It’s every planner’s goal to organize an event so incredibly successful, attendees are praising it long after the keynote lectures, speeches and networking receptions are over. Imagine yourself at a medical conference, learning about the newest techniques in your field. But instead of listening to a lecture, you can watch a colleague actually perform the latest procedures via a live stream. You’re not just learning about medical advances; you’re transported to the heart of the action by one of the leading physicians in the world. This will soon be reality for Mount Sinai in Miami Beach. Already a world-class medical facility, the ability to live-stream procedures will make this hospital a cut above the rest.
Whether it’s a medical, pharmaceutical or bioscience conference or a continuing medical education event, there’s one destination that offers sleek facilities, high-tech conveniences, more than 54,000 hotel rooms to suit any budget and non-stop flights daily from more than 160 airports across the globe—plus a healthy dose of Vitamin D, the sounds of salsa music, year-round outdoor dining options, glorious beaches and sizzling nightlife. A trip to greater Miami is just what the doctor ordered.
The meeting space for medical minds
At 647,648 square feet, the Miami Beach Convention Center is presently home to some of the world’s largest events and festivals. Reimagined, the Convention Center is embarking on a magnificent transformation: A $615 million LEED-certified renovation with 500,000 square feet of exhibit space, 81 breakout rooms and a new 60,000-square-foot ballroom will be complete by 2018.
Everything about the Convention Center will be cutting edge—down to its cyber and surgical knives. Through an amazing partnership with Mount Sinai Medical Center on Miami Beach and a generous grant bestowed upon them by Visit Florida, Mount Sinai’s medical teams will live stream and demonstrate medical procedures to conference attendees. These frontline broadcasts make the Miami Beach Convention Center an ideal facility for a medical conference set against an idyllic backdrop.
Mount Sinai: Where academic medical excellence meets innovation
Minutes from the Convention Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center is home to world-renowned physicians, research programs and medical facilities. With more than 700 physicians and Allied Health Professionals, 672 licensed beds and 26 operating suites, Mount Sinai is continuously recognized in U.S. News & World Report as a high-performing facility in cardiology and heart surgery, cancer treatment, neuroscience, orthopedics, urology and surgery.
Mount Sinai teamed with Columbia University to create the Mount Sinai Heart Institute, which provides the best heart attack survival rate in the state. The Wien Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders holds the distinction for being the largest memory disorder center in all of Florida.
Slated for completion in 2018, Mount Sinai is moving forward with a tremendous $275 million renovation that will update existing facilities, double the size of the existing emergency room, as well as add an eight-story surgical tower and new observation unit.
The benefits of a good night's sleep
Whether it’s a meeting for eight or a conference for 800, all can enjoy a deep, restful sleep. Of the 414 hotels in greater Miami, 172 are conveniently located right on Miami Beach. Iconic luxury hotels are just footsteps from one of the world’s most stunning beaches, and they offer smaller meeting rooms for boutique seminars and workshops. Regardless of budget, there’s no shortage of comfortable accommodations, so attendees will feel bright eyed after a long day of learning and a long night of living it up.
Beyond the breakout room
When a day of networking, learning and absorbing new medical information comes to a close, it’s time for participants to stretch their legs and unwind. For some, it’s an ice-cold mojito on a rooftop lounge; for others, it’s a sunset stand-up paddleboard tour on Biscayne Bay. Some attendees are practitioners of retail therapy and find fashions from Paris, Milan, New York and São Paulo.
Miami Beach offers the opportunity to sample gourmet cuisine from every corner of the world. Attendees can people-watch the night away on Lincoln Road, Española Way and Ocean Drive. And they can dance the merengue and salsa until it’s time to call a podiatrist.
The non-stop city with non-stop flights
There are 107 international airports with non-stop service to Miami. Miami International Airport offers over 1,000 flights daily on 109 airlines (40 domestic, 69 international), including more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other airport in the nation. Modernized infrastructure and streamlined accessibility to and from the airport are designed to make hosting an event on Miami Beach as easy and headache-free as possible.
Taking the pain out of planning
A frequent winner of the Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine's “Award of Excellence,” the team at the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau can help manage the process of planning an unforgettable medical event that your attendees remember well after their SPF-protected tan lines are gone. Take advantage of their complimentary services and get started today with a free planning guide. Sunshine, fine dining, luxury rooms and a medical miracle event are just a click away.
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