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Practical Workshops

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The ATS invites medical device companies and manufacturers to organize a Practical Workshop during ATS 2019 in Dallas. Practical Workshops offer the hands-on education attendees want on the exhibit floor. Companies can demonstrate their product, and present new techniques while offering invaluable training to attendees. Sponsors are required to schedule at least 50 minutes of dedicated, hands-on demonstration and skill-building during each presentation with a minimum of 4 education stations.

Practical Workshops

Availability & Fees

Practical Workshop
Practical Workshops are 1.5 hours in length with at least 50 minutes dedicated to hands-on demonstration and skill-building.  (Seating for 100 people)
12:30 – 2 p.m.
SUNDAY $15,000
MONDAY $14,000
TUESDAY $13,000

Boxed lunches can be arranged for Practical Workshop presentations by contacting Fiona Zheng at fzheng@thoracic.org

Application Process

  • Online application opens Thursday, September 27 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
  • Applicants select the top five choices for day and time during the application process.
  • All applications are processed in order of receipt and placed by the ATS.
  • All placed applicants receive details of placement and deadlines for completing the contract and downloading the invoice. Contracts are due 30 business days after receipt.
  • Full Payment is due January 18, 2019. Programs are non-refundable after this date.
  • A deposit is not required, but a $5,000 cancellation fee is incurred for any program cancelled after receipt of signed contract.

Sponsorship Details

  • Practical Workshops are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Sponsors are required to schedule at least 50 minutes of dedicated, hands-on demonstration and skill-building during each presentation with a minimum of 4 education stations.
  • Sponsor may set audience restrictions such as U.S. only or International only audience, or by invitation-only. 
  • Programs offering CME/CE/MOC credit are not permitted. The use of any space within the convention center that is affiliated with the Industry Program should support conference activities, and cannot be used in combination with developing CME/CE Material or any form of Professional Credit.
  • A standard A/V package is included and furnished by the ATS. A decision to not use the A/V package does not change the fee for holding a Practical Workshop.  The A/V package is customized to ensure good visibility and sound quality. Please see the A/V package plan for the equipment list.
    • A general room operator for audio visual is provided to help load presentations or adjust the volume level. Should you require more technical assistance such as an audio engineer, video engineer, or camera operator please contact the dedicated PSAV representative included with program confirmation details.
  • An audio/recording capture content A/V package is available from PSAV so you can extend the life of your program.
  • Audio or visual recording of the workshop presentation is permitted provided it does not interfere with other presentations scheduled.

Please contact Fiona Zheng, Manager, Corporate Alliances & Exhibit Operations with any questions you may have at 212-315-8605 or fzheng@thoracic.org.