The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has been selected to host the ninth Europaediatrics Congress in 2019.
The Dublin bid was secured by the Faculty of Paediatrics of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) and the conference is expected to attract around 3,000 global general paediatricians and paediatric subspecialists, generating revenue of €4.5m (US$4.96m) for the local economy.
Europaediatrics 2019 is among a number of other paediatric medicine conferences held at The CCD in recent years including the 53rd Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) Meeting, the 32nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID), the 12th International Congress of the European Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO), and the European Paediatric Surgeons Association (EUPSA) Congress.
Dr Raymond Barry, dean of the Faculty of Paediatrics, RCPI said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to host the 9th Europaediatrics Congress at The Convention Centre Dublin in May 2019. We look forward to hosting a vibrant and enjoyable four-day congress and welcoming an estimated 2,500 – 3,000 delegates to enjoy the scientific and social programmes.”
Prof Hilary Hoey, immediate past dean of the Faculty of Paediatrics and director of Professional Competence, RCPI said: “Ireland is to the forefront of paediatric clinical care, education and research. Hosting the Europaediatrics conference by the Faculty of Paediatrics of the RCPI in the outstanding CCD will provide a unique opportunity for health care professionals working in child health from all over the world to participate, learn new inspiring information relating to prevention of childhood illness and where prevention is not possible the latest therapeutic innovations as well as make contacts, friends and socialise.”
The Europaediatrics Congress takes place every two years and is the flagship event of the European Paediatric Association, the Union of National European Paediatric Societies and Associations (EPA/UNEPSA).