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Medical and science wins generate £5 million boost for Dublin

Three international association conferences set to bring a combined 5,000 delegates to the Irish capital by 2019

Pictured: The Convention Centre Dublin

Three new medical and scientific conferences worth an estimated €6.5 million (£5m) have been confirmed for Ireland’s Convention Centre Dublin (CCD).

The 28th International Nursing Research Congress will come to the Irish capital in 2017, followed by the 10th World Congress of Pain in 2018 and the Festival of Neuroscience in 2019 after joint bids between the CCD and Dublin Convention Bureau.

Between them, the three conferences are expected to bring around 5,000 delegates to Dublin.

“I think it is a testament to the work that we and our partners in the Irish business tourism industry have achieved in promoting Ireland as a centre of excellence and innovation, and as a place to come to do business,” said CEO Nick Waight.

The Nursing Research Congress will bring around 900 delegates, while the World Congress of Pain is expected to attracted 2,500 pain management specialists for its three day conference.

Neuroscience Ireland will co-host the Festival of Neuroscience (BNA2019), the flagship meeting of the British Neuroscience Association, with around 1,500 delegates.

“Neuroscientists from all over the world will come to Dublin to discuss the latest development in brain research and The CCD will provide us with a world-class venue to facilitate this,” said Stafford Lightman, BNA2019 president elect.

The CCD is anticipating a strong year in the medical and scientific sectors, with 15 large conferences booked for 2016, including the European Conference on Interventional Oncology, BRINK NextMed, Global MedTech Compliance Conference and the British Elbow and Shoulder Society Annual Scientific Meeting.

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