMG’s food and beverage division.

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CLEVELAND MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN AT KEY CENTER ANNOUNCES SOFT OPENING OF  GREATROOM

April 30th, 2018

Downtown Cleveland Hotel Moves Closer to Fully Unveiling Extensive Renovation this Summer


Hartmut Ott, general manager of the  Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center, 1360 West Mall Dr., Cleveland, is proud to announce the soft opening of the hotel’s Greatroom. The Greatroom is one aspect of the hotel’s renovation that is set to be completed in July. The Cleveland hotel’s modern Greatroom’s décor is sophisticated and features elegant finishes and clean lines where guests are welcome to unwind in style with eclectic drinks and food. The hotel’s centerpiece offers both table and bar seating, and is designed to create an extraordinary sense of arrival to welcome groups of any size to the hotel. Read More »

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Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate Course Refresh

April 30th, 2018

 

MPI Academy offers webinar Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate Refresher Courses throughout the year. The next webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central Time. For information on how to register for this event and a full calendar go to meetingcompliance.com.  

 

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Nine SmithBucklin Client Organization Events Recognized Among Fastest 50 Trade Shows

March 6th, 2018

SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, is pleased to announce that nine of its client organization shows are featured in Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Trade Shows lists.
The winners were selected based on percentage growth in net square feet of paid exhibit space, the number of exhibiting companies, and the number of attendees. The nine SmithBucklin client organization shows will be honored at the Fastest 50 Awards & Summit held June 14 in Chicago.

The following shows were honored as the Fastest 50 in their respective categories:

  • CLMA KnowledgeLab (Clinical Laboratory Management Association): “Total Attendance”
  • KeHE Distributors’ Holiday Show: “Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space”
  • KeHE Distributors’ Summer Selling Show: “Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space,” “Number of Exhibiting Companies” and “Total Attendance”
  • NSGC Annual Conference (National Society of Genetic Counselors): “Number of Exhibiting Companies”
  • SIGGRAPH International Conference & Exhibition on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques: “Total Attendance”
  • The NAFEM Show (North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers): “Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space” and “Number of Exhibiting Companies”

Trade Show Executive also honored the “Next 50.” These shows did not crack the Top 50 in the categories listed below, but are strong contenders for next year. Following are the SmithBucklin client organization shows honored in the “Next 50”:

  • ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition (American Society for Healthcare Engineering): “The Next 50 – Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space,” “The Next 50 – By Number of Exhibiting Companies” and “The Next 50 – By Total Attendance”
  • AHRMM Annual Conference & Exhibition (Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management): “The Next 50 – By Total Attendance”
  • KeHE Distributors’ Holiday Show: “The Next 50 – By Total Attendance”
  • The NAFEM Show (North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers): “The Next 50 – By Total Attendance”
  • ONS Annual Congress (Oncology Nursing Society): “The Next 50 – Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space,” and “The Next 50 – By Total Attendance”

“Our teams are thrilled that so many client organizations’ shows have been recognized and often in multiple categories,” said Dave Weil, Vice President, Event Services. “Together, we have worked hard to continuously evolve and transform their shows, and these efforts have resulted in new levels of growth.”

“SmithBucklin’s Event Services team is passionate about creating innovative and engaging events that deliver extraordinary value for our client organizations,” said Carol McGury, Executive Vice President, Event and Education Services. “We know we have succeeded when our client organizations come away feeling that they have had a must-attend event that exceeded the expectations of their attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and other stakeholders.”

One of the most respected and engaged participants in the conference, convention and trade show industry, SmithBucklin’s Event Services team generates powerful results through conference design, business model development, curriculum design, participant acquisition, event technology delivery, registration, and event logistics management, while enhancing the complete attendee experience. And, due to its significant buying power, the team is able to provide cost savings and favorable contract terms and conditions. Additionally, SmithBucklin professionals manage trade show and sponsorship sales and fulfillment, helping to create and implement strategic sales plans, identify new year-round revenue opportunities, and develop and sustain long-term partner relationships.

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SmithBucklin is the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other. Our mission is to achieve the missions of the client organizations we serve and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin offers full-service management and outsourced services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user communities, industry consortia, charitable organizations, corporations and government institutes. Founded in 1949, SmithBucklin has offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Old Lyme, Conn., St. Louis, and San Ramon, Calif., and delivers seamless association and event management services worldwide. The company is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, please visit www.smithbucklin.com or call 1-800-539-9740.

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Maritz Travel launches “On the Road to Healthcare Compliance” Lunch & Learn Road Tour

August 4th, 2017

Pat Schaumann, author of the recently published Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance, 4th edition, will be on a tour dedicated to healthcare compliance.  Industry leader Pat Schaumann will be engaging and educating attendees on important topics regarding medical meeting services, focusing on the subject of compliance.

 

Beginning in August, the tour will hit four major cities:

  • Tampa, Fla. – Thursday, August 10, 2017
  • San Diego – Thursday, September 7, 2017
  • Chicago – Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • Philadelphia – Tuesday, October 24, 2017

 

Meeting planners interested in attending any of the events should visit http://info.maritztravel.com/on-the-road-to-healthcare-compliance-PR.

 

Attendees can participate in and complete the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) program at Pat’s events and hold the HMCC certification for two years. Any medical meeting planner can benefit from attending these sessions. Don’t hesitate to sign up for a session near you!

 

To purchase a copy of Pat’s book, visit http://www.meetingcompliance.com/.

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Which States Could be Hit Hardest by Reductions in Medicaid Spending?

June 13th, 2017

Information just released from the Kaiser Family Foundation:

In 2017, Congress has been debating legislation, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would end the enhanced federal matching funds for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion and fundamentally alter the structure and financing of the Medicaid program. Read More »

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STR: US hotel performance for April 2017

May 25th, 2017


The U.S. hotel industry reported mixed results in the three key performance metrics during April 2017, according to data from STR.

In a year-over-year comparison with April 2016, the industry reported the following: Read More »

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CRESCENT HOTELS & RESORT TO MANAGE CAMBRIA CHICAGO LOOP – THEATRE DISTRICT

May 25th, 2017

OPENED ATOP HISTORIC ORIENTAL THEATRE WEDNESDAY, MAY 24

The Oriental Theatre will soon play host to musicals and a hotel, as Cambria hotels & suites adds second Chicago location


Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), Crescent Hotels & Resorts, and Murphy Asset Management announced the official opening of Chicago’s newest contemporary hotel, Cambria Chicago Loop – Theatre District, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Located above the historic Oriental Theatre at 32 W. Randolph, the hotel sits in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant Loop district, just steps away from endless lifestyle and entertainment options. Read More »

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