Health Systems Global (HSG) has chosen Liverpool as the host city for its fifth global symposium on health systems research in 2018.
The winning bid was put forward by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), in close cooperation with a consortium of UK institutions including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton and ACC Liverpool.
Around 2,000 delegates are expected to attend the five day symposium on October 7, 2018, at the waterfront venue, home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool. The event will generate more than £2.5m in economic impact for the city region.
“We are delighted with this decision”, said Professor Janet Hemingway CBE, director of LSTM. “It is not only a recognition of a very strong bid that we have put in together with our partners, but also of the key research on health systems challenges that is being carried out by LSTM and our partners.”
George Gotsadze, executive director of Health Systems Global, congratulated the team on behalf of the Board of Health Systems Global which is made up of key researchers and experts from across the globe. “Liverpool’s winning bid was exceptionally strong and we are looking forward to working closely with LSTM and partners as we prepare this event over the coming years.”
Kerrin MacPhie, director of conference and exhibition sales at ACC Liverpool, added: “Health Systems Global is a prime example of the city working together to bring a large international conference into the UK for the first time, capitalising on its expertise in this field.
“Symposia of this size coming to ACC Liverpool are so beneficial for the region, not only from an economic point of view but also proof of Liverpool’s scientific credentials. We will ensure the symposium will be a great success.”
Health Systems Global is an international membership organisation fully dedicated to promoting health systems research and knowledge translation. Its fourth global symposium will be held from November 14 – 18 this year in Vancouver, Canada, and will focus on ‘resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world.’