Amsterdam home to key medical conferences

Organisers expect more than 10,000 attendees at the four-day conference, with specialists in the fields of microbiology, infectious diseases and public health. 

As the world’s largest congress to focus on infection control and clinical microbiology, ECCMID 2016 will present new research aimed at improving diagnosis, prevention and patient care. The conference also offers more than 150 presentations, including keynote lectures, symposia and workshops, as well roughly 2,000 poster presentations. Travelling to the Amsterdam RAI from more than 100 countries around the world, the attendees will exchange ideas, and learn about how to apply the findings in clinical, laboratory, and public health settings.

The conference is organised by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), a non-profit organisation whose mission is to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infection-related diseases. 

Amsterdam conference city

Amsterdam is an ideal location for conference and other events, and it hosts many world-class conventions, congresses, and (trade) fairs every year. Over the past years, the number of international events has risen steadily.

The wide variety of themes, from sustainability to video games and from international security to micro-organisms, is proof of what a truly multi-faceted conference city Amsterdam is. The authoritative conference statistics from ICCA and UIA consistently rank Amsterdam among the world’s top conference destinations. Amsterdam’s ambition is to achieve 6th place in the ICCA ranking by 2018.

More hotel space for conference attendees also plays a key a role. The significant increase in high-end hotel capacity in recent years will be crowned in mid-2016 by a brand new hotel at the RAI, the largest in the Benelux, designed by Rem Koolhaas. And in terms of transport, the new North-South Line, with a dedicated stop for the RAI, is expected to open in 2017.