The 15th Annual Meeting of the Global Alliance for Medical Education will be held at Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montréal, Québec, from June 6?8, 2010. For more information, visit www.game-cme.org.
education.accme.org/Workshops.will hold a series of accreditation-related workshops in 2010. For details, brochures, and registration information, go to
Medical-related travel is catching on, according to promoters of the European Medical Travel Conference, to be held in Italy in May. Organizers expect to draw up to 450 attendees to learn about healthcare-oriented tourism.
Healthcareand communications firm S&R Communications Group has split into two companies: S+R Medical Communications, for physician and patients education, and Friday Morning, to work with pharma on communication strategies.
Project management group BRIA Events and Phase to Phase Strategy, a strategic marketing firm, have merged. Services will include healthcare-related communications concerning product development, sales, marketing, and operations.
MeetDifferent, Meeting Professionals International's annual conference, is scheduled for Feb. 20-23 in Cancun, Mexico. For more information, go to www.mpiweb.org.
In 2010, the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, which requires international travelers coming to the U.S. from visa-waiver countries to register online before boarding a plane, will phase out paper documents.
Major industry organizations have aligned under the Convention Industry Council to promote the benefits of meetings, exhibitions, and events, and to conduct a new study measuring their economic significance.