Medical meetings are the heart of the Pennsylvania Convention Center client base—half its 2002 citywides are health care related—but that heart skipped a beat in July when the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery threatened to pull its 2008 conference out of the city due to labor problems at its 2002 Symposium and Congress in June. "In my over 25 years of involvement in producing meetings from New York to Anaheim to San Francisco and Chicago, I have never been confronted with ...

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