Medical Meetings in Maine​

Our bucket-list state has long garnered the attention of the world over for unmatched scenic beauty, but did you know that Maine has also gained national attention for having a premier medical, biomedical research, and manufacturing community?

With exceptional hospitals, health centers and education facilities, excellent hotels, resorts, meeting venues, and accessibility through major airports, Maine is the destination for medical meetings.

Medical Community Accolades

  • Maine offers higher quality hospital care on average than any other state in the country, according to data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
  • According to a report from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Maine hospitals are among the best in the country.
  • Maine hospitals lead the nation in measuring and reporting the quality of health care services.
  • Maine Hospital Association was among the first in the country to routinely and voluntarily publicly release hospital-specific quality data, including patient survey results.
  • The Jackson Laboratory, in Bar Harbor, was ranked number 13 of 40 top U.S. academic research institutions, a list that also includes Princeton University, the National Cancer Institute, and Children’s Hospital in Boston.
  • Abbott Labs was ranked 89th on the Fortune 500 list of the largest US-based corporations in 2021. Fortune also named Abbott as one of its Top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies in 2021.
  • In 2015, Maine had the third-highest rate of hospitals recognized for outstanding performance by the Joint Commission.
  • In 2019, US News and World Report ranked Maine fifth nationally in health care quality rankings.
  • In November 2019, Maine ranked first among all states on the 2016 Advanced Care Transformation (ACT) Index(SM) measured by the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC).
  • In 2021, the state announced that all its 26 birthing hospitals were Safe Sleep Certified, making Maine the second state to achieve this milestone that protects babies from sleep-related deaths.
  • In 2020, the MDI Biological Laboratory’s high school fellowship program was ranked #3 in a list of the top 30 Online STEM Summer Research Programs in the U.S. by Empowerly, a college counseling company.
  • Puritan Medical Products Company in Guilford Maine, has been named Company of the Year, the highest honor given among Inc.’s first annual Best in Business list.

Hotels & Venues Well Suited for Medical Meetings


Medical meetings and conferences covering a variety of fields and specialties take place throughout Maine each year. Our state offers venues that are well equipped to meet the needs of your medical meeting – and include downtown convention centers, arenas and hotels, seaside resorts, mountainside lodges and more.

Free Services For Event & Conference Planners

Get more for your medical meeting by utilizing the knowledge and connections of our experienced staff. We’re available to assist you in planning all the details of your meeting, including:
  • Pre-Function Site Visits
  • Bid Proposals & Assistance With Presentations
  • Meeting Planner Kits
  • Marketing Materials For Event Promotion
  • Referrals To Industry Partners
  • Itinerary & Program Ideas
  • Hospitality Tables
  • Welcome Packets
  • Registration Tables
  • Media Releases
For any questions, please reach out to your Maine Meetings teams.


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Your Maine Meetings Team
Greater Portland CVB
1375 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102