Milica Gavrilović, CMP-HC

Journey to learn motivates Milica Gavrilović to seek CMP-HC certification

Upon earning her CMP in 2014, Milica says she saw an immediate impact on her skillset and ability to do her job. “It helped me speak with managers from around the world using the same language,” she said. Five years later, she knew that she wanted to continue her learning journey through the CMP-HC curriculum and certification due to the nature of her work with medical professionals.


ABTS announces its support as a partner for Go LIVE Together, representing over 4,000 companies with U.S. operations—who have joined forces to support legislative actions that will aid the industry’s recovery from COVID-19. The coalition is bound together by the belief that nothing in the world will ever replace the power and need for trade

Why virtual events should not be replacing live experiences

In 2015 I worked on the production and organization of a series of educational events focused on hospital-acquired infections specifically for the Latin American market. We developed a whole strategy with particular attention to maximizing brand awareness and increasing revenues for the nonprofit organizer. Medical sponsors bought packages of multiple registrations and invited medical professionals

ABTS Convention Services attains Trusted Partner Certification through MedTech Europe’s Ethical Charter- First in the US.

ABTS Convention Services (ABTS), a global meetings and convention services company with 19 years of experience, has attained Ethical Charter Certification from MedTech Europe. ABTS Convention Services is the first meetings and events company in the US to be certified through the MedTech Europe Ethical Charter.

EthicalMedTech- Strategy for US Healthcare Organizations

The most important change for the US Medical Meeting Industry is that MedTech Europe member companies will not be able to directly sponsor an HCP, neither as a delegate nor as a speaker. As of 2018, MedTech Europe will require all meetings to be vetted through its Conference Vetting System, only these meetings will be eligible to receive funds from MedTech Europe member companies, — and only through educational grants.

Healthcare Organizations should brace themselves for an impact and will need to plan for a loss in revenue from any international delegation sponsored by Medical Technology Companies in Europe. From the ABTS portfolio of clients, we expect about 30 percent of delegations to be at risk for 2018 unless there is an overhaul of the current process to meet the Common Code requirements.

How Will Europe’s New MedTech Guidelines Affect Your Meetings?

Changing compliance codes in Europe regulating medical-device companies are expected to have a major effect on U.S.-based medical conferences — and to continue to do so for years to come. Specifically, any conference with a European delegation sponsored by a medical-device company will be affected by the new EthicalMedTech regulations coming into play in 2018, according to Patricia Andrade, vice president of marketing and communications at ABTS Convention Services.