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Sequestration and Medical Meetings

The automatic spending cuts demanded by the sequestration that kicked in March 1 go across the federal healthcare agencies. How will they affect continuing medical education and pharmaceutical meetings? Here are some possibilities.

Now that sequestration—a series of automatic federal program spending cuts that will total $1.2 trillion over the next nine years, $85 billion of which will happen by the end of fiscal 2013—is a reality, medical meeting professionals are left trying to tease out what potential effects it could have on their businesses.

Many travel and hospitality specialists expect that many meetings will

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