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Paediatric conference worth £3.7m to Dublin

Convention Centre Dublin to host the 2019 event, set to attract 3,000 specialists

Pictured: The Convention Centre Dublin

The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) has been selected to host the 2019 Europaediatrics Congress, worth €4.5 million (£3.75m).

The bid was secured by the Faculty of Paediatrics of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI), with the conference expected to attract about 3,000 paediatricians and paediatric specialists from around the world.

It follows other high-profile paediatric conferences at the CCD in recent years, including the 53rd Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) Meeting, the 32nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID), the 12th International Congress of the European Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO), and the European Paediatric Surgeons Association (EUPSA) Congress.

Prof Hilary Hoey, immediate past dean of the Faculty of Paediatrics and director of professional competence, RCPI said: "Ireland is to the forefront of paediatric clinical care, education and research. Hosting the Europaediatrics conference by the Faculty of Paediatrics of the RCPI in the outstanding CCD will provide a unique opportunity for health care professionals working in child health from all over the world to participate, learn new inspiring information relating to prevention of childhood illness and where prevention is not possible the latest therapeutic innovations as well as make contacts, friends and socialise."

Dr Raymond Barry, dean of the Faculty of Paediatrics, RCPI added: "We look forward to hosting a vibrant and enjoyable four-day congress and welcoming an estimated 2,500 to 3,000 delegates to enjoy the scientific and social programmes."

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