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HCEA Announces Top 50 Largest U.S. Medical Meetings

ATLANTA — The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) has released its list of the top 50 largest U.S. medical meetings held in 2009.  The listed meetings include both actual and rounded attendance figures self-reported by the event organizers.
The top 50 largest medical meetings are ranked by reported total attendance, which measures all registered participants at a convention, including exhibitors.  In the case of a tie, professional attendance is used to further determine the rank.

Below are the top 10 medical meetings from the list:

Rank
Association Name
Total Attendance
Professional Attendance
1
Greater New York Dental Meeting
59,166
37,206
2
Radiological Society Of North America, Inc.
56,824
26,363
3
AmericanAcademy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons
33,440
17,624
4
American Dental Association
32,000
20,000
5
Chicago Dental Society
31,333
16,644
6
Society For Neuroscience
30,581
25,794
7
FIME Intermed USA
30,306
n/a
8
American Society Of Clinical Oncology – Annual Meeting
29,600
23,500
9
Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society
27,627
12,766
10
Massachusetts Dental Society – Yankee Dental Congress
26,138
19,683
To see the full list visit www.hcea.org/research_top50.asp.
HCEA is the only association solely dedicated to improving the effectiveness of all conventions, meetings and exhibitions for the healthcare industry.  HCEA represents organizations involved in healthcare convention marketing and exhibitions.