London hosts European AIDS Conference
ExCeL London and the London Convention Bureau has announced London as its host city for the 2021 European AIDS Conference (EACS).
Organised by the European AIDS Clinical Society, the 18th edition of the event will be held at ExCeL London from 27-30 October.
The conference aims to bring together scientists from across Europe to facilitate an exchange of the latest information regarding clinical aspects of the disease.
EACS is the latest in a medical associations to have chosen London and ExCeL for events between 2021 and 2025.
Other associations have included the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH).
Next year will also see the return of EASL (European Association for the Study of the Liver), EWMA (European Wound Management Association) and EAACI (European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology).
Dr Sanjay Bhagani, president-elect of the European AIDS Clinical Society and Consultant Physician, Royal Free Hospital, London, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the 18th European HIV Conference in London in 2021. The UK has made great progress in achieving and surpassing the UNAIDS targets for the Fast-track strategy for eliminating AIDS as a major Global Health threat by 2030.
“This will be a unique opportunity to share our experience and advances in science with partners and colleagues across Europe and globally and learn from each other. London will provide a truly multi-cultural experience for all our delegates.”
Samantha Shamkh, head of conventions, said: “We’re delighted that the European AIDS Clinical Society has chosen London and ExCeL to host its 18th European AIDS Conference. We will help to ensure that the venue, city stakeholders and the organiser collaborate to achieve the society’s missions and objectives.
“Work will begin now to bring together London’s unique proposition, aligning it with our world-class venue, hotel and transport infrastructure to ensure EACS can leave a lasting legacy and offer its members an enriching and memorable experience in the UK capital.”
Suzanne Singleton, head of associations at London Convention Bureau, said: “Medical conference planners from all over the world continue to choose London for their events due to our global talent pool, world-leading medical research and exceptional academic speakers and companies.
“With four of the world’s top 20 universities for life sciences in London, Cambridge and Oxford, and over 350 medtech companies based here in London, event planners can benefit from access to leading medical professionals, thought leaders and sponsors. We look forward to welcoming EACS to London in 2021.”