The Great North Paediatric Conference was held for the first time in Newcastle to celebrate the Great North Children’s Hospital and to showcase Paediatrics in the North of England.
The conference, attended by over 180 Paediatricians, Paediatricians in training and General Practitioners, presented exemplar clinical work and research throughout the three days. The international conference attracted delegates from the UK and as far afield as New Zealand.
A gala dinner was held at St James Park on the first night to kick off the conference with an elegant evening.
NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau support
As well as providing industry knowledge and insight into best practice of running a conference, NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau were able to help the organisers identify a suitable venue for the main conference and gala dinner as well as providing a costing analysis.
The team were also provided website support, giving exclusive deals for the local hotels, an easy booking system as well as local information for delegate
Paula Drummond, Consultant Paediatrician, said: “We chose to bring the conference to Newcastle to showcase both the new Children’s hospital but also the excellent Paediatrics we have in the North of England.
“By bringing the conference to Newcastle we had access to excellent speakers that could easily attend and deliver their presentation yet still return to work if necessary. Delegate also benefitted from easy access to the conference, excellent transport links and reasonable cost hotels. Delegates were also able to experience the new local Children’s hospital first hand.”