DUBLIN - May 27, 2010 – The Convention Centre Dublin announced today that it will host the 39th European Dialysis & Transplant Nurses Association / European Renal Care Association International Conference in September 2010. The conference, scheduled to take place from September 18 to 21, will attract approximately 2,000 international delegates.

“The EDTNA/ERCA, with support from our own Industry Advisory Board, was looking for an innovative conference venue with new facilities, which would highlight the conference theme,” said Jitka Pancířová, EDTNA/ERCA Immediate Past President & Executive Director.  “After the proper tender procedure our Association has chosen Dublin and its new Convention Centre to host the 39th International Conference, because Dublin is very cosmopolitan and a welcoming city supporting a unique educational event in a unique building. EDTNA/ERCA is proud to be the first international conference held in this building after its official opening.”

This year the scientific programme committee has blended together a variety of plenary sessions, Corporate Education Sessions, alongside Master Classes, Educational, Psychosocial and Practical workshops to suit the needs of different multi-professionals bringing the conference theme ‘Education and Innovation’ to the minds of all delegates.

“It is a pleasure to welcome EDTNA/ERCA’s 39th International Conference as our first international conference at The CCD,” said Catherine Newhall-Caiger, Director of International Sales, The Convention Centre Dublin. “This prestigious event will allow us to enter the conference market on a high note in our opening month.”

The conference will be organized by Czech IN, a core Professional Conference Organizer based in Prague, who will employ the services of Custom Ireland, a local Destination Management Company from Dublin.


About The European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association
The European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA) was established in 1971 to address the special needs of nurses and other professionals that treat patients suffering from renal failure.

Since then, the Association has grown to become one of the most important forums in Europe for the exchange of information and experience for all members of the renal care team who treat patients suffering from renal failure.

EDTNA/ERCA is a multi-disciplinary organisation of individual members. The Association membership is open to nurses, technicians, social workers, dieticians, unit managers, transplant co-ordinators, and any other professionals working with renal patients.

EDTNA/ERCA has 3000 members from 65 countries. Further info about the conference with scientific highlights can be found on the association's website www.edtnaerca.org

About The Convention Centre Dublin

Developed by Treasury Holdings, The Convention Centre Dublin is situated at Spencer Dock on the banks of the River Liffey. Ireland’s first purpose-built international convention and event venue is positioned to become the leading premium mid-sized convention centre in Europe.  Recognised as the first carbon neutral international convention centre, the venue is configured to accommodate conferences from 8 to 8,000 participants in 22 purpose-built meeting rooms. It includes a 2,000-seat auditorium, 4,500 square metres of exhibition space and banqueting facilities for up to 3,000 guests. The centre combines flexible and elegant conference halls and meeting spaces with an experienced management team and an extensive range of support services. Offering the latest technology, this sophisticated venue will include advanced audio-visual equipment and lighting systems as well as Wi-Fi enabled halls and meeting rooms. The venue will employ approximately 250 full-time staff when operational. For more information, visit www.theccd.ie