The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) are the first recipients of the award. Each organisation has held numerous conferences in BestCities’ partner cities, with ISN holding their congress in five partner cities, and the YPO holding seven conferences in five BestCities destinations.
ISN used their Global Recognition Award grant to support their Continued Medical Education programme to cover travel costs for Professor Kriang Tungsanga, a nephrologist based in Thailand, to speak at the annual meeting of the Laos Society of Nephrology.
YPO donated their grant to Bridges for Music, an organisation who build creative schools. The money will go towards the purchase of music equipment for a music school being built in Langa near Cape Town. In addition, YPO are also donating furniture to the school. Of the 7 conferences YPO have held in BestCities destinations, two have been in Cape Town and two in Singapore.
“With our Global Recognition Award programme, we are celebrating the associations who have taken their congress to several BestCities destinations and recognize how their outcomes improve the destinations we live in”, says Jane Cunningham, BestCities Global Alliance. “We are proud to acknowledge the International Society of Nephrology and the Young Presidents’ Organization for helping deliver lasting positive impact and knowledge-sharing in the partner cities they have chosen to host conferences. Furthermore, we are delighted they have chosen to donate their grants to such fantastic initiatives.”
Associations hosting impactful conferences and events in BestCities partner destinations (Berlin, Bogotá, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dubai, Edinburgh, Houston, Madrid, Melbourne, Singapore, Tokyo and Vancouver) are all in with a chance of winning the Global Recognition Award next year.