Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) will host two medical conferences simultaneously when it welcomes the United Kingdom Continence Society (UKCS) and the Scottish Pelvic Floor Network (SPFN) in 2015.
The three-day combined annual conference will take place from 25 to 27 March 2015 and is expected to attract around 300 experts to the region.
The conference was secured through the support of local ambassador, Doctor Mohamed Abdel-Fattah. A senior lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, Abdel-Fattah is based at the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and was assisted in securing the conference with subvention funding awarded through VisitScotland’s National Bid Fund.
“I am delighted that we were able to attract this important meeting to Aberdeen,” he said. “The UKCS Annual Meeting is the largest national meeting in our specialty followed by the SPFN Annual Meeting. This is the first time that the two societies will hold their annual meeting together and I am honoured to chair such an important combined medical event.
“I would like to thank VisitScotland for their support in securing this meeting for Aberdeen. In the organising and scientific committees, we are working to ensure an excellent scientific programme to showcase Aberdeen as the temple of evidence-based medicine in our specialty. We are also preparing an enjoyable social program for the delegates to experience a quality time.”
Brian Horsburgh, AECC’s Managing Director, added: “There is a great wealth of medical and academic talent in the region and we are pleased to work closely with academics such as Dr Abdel-Fattah to bring esteemed events such as the UK Continence Society’s Annual Conference to the Venue. The VisitScotland National Bid Fund is vital support for events looking to come to Aberdeen and Scotland and we are delighted that this conference was successfully awarded funding through this initiative.”
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