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Industry Forums
Industry Forums are commercially supported educational activities held in conjunction with the ASSH Annual Meeting.  These 60‐minute sessions offer commercial groups the opportunity to highlight their products through an in‐depth presentation.  Essentially, these sessions are an extension of a company's exhibit hall presence.  Therefore, only companies that have secured a booth at the upcoming Annual Meeting may apply.

Session format includes lecture, debate, case discussion and product demonstration.  Industry Forums are the best way for Industry to increase awareness of their products and to teach surgeons how to properly use their surgical equipment and tools.  Session content and faculty are selected by the sponsor.  Forums are promoted in all meeting programs, through email and web promotion and onsite.

Reservation Deadline: January 31, 2016 (or until space sells out)

Industry Forum Fee: $12,500
Each Additional Industry Forum: $9,500

Fee includes:

  • Session room set‐up (riser, if applicable)
  • Lectern and head table for 4
  • Basic A/V package (computer, LCD projector, screen, 1 lectern microphone, 1 wireless lavaliere microphone, 1 floor microphone and visqueen on tabletops/floors (for demonstrations using cadaveric specimens)
  • Registration/promotion services
  • Additional audio visual equipment, lead retrieval scanners and food and beverage are at the session host's expense. 

Time slot options
(based on availability at the time of application)

  • Wednesdays at 5:00 - 6:00 PM (up to 10 slots): hosts are encouraged to provide additional food and refreshments to increase attendance
  • Thursdays at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (up to 10 slots): attendees are provided boxed lunches in the exhibit hall
  • Thursdays at 6:30 - 8:30 PM (up to 2 slots): hosts are encouraged to provide additional food and refreshments to increase attendance
  • Fridays at 7:00 - 8:00 AM (up to 10 slots): hosts are encouraged to provide additional food and refreshments to increase attendance
  • Fridays at 12:00 - 1:00 PM (up to 10 slots): attendees are provided boxed lunches in the exhibit hall

Venue and room sizes may vary.

Reserve your spot(s) and apply online!

Note: Due to the commercial nature of the Forum(s), the participation fee(s) does not automatically qualify a company as an ASSH partner.  All mandatory partnership program requirements must be met in order for the participation fee(s) to contribute towards ASSH partnership status.

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