Medical experts from across the globe will attend the event from CIRSE (the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe) which aims to raise awareness and understanding of interventional radiology (IR) and its benefits.

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau welcomed CIRSE’s decision to hold its congress in the city this year, and believes it will generate approximately £9.5million in the local economy with an estimated 30,000 room night bookings.

The event will give specialists the chance to share knowledge on the full spectrum of minimally invasive, image-guided medical procedures.

These hi-tech procedures have the potential to treat a vast range of conditions ranging from bone tumours, lung cancer and stroke to deep vein thrombosis (DVT) hypertension, varicose veins and many more.

CIRSE’s President, Anna-Maria Belli, who will open the congress, said: “We are excited to bring CIRSE 2014 to Glasgow. The event is now in its 29th year and last year alone it attracted 6,500 delegates from 94 countries – we expect an equally popular event this year.

“This is an incredibly important congress bringing together medical professionals from a range of specialisms to share their expertise and discuss best practice in IR, participate in hands-on workshops and follow live demonstrations on interventional techniques.”

A Satellite Symposia will see discussions taking place on a range of new technologies, with medical companies providing information on cutting-edge IR devices and techniques. Discussions will take place around radiation protection, the latest developments and treatment options for select conditions and more.

Meanwhile medical students from all over Europe – the future of IR – will benefit from a dedicated programme allowing students to experience IR outside of the classroom, explore it as a future career choice, and engage with qualified radiologists.

Aileen Crawford, Head of Conventions at GCMB, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) to Glasgow. Glasgow’s conference credentials are rich in medical development and research conferences, making it the perfect fit to host the 5,000 delegates attending the CIRSE meeting.

“Our new state-of-the-art infrastructure, our rapidly growing hotel stock, our new South Glasgow Hotel Hospital Campus and excellent close partnership working have helped us succeed to become Scotland’s leading business tourism destination.”

The SECC has played host to a range of medical conferences to-date and Kathleen Warden its Director of Conference sales, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the delegates, organisers and speakers of CIRSE to the SECC.

“This is an important congress, representing a critical area of medicine, and we’re looking forward to playing our part in allowing the outstanding line up of speakers to impart their knowledge in a professional and productive learning environment.”



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