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HCEA Top 50 Largest Medical Meetings - Professional Attendance
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The following Top 50 medical meeting list is compiled based on all healthcare events reported to HCEA taking place during 2012 in the United States. Rank for this list is determined by professional attendance.

Top 50 Largest Healthcare Meetings Report

Total attendance is defined as all registered participants at an event, including exhibitors, sponsors, media and other attendees who may not be clinical or healthcare-related professionals. Professional attendance is defined as all non-exhibiting healthcare-related professionals, including: physicians, nurses, clinical technicians, therapeutic specialists, scientists, researchers, medical administrators and other healthcare-related technical professionals .

Reported figures include both actual and rounded attendance figures, which are self-reported by the event organizers.


HCEA Top 50 by Professional Attendance

Rank

Association Name

Total Attendance

Professional Attendance

1 FIME Show 54,147 49,661
2 Greater New York Dental Meeting 53,481 36,480
3 Radiological Society Of North America, Inc. 53,778 26,154
4 American Society Of Clinical Oncology 31,250 25,518
5 Society For Neuroscience 28,574 24,043
6 California Dental Association - Anaheim 28,934 21,763
7 American Dental Association 35,074 21,425
8 Massachusetts Dental Society - Yankee Dental Congress 27,330 20,892
9 American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons 32,118 19,824
10 American Society Of Hematology 20,578 18,217
11 Chicago Dental Society 31,089 16,812
12 HIMSS: Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society 36,535 16,108
13 American Chemical Society - Spring 16,859 16,107
14 American Academy Of Ophthalmology 24,525 15,827
15 Hinman Dental Society 22,325 15,547
16 American Heart Association: Scientific Sessions 18,661 15,073
17 Digestive Disease Week 19,782 14,696
18 American Diabetes Association 17,781 14,111
19 American College Of Cardiology 19,094 13,005
20 American College Of Rheumatology 15,833 12,595
21 American Thoracic Society 14,661 12,514
22 American Association For Cancer Research 16,700 12,500
23 American Chemical Society - Fall 13,313 12,067
24 BIO 16,505 11,579
25 Association For Research In Vision & Ophthalmology 11,731 11,525
26 American Society Of Health System Pharmacists 22,216 11,328
27 American Society Of Nephrology - Renal Week 13,156 11,126
28 American Academy Of Dermatology 19,343 10,834
29 American Association For Clinical Chemistry - Clinical Lab Expo 20,114 10,666
30 FASEB: Experimental Biology 13,687 10,329
31 American Public Health Association 12,647 10,311
32 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 11,792 9,998
33 American Society Of Anesthesiologists 14,672 9,778
34 North American Veterinary Conference 15,825 9,552
35 American Psychiatric Association 11,114 9,542
36 American Urological Association, Inc. 14,777 9,469
37 Pittsburgh Conference On Analytical Chemistry & Applied Spectroscopy 15,754 9,370
38 Texas Dental Association 12,125 9,341
39 Western Veterinary Conference 14,861 9,286
40 American Psychological Association 10,791 8,503
41* American Association For The Study Of Liver Diseases - The Liver Meeting 9,612 8,451
42 American College Of Surgeons 13,025 8,150
43 Heart Rhythm Society - Scientific Session 12,140 7,983
44 American Academy Of Pediatrics 12,028 7,976
45 American Association Of Orthodontists 13,431 7,721
46* Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 9,462 7,630
47* American Society For Reproductive Medicine 9,025 7,275
48* San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 7,530 7,067
49* American College Of Physicians 8,956 6,889
50* American Society Of Human Genetics 8,325 6,839

*When ranked by professional attendance these events are included, however they do not make the top 50 ranked by total attendance.

Note: The HCEA Top 50 lists are compiled based on all reported events to HCEA and may not reflect all medical meetings that are elgible for inclusion if show organizers do not report their figures to HCEA. The figures reported are the responsibility of the organizer and while the majority of leading medical meetings provide their exact attendance figures, they may or may not be audited figures. HCEA encourages all medical meeting organizers to consider having their attendance figures audited. To obtain more detail on attendance demographics, HCEA encourages all industry professionals to contact the medical association or show organizer directly.

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