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How the Heart Rhythm Society Sells Access

The Heart Rhythm Society’s annual conference is a marketing bonanza for drug companies and medical device makers. Last year, firms spent $5 million festooning the conference with ads and on exhibits, sponsorships or educational grants. Click on a logo to see who bought what and how much they paid the society, whose 5,100 members are gatekeepers for billions spent on medical procedures.

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Click on a company's logo to see what they sponsored at the Heart Rhythm Society's 2010 conference: Boston Scientific Johnson & Johnson Medtronic Sanofi-Aventis St. Jude, Inc.
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Click on a company logo or any of the green icons in the graphic to see how much was spent – and by whom – on sponsoring the Heart Rhythm Society's 2010 conference.

Total:  

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CompanyExpenditureAmount
AtriCure, Inc.
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
Biosense Webster, Inc., World HQ - Cordis (Johnson & Johnson)
Catheter Ablation Track
$25,000
Biosense Webster, Inc., World HQ - Cordis (Johnson & Johnson)
Hands On Sessions
$11,000
Biotronik, Inc., US Headquarters
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
Biotronik, Inc., US Headquarters
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
Biotronik, Inc., US Headquarters
Hands On Sessions
$8,500
Biotronik, Inc., US Headquarters
CIED Track
$40,000
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Hands On Sessions
$23,500
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Mini Course Support
$25,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
IED Track
$40,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
C.R. Bard, Inc. - Bard Electrophysiology Division
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
C.R. Bard, Inc. - Bard Electrophysiology Division
Hands On Session
$3,500
Cleveland Clinic
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
Cleveland Clinic
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
eCardio Diagnostics
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
Endosense SA
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corporation
Hands On Session
$3,500
GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corporation
Satellite Symposium
$12,500
Hansen Medical, Inc.
Satellite Symposium
$12,500
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Hands On Sessions
$26,000
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
Sanofi-Aventis
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
Sanofi-Aventis
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
Sorin Group, North America Region HQ
Hands On Sessions
$8,500
St. Jude Medical, Inc., Corporate HQ
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
St. Jude Medical, Inc., Corporate HQ
Hands On Sessions
$23,500
St. Jude Medical, Inc., Corporate HQ
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
St. Jude Medical, Inc., Corporate HQ
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Satellite Symposium
$25,000
Ascent Healthcare Solutions
Spot Me Ad
$750
Ascent Healthcare Solutions
Exhibit Hall Carpet Logos
$4,000
Biosense Webster, Inc., World HQ - Cordis (Johnson & Johnson)
Newspaper Drop
$20,000
Biosense Webster, Inc., World HQ - Cordis (Johnson & Johnson)
Water Stations
$15,000
Biosense Webster, Inc., World HQ - Cordis (Johnson & Johnson)
Ad Banners
$25,000
Biosense Webster, Inc., World HQ - Cordis (Johnson & Johnson)
Spot Me Ad
$750
Biosense Webster, Inc., World HQ - Cordis (Johnson & Johnson)
Glass Clings
$15,000
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Shuttle Bus Ads
$12,500
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Ad Banners
$25,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Digital Marquee Ad
$65,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Shuttle Bus Ads
$50,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Pocket Map
$10,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Final Program Ad
$8,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Doctor Bag Inserts
$9,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Advance Program
$40,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Turn Down Service
$25,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Advance Program
$4,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Ad Banners
$10,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Doctor Bag Inserts
$5,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Final Program Ad
$2,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Rhythm Theatre
$30,000
Cardiovascular Credentialing Int.
Final Program Ad
$5,000
eCardio Diagnostics
Ad Banners
$8,800
European Heart Rhythm Association
Final Program Ad
$8,000
Greatbatch, Inc.
Conv Center Kiosks
$15,000
HMP Communications, LLC
Doctor Bag Inserts
$5,000
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Rhythm Theatre
$35,000
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Shuttle Bus Ads
$50,000
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Final Program Ad
$25,000
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Event Mobile Guide
$80,000
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Ad Banners
$25,000
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Doctor Bag Inserts
$5,000
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Ad Banners
$13,000
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Ad Banners
$4,400
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Rhythm Theatre
$30,000
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Doctor Bag Inserts
$5,000
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Rhythm Theatre
$35,000
Pfizer, Inc.
Rhythm Theatre
$35,000
Pfizer, Inc.
Doctor Bag Inserts
$5,000
Pressure Products, Inc.
Calendar Card Ad
$10,000
Pressure Products, Inc.
Meeting Reminder Ad
$10,000
Sanofi-Aventis
Doctor Bag Inserts
$5,000
Sanofi-Aventis
Doctor Bag Inserts
$5,000
Sanofi-Aventis
Final Program Ad
$15,000
Sanofi-Aventis
Final Program Ad
$20,000
