2011′s Top 50 Most Attended Medical Meetings

The Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association [HCEA] has released its list of the 50 largest medical meetings that took place in 2011.

The six-day annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago topped the list with 59,097 total attendees, an increase of 1,000 attendees or 2 percent from last year’s total.

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The Greater New York Dental Meeting [GNYDM] held in New York City—the most-attended event in 2010—dropped more than in total attendance by about 4,300 to 53,789, coming in second, but earning the top spot in professional attendance at 45,565. The GNYDM managed to add almost 11,000 professional attendees from 2010.

As a whole, the top 10 meetings were unchanged from last year, but both the FIME Show (5,598 attendees) and the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society gathering (3,438 attendees) reported significant bumps in attendance.

Here are the top 10 most attended medical meetings by total attendance:

Check out the full top 50 list here.

Methodology: The HCEA defines total attendance as the number of all registered participants at an event, including exhibitors. Professional attendance is limited to all non-exhibiting healthcare-related professionals. All numbers are self-reported by event organizers.

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