Glasgow’s Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) will host the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) conference this month, 13-17 September.
The event, which takes place in a different host country each year, aims to raise awareness and understanding of interventional radiology and its benefits.
Glasgow City Marketing Bureau estimates the congress will generate £9.5m in the local economy, with 30,000 room night bookings.
CIRSE’s President, Anna-Maria Belli, who will open the congress, said: “We are excited to bring CIRSE 2014 to Glasgow. The event is now in its 29th year and last year it attracted 6,500 delegates from 94 countries – we expect an equally popular event this year.”
A satellite symposium will see discussions taking place on a range of new technologies, with medical companies providing information on cutting-edge IR devices and techniques.
“We’re delighted to welcome the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe to Glasgow,” said Aileen Crawford, Head of Conventions at GCMB. “Glasgow’s conference credentials are rich in medical development and research conferences, making it the perfect fit to host the 5,000 delegates attending the CIRSE meeting.”
The SECC has played host to a range of medical conferences to-date and Kathleen Warden, Director of Conference Sales at SECC, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the delegates, organisers and speakers of CIRSE to the SECC.
“This is an important congress, representing a critical area of medicine, and we’re looking forward to playing our part in allowing the outstanding line up of speakers to impart their knowledge in a professional and productive learning environment.”
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