ACC Liverpool to host UK’s largest diabetes conference

ACC Liverpool will next month welcome 3,000 medical professionals to the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2014, one of the UK’s largest healthcare meetings.

The three-day event takes place 5-7 March and was last held at ACC Liverpool in 2010.

The conference and exhibition will provide delegates with the opportunity to find out about the latest scientific research, hear from top speakers and network.

There will be a Viva Las Vegas themed conference dinner at the city’s Crowne Plaza hotel and delegates will be invited to take part in the Conference 5K fun run which will take place outside of ACC Liverpool and along the city’s waterfront. Funds raised will support Diabetes UK’s Care Events.

The Diabetes UK Healthy Lifestyle Roadshow, which will take place at Liverpool ONE shopping centre during the conference, will encourage the public to get free Type 2 diabetes risk assessments and meet expert dieticians.

Kerrin MacPhie, Director of Sales at ACC Liverpool, said the venue is providing support to Diabetes UK through its Advantage by ACC Liverpool initiative, a programme which provides bespoke venue and destination assistance for conference organisers.

“We are pleased to welcome Diabetes UK to ACC Liverpool for the second time for what will be a fantastic event containing many interesting strands,” she said. “Through our Advantage programme, we are supporting Diabetes UK in a number of ways, including helping with its public outreach programme; funding for welcome drinks receptions; assisting in organising the fun run and destination marketing support.”

Barbara Young, Chief Executive at Diabetes UK, said: “Liverpool is a superb setting for the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2014. It is a great city in terms of hotels, transport links and in ACC Liverpool an exciting conference venue, all of which will add to the experience of our delegates. We have some fantastic speakers lined up and the research being presented is of a high quality, so we are looking forward to it.”

Emma Bellis, Head of Liverpool Convention Bureau, said: “Returning conferences are the strongest evidence of what a great host city Liverpool is, and I’m sure that delegates will be pleased to hear that they’re coming back to enjoy the premium facilities and Liverpool’s wider cultural offer. As well as the main event, the roadshow at Liverpool ONE will ensure that the conference really engages with the local population.”

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