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2018 February Education Event

Medical Meeting Trends with Pat Schaumann

2/20/2018 – 2/20/2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

300 Day Hill Road
Windsor, CT06095
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Medical Meeting Trends with Pat Schaumann


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 

5:30pm – 6:00pm        Registration
6:00pm – 7:30pm        Dinner & Educational Session

300 Day Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095

Event Overview:

  • Global expenditures on healthcare is expected to grow to 9.5 trillion by 2018
  • There will be 1 million medical meetings within the U.S. alone in 2017
  • There are currently 10,000 known diseases in the U.S.  There is treatment and cures for only 500.  What is government doing to promote more drug and device development?  How will this impact the medical meeting industry?
  • There were over 98,000 medical meetings held in restaurants in the U.S. in 2016.
  • Politics are having a major impact on healthcare compliance and reporting.
  • More and more hotels are saying “no” to medical meeting business.
  • Travel bans may affect attendance at your meetings.
Are you and your company geared for the growth?

This interactive session will discuss trends and challenges of medical meetings including:

  • Too much business
  • Not enough trained medical meeting planners
  • Destination and property perception
  • Tight lead times
  • Getting new business and maintaining strong relationships
  • How to keep up


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Trends and Challenges within the medical meetings realm

  2. How to build new business within the medical meetings industry

  3. How to prepare for the growth of the medical meetings industry


Speaker Information: 

Pat Schaumann

Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP, HMCC, is the Senior Director of Healthcare Compliance at Maritz Travel. She is the author of “Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance”, “MPI CMP-HC Training Manual” and “The Successful Guide to Destination Management”.  

Pat founded the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) program with Saint Louis University and MPI. There are currently over 1,000 HMCC’s representing 16 countries.

She was most recently recognized as the Top 25 People in the Meeting Industry, Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry, and the Top Trendsetters in the Meeting Industry.  Pat was also named as One of the Most Influential Women in Business by the St. Louis Business Journal.


Pre-Registration Pricing 
Member:                             $35.00  
Non-Member:                     $55.00  
Past President:                   $20.00
Student:                              $20.00  

On-Site Pricing 
Member:                            $40.00
Non-Member:                    $60.00
Past President:                  $25.00
Student:                             $25.00

**MPI Connecticut River Valley Chapter Attendance Policy: 
All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level/Non-member rate. MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Price.**


MPI CRV is able to provide this Education Event on behalf of a Grant awarded from the MPI Foundation and the Philadelphia CVB.


Meeting Planners:
Interested in attending but haven’t registered yet?
Your registration could be sponsored! 
The Las Vegas CVA could sponsor your registration and two other planners.
Contact our President Annamarie Grise, CMP for information on this opportunity



Our Venue Host Sponsor:

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701 Hebron Avenue - 3rd Floor
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone: 860.541.6438

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