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List: Top 50 US Medical Meetings

The Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association (HCEA) released its annual list of top 50 US medical meetings. Dental meeting and conventions topped the list as well as appeared most frequently in the top 10. Four of the top ten where dental events. Meetings were ranked according to total attendance and professional attendance when there was a tie in the former. It should be mentioned that the numbers are self-reported by the organizers.

Despite a tough economy, the 2010 average attendance increased  to 19,512, a 5.1% increase over 2009. Professional attendance also increased to 13,227, a 5.1% gain compared to 2009. The list is shown below:

Rank

Association Name

Attend (Total)

Attend (Prof)

1

Greater New York Dental Meeting

58,135

34,637

2

Radiological Society Of North America

58,044

27,190

3

FIME

47,125

36,626

4

American Society Of Clinical Oncology – Annual Meeting

32,700

26,600

5

Society For Neuroscience

31,975

26,393

6

Chicago Dental Society

31,373

22,054

7

American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons

29,165

14,716

8

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society

27,855

13,846

9

Massachusetts Dental Society – Yankee Dental Congress

26,792

22,674

10

California Dental Association – Anaheim

26,166

18,737

11

American Dental Association

25,605

13,615

12

American Academy Of Ophthalmology

24,596

15,929

13

American Heart Association: Scientific Sessions

22,247

17,468

14

American Association For Clinical Chemistry – Clinical Lab Expo

21,299

10,909

15

Hinman Dental Society

21,275

14,790

16

American Society Of Hematology

21,163

17,721

17

Digestive Disease Week

20,609

13,949

18

Institute Of Food Technologists

20,000

13,500

19

American College Of Cardiology

19,467

12,848

20

American Society of Health System Pharmacists

17,892

13,576

21

American Diabetes Association

17,180

13,872

22

American Urological Association, Inc.

17,168

11,475

23

American Association For Cancer Research

17,000

15,000

24

Pittsburgh Conference On Analytical Chemistry & Applied Spectroscopy

16,876

10,098

25

California Dental Association – San Francisco

16,064

11,572

26

American Association of Orthodontists

15,357

8,734

27

Biotechnology Industry Organization – International Convention & Exhibition

15,322

n/a

28

American Society Of Anesthesiologists

15,144

11,520

29

American College of Rheumatology

14,360

10,963

30

North American Veterinary Conference

14,251

8,153

31

American Thoracic Society – International Conference

13,725

11,859

32

Western Veterinary Conference

13,515

8,497

33

American College Of Surgeons

13,065

8,179

34

American Public Health Association

13,000

11,725

35

American College Of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

13,000

3,643

36

American Society of Nephrology – Kidney Week

12,785

10,125

37

American Psychological Association

12,743

9,276

38

Experimental Biology

12,170

11,768

39

American Psychiatric Association

12,000

11,000

40

Heart Rhythm Society – Scientific Session

11,936

7,445

41

American College Of Emergency Physicians – Scientific Assembly

11,745

7,099

42

American Dietetic Association

11,642

9,052

43

National Athletic Trainers’ Association

11,412

8,186

44

American Osteopathic Association

10,535

7,103

45

American Association Of Critical-Care Nurses

10,500

7,524

46

TCT: Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics

10,366

6,920

48

American Academy Of Family Physicians

10,086

4,015

47

American Veterinary Medical Association

10,000

5,010

49

Association Of Perioperative Registered Nurses

9,702

4,917

50

Medtrade

9,477

5,601

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