MEETING RATINGS & FEEDBACK

FPMA: SAM (Scientific and Management Seminar)

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EXHIBITOR RATINGS

Total Exhibitor Reviews for This Meeting: 11

OVERALL RATING – 3.5 OF 5 STARS
MEETING ORGANIZATION – 4 OF 5 STARS
ATTENDANCE – 3 OF 5 STARS
HALL TRAFFIC- 3 OF 5 STARS
HALL SCHEDULE – 3.5 OF 5 STARS
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES – 3.5 OF 5 STARS
EXHIBIT COST – 3.5 OF 5 STARS
ADDITIONAL COST – 3.5 OF 5 STARS

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EXHIBITOR COMMENTS

Overall Satisfaction Comments

The SAM conference is one of my personal favorites. This year definitely seemed a bit slower as far as traffic in the exhibit hall but registration numbers were good. I did feel that organization and communication were a bit lacking this year. Also, typically we can register for the next year’s conference on site at the current conference and I don’t think that was an option this year. It helps to pre-register when it comes to these larger conferences. The Disney Coronado Springs was a beautiful venue. A lot of walking from the room to the conference center but the weather was delightful so it wasn’t a problem. Also, as an exhibitor there are a lot of costs involved at any conference, it would have been a nice gesture if the conference coordinator would’ve taken the time to come to each booth and say thank you.

-2020 EXHIBITOR

working with vendors to get more booth interaction

-2019 EXHIBITOR

Would be nice if 2 days rather than 3

-2019 EXHIBITOR

To be honest, Podiatry really needs to take a hard look at their meetings. There are too many. The attendance is suffering, thus vendors are seeing less ROI and value for attending. Again, I reference the Midwest Podiatry Conference. Used to be our best conference by far, now it’s a shadow of its former self. Attendees need to engage exhibitors more. After all, we are paying for the meeting- for the most part. SAM is always up and down. NYSPMA is our best podiatry conference at this point in time.

-2019 EXHIBITOR

PHYSICIAN/ATTENDEE RATINGS

Total Physician/Attendee Reviews for This Meeting: 17

OVERALL RATING – 4.5 OF 5 STARS
MEETING ORGANIZATION – 4 OF 5 STARS
SCIENTIFIC CONTENT – 4.5 OF 5 STARS
CREDIT HOURS – 4.5 OF 5 STARS
REGISTRATION COST – 4.5 OF 5 STARS
ADDITIONAL COST – 4.5 OF 5 STARS
ACCOMMODATIONS – 4.5 OF 5 STARS
EXHIBIT HALL – 4.5 OF 5 STARS

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PHYSICIAN / ATTENDEE COMMENTS

Overall Satisfaction Comments

Sam is great

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

The app should include ability to confim CEUs, provide reviews of the presentations as well as viewing and sharing to permit printing out of the slide presentations as other organizations permit.

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

I have been attending the SAM meeting for the last 25+ years and each year it gets better. Kudos to the FPMA for putting on a top notch meeting

-2019 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

REVIEW SPECIFIC CATEGORY COMMENTS

EXHIBITOR REVIEW CATEGORIES

Everything ran smoothly on site but I definitely noticed a disconnect in communication and information available compared to previous years.

-2020 EXHIBITOR

The conferences in general are organized well and communication is good.

-2019 EXHIBITOR

Attendance on Thursday was low but picked up later in the meeting.

-2020 EXHIBITOR

There were over 900 registered attendees. Unfortunately, because the FPMA offers free registration to their members, the number of attendees that actually show up is much lower than the registration number. There is no consequence for registering and not actually attending, other than missing the credits of course.

-2020 EXHIBITOR

Attendance at Podiatry meetings has dwindled in recent years. Nowhere near what it used to be. They need to incentivize docs to attend. Either by offering more credits they cannot get online, financially insentience them, or make attendance mandatory for certain state meetings. The ROI for vendors is not there for a majority of meetings, thus less exhibitors each year. The Midwest conference is a prime example.

