Missouri academy of physician assistants
(MOAPA)


Exhibitor Information

Greetings!  After an unprecedented 2020 with the COVID-19 global pandemic causing an all virtual, on demand conference, the Missouri Academy of Physician Assistants Continuing Medical Education Committee wants to formally invite you to participate in our LIVE Annual Primary Care Update.  This event will be held in Branson from July 22-24.  This conference has been held for several years, and it is Meredith’s and my 9th year to plan this event.  It is well attended by Physician Assistants and other healthcare providers statewide and nationwide.  Our conference would be a wonderful opportunity for your company to share its products and/or services to these providers.  With a year that brought a decreased amount of calls for most pharmaceutical representatives, this would be a wonderful way to reach a number of providers in one day.  We will be considering a virtual exhibit hall as well, but details of this will be released at a later date. 

We have implemented several changes to our conference over the past 9 years, and all have occurred with one goal in mind: to grow our event.  This year, we are having to work with a new set of guidelines for our attendees safety as well as yours.  To be in compliance with the current CDC guidelines, it will be recommended that masks be worn during the exhibit hall by both exhibitors and attendees.  Social distancing will be recommended as well.  In an attempt to cut down on as much paperwork as possible, there will not be a packet of paperwork to pick up this year at check in. However, check-in is required with the exhibit coordinator.

We have implemented a simplified level of sponsorship this year. New for 2021 (which I am SUPER EXCITED about!), is the incorporation of a QR reader process in the exhibit hall for those who chose the Silver level of sponsorship or higher. The cost difference in the Bronze and Silver level is to cover the cost from the company for this technology. Otherwise, they would bill it to you directly, so wanting to simplify the process, I incorporated it into a level of sponsorship. If you break it down, that means at the Silver Level, you would be getting the online advertising and hyperlink for free! Process wise, the attendees will have a QR code on their name badge that you will scan and have their contact information. This will be through an app, and you can use the company’s phone/tablet or your own for this process. In years past, we had to send an attendee list after the fact, which can take a while as we are finalizing things from the conference. This way, you would have contacts immediately. This will be the way you obtain the attendee list this year, so if an attendee list is desired, please select the Silver level of Sponsorship. If you have specific questions about this, please contact me.

I am truly humbled by the support that we have received from our exhibitors in the past.  For those who have exhibited with us before, I would like to say a sincere, heartfelt thank you for your support! If this is your first time exhibiting at our conference, welcome!  I cannot wait to see familiar faces and meet new ones.  Getting to know you all through this experience has been one of the most rewarding parts of the job, so thank you!

The Exhibit Hall will be open on Friday, July 23rd.  There are designated times for attendees to visit the exhibit hall, and those times, as well as any other pertinent information, can be found in the form entitled “Request for Exhibit Hall Display.”  We have various levels of sponsorship for the Exhibit Hall, and a list of those levels can be found and the form Contribution Levels and Exhibit Opportunities - 2021.  All levels are available on a first come, first serve basis.  To reserve your booth space today, please return the form entitled “Display Fee Agreement” to Melanie Chisam, PA-C at one of the below communication methods.

If you are interested in the Platinum Sponsorship, please contact me ASAP as there are limited opportunities available. 

I would like to thank you for considering having an exhibit at our conference.  We WOULD NOT be successful without you, nor could our conference even be possible.  We appreciate your continued support of our profession, and we truly value the information that you bring to our attendees.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via one of the below methods.  I look forward to seeing you all in July!


Melanie Chisam, PA-C

MOAPA CME Exhibit Hall Coordinator
Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center
3800 South National Avenue, Suite 510
Springfield, MO 65807

Phone: 417-844-3539 - text or call (text preferred due to schedule)
Fax: 417-875-3922 - ATTN: Melanie

Email: melaniechisam@gmail.com

EVENT SCHEDULE & EXHIBIT HOURS

Friday, July 23, 2021
7:00 AM - Registration in Fall Creek and set-up in the Exhibit Hall begins.
10:25- 11:45 AM - Exclusive Exhibit Hall break.
2:55 - 3:55 PM - Exclusive exhibit hall break.

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Exhibit hall will be open to attendees should they want to come by for additional information during lectures. It will be up to each individual exhibitor if they wish to be present outside of the designated exclusive exhibit hall times listed above.

SUPPORT LEVELS

The Levels of Support are:

  • Platinum Contributor $3000 (only 3 available on first come/first serve basis)
  • Gold Contributor $1500
  • Silver Contributor $1000 (covers OR Technology Cost)
  • Bronze Contributor $850

Contribution Levels and Exhibit Opportunities - 2021 - (click to download the above chart)

NOTE: If support level is Silver Contributor or higher, please email a high quality digital copy (PNG, EPS, or TIFF) of your company logo (300 dpi or higher) to melaniechisam@gmail.com.

NOTE: If support level is Gold or Platinum Contributor, please send digital copy of ad to melaniechisam@gmail.com. EPS and PNG is the preferred format of the ad to be emailed. Other formats will be accepted as long the ad is at least 300 dpi. The design specs for the advertisements for Gold and Platinum Sponsors are as follows:

  • Platinum Sponsorship - Full page ad - 5"W x 8"H
  • Gold Sponsorship - 1/2 page ad - 5"W x 4"H

EXHIBIT TABLE DETAILS

Fee includes:

  • 1 – exhibit table with a tablecloth and table skirting. (table size will depend on the total number of exhibitors present)
  • Chairs/space for two representatives
  • Wastebasket at your space.
  • NOTE: Due to regulation changes, lunch is not provided to exhibitors.

If you require electricity, outlets are available, however, this will incur an additional cost through Liberty Expo, the on-site event management company. Each exhibitor is responsible for providing their own power strips, extension cords, adapters, etc, or these will also incur an additional charge through Liberty Expo. Please indicate on the display agreement form if electricity is required, as I will to plan tables/booth space accordingly

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Download the Display Fee Agreement and return this to the Exhibit Hall Coordinator. This form must be received by July 1, 2021 to reserve your booth space.

Payment by check is preferable. Please make payable to MOAPA (or Missouri Academy of Physician Assistants) and mail to:

Melanie Chisam, PA-C
Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center
3800 South National, Suite 510
Springfield, MO 65807

If you need a copy of MOAPA's W9, please contact melaniechisam@gmail.com.

NEW THIS YEAR

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be eliminating paper as much as possible. For
those who have attended in the past, there will not be a packet to pick up. Info will
be sent out electronically prior to the conference.

HOTEL ROOMS AND RATES

If you require hotel accommodations, The Hilton Branson Convention Center has extended a special rate for the conference. Click here for room rates and to make your reservation.

QUESTIONS?

If your company has a formalized vendor and/or grant process, please contact us at melaniechisam@gmail.com.

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