Dublin – 8 October, 2012 – The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced today that it will host the annual eHealth Week conference on 13th-15th May 2013. Organised by the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS), this three-day event coincides with the Irish Presidency of the EU and will welcome 2,500 delegates, primarily from Europe’s 27 member states, as well as further afield, including the US, Middle East and Asia.
The purpose of eHealth Week is to develop a roadmap for healthcare technology in Europe. The conference will explore new ways to maximise the use of technology within medicine to meet the challenges of ageing populations combined with the difficult financial predicaments that most European countries now face.
Christina Roosen, Executive Director at HIMSS Europe said: “eHealth Week focuses on educating healthcare professionals about better healthcare through technology. We are delighted to bring this event to The CCD, which is not only a beautiful venue in a great location, but importantly it provides us with excellent technology solutions such a digital streaming, meaning that we can reach a wider audience”.
Marie Lawlor, Head of Conference Sales at The CCD, commented: “We are delighted that eHealth week 2013 is taking place at The CCD. We feel the venue is the ideal location to bring together Healthcare and IT, and we look forward to welcoming such an important event during Ireland’s tenure of the EU Presidency.”
HIMSS is a non-profit organisation and is looking to attract delegates from across the healthcare spectrum to benefit from the opportunities that new technologies will provide. Special reduced delegate rates will apply to those working in professional healthcare roles within the public sector.
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Notes to Editors
HIMSS - the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society - is a cause-based, not-for-profit organisation, exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems to improve healthcare. Founded over 50 years ago, HIMSS has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles. Globally, the Society represents more than 44,000 individual members, over 570 corporate members and more than 170 not-for-profit organisations. www.ehealthweek.org
About The CCD
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD), Ireland’s first purpose-built international conference centre, is situated in Spencer Dock on the banks of the River Liffey. The award-winning venue is configured to accommodate conferences from 8 to 8,000 participants in 22 purpose-built meeting rooms and six spacious foyer levels. Its iconic design includes a 2,000-seat auditorium, 4,500 square metres of exhibition space and banqueting facilities for up to 3,000 guests. The CCD offers the latest technology throughout its flexible and delegate-friendly venue, with an experienced and passionate team. The CCD is committed to sustainability and best practices, and has secured ISO Certification for quality (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001) management systems, as well as the British Security Standard (BS7499). The CCD is a member of the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) and was recognised in June 2012 as a runner up for the AIPC Apex Award for ‘World’s Best Convention Centre’. For more information, please visit www.theccd.ie
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