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Webinar: Medical Meetings Updates: Trends and Changes Affecting Our Industry

June 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm CDT


As the 5th Edition of “Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance” readies to publish, it is apparent the complexities of global healthcare compliance continue to grow as more countries adopt or change reporting regulations. Healthcare and Life Science meetings affect almost everyone within the hospitality industry. Governmental oversight and regulations are daunting and can chance overnight.

The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of the current state of medical meeting trends and how they will affect both planners and suppliers.

Facts included in the session will include:
1. Nearly 1 million medical meetings projected in 2019 in the U.S. – how to market to get the business
2. A quarter million medical meetings in the U.K. in 2019
3. Over 100,00 medical meetings held in restaurants in the U.S. in 2019
4. Unique venue options for medical meetings
5. HCP experiences should matter – what are HCP’s wanting from medical meetings
6. Changing states, cities and countries compliance regulations making medical meeting planning complex and confusing – how to keep updated
7. By 2020, China will the #2 pharmaceutical market in the world – learn about the opportunities and challenges of navigating China’s regulatory review and approval process and how best to prepare.

Learning Objectives:

  • Appreciate that change is constant in medical meeting compliance
  • Recognize statistics are affecting the way medical meetings are planned and staffed
  • Understand why compliance reporting and Transfer of Value is so complex.


1.0 Clock Hour
Domain A: Strategic Planning


Brought to you by:

Presenter: Pat Schaumann CMP, CSEP, DMCP, HMCC

Pat is the President of MEDmeetings IQ.

Pat is the author of “Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance”, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Edition, a health policy resource book for meeting professionals, physicians and manufacturers that addresses the impact of the National Physician Payment Transparency Program: Open Payments (formally the Physician Payments Sunshine Act) and global cross-border compliance. The book is the resource for the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate program being offered globally through MPI, St. Louis University and the Convention Industry Council CMP-HC certification program. She is also the Executive Editor of the newly released “MPI CMP Healthcare Training Manual and “The Guide to Successful Destination Management”. Pat is a contributing editor to 5 editions of the CIC Manual.

The Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) program was designed by Pat and currently has 2,200 recipients representing 16 countries.

Pat was recently named by Meetings Today as on the 2016 Meetings Trendsetters and was again named One of the Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry 2017. She was recently recognized, for the third time, by Successful Meetings magazine as One of the 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry. Her honors include being named the first recipient of the International Destination Management Professional of the Year by ADME International, named as One of the Magnificent 7 in the Global Hospitality Industry and was most recently named as One of the 25 Most Influential Women in Business by the St. Louis Business Journal. Pat was also selected as Meeting Professional of the Year by the MPI-St. Louis Chapter and Event Professional of the Year by ISES-Missouri Chapter.

She is proud of her impact and roots within the Hospitality Industry. She is past president of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), St. Louis Chapter, Founder and Past President of the International Special Event Society (ISES-Missouri Chapter) and Past President of the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADME).

She has served as an adjunct Professor at 4 universities and currently Co-chairs the Hospitality Management Industry Advisory Board at St. Louis University’s School of Professional Studies and serves as faculty for the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate.


June 12, 2019
1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
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