ICC Birmingham lands two international medical conferences for 2016

The International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham will host medical conferences for the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMiG) and the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) next year.

The ICC Birmingham
The ICC Birmingham
The venue, currently undergoing a £10m refurbishment, will welcome around 1,200 delegates for the two events. It will be the first time either event has taken place in the city.

In May, 700 researchers, scientists, physicians, nurses and allied health professionals will gather for the 13th iMiG conference, which will feature an interactive program including workshops, plenary sessions and networking opportunities.

Prof. Dean Fennell and Dr. David Waller, iMiG 2016 co-chairs from International Conference Services, said they are looking forward to "building on the success" of preceding meetings in Boston and Cape Town.

"We’ve chosen the ICC as the venue for our next conference as not only is it exceptionally easy for delegates from across the globe to get to, but it’s located in heart of the city centre, offering delegates a wealth of accommodation and leisure activities; and it offers flexible space to suit our agenda," they commented.

In August, 500 biostatisticians, epidemiologists and other medical researchers will arrive in the city for the 37th annual ISCB conference. Lucinda Billingham, professor of biostatistics at the University of Birmingham and member of the ISCB, also cited the ICC’s location and ease of access into Birmingham as a key factor in choosing the venue.

"Location is always a key consideration. We chose the ICC because it is a world class facility in an excellent central location, making it easily accessible for our delegates using all modes of transport. We are very excited to bring the conference to Birmingham and work with the experienced team at the ICC," she said.

C&IT reported in June that the ICC Birmingham had recorded a 30% rise in association conferences.

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