Today’s slow economy is putting constraints on medical associations and societies. To offset possible losses in revenue due to flagging sponsorships, fewer exhibitors, or decreased attendance, planners are looking at ways to rein in costs without affecting the quality of the educational experience. Jeffrey D. Melin, MEd, CMP, director of education for the American Epilepsy Society, West Hartford, Conn., offers some ideas on ways to stretch meetings budgets by cutting back costs or creating ...

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