Manchester to welcome the European Hernia Society in 2022

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The European Hernia Society will hold its 2022 annual congress in Manchester.

Taking place at Manchester Central, the congress is expected to attract 1,000 destinations from 24 different countries and will be the first time the event has been held in England in 20 years.

The society is a non-profit making international scientific forum that devotes itself to improving patient care in the field of hernia surgery. Aali Sheen, a Consultant Surgeon and Honoury Professor of Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary, was instrumental in bidding for the event.

He said: “I am very excited about bringing this event to Manchester and looking forward to showing our visitors what a great city this is - thank you to the teams at Manchester Central and Marketing Manchester who have made this possible.”

The winning bid was, in part, due to the collaborative approach between Manchester Central and Marketing Manchester, the promotional agency for the city.

Sheona Southern, managing director at Marketing Manchester, said: “We are pleased our partnership with Manchester Central has resulted in a successful bid to host the European Hernia Society, and we look forward to welcoming esteemed delegates from around the world in 2022.

“Manchester’s proud history of healthcare innovation, combined with world-class facilities and a fantastic tourism and culture offer allows us to attract the world’s leading scientific minds to meet in our city and discuss advancements in their field.”

The decision to bring the event to Manchester Central sees the venue further cement itself as the venue of choice for international medical associations. In coming years, the venue will also play host to congresses such as the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group, in collaboration with The Christie, and the European Resuscitation Council in October 2020.

Shaun Hinds, CEO of Manchester Central, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the European Hernia Society to our venue. Manchester has a rich history in medical research which, combined with our reputation for delivering outstanding events, makes us the perfect choice to host the event. We’re looking forward to showcasing our venue, and indeed our city, to our international visitors”.

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