European Congress season at emotive

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It’s been a busy September/October at emotive with no less than five international congresses covering therapy areas from neurology and dermatology to respiratory diseases and pelvic floor disorders. Different teams supported clients at five big events, in Stockholm, Athens, Madrid and Tel Aviv.  

ECTRIMS 2019 

One of our neurology teams started September in Stockholm at ECTRIMS 2019, the Conference of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, where they supported a client with an exhibition booth and educational events. Our writers were able to catch up on some of the new developments in all areas of multiple sclerosis, including genetics, imaging, immunology and treatment. Our current work in this field of neurology is helping to bring better therapy options to patients with rare neurological conditions.  

Senior Account Director, Holly said “ECTRIMS was challenging but the booth, symposium and internal events were all highly commended by our clients. The congress footfall was high, and our branded selfie frame was worn out by the end!” 

13th European Paediatric Neurology Society Congress 

A week later, a second team flew to Athens for the 13th Congress of the European Paediatric Neurology Society. The theme of this year’s Congress was Paediatric Neurology and Rare Diseases: Genetics & Environment, Progression & Transition. As well as supporting a client with their symposium, we caught up with experts and the team learnt about what the future holds for children born with rare neurological conditions such as AADC deficiency and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 

Client Services Director, Anj said ‘We led on various activities for our client launching a treatment in a rare disease. With more attendees than expected, the symposium was a great success for all, and the team celebrated with Aperol Spritz in the 30-degree heat of Athens before heading home.’ 

European Respiratory Society Congress 2019 

At the end of September, the team attended the European Respiratory Society Congress in Madrid to support a client working on a new and exciting treatment for one of the rarer respiratory conditions. The theme of this year’s Congress was prevention, with an in-depth look at e-cigarettes, air pollution and vaccination. There were over 21,000 delegates from over 134 countries in attendance, and the emotive team joined them in catching up on some of the current research and the work underway to bring new treatment options to millions of people living with respiratory conditions.  

Senior Medical Writer, Dorothy said “This was the first symposium our clients had run in this therapy area, so we were treading new ground. The full room and high level of audience participation in questions and through the voting app blew everyone away!” 

28th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress 

In early October we took another flight to Madrid, this time for the 28th EADV Congress to support clients with activities that focus on highlighting the burden of autoimmune disorders of the skin, particularly their impact on daily life. This was a great opportunity to take in some of the latest advances and trending topics in the world of dermatology, along with over 9,000 of the region’s experts.  

Account Manager, Lorna said, “Over the three days of the conference, we showcased part of an ongoing campaign which created quite a buzz on the stand, as we had an artist who was helping us to capture and translate insights shared by healthcare professionals and create a collaborative piece of art live, which was truly original.” 

12th Congress of the European Urogynaecological Association 

The 15th to 18th October saw the team jet off to Tel Aviv for the 12th Congress of the European Urogynaecological Association (EUGA). This small congress attracts around 700 delegates from across Europe, who are leaders in the diagnosis and management of pelvic floor pathologies. The aim of the meeting is to allow European urogynaecologists to share and exchange ideas and enhance their clinical practice through practical workshops. The emotive team ran an interactive symposium and filmed the speakers for some follow-on videos.  

Account Executive, Imogen said “We managed to attract nearly 200 delegates to the symposium, which was a fantastic number within this small congress. The use of iPods for live voting was very successful and the speakers were all very happy with the event. We also had time before flying home to see some of Tel Aviv, the sandy beaches and beautiful old town.” 

Congress season is over for a while and the teams will be sharing experiences at upcoming project wash ups to continually improve our delivery and service to clients around the world.  

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