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PHL Life Sciences: Meet in PHL

World-Class Life Sciences, World-Class Meetings Destination

Philadelphia is an ideal destination for medical and science professionals.

The New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania corridor is a world-class life sciences destination. This area boasts an abundance of talent and resources in the extensive science business and academic community. Read what meeting planners have to say about Life Sciences events in Philadelphia.


With 50 percent of all meetings at the Pennsylvania Convention Center related to life sciences, the city understands the unique demands of these global industries. PHLCVB caters specifically to life science related meeting planners, corporations and associations by offering a specialized resource — PHL Life Sciences, a PHLCVB business development division.

In coming years, Philadelphia will be the destination of choice for numerous life science related annual meetings and conventions including:

  • 2017 + 2023 American Osteopathic Association OMED
  • 2019 American Heart Association
  • 2019 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
  • 2020, 2025, + 2027 The American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting
  • 2022 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual North American Meeting
  • 2022 + 2028 American College of Rheumatology Annual Convention
  • And more …


PHL Life Sciences, award-winning staff of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and our regional partners will help you:

  • Build meeting and convention attendance with access to academic institutions specializing in the life sciences, hospital systems, research labs, biotechnology firms and the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Network with the region’s top industry experts for speaking engagements and business opportunities.
  • Navigate convention, city and regional planning logistics — and much more.

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