Belfast Telegraph

Belfast medical conference tipped to generate £1m for local economy

Clinician Dr Rob Mac Sweeney and Dr Catriona Kelly at the launch
Clinician Dr Rob Mac Sweeney and Dr Catriona Kelly at the launch

By Staff Reporter

A medical conference in Belfast this week is expected to generate around £1m for the economy.

Over 400 scientists and specialists from around the world are due to attend the event at Titanic Belfast on Thursday and Friday.

The conference is organised by Critical Care Reviews, a project promoting access to scientific advancement. It was set up by Northern Ireland clinician Dr Rob Mac Sweeney.

It's the latest major conference event to take place in the city. The event will include the results of a major trial in sepsis.

Dr Mac Sweeney said: "Critical Care Reviews has established itself as a world-leading medical conference and the premier scientific event for specialists around the world working within the area of critical care.

"We are looking forward to welcoming a host of internationally renowned scientists and clinicians to present and discuss new data which has the potential to change practice worldwide, but also to enjoy what Belfast as an exciting global destination has to offer."

The conference is supported by medical device specialist Armstrong Medical. Managing director John Armstrong said: "This event brings together some of the finest minds in critical care medicine, which combines informed reflection with active vision.

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"I believe it's in this space that further significant advancements can be made."

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