Orlando is becoming the new mecca for Medical Meetings

Orlando continues to gain clout in the medical community with the emergence of new medical facilities: Lake Nona Medical City in Southeast Orlando and Florida Hospital's Nicholson Center, one of the largest and most experienced medical learning and simulation incubation centers of its kind in the country. It is responsible for training more than 50,000 physicians from around the world on leading-edge clinical and surgical techniques. In fact, David Deitsch, Clinical Operations Manager and Mobile Labs Manager for Florida Hospital Nicholson Center in Celebration, Florida, is responsible for bringing equipment to hotels and conference centers for use in live demonstrations. So, not only can a doctor from a medical device company perform arthroscopic knee surgery in a hotel ballroom with an audience of doctors, for example, "Florida Hospital has the capabilities of streaming the procedure via Web around the world," says Deitsch.

The Orange County Convention Center is the second largest convention center in the country with 2.1 million square feet of total exhibition space.

Medical meetings come to Orlando for a number of reasons: It's easy to get here. Orlando has nonstop service from more than 100 domestic and international cities. And, airfares are among the lowest of the 50 largest U.S. airports. Orlando also has a wide range of hotels in every price point and the growing dining and entertainment scene will delight attendees after the meeting or trade show. Orlando is also home to the highly acclaimed Orange County Convention Center, which has successfully hosted meetings in several medical fields including nursing, oncology, dermatology and cardiology.

For more information, visit OrlandoMeeting.com or call 800-362-4424 to discuss opportunities for your next meeting.