• 21/11/2014

Resounding success of the Spanish Neurology Society (SEN) Meeting with over 3,500 registered delegates

Until Saturday, the Valencia Conference Centre will be playing host to the 56th Annual Meeting of the Spanish Neurology Society (SEN), in which around 3,500 experts from Spain and abroad will be taking part. According to the event’s organisers, the number of delegates has risen by 20% compared to the previous meeting. The experts attending the event will be in Valencia for five days, presenting the latest developments in research, treatment, and approaches to neurological conditions such as epilepsy, headaches, dementia, sleep disorders, and neuropathic pain.

In terms of content at this important meeting, the SEN has revealed that there has been a general increase in the number of communications received and accepted of 11% and 10%, respectively, with 586 oral communications, as well as 45 “star” poster, and 634 poster presentations. Over 100 activities have been scheduled at the event, including meetings, courses, workshops, presentations, seminars, and conferences.

Although the main venue is the Valencia Conference Centre, activities are also taking place in nearby hotels such as the Sercotel Sorolla Palace, and the Meliá Valencia, which are the other two nerve centres of this meeting.

According to the data available, participants are staying in 11 different three- and fourstar hotels in the city, generating almost 9,000 overnight stays, and an economic impact of around €5 million for Valencia.

According to the Valencia Conference Centre, winning the bid for the SEN Congress was a huge achievement for the city and for the venue, as this is the first time in the history of the Society since 1949 that the meeting has been held outside Catalonia. Thanks to its equipment, the Centre provides a state-of-the-art technological and professional service, which can cater for the needs of highly specialist audiences, such as the delegates attending this event.

This meeting closes the congress period for 2014, in which 36 events of this type have been held. Looking ahead to next year, there are a large number of major events on the way. National meetings at the Valencian venue will be bringing together around 2,500 professionals from different clinical fields in the framework of the 26th National Congress of the Spanish Diabetes Society, the 37th National Congress of the Spanish Society of Paediatric Endocrinology, and the 11th Multidisciplinary Forum of Venous Thromboembolic Disease, whilst international events are set to include the Congress of the European Federation of Critical Care Nursing Associations, the most important event for critical care nurses in Europe, with members from 26 different countries taking part, and the 12th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Spring Symposium, which wil be attended by over 3,000 dermatologists from across Europe, and will centre on issues of major importance in current medicine, such as skin cancer, psoriasis, allergies, conditions derived from HIV, and anti-ageing and laser treatments. 

These events are just some of over 30 congresses and conventions which have been confirmed in the Centre’s schedule up to 2018, and will bring over 30,000 visitors to the city, resulting in over 90,000 overnight stays, and generating an economic impact of around €50 million.