A bid led by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) has been successful in landing a biennial global conference set to bring over 2,000 delegates to ACC Liverpool in October 2018.
Health Systems Global (HSG) has chosen Liverpool to host its fifth global symposium on health systems research in 2018.
LSTM worked in close co-operation with a consortium of UK institutions to produce its bid, including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton and venue ACC Liverpool.
It is estimated the event will generate £2.5m in economic impact for the city region and Professor Janet Hemingway CBE, director of LSTM, said she was “delighted” with the decision.
“It is not only a recognition of a very strong bid that we have put in together with our partners, but also of the key research on health systems challenges that is being carried out by LSTM and our partners,” she said.
George Gotsadze, executive director of Health Systems Global, congratulated the team on behalf of the Board of Health Systems Global, which is made up of key researchers and experts from across the globe. “Liverpool’s winning bid was exceptionally strong and we are looking forward to working closely with LSTM and partners as we prepare this event over the coming years.”
Kerrin MacPhie, director of conference and exhibition sales at ACC Liverpool, said: “Health Systems Global is a prime example of the city working together to bring a large international conference into the UK for the first time, capitalising on its expertise in this field.
“Symposia of this size coming to ACC Liverpool are so beneficial for the region, not only from an economic point of view but also proof of Liverpool’s scientific credentials. We will ensure the symposium will be a great success.”
Health Systems Global is an international membership organisation fully dedicated to promoting health systems research and knowledge translation. Its fourth global symposium will be held 14-18 November this year in Vancouver, Canada.
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