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Convention for MS researchers opens in Boston

Understanding how people living with multiple sclerosis grapple with symptoms and respond to medication is becoming a top priority for neurologists and drug companies, said health professionals in town for the MSBoston2014 convention, which opened Wednesday.

 

“We’ve focused a lot on the neurologists’ impressions of how people are doing,” Dr. Jeffrey A. Cohen, director of the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research at the Cleveland Clinic, said during a press briefing. “Now we realize it’s important to get the patients’ input.”

 

MS patients and advocates are a major presence at MSBoston2014 — the largest MS scientific meeting ever, with more than 8,500 people registered — and at various events surrounding the convention. MSBoston2014, which runs through Saturday at the Hynes Convention Center, is sponsored jointly by the Americas and European Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis.

 

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"The outside marque at the BCEC not only added excitement around our event but it attracted buzz in the surrounding community and drew the attention of the media who put photos of the digital display in their press articles about our event!"

- Cory Bolotsky, MassChallenge, Inc

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@MassConvention: The tunes, buzz and vibe in the BCEC today has all the MCCA employees awake and ready to go. We love #INBOUND14!

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Boston fares well in analysis of city walkability

Boston is one of the more walkable major cities in the United States and is on its way to becoming the most-walkable, according to a new report from a Washington D.C.-based research group and George Washington University.

 

The group, Smart Growth America, looked at factors such as the amount of retail and office space that is friendly to visitors traveling on foot.

 

Today, the report states, the top cities are: Washington D.C., New York, Boston, San Francisco and Chicago.

 

If current development trends hold, the report concludes, the most-walkable cities will be, in order: Boston, Washington D.C., New York, Miami and Atlanta.

 

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"The champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

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@MassConvention: The tunes, buzz and vibe in the BCEC today has all the MCCA employees awake and ready to go. We love #INBOUND14!

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Check Out The Outdoor Convention Center Experiment in Boston

Meeting professionals are always concerned about what’s inside a convention center — the number of meeting rooms, the amount of exhibit space, the bandwidth capabilities and more. While all of these details are essential to a meeting’s success, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority is equally focused on what’s happening outside the walls of the soon-to-be-expanded Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. That focus has paved the way to the Lawn on D, 2.7 acres worth of green space with bocce ball courts, ping pong tables and food trucks that sit alongside an empty stretch of the city. It gives meeting attendees and Boston residents an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, but the Lawn on D is also appealing to today’s digitally-addicted consumer. The space is wired for Internet access. It’s piquing the interest of plenty of meeting professionals.

 

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“As a small non-profit, serving vulnerable women and children, we struggle to meet their needs with our limited budget. Donations from the Conventions C.A.R.E. program not only provide needed supplies to our families, but they also help to preserve our resources during these challenging times.”

- Robert D. Monahan, Julie’s Family Learning Center, South Boston, MA

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@MassConvention: The tunes, buzz and vibe in the BCEC today has all the MCCA employees awake and ready to go. We love #INBOUND14!

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Check Out The Outdoor Convention Center Experiment in Boston

Meeting professionals are always concerned about what’s inside a convention center — the number of meeting rooms, the amount of exhibit space, the bandwidth capabilities and more. While all of these details are essential to a meeting’s success, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority is equally focused on what’s happening outside the walls of the soon-to-be-expanded Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. That focus has paved the way to the Lawn on D, 2.7 acres worth of green space with bocce ball courts, ping pong tables and food trucks that sit alongside an empty stretch of the city. It gives meeting attendees and Boston residents an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, but the Lawn on D is also appealing to today’s digitally-addicted consumer. The space is wired for Internet access. It’s piquing the interest of plenty of meeting professionals.

 

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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@MassConvention: The tunes, buzz and vibe in the BCEC today has all the MCCA employees awake and ready to go. We love #INBOUND14!

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Boston to host Tall Ships in 2017, the fleet’s only US stop

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said today that Boston will be the only port in the United States visited by the Tall Ships fleet in 2017, an event that he expects will generate millions of dollars in revenue for the city despite what is likely to be hefty security costs.

 

Walsh said the fleet will sail from England to Portugal and then to Bermuda. From Bermuda, the fleet will sail to Boston, its only US stop. He said that the Tall Ships event in 2000 produced $120 million in increased city revenue, an amount he expects to surpass in 2017.

 

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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@MassConvention: The tunes, buzz and vibe in the BCEC today has all the MCCA employees awake and ready to go. We love #INBOUND14!

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