Medical Meetings

From PhRMA Guidelines to F&B Caps and a Seller’s Market, the Challenges Are Many By Patrick Simms

Life can be challenging for corporate planners in a seller’s market, and especially so for many of those in the medical meetings sector.

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Planners Look to Cities With Suppliers Who Understand Compliance Guidelines By Patrick Simms

A strong local medical community and suppliers who are certified and know the rules help cities become major players.

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Perception and Transparency Issues Challenge Pharma Meeting Planners Still By John Buchanan

Concerns about optics have forced pharmaceutical companies to set limits on the amounts of money they can spend on hotel rooms, meals and other costs.

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How Medical Meeting Planners Are Managing New Roles and Regulations Under the Sunshine Act By Gabi Logan

The advent of the Sunshine Act demonstrates a major shift in medical meeting planning that has been growing ever clearer in recent years.

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Medical MeetingsJuly 1, 2013
A Positive Outlook and New Facilities Help Ease the Pain of Tough New Regulations By Timothy Herrick

Medical meetings may have survived the economic downturn, but 2013 brings additional challenges to pharma meetings in the name of the Affordable Care Act. The most sweeping federal health care legislation since Medicare in the 1960s, this controversial law has dominated political debates ever since its 2009 passage. Because most provisions of the law go […]

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But Planners Worry It Won’t Be Alright for Pharma Meetings By Patrick Simms

  “Here Comes the Sun” for the pharmaceutical meeting industry this year, as companies will have to report their payments and transfers of value made to physicians (of $10 or more) to the government under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act. According to the “final rule” issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) […]

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