-2019 EXHIBITOR

There is steady traffic in the hall throughout the day but there were never any times when I would say it was “busy”; even during break times.

-2020 EXHIBITOR

Most meetings don’t encourage attendees to visit the exhibit hall. Traffic for the most part is very low except times when they serve lunch in the hall.

-2019 EXHIBITOR

Lots of down time

-2020 EXHIBITOR

Schedule was great 8:45 am start and the day goes until 5pm. Not too early and not too late. Break times were sufficient.

-2020 EXHIBITOR

Too many days and too many hours. Three days and 8-5 hall hours are too much and a waste of time. Take a page from the SAWC or WOCN conferences. They go 3 hours a day with no sessions scheduled during 11-2 and have lunch in the hall. Vendors are packed with attendees and have great conversations during this time. They stress quality of a visit over quantity of hall time. It’s about ROI for vendors.

-2019 EXHIBITOR

They had a lot of ala carte options, to suit any budget depending on what your goals are. There seemed to be lots of branded signage throughout the hall. The social media wall was definitely an eye catcher.

-2020 EXHIBITOR

No issues.

-2019 EXHIBITOR

For the size of the meeting, I think the booth cost is appropriate. They include the table and chairs and do not require carpet (2020 meeting at the Disney Coronado Springs), which helps keep cost down. The cost of electricity is a bit extreme. The Event Owl lead retrieval was extremely user friendly and provided an easy way to capture information about the people you talked to.

-2020 EXHIBITOR

Most conferences are fair and reasonable

-2019 EXHIBITOR

Free parking! Disney property, lots of options for food. Lunch was included in the exhibit hall (boxed lunch).

-2020 EXHIBITOR

No issues

-2019 EXHIBITOR

PHYSICIAN/ATTENDEE REVIEW CATEGORIES

The lectures were relevant and the exhibits were varied and set up well. Food functions were great and the family night was well attended. 5 star meeting

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Great conference at a great location

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Always well organized and professional.

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

tracks confusing WRT credits, like topic organization but should try to make tracks equivalent credit value. Also, late uploading of schedule breakdown, advertised as starting wednesday but only 1.5 credits available… little misleading

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

They cover a plethora of subjects so there is always something for everybody.

-2019 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

The SAM meeting was well organized with interesting lectures that met the expectations of students, residents, young to seasoned practitioners. The exhibit hall was packed with exhibitors that were varied and informative. The schedule allowed enough time for visitation of the exhibitors and the food functions were plentiful and included with registration. There was a theme night to Animal Kingdom that was well attended and enjoyed.

-2019 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Tons of great content for all team members from 20 year veteran DPM to the newest assistant or office personal.

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

like engagement of fellows

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Could use more coding seminars and billing

-2019 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Content was adequate for all physicians from students to well seasoned practitioners

-2019 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

More than enough

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Can get most if not all Credits needed.

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

The amount of credit hours were above what is usual for meetings.

-2019 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Included in dues

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Free for FPMA members

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

You get what you pay for and more.

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Cost covered in dues to FPMA without membership it’s very expensive

-2019 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

As a Florida member the registration is included in our dues.

-2019 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Insignificant

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Current venue has a long walk to the rest of the resort.

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Better to find a nearby hotel and save money.

-2019 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Minimal for the theme night. Travel- The SAM meeting is in Orland which is very easy to get to. Hotel cost is reasonable and on Disney property parking included as well as breakfast and lunches

-2019 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Hotel is totally renovatrf

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Accomidations not centrally located. Significant walking needed.

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Hotel is recently renovated and very comfortable. The convention space is beautiful and well organized

-2019 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Unlike other meetings the exhibitors get lunch breakfast and snacks and pay a reasonable ratr

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Fewer vendors this year.

-2020 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Need more

-2019 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

Variety of exhibitors and layout of the exhibit hall was excellent

-2019 PHYSICIAN ATTENDEE

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