Promotion of Brussels at two international meetings to be held in Brussels in 2017

visit.brussels had set an information desk at these two events that took place in May in order to stimulate the curiosity about the next destination and to boost the attendance to the following event.Delegates could already plan their visit to Brussels with various documentations and ask all kind of questions to our tourist experts.The Belgian chocolates tasting was most appreciated.

The participants to the 2017 events will also benefit from the visit.brussels information desks at the conference venues.

These promotion and information actions are part of the Welcome Services developed by visit.brussels for the organisers of large international events.

EADV (European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology)

After more than 2,000 participants benefited from a series of scientific sessions focusing on the latest developments in dermatology and venereology, the 13th Symposium of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology  which took place in Athens  in May discussed the refugees crisis.

“It’s time to talk about the refugees crisis in Europe in relation to our specialty,” said Prof. Roderick Hay, Professor of Cutaneous Infection at King’s College London and Advisor to the International Foundation for Dermatology, who was the keynote speaker at the plenary session of the Symposium. “Skin diseases are common in the world's poorest and most disadvantaged communities leading to discomfort, disfigurement and further marginalisation. The unhygienic and overcrowded conditions in which refugees have to live, lead to the development and spread of skin diseases. However, many of these have simple remedies. It’s our responsibility as dermatologists to provide care and also train the aid workers who work in refugees camps to proper diagnose and to use the simple cost-effective treatments and preventive measures that are available.”

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The next edition of the EADV Spring Symposium will take place in Brussels in May 2017.

 

SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry)

The SETAC platform brings together 2,000 scientists from more than 60 countries annually, with the aim of discussing cutting-edge research in environmental toxicology and chemistry.
This year’s annual meeting took place in Nantes (France). Featuring an impressive 1,800 presentations in more than 77 poster and platform sessions, this is the biggest international annual meeting of its kind in Europe.  
Under the theme, “Environmental contaminants from land to sea: continuities and interface in environmental toxicology and chemistry,” experts from academia, government and business shared advanced knowledge in environmental sciences in order to improve environmental toxicology and chemistry.  Professionals representing  different sectors, including academia, business, consultancy, government and NGO's discussed  the latest scientific findings.  With this annual meeting, SETAC contributes to the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity.
Bart Bosveld, Executive Director of SETAC Europe said: It is our conviction that objective science can and should make a difference in the environmental debate. This is underlined by our slogan "Environmental Quality through Science".

SETAC Europe will host his next Annual Meeting from  May 7th-10th 2017 at the SQUARE Meeting Centre in Brussels.

More information about this event at : brussels.setac.org