HOUSTON, TX – April 30, 2015 – With a roster of 2,319 healthcare professionals, the 2015 MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS (MWA) Conference and Expo was held at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center April 27-29, 2015. A diverse group of attendees, ranging from clinicians and administrators to supply chain and association executives, gathered to address solutions to the pressing health concerns facing us today.

“We’re honored to host medical professionals at MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS every year in Houston, the nation’s healthcare capital,” said Robert Robbins, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Chairman of the MWA Executive Committee. “In addition to collaborating on today’s healthcare challenges at the second annual conference, attendees had the chance to tour some of the facilities of member institutions of TMC, which is the world’s largest medical complex, and to meet the founders of 20 of our Texas Medical Center Accelerator program’s inaugural class.”

“We modeled MWA after MEDICA, the world’s largest medical event, with an intent to create a forum that would broadly appeal to industry professionals by sharing practical insights and exciting breakthroughs to help address some of the most common and costly challenges in healthcare,” said Tom Mitchell, President of Messe Dusseldorf North America.

“This show met our needs for a variety of reasons and exceeded our expectations. We were able to not only meet with key customers, as we would expect, but we also discovered new companies with emerging technologies and had an opportunity for networking with many leading health care executives,” said Jim Penrod, Director, 3M Medical Key Accounts.

MWA will return to Houston in the spring of 2016.  Launched in 2014, the conference began as a unique collaboration between the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GHCVB), Germany-based Messe Duesseldorf, the Texas Medical Center and Houston First Corp.



MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS (MWA) is advancing the health of our communities by providing an annual health care educational forum and product innovation showcase that fosters collaboration among clinical and administrative professionals from the public and private sectors and the world of academia. MWA 2015 was held April 27-29, 2015 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Presenters and exhibitors showcased important clinical and research breakthroughs that are revolutionizing medicine.