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HCEA Top 50 Largest Medical Meetings - Total 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 total 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 Total Attendance

Rank

Association Name

Total Attendance

Professional Attendance

1 FIME Show / Federation of International Medical Equipment Suppliers 54,147 49,661
2 Radiological Society Of North America, Inc. 53,778 26,154
3 Greater New York Dental Meeting 53,481 36,480
4 HIMSS: Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society 36,535 16,108
5 American Dental Association 35,074 21,425
6 American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons 32,118 19,824
7 American Society Of Clinical Oncology - Annual Meeting 31,250 25,518
8 Chicago Dental Society 31,089 16,812
9 California Dental Association - Anaheim 28,934 21,763
10 Society For Neuroscience 28,574 24,043
11 Massachusetts Dental Society - Yankee Dental Congress 27,330 20,892
12 American Academy Of Ophthalmology 24,525 15,827
13 Hinman Dental Society 22,325 15,547
14 American Society Of Health System Pharmacists - Midyear 22,216 11,328
15 American Society Of Hematology 20,578 18,217
16 American Association For Clinical Chemistry - Clinical Lab Expo 20,114 10,666
17 Digestive Disease Week 19,782 14,696
18 American Academy Of Dermatology 19,343 10,834
19 American College Of Cardiology 19,094 13,005
20 American Heart Association: Scientific Sessions 18,661 15,073
21 American Diabetes Association 17,781 14,111
22 American Chemical Society - Spring National Exposition 16,859 16,107
23 American Association For Cancer Research 16,700 12,500
24 BIO 16,505 11,579
25 American College Of Rheumatology 15,833 12,595
26 North American Veterinary Conference 15,825 9,552
27 Pittsburgh Conference On Analytical Chemistry & Applied Spectroscopy 15,754 9,370
28 Western Veterinary Conference 14,861 9,286
29 American Urological Association, Inc. 14,777 9,469
30 American Society Of Anesthesiologists 14,672 9,778
31 American Thoracic Society - International Conference 14,661 12,514
32 FASEB: Experimental Biology 13,687 10,329
33 American Association Of Orthodontists 13,431 7,721
34 American Chemical Society - Fall National Exposition 13,313 12,067
35 American Society Of Nephrology - Renal Week 13,156 11,126
36 American College Of Surgeons 13,025 8,150
37 American Public Health Association 12,647 10,284
38 Heart Rhythm Society - Scientific Session 12,140 7,983
39 Texas Dental Association 12,125 9,341
40 American Academy Of Pediatrics - National Conference & Exhibition 12,028 7,976
41 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 11,792 9,998
42 Cardiovascular Research Foundation TCT: Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics 11,763 6,603
43 Association For Research In Vision & Ophthalmology 11,731 11,525
44 American Psychiatric Association 11,114 9,542
45 American Academy Of Family Physicians 10,900 4,915
46 American College Of Emergency Physicians - Scientific Assembly 10,798 6,636
47 American Psychological Association 10,791 8,503
48 Association Of Perioperative Registered Nurses 10,185 5,357
49 American Association Of Critical-Care Nurses 9,938 6,638
50 National Athletic Trainers' Association 9,929 6,693

 

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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