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Liverpool wins £2.5m Health Systems Global conference

City to welcome 2,000 delegates for Health Systems Global (HSG) Symposium in October 2018

Pictured: ACC Liverpool will host HSG Symposium in 2018 (photographer: McCoy Wynne)

Liverpool has won the 2018 Health Systems Global (HSG) Symposium, a five-day conference expected to generate £2.5 million in economic benefits.

The win comes following a collaboration between the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), and a consortium of UK institutions including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton and ACC Liverpool. 

George Gotsadze, executive director of Health Systems Global, said: “Liverpool’s winning bid was exceptionally strong and we are looking forward to working closely with LSTM and partners as we prepare this event over the coming years.”

The HSG Symposium will being an expected 2,000 delegates and take place at ACC Liverpool from 7 October 2018.

Professor Janet Hemingway CBE, director of LSTM, said: "We are delighted with this decision. It is not only a recognition of a very strong bid that we have put in together with our partners, but also of the key research on health systems challenges that is being carried out by LSTM and our partners.” 

Kerrin MacPhie, director of conference and exhibition sales at ACC Liverpool, added: "Health Systems Global is a prime example of the city working together to bring a large international conference into the UK for the first time, capitalising on its expertise in this field. 

"Symposia of this size coming to ACC Liverpool are so beneficial for the region, not only from an economic point of view but also proof of Liverpool’s scientific credentials. We will ensure the symposium will be a great success.”

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