In the medical and scientific professions, few things are more important than staying ahead of the game. Healthcare and medical professionals are constantly learning and implementing the newest research, techniques, and technologies. Want to stay top-of-mind? Get in front of your audience at a medical expo.
Here’s where you need to be in the coming year!
1. International Vision Expo West in Las Vegas and New York
The International Vision Expo is an event for ophthalmic professionals. But it’s not just a medical trade show. And as such, it’s not solely focused on the medical aspects of eye care. At this event, eyewear and eyecare come together. Fashion and cutting-edge medical equipment can be found under one roof.
The approximately 15,000 attendees of the Vision Expo include:
- Eyecare professionals
- Clinical staff
- Clinical technicians
- Buyers and influencers in the ophthalmic professions
The event’s 450 exhibitors include vendors of eyewear, therapeutic services, and advanced medical and diagnostic equipment.
In 2021 Vision Expo East runs from May 26 to 28 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Vision Expo West runs from September 22 to 25 at The Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
2. Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo in Austin, TX
The Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is a small but tightly focused event all about groundbreaking medical technology and innovation in the healthcare industry.
Around 2,000 people attend each year, including:
- Healthcare providers
- Facility managers
- People involved in building and design, like architects, engineers, and contractors
The more than 200 exhibitors at the event are similarly mixed in focus, with healthcare technology, medical systems, and health services alongside more commercial-oriented vendors.
In 2021 the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo runs from September 21 to 23 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.
LEARN MORE: http://www.hcarefacilities.com/
3. American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver, CO
With more than 12,000 attendees and over 450 exhibitors, the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo is the biggest annual meeting of public health professionals in the U.S., and one of the most influential.
In 2021 you can look forward to:
- Oral presentations
- Poster presentations
- Collaborative sessions
The Public Health Expo’s several hundred exhibitor booths include a wide range of vendors that are either focused on public health or associated with related fields like:
- Health services
- Health education
- Data collection and management
- Mobile technology
LEARN MORE: https://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
4. BIOMEDevice in San Jose, CA
Billed as Silicon Valley’s leading event for med-tech professionals, BIOMEDevice is small but mighty. More than 1,500 attendees and over 250 exhibitors gather in the pursuit of excellence in the field of medical device design. BioMed San Jose showcases technologies that are more than cutting-edge; they’re futuristic, spanning a wide array of fields, including:
- Minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical devices
- Surgical robots
- Digital health products
Dozens of industry experts and thought leaders speak and participate in educational opportunities each year, making this event a must for anyone in medtech.
In 2020 BIOMED was replaced with BIOMEDigital, a fully online education event held over two days in November. In 2021 the organization plans to return to its usual live format. The next BIOMEDevice event is scheduled for December 2021 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California.
LEARN MORE: https://biomedevicesj.mddionline.com/
5. Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West in Anaheim, CA
As the largest annual medtech event in North America, MD&M West® regularly sees over 20,000 visitors and has more than 1,900 exhibitors in attendance too. For medical professionals and for people in the medtech industry, this event is not to be missed.
On the education side, this event typically includes at least four to six industry education tracks and dozens of sessions and speakers. Popular subjects in previous years have included product design and development, quality control, 3D printing, and smart manufacturing.
The Expo is equally large and includes presentations at Center Stage and the Tech Theater, along with networking events and access to thousands of suppliers. If you’re a supplier or vendor, there are endless networking and lead-generating opportunities with several thousand attendees over the days of the event.
MD&M West takes place August 10 to 12, 2021 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
Health and Safety Information
MD&M West plans to implement enhanced safety measures to ensure that attendees, exhibitors, and other guests can participate in the 2021 event safely. It will use the safety protocols developed by Informa Allsecure, which include advanced cleaning and hygiene, physical distancing, and other protective measures.
