5 Travel Essentials To Stay A Happy Attendee During Your CME Conference
5 Travel Essentials To Stay A Happy Attendee During Your CME Conference
January 17, 2020 by Kenechi Chiemelu

Do you travel often for conferences? If so, then packing is a crucial step in keeping yourself clean, tidy, and well supplied throughout your journey. But for anyone who travels frequently, you know packing can be quite the challenge. Release all your pre-conference stress because we’ve arranged a packing list that will guide you through the process:

1. Dress to impress

As the saying goes, first impressions are the best impressions. For men, carry a few dress clothes like a button-up shirt and pants. For ladies, carry a skirt and blouse for each day of the conference. Don’t forget to pack a pair of professional but comfortable shoes. Depending on the location, you may even need a sweater or a blazer for style and comfort. 

2. Technology

Don’t go overboard, just bring the essentials. A laptop and a mobile phone should be enough to get you by. It also wouldn’t be a bad idea to use them for note-taking during the conference. But if you’re limited down with other items or you’re worried about stopping to charge up, go old school and whip out the pen and pad!

3. Conference Items

A conference combines two critical themes: attaining educational knowledge and linking with professionals worldwide. Nowadays, it’s easy enough to Google someone’s contact information but attendees should capitalize on the chance to make deeper connections. Be a professional and show off that Moleskine notebook, this will help you save a contact if and when your devices need a refresher. Bring extra pens. Be attentive and carry a watch. Carry your business cards to share with colleagues and peers. 

4. 30- second pitch 

You will get to interact with guest speakers, colleagues, and innovators at the conference. They may even ask about your background. Practice preparing a clear 30-sec pitch that details who you are, what you do, and your main interests. Share your views in a clear and concise manner.

5. Answers to most common queries

Preparation is the key to success! The most common questions you might hear during your introductions are:

  • What are your current research plans?
  • What fields are you interested in?
  • What other conferences are you planning on attending?
  • Are you active on social media for further contact?

Also, ask yourself: 

  • How does this conference bring me closer to my goal?
  • Is there a specific condition or procedure you’d like to learn more about?
  • Are you seeking to explore the latest in healthcare reform?
  • Which sessions will help you make connections with other professionals in your specialty?
  • What do I need to learn?
  • What sessions would help me get closer to my goal?

Do you want to know about an upcoming medical conference? You can check out eMedEvents.com where you will get to find all the information about conferences and you don’t need to worry about your travel guide, it all a click away. 

eMedEvents is the largest online database for CME and medical conferences across the world. You can browse through thousands of conferences that are held in 156 countries. Explore conferences depending upon the speaker, specialty and location in more than 4589 cities around the world. Search for a conference depending upon the speaker, specialty, and location. 


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