Meeting industry veteran Christine Duffy, president and CEO of Maritz Travel, Fenton, Mo., will chair the inaugural Pharmaceutical Meeting Planners Forum, scheduled for March 31 to April 1 at the Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia. Co-organized by Medical Meetings and the Center for Business Intelligence, the conference will give mid- to senior-level meeting planners the opportunity to discuss hot issues including how to plan successful events that are in compliance with the OIG pharma guidance and other regulations, how to work productively with procurement departments and third-party meeting planning companies, and how to communicate effectively with brand managers.

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