PCMA survey on codes and commercial support

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The Professional Convention Management Association had an interesting writeup of a survey it did in 2009 on how the PhRMA and AdvaMed codes may be changing the way healthcare meetings are planned. While the sample size was really small (if I calculated 43 percent of 44 right, around 19 respondents), it's still interesting that more than two-thirds said the codes had an effect on the commercial support they received for their meetings. Fifty-nine percent used commercial support for annual meeting educational sessions/courses; 63 percent used them for regional educational sessions; 53 percent applied grant funds to online education and research grants.

The largest percentage -- 37 percent -- said they received more than $1 million/year in commercial support.

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