2,000 scientific experts in the field of thrombosis and haemostasis set for The Convention Centre Dublin in 2018

DUBLIN – 23 May 2017 – The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) will bring its 64th Annual Scientific and Standardisation Committee (SSC) Meeting to The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) from 18-21 July, 2018.

The bid was led by Conference Ambassador Dermot Cox, who is a senior lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and was supported by Fáilte Ireland's Dublin Convention Bureau (DCB) and The CCD as part of their Conference Ambassador Programmes.

“We are excited to welcome SSC 2018 to the city of Dublin,” said Dermot Cox, SSC 2018 meeting president. “We look forward to offering an engaging meeting platform for scientific and clinical working groups that lay the foundation for future breakthroughs and allow the field to collaborate toward patient-centric solutions.”

Ciara Gallagher, Head of Business Tourism & Events at Fáilte Ireland emphasised, “This bid has been a long time in process which makes the success even better. Fáilte Ireland is delighted that on the third bid with Professor Cox we were able to secure it for Dublin in 2018." She added "The work and dedication of conference ambassadors like Dermot supported by our own Dublin Convention Bureau delivers great value to the local economy with this event alone worth €3.2 million.”

Adrienne Clarke, Head of Conference Sales at The CCD commented, “We are looking forward to welcoming the ISTH to Dublin after working very closely with Dermot Cox and Fáilte Ireland. International association bookings for the coming years are proving strong which is testament to our commitment to the Conference Ambassador Programme. Key factors in the success of the programme include The CCD's flexibility and suitability for association meetings, excellent city support from Fáilte Ireland, Dublin’s location and accessibility and, of course, consistently exceptional service from The CCD team.”

The meeting is expected to bring together 2,000 clinicians, researchers, educators, healthcare professionals and industry partners from more than 94 countries. It will showcase new research and educational presentations from the leading experts in thrombosis, haemostasis and vascular biology and will offer a line-up of plenaries, education and breakout sessions, as well as an exhibition.

The ISTH is collaborating closely with a local organising committee of national experts in the field, led by Dermot Cox and PCO Conference Partners International.

“The ISTH is proud to collaborate with Conference Partners International for this meeting,” said Lisa Astorga, ISTH director of meetings. “Their breadth of experience in the association meetings industry and solutions-based approach will be integral to the success of SSC 2018.”

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About The CCD
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) opened in September 2010 and is Ireland’s only purpose-built international convention centre. Located in the heart of Dublin city, just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, The CCD has won a total of 34 industry awards since opening.

About the ISTH
Founded in 1969, the ISTH is the leading worldwide not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thrombotic and bleeding disorders. ISTH is an international professional membership organisation with more than 4,000 clinicians, researchers and educators working together to improve the lives of patients in more than 94 countries around the world. Among its highly regarded activities and initiatives are education and standardisation programs, research activities, meetings and congresses, peer-reviewed publications, expert committees and World Thrombosis Day on 13 October. For more information, visit ISTH www.isth.org and SSC 2018 www.ssc2018.org

About Dublin Convention Bureau
Dublin Convention Bureau (DCB) is a unit of Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority for the Republic of Ireland. It aims to promote Dublin as a business tourism destination by creating awareness of its advantages, and offering solutions that meet the needs of clients and partners. For more information, please visit www.dublinconventionbureau.com