ASME chooses Newcastle for 2018

The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) has confirmed that NewcastleGateshead will be the host destination.

Newcastle (Credit: Visit England)
Newcastle (Credit: Visit England)

ASME's 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting will take place at the iconic Sage Gateshead on the NewcastleGateshead Quayside from 11-13 July 2018, the meeting will attract more than 600 national and international medical professional delegates, contributing over £650,000 to the local economy.

The theme of the event is medical education with a global perspective. 

Paul Szomoru, head of business events at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, said: "For more than 60 years ASME has championed research into medical education and the development of medical educators.

"To be welcoming these delegates and speakers to our city, where we have a proud history in medical education and life sciences, which is just as relevant today thanks to the brilliant work of our hospitals and universities, is a great opportunity for us to showcase these strengths."

Keynote plenary speeches will be given by influential speakers including Professors Phil Cotton, David Sklar, Deborah Helitzer and Susan van Schalkwyk. Delegates will also be able to network, attend workshops, present their spoken and poster abstracts to the medical education and research community, and attend social events.

Professor Andrew Hassell, director of events for ASME, added: "We are very excited about this year's Annual Scientific Meeting in Newcastle. We have a great mix of workshops, short presentations and plenaries, with plenary speakers of international renown. The venue looks fantastic and I am sure delegates will find this an excellent meeting."

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