Exhibitors brought into the seminar fold

Commercial organisations and exhibitors have, for the first time,
been offered the freedom of the seminar room at next year’s Health Informatics
Congress.

The event, which is an annual exhibition and conference looking at
how IT assists the healthcare sector, is welcoming speaker submissions from
exhibitors and companies. The proviso must be that any presentations must be
aligned to the themes of quality, innovation and productivity.

Sales manager of organiser Citadel Events, Dennis Wheatley, tells conference-news:
“We wanted to offer this opportunity as we’d like to see a truly cohesive event
that brings academia and commercial companies together for the health
informatics community”.

All panel of industry experts and peers will vet presentations to
preclude companies simply conducting a sales pitch at the podium, says Wheatley
who claims the initiative has not been used as an incentive in the organiser’s
marketing pitches, “as before the initiative was announced, nearly 80 per cent
of the stand space had been taken”.

The Health Informatics Congress takes place at the ICC Birmingham,
27 – 29 April 2010.

Paul Colston

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