The CCD together with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland will host a large medical conference in 2023 worth over €4.8 million to the Irish economy.

In a joint bid, competing against Vienna and Istanbul, Dublin was successful in securing the 33rd Annual European Congress of Pathology for 2023.

DUBLIN – 10 December 2019 – The prestigious congress will be held at The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) and will attract over 3,000 delegates from the specialty of pathology. This conference is worth over €4.8 million towards the Irish economy, contributing towards Fāilte Ireland’s target to grow the business tourism and events sector to €1bn by 2025. Pathology, as a discipline, spans all aspects of healthcare, from screening for disease, diagnosing disease, monitoring of chronic diseases, to cutting-edge genetic research vital for the development of better treatment strategies.

The successful bid to hold the conference in Dublin was led by Professor Louise Burke, Dean, Faculty of Pathology at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. The CCD worked with Professor Burke throughout the bidding process, with strong support from Fāilte Ireland’s Dublin Convention Bureau (DCB) and the Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Professor Burke and The CCD team were invited to present to the society board in Brussels along with other competing cities on the 17 February 2019. The awarding of the Congress to Dublin was announced by the European Society of Pathology General Assembly at the ESP meeting in Nice on 11 September 2019.

Commenting on the successful bid, Adrienne Clarke, Head of Conference Sales at The CCD said,

“We enjoyed working with Professor Burke on this bid and are delighted that Dublin and The CCD was selected to host such a well-established medical conference. This will be the 33rd annual congress and we look forward to welcoming all those from the European Society of Pathology.”

Professor Louise Burke, Dean, Faculty of Pathology welcomed the news,

“On behalf of the Faculty, I am delighted to have this opportunity to welcome the European Society of Pathology (ESP) and the Congress to Dublin. The Faculty looks forward to working with the ESP in the development of a stimulating and exciting academic and scientific programme, encouraging and leading to high quality and innovative pathology practice. We are also looking forward to meeting with our colleagues and peers from other countries and sharing our knowledge and experience.”


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About The CCD
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) opened in September 2010 and is Ireland’s first 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 43 industry awards since opening.

About the European Society of Pathology (ESP)
The European Society of Pathology is the leading force in European pathology. The primary aim of ESP is to promote high quality diagnostic practice, research and education in the field of human pathology. This is achieved through congresses, a journal, and the European School of Pathology, which organises a variety of postgraduate courses and quality assurance projects in diagnostic molecular pathology. The ESP also interacts with national pathology societies in Europe.

About the Faculty of Pathology, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI)
Established in 1981, the Faculty of Pathology is the national professional and training body for Pathology in Ireland, working to ensure the highest standards in laboratory medicine. It is one of six postgraduate specialist training bodies at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and has over 300 Fellows, who are experienced Consultant Pathologists and leading experts in their field. The Faculty is accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland.