News from Medical World Americas


Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Your update for day two of MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS includes important updates and information on the conference program, exposition highlights, special events and answers to frequently asked questions.

Conference Highlights:

Plenary Session: Big Data: Transforming Medicine
10:15am, Ballroom B
Leading cancer researchers join technology visionaries from IBM and Google to explore how to effectively apply powerful computing technology to life sciences. The discussion will cover big data’s potential, its practical applications in medicine, the challenges involved in analyzing and applying data, and effective strategies for optimizing its use.

Hospital Disaster Preparedness
If you missed the plenary session on when Disaster Strikes or the Solutions Theater panel on Disaster Preparedness, then you won’t want to miss day two. The Hospital Disaster Preparedness Conference program features the renowned Dr. Ken Mattox and Leslie D. Hirsch who led hospital and health systems through all phases of response and recovery during hurricanes Katrina, Irene and Sandy.

View the schedule at a glance for timing and details for additional plenary and conference breakout sessions.

Expo Highlights:

Exhibit Hall Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Hall E on the ground level is home to the exposition, with special on-floor features like a Charging Station sponsored by VCS, a student lounge sponsored by HCC Coleman College, and the Solutions Theater offering interactive and dynamic exhibitor presentations. Explore the floor plan to map your visit in advance.

Special Events:

Solutions Theater
Exhibit Hall E
The action continues on day two at the Solutions Theater. View the daily schedule for the line-up of interactive presentations and demonstrations.

Recap of April 28, 2014
Did you miss day one or the opportunity to engage in the online conversation? Get a first sneak peak with our day one photo gallery and then review comments, feedback and insights in our social summary.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where do I pick up my badge?
Registration is located on the ground floor, just inside the doors of Hall E.
Hours: 7:30am – 6:00pm

Are breakfast and lunch provided?
Conference delegates will be provided with continental breakfast and lunch vouchers (valued up to $15.00) for the concessions area in the Expo Hall. The concessions area is open to all attendees from 12 noon to 1:30pm and accepts cash and credit.

Is there Wifi at the George R. Brown Convention Center?
Getting connected is simple, and free, when selecting the “Medical World Hotspot” network. Complimentary Wifi is provided by St. Jude Medical.

Parking and Directions:

MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS is located at the George R. Brown Convention Center: 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010

For directions, an interactive map of parking lots and garages around the convention center and public transportation information, visit the travel page.

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