LEARN MORE: https://mdmwest.mddionline.com/
6. CSUN Assistive Technology Online Event
The CSUN Assistive Technology Conference is the U.S.’s biggest assistive tech conference, with around 5,000 attendees and over 200 exhibitors every year. The event typically includes research presentations, workshops, and other educational sessions. For exhibitors, it represents prime networking opportunities and an opportunity to showcase new and existing products, services, and solutions for the assistive tech market.
The next CSUN Assistive Technology Conference is scheduled for March 6 to 14, 2021. It’s an entirely online event and will include livestreamed keynote addresses and presentations, along with more than 200 education sessions available on-demand.
LEARN MORE: https://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/sessions/
7. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA
Around 28,000 people attend the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). Along with more than 700 exhibiting companies, both the meeting and the exhibit are packed with people and opportunities. The AAOS event is the world’s largest orthopedic meeting, so it’s a great chance to network, hunt down new leads, and build industry visibility.
In 2020 the AAOS Conference was a fully online event, with more than 500 hours of content. The live event returns in 2021, scheduled for August 31 to September 3 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. While the meeting is normally held earlier in the year, organizers decided to shift to a later date for 2021 to allow some additional planning time and minimize COVID-related risks.
LEARN MORE: https://www.aaos.org/annual/
8. Medtrade West in Phoenix, AZ
As the second-largest home medical market trade show in the U.S., Medtrade West (formerly Medtrade Spring) is attended by approximately 4,600 people and more than 300 exhibitors every year. Its focus is medical education and equipment providers. It offers educational, networking, and advocacy opportunities, as well as a huge selection of home medical equipment products and solutions. For exhibitors, this medical trade show represents a great opportunity to network with a highly focused target audience, as 84% of event attendees play a role in buying processes.
Originally scheduled for March 2020 in Las Vegas, this event pivoted to a fully online virtual conference. Medtrade West will return in its live format over July 12 to 14, 2021 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.
LEARN MORE: https://medtrade.com/west/about/
9. The Florida International Medical Expo in Miami, FL
With 17,500 national and international attendees and over 1,100 exhibiting companies, the Florida International Medical Expo (FIME) is the country’s biggest medical and healthcare industry trade show. It showcases medical and hospital equipment, along with medical tech, products, and supplies, and new and emerging innovations and technologies.
FIME introduced several new features in 2019, including a dedicated zone focusing on the laboratory science industry, accredited conferences and seminars, and a digital networking platform. These and other features helped those in attendance generate $152 million in new business!
In 2021 the FIME event runs from September 1 to 3 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL.
LEARN MORE: https://www.fimeshow.com/en/home.html
10. The American Diabetes Association® Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C.
More than 18,000 people attend the ADA Scientific Sessions every year, to learn and share information about diabetes research, treatment, and management. The focus of this event is on the presentation of thousands of pieces of original research from all over the world.
The other aspect of the event is the several hundred exhibitor booths, which showcase products, services, and solutions focused on the care and treatment of diabetes and related health issues.
2021’s ADA Scientific Sessions runs from June 25 to 29 and takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
11. The American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Anaheim, CA
For the 21,000 attendees, AACC’s Annual Scientific Meeting offers the chance to connect with global experts in a wide range of subject areas. From clinical chemistry to translational medicine, molecular diagnostics, and other innovative fields in laboratory medicine, this event is well-attended thanks to its reputation for presenting cutting-edge research and technology. The five-day event also offers nearly 300 educational opportunities, including:
- Plenary sessions
- Scientific sessions
The Clinical Lab Expo typically features 200 new product introductions each year and about 750 exhibitors of clinical chemistry products, services, and solutions.
After a successful virtual event held fully online in 2020, the live Meeting & Expo is scheduled to return for 2021. This event will run from September 19 to 23 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
Wow Your Audience at a Medical Expo
If you’re exhibiting at any of these medical and healthcare shows in the coming year, it pays to get ready well in advance. Start by talking to ProExhibits about your trade show display!
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