New job for Abbott !! :-) It's the third edition of the HeartMate meeting, but it's the first time it comes to Europe. We are proud that we are asked to support this meeting in the very nice Hilton Vienna Hotel.
The heigh and large meeting room allows to build an impressive set-up to stimulate learning and to give the participants a "waw", so they feel part of a community. Both Abbott and ourselves want them to say: "You know, I was there." Technologically, the HiRes LED screen for an optimal viewing experience and our oval stage were the eye-catchers. Also the huge prints on canvas with patient quotes were impressive.
Different meeting formats interchange during the two days (cabaret set-up in the main meeting room during the courses there, break-out sessions in smaller rooms, these stimulate networking). Q&A via Twitter and email (and of course the traditional microphones) improve the educational impact.
We also installed 3 of our digital Poster desks on which posters provided by the faculty are shown. It's a great tool for knowledge transfer and discussion about the topic with the author or peers.