by Rabia Paracha
, Staff Reporter | June 10, 2009
The annual Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Conference and Expo in Baltimore, MD, drew a record-breaking number since 2001 --over 1,200-- medical technology professional attendees last weekend. Conference attendees were met with over 70 educational hours, focusing on everything from involving wireless networks and Joint Commission compliance to staffing and productivity metrics. The conference and expo was just what the doctor ordered in the midst of this economic downturn.
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"AAMI is continuously looking for ways to improve its offerings in order to provide attendees with the latest and greatest tools to confront the current demands of the field--these harsh economic times proved to be no exception to the rule for us," commented Chris Dinegar, AAMI Vice President of Education. "If anything, the current situation gave us more momentum to bring together exhibitors and manufacturing companies with their clients to advance their field and expertise."
Axess Ultrasound's Director of Sales and Marketing and AAMI Exhibitor Robert Broschart affirmed AAMI's success. "On a scale of one to 10, I would say that I value the AAMI show at a 9 or 10. AAMI gives us a lot of face time with our clients that we would otherwise not get and, in a market like today's, exhibiting here is smart and saves everyone money."
DOTmed was instrumental in helping AAMI break their attendance record. As part of an offer for free 3-day AAMI show passes on their site, DOTmed was able to offer close to 100 attendees with a free pass-- this is close to 10% of the total number of AAMI attendees and the largest number of free passes that any company has given out in the history of the show.