London & Partners, the official Convention Bureau for the city, announced that the European Association of Urology (EAU) will return to the capital in 2017, after almost thirty years, to host its annual congress. The five-day event, which will take place at London’s international conference centre, ExCeL London, is expected to see over 12,000 medical specialists flock to the capital.
Over the past few years, London has been welcoming more and more major medical events. Last year alone, the city played host to the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) congress, the European Association of Periodontology congress (EuroPerio) and the European Society of Cardiology congress.
London’s reputation as a life sciences centre of expertise was boosted by the launch of MedCity in 2014, a collaboration between the Mayor of London and the capital’s leading research and healthcare centres to increase life sciences investment, commercialisation and entrepreneurship in the London-Cambridge-Oxford golden triangle.
2016 will also see the opening of the Francis Crick Institute, a biomedical discovery institute and a consortium of six of the UK's most successful scientific and academic organisations. Upcoming medical events scheduled to take place in London this year include the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) congress in June and the European Respiratory Society congress in September.