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Chester’s Brilliant Science programme secures international conference

Marketing Cheshire’s Brilliant Science programme has helped to win a bid to host the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology’s 40th-anniversary conference in September 2020.

Brilliant Science works to enhance the UK’s reputation as a world leader in sciences and to develop the North West as a hub for international association events, by making the most of the region’s scientific heritage and links.

“This is the second international conference we have secured at the University of Chester as a result of the Brilliant Science project,” said Fiona Bebbington, business tourism manager for Marketing Cheshire.

“It demonstrates the strong connections we have with our academic community and how highly regarded our academics are in their field, internationally. Through the Brilliant Science project, we are continuing to work with leading experts in the region to build on this success and attract further conferences to Cheshire.”

The 2020 event will take place on 8 and 9 September at the University of Chester and is expected to attract around 100 delegates.

Dr Liane Hayes, senior lecturer in the University of Chester’s school of psychology said: “We are honoured to be hosting this special anniversary conference.

“The SRIP conference will be an opportunity for delegates to exchange research findings, develop research interests and research networks, and engage with clinical and academic partners. The conference will showcase the latest research in areas such as perinatal depression and anxiety, birth trauma, interventions, and parenting support.”

Hayes added that “Chester’s rich culture and history, together with easy accessibility from major UK cities and airports, made the University of Chester an ideal venue.”

The Brilliant Science programme previously helped to secure the 19th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS) for 2020.

The bid for the conference was led by Dr Thaddeus Eze, senior lecturer in cybersecurity at the University of Chester.

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