DUBLIN – 24 October 2013 – The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has been chosen as the venue to host the 2017 EuroSpine Annual Meeting. The bid to bring the international spinal research conference to Dublin was a joint effort between Dublin Convention Bureau and The CCD and is expected to generate revenue of over €4 million for the local economy.
EuroSpine is the annual event of the Spine Society of Europe which is the leading European society in spine research, surgical and non-surgical treatment. The purpose of EuroSpine is to provide a platform in European countries for the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the field of research, prevention and treatment of spine diseases and related problems, and to coordinate efforts undertaken for further development in the field.
EuroSpine is one of the most widely attended conferences for international spine research, with more than 3,000 spine experts, renowned surgeons, healthcare and industry professionals attending each year. The conference, which was previously held in Brussels, Milan and Amsterdam, is growing year on year and attracting delegates from over 75 countries and five continents.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring commented, “There is now strong evidence that the Government’s efforts to attract high profile conferences to our shores are working. Fáilte Ireland has been actively involved in securing a very large number of conferences through its financial and practical support schemes, and I am sure we can expect further similar good news in the future.”
EuroSpine 2017 is a welcome addition to other medical conferences due to take place in The CCD from 2015 and beyond including the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress, the European Congress of Endocrinology, the International Society of Computational Biology Annual Conference, the European Society of Coloproctology Annual Meeting and the International Congress of Occupational Health.