Korea will host the World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Seoul over five days, between late September and early October of 2021.
The event will welcome around 2,000 clinicians, academics, and industry experts from 75 countries.
The decision was announced at the recent 2018 World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Singapore, following a competitive bid process against other Asian countries, including Japan and India.
Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), Seoul Tourism Organization (STO), and other Korean representatives supported the bid led by Korea MICE Ambassadors.
President of the Korean Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, doctor Moon Young Kim said: "Hosting the World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology presents an opportunity to showcase Korea’s advanced developments in the ultrasound sector to a worldwide audience.
"…It will promote active academic exchanges with overseas medical practitioners and academics, and strengthen the knowledge expertise in the domestic region."
The International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology was founded in 1991 to improve women’s health through scientific research and technological advancement focusing on ultrasound.
Korea's bidding team with Yoon Seung Hwan (centre)
KTO convention marketing team director In Sook Lee said: "The successful bid of the 2021 ISUOG in Korea is a result of the excellent hosting of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and the relaxation of tensions on the Korean peninsula, along with Korea's excellent meeting infrastructure and tourism activities."
Previous congresses were held in Singapore (2018), Austria (2017), Italy (2016), Canada (2015), and Spain (2014).
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