From the Wires
CleanMed Named Emerging Green Conference by Professional Convention Managers
Sustainability Conference for Health Care Greens Itself in a Big Way
By: Marketwired .
Nov. 29, 2012 11:56 AM
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/29/12 -- CleanMed 2013 is pleased to announce that it has been chosen as the "Emerging Green Conference" by the Capital Chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). CleanMed is the nation's preeminent conference for health care sustainability. It is sponsored by Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm. The "Emerging Green" award recognized sustainable initiatives being taken for CleanMed 2013 that include a Mobile App, InGo attendee networking system, Carbon Offset initiative, ePosters and the effort to reduce printed materials onsite.
"Sustainability has been a goal at all CleanMed conferences in the past," stated Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, Director of Education, Training & Events, Practice Greenhealth. "However, this year we are doing much more to supplement our recycling, providing sustainable food and paper reduction of the past. The programs we are putting in place this year involves new technologies and innovation, and embraces a more modern convention platform."
For example, CleanMed 2013 will utilize only electronic signs, using the system provided by the host conference hotel, the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA. It will eschew the traditional paper poster session for ePosters, eliminating the printing and transport of paperboard posters. CleanMed 2013 will also embrace more electronic technology through offering a MobileApp for the first time and will offer a carbon offset to counter the greenhouse gases being produced by the conference.
"We are also excited about the InGo attendee networking system, which is also a first for us," continued Abernathy. "InGo allows attendees to exchange all contact information without exchanging any business cards or paper."
PCMA is recognized in the meetings industry as the leader in providing high quality education, innovative resources, and networking opportunities designed to help build relationships that are critical to your success. Meeting planners make up the bulk of PCMA membership. The Capital Chapter serves Washington, DC and surrounding areas.
In 2013, CleanMed will take place on April 24-26 in Boston, MA. Keynote speakers will include noted journalist and author Bill McKibben, and former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Don Berwick.
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