Sanofi-Aventis
Final Program Ad
$10,000
Sanofi-Aventis
The Link
$30,000
Sanofi-Aventis
Abstract Viewer
$65,000
Sanofi-Aventis
Rhythm Row
$60,000
Sanofi-Aventis
Turn Down Service
$25,000
ScottCare
Spot Me Ad
$750
Sorin Group, North America Region HQ
Exhibit Hall Carpet Logos
$4,000
Sorin Group, North America Region HQ
Ad Banners
$25,000
Spectranetics
Doctor Bag Inserts
$9,000
St. Jude Medical, Inc., Corporate HQ
Shuttle Bus Ads
$50,000
St. Jude Medical, Inc., Corporate HQ
Hotel Key Cards
$60,000
St. Jude Medical, Inc., Corporate HQ
Final Program Ad
$8,000
St. Jude Medical, Inc., Corporate HQ
Program at a Glance
$30,000
St. Jude Medical, Inc., Corporate HQ
Ad Banners
$25,000
St. Jude Medical, Inc., Corporate HQ
Digital Marquee Ad
$40,000
St. Jude Medical, Inc., Corporate HQ
Doctor Bag Inserts
$5,000
theheart.org
Doctor Bag Inserts
$5,000
theheart.org
Ad Banners
$25,000
Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research
Doctor Bag Inserts
$5,000
Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research
Final Program Ad
$8,000
Zoll Medical Corporation
Rhythm Theatre
$30,000
Zoll Medical Corporation
Doctor Bag Inserts
$5,000
AADCO Medical, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$1,750
Acutronic Medical Systems AG
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
ADInstruments
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
AF Stat
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Affinity Medical Technologies, LLC
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
AGA Medical Corp
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
Ascent Healthcare Solutions
Exhibit Booth Rental
$14,000
AtriCure, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$14,000
Atritech, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$14,000
Baylis Medical Company
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Biomedical Systems, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
Bioniche Pharma
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Biosense Webster, Inc., World HQ - Cordis (Johnson & Johnson)
Exhibit Booth Rental
$252,000
Biosound Esaote
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Biotronik, Inc., US Headquarters
Exhibit Booth Rental
$108,500
Blackwell Publishing, Inc. Futura; Wiley-Blackwell
Exhibit Booth Rental
$6,800
BMEYE B.V., CET
Exhibit Booth Rental
$6,800
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$21,000
Bonsecours Virginia Health System
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,400
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Exhibit Booth Rental
$283,500
C.R. Bard, Inc. - Bard Electrophysiology Division
Exhibit Booth Rental
$70,000
Cambridge Heart, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$14,000
Cameron Health, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
Cardiac Science Corporation
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Cardima Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
CardioFocus, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
CardioInsight Technologies, inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
CardioNet, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$28,000
Cardiotek BV
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
Cardiotext
Exhibit Booth Rental
$6,800
Cardiotronic Osypka
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Cardiovascular Credentialing Int.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Carrot Medical (formerly Curlview IGT)
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Cascade Refining Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Catheter Robotics, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$14,000
CFI Medical Solutions
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Cheetah Medical
Exhibit Booth Rental
$14,000
Circa Scienfitic
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
CNSystems Medizintechnik AG
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Consilium Associates
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Cook Medical, Global Therapeutics (GT)
Exhibit Booth Rental
$14,000
Corventis, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$14,000
CPSI Biotech
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
DM Software
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
EaglePicher Technology
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
eCardio Diagnostics
Exhibit Booth Rental
$21,000
ECG Scannings & Medical Services, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Elsevier, Inc. Corporate HQ
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,400
Endosense SA
Exhibit Booth Rental
$21,000
Epreward, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Exponent, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Finapres Medical Systems
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
Fischer Medical Technologies, Inc
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corporation
Exhibit Booth Rental
$42,000
GeneDx: DNA Diagnostic Experts
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
Greatbatch, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$52,500
Hansen Medical, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$94,500
HMP Communications, LLC
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,400
HRA Research
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Integrated Medical Devices, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
IntriCon Corporation
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
iRhythm Technologies, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$1,500
Lemer Pax
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
LifeWatch, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$14,000
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
Medical Positioning, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Medicomp, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$21,000
Mediterranean Cardiology Meeting
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Mednet Healthcare Technologies, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$14,000
