How is the down economy affecting healthcare industry meetings? At the Second Annual Medical Device and Bio/Pharmaceutical Meeting Managers Forum, a panel of meeting, procurement, and hotel professionals will explain how they are modifying their business models to survive these tough times. Following the presentation, attendees will engage in roundtable discussions to share more strategies for dealing with economic challenges.

A keynote presentation will address the potential ramifications of the 2008 presidential election.

The conference will also feature sessions covering regulatory updates, including the new PhRMA code; an intensive workshop about developing strategic meetings management programs; and working groups addressing hot topics such as co-promotion meetings, tracking aggregate spend, supplier management, career development, and green meetings/corporate social responsibility.

Organized by Medical Meetings magazine and the Center for Business Intelligence, the forum will be held December 8-9, 2008, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego.

For more information, visit www.pharmameetingplanners.com/West or call (800) 817-8601.

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