IMEX America: Inaugural Association Forum Healthcare Collaborative Roundtable held recently in Las Vegas

Published on : Monday, October 14, 2019

The medical and healthcare association professionals had the opportunity for tailored learning and networking at 2019 IMEX America, held recently in Las Vegas. The Association Forum, supported by the IMEX Group and sponsored by Visit Phoenix, delivered a bespoke pilot program for the healthcare association community. Association Forum brought its signature Healthcare Collaborative to IMEX America for the first time, delivering an in-depth conversation on Trends and disruptors impacting healthcare and medical meetings in conjunction with Visit Phoenix. The Healthcare Collaborative is an interdisciplinary community of healthcare associations and stakeholders convened to identify pressing issues to address in common, as opposed to individually.


Academics, association CEOs and meeting planners all took part in the high-level roundtable discussion, which aimed to explore how the sector can be responsive to change while delivering value to stakeholders.


Keynote speaker, Dr. Hamed Abbaszadegan MD, MBA, FACP, Program director for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Clinical Informatics Fellowship program, shared his insights into the development of big data applications for front-line clinical care. “The proliferation of EHRs have allowed for structured data storage on a grand scale within health systems. This has led to new fronts in analytics long present in other industries. In order to future proof your membership’s domain or practice in healthcare, you have to be intertwined with advanced analytics applications.”


The programme which took place on Smart Monday, IMEX America’s pre-show day of learning powered by MPI, also covered content delivery and engaging experiences.


Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, commented that they are delighted to partner with Association Forum to deliver a specially curated event for the medical association community.


The opportunity to meet with and learn from people who share the same challenges is immensely important and goes a long way to furthering the industry as a whole. One of the core aims of the IMEX Group is to educate the industry, and opportunities for bespoke groups of people to collaborate are key.



Michelle Mason, President and CEO of Association Forum, commented that the Association Forum is pleased to collaborate with IMEX America to bring healthcare medical meeting education to the conference.  Healthcare and medical association meetings are experiencing an evolution.  Providing expert content and education to inform decisions and decision makers is critical.



Association Forum’s Healthcare Collaborative Roundtable joins the Association Leadership Forum, created by ASAE at IMEX America as a tailored learning and networking opportunity for association professionals, open to association leaders including CEOs, COOs, presidents, executive directors, secretary generals, chairs and board members. IMEX America took place September 10 – 12 in Las Vegas.


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