Medsun, Social & Scientific Systems Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Exhibit Booth Rental
$542,500
Melys AFSM, Ltd.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Metalor Technologies USA Corporation
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Metrax GmBH
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Millar Instruments, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Modular Devices, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Mogul Enterprises, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Mortara Instrument, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
National Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
nContact Surgical Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
New Cardio, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
NorthEast Monitoring, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Omega Medical Imaging, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$21,000
Oscor Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
Oxford University Press
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,400
PEAK Surgical, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Pfizer, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
PGx Health
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
Philips Medical Systems, US HQ
Exhibit Booth Rental
$56,000
Pressure Products, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
Protech Leaded Eyewear Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Sanofi-Aventis
Exhibit Booth Rental
$52,500
Scantron
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
ScottCare
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Shape Medical Systems, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$28,000
Sorin Group, North America Region HQ
Exhibit Booth Rental
$52,500
Spacelabs Healthcare
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
Spectranetics
Exhibit Booth Rental
$28,000
St. Cardio Technologies, LLC
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
St. Jude Medical, Inc., Corporate HQ
Exhibit Booth Rental
$294,000
Stereotaxis, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$84,000
TechTouch, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
The 3rd Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Session (APHRS 2010)
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Toray International America, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
TyRx Pharma, Inc
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
TZ Medical, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
Vascular Solutions, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Vicor Technologies, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Vitamix
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Vitaphone USA Coporation
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
Weaver and Company
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Worldwide Innovations & Technologies, Inc.
Exhibit Booth Rental
$7,000
Wrightwood Partners
Exhibit Booth Rental
$3,500
Z-Medica Corporation
Exhibit Booth Rental
$21,000
Zoll Medical Corporation
Exhibit Booth Rental
$21,000
Biosense Webster, Inc., World HQ - Cordis (Johnson & Johnson)
Exhibit Business Suites
$20,000
Biotronik, Inc., US Headquarters
Exhibit Business Suites
$10,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Exhibit Business Suites
$55,000
C.R. Bard, Inc. - Bard Electrophysiology Division
Exhibit Business Suites
$10,000
eCardio Diagnostics
Exhibit Business Suites
$2,500
GE Healthcare
Exhibit Business Suites
$5,000
Hansen Medical, Inc.
Exhibit Business Suites
$5,000
Medtronic, Inc., Japan
Exhibit Business Suites
$10,000
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Exhibit Business Suites
$50,000
Sanofi-Aventis
Exhibit Business Suites
$10,000
Spectranetics
Exhibit Business Suites
$5,000
St. Jude Medical, Inc., Corporate HQ
Exhibit Business Suites
$60,000
Stereotaxis, Inc.
Exhibit Business Suites
$5,000
ABIOMED
Exhibit Function Space
$500
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
Exhibit Function Space
$100
AtriCure, Inc.
Exhibit Function Space
$1,500
Biosense Webster, Inc., World HQ - Cordis (Johnson & Johnson)
Exhibit Function Space
$2,000
Biotronik, Inc., US Headquarters
Exhibit Function Space
$2,500
Blackwell Publishing, Inc. Futura; Wiley-Blackwell
Exhibit Function Space
$1,000
Boston Scientific Corporation, HQ
Exhibit Function Space
$9,000
C.R. Bard, Inc. - Bard Electrophysiology Division
Exhibit Function Space
$1,000
Cameron Health, Inc.
Exhibit Function Space
$500
CardioFocus, Inc.
Exhibit Function Space
$500
CARMA Center
Exhibit Function Space
$100
Cook Medical, Global Therapeutics (GT)
Exhibit Function Space
$500
eCardio Diagnostics
Exhibit Function Space
$500
Endosense SA
Exhibit Function Space
$1,000
Erica Nunes
Exhibit Function Space
$100
GE Healthcare
Exhibit Function Space
$500
Hansen Medical, Inc.
Exhibit Function Space
$1,500
International Society for Holter and Non-Invasive Electrocardiology
Exhibit Function Space
$100
LifeWatch, Inc.
Exhibit Function Space
$500
Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
Exhibit Function Space
$100
Medtronic, Inc., World HQ
Exhibit Function Space
$9,500
Montreal Heart Institute
Exhibit Function Space
$100
Northwestern Univ
Exhibit Function Space
$100
Ortho-McNeil Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
Exhibit Function Space
$1,000
PGx Health
Exhibit Function Space
$500
PGx Health
Exhibit Function Space
$500
Philips Medical Systems, US HQ
Exhibit Function Space
$2,000
SADS Foundation
Exhibit Function Space
$100
Sanofi-Aventis
Exhibit Function Space
$3,500
Sorin Group, North America Region HQ
Exhibit Function Space
$1,500
Spectranetics
Exhibit Function Space
$500
St. Jude Medical, Inc., Corporate HQ
Exhibit Function Space
$7,000
The European Heart Rhythm Association
Exhibit Function Space
$100
theheart.org
Exhibit Function Space
$1,000
TyRx Pharma, Inc
Exhibit Function Space
$500
University of Rochester
Exhibit Function Space
$100
Wrightwood Partners
Exhibit Function Space
$500

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