A Day in Your Stay Medical
Host your medical industry meeting or convention in the nation’s capital and experience the DC difference.
There’s no better place to host a medical convention than in Washington, DC – where 40 percent of all meetings and conventions in the city are medical-related. Medical thought-leaders, decision makers, stakeholders and potential delegates comprise the industry landscape in Washington, DC, while access to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the nation’s top hospitals, makes the region fully equipped to host a successful meeting, convention or event. Learn how to grow your delegate base, sponsorship dollars and exhibitor footprint to gain a competitive advantage for your organization.
Connect with Destination DC staff, submit a meetings RFP or learn more about medical-focused meetings and conventions in our medical white paper
Access to Innovators & Influencers
- Connect directly with members of congress, policy makers and government experts for your event.
- The Healthcare Leadership Council is a national coalition of CEOs from all medical disciplines based in Washington, DC.
- Washington, DC is home to 180+ medical associations, organizations and foundations.
- As one of the nation’s leading cities in data confidentiality, DC is uniquely positioned to inform the future of health information management.
Top Medical Centers & Hospitals
- 16 medical centers and hospitals form the District of Columbia Hospital Association, including Howard University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, George Washington University Hospital and Bridge Point Hospital.
- Children’s National Medical Center is recognized as a leader in 10 pediatrics specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
- The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a designated comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.
- Medical centers like the Advanced Surgical Technology and Education Center, the most technologically advanced surgery simulation facility in the region, work with associations to conduct or participate in surgical simulation events.
- Local government is committed to research and programs to benefit underserved communities such as Thrive by Five DC, which makes available to families early childhood health and education resources.
- Considered a leader among U.S. cities for policies that improve the health and well-being of its residents, according to CityHealth.
- The DC eHealth Initiative is a nonprofit committed to improving the quality, safety and efficiency of care through information and technology by connecting national government experts with associations and advocacy groups.
National Institutes of Health
- The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) 27+ institutes offer in-depth resources and expert speakers who can address visiting groups and associations interested in discussing the expansion and efficiency of medical research practices.
- NIH is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world at $30 billion.
- Located within 10 miles of DC, the National Cancer Institute, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and National Human Genome Research Institute are some of the institutes and centers that comprise NIH.
Qualified Medical Professionals
- DC ranks 8th in the nation for the highest amount of health care practitioners employed.
- Surgeon employment is nearly four times more prominent in the DC area than the national average, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Several medical teaching schools are integrated with some of the area’s best hospitals, establishing a pipeline for the industry’s future innovators.
Interested in learning more about Washington, DC as a medical hub for meetings and conventions? Read our medical white paper and connect with Destination DC staff for more information.