Mar 8-13 2009
The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy is a Pennsylvania not-for-profit, educational corporation. I love this conference because it is so big and you get to see the more “chemistry” side of research.
**I recommend that candidates with chemistry and biochemistry backgrounds attend this trade show to explore opportunities for research sales and laboratory sales positions.
American Association for Cancer Research
April 18 - 22, 2009
The mission of the AACR is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, and communication. I like this conference because you see research, clinical and commercialized products for oncology.
**I recommend that candidates with experience in clinical or research testing that centers around oncology attend this show. The sales opportunities here are in clinical laboratory sales, pharmaceutical sales, medical sales, and research product sales.
Clinical Laboratory Management Association
CLMA provides leadership in the clinical laboratory industry supporting laboratory professionals at every stage of their career. This meeting is not as strong as it used to be. Very good meeting for someone that just wants to see clinical products (those that are used in patient testing.
**This show is primarily for the clinical laboratory. So candidates with a background in medical technology are going to have the best opportunities here. Of course, the vendors always need strong sales candidates. Who are the vendors? Roche, Abbott, Beckman, Bio Rad Laboratories, etc.
American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologist
March 11-14, 2009
San Diego, CA
ACOG has over 52,000 members and is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women. Now based in Washington, DC, it is a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization. This show has a heavy pharmaceutical presence (since there are a lot of physicians that attend).
**This is a pharmaceutical, therapeutic and medical device rich tradeshow.
The American Diabetes Association
Feb 6-9 2009
New York, NY
ADA is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes.
**This show has a strong consumer/patient/advocate presence. Certainly, candidates with experience in medical device sales will have potential employers to visit at this show.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology
May 29-June 2, 2009
ASCO is a non-profit organization, founded in 1964, with overarching goals of improving cancer care and prevention and ensuring that all patients with cancer receive care of the highest quality.
**We have not attended this show but I would expect that physicians as well as researchers are the target attendees. So any sales person that is looking for a position selling to the physician, the pharmacist or the researcher involved with oncology would see many prospective employers here.
American Association Clinical Chemistry
July 19-23, 2009
AACC is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and related disciplines.
**This is my favorite clinical (patient) show. We attend this show every year. The attendees to this show are medical technologists, laboratory directors, lab managers and consultants to this industry. This year it had many more exhibitors focused on molecular products.
National Society Histotechnology
April 17-19, 2009
NSH is a non-profit organization, committed to the advancement of histotechnology, its practitioners and quality standards of practice through leadership, education and advocacy.
**Very small show but this is a rapidly changing part of the laboratory and so it is very interesting. Most of the attendees are histologists and pathologists that are involved in tissue testing (usually oncology testing).
American Society Human Genetics
Nov 11-15, 2008
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), founded in 1948, is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide.
**This is a very researcher oriented show. PhD candidates that wish to pursue sales or technical support positions would find this to be a fruitful show.
Association for Molecular Pathology
Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2008
The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) provides structure and leadership to the emerging field of molecular diagnostics.
**This is one of the hottest shows for PHC Consulting. Molecular is a very dynamic, exciting, high growth area.
American Society Cell Biology
Dec 13-17 2008
San Francisco. CA
CellBASE is a comprehensive resource for research covering all aspects of cell biology.
**We have not attended this show. Molecular research contacts feel that it is a great tradeshow.
American Society of Hematology
Dec 6-9 2008
San Francisco. CA
ASH is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, haemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology.
**Both clinical and research specialist in blood systems are the target audience of this show.
San Antonio Breast Cancer
Dec 10-14 2008
San Antonio, TX
The 2008 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) will be the first Symposium presented by the CTRC, AACR, and the Baylor College of Medicine.
** This is a smaller but very focused (breast cancer) symposium.
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