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Scientists From Across Europe Meet In NewcastleGateshead

Posted on 24 October 2018


Sage Gateshead hosted more than 1,000 scientists and clinicians from across Europe at a key medical conference.

The 41st annual meeting of the European Thyroid Association attracted 1,050 delegates from 22 countries during the four-day event, which took place at the international music and events centre in September. With support from the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau it is the first time the conference has been hosted in the UK in 15 years.

The conference is for clinicians and scientists who study the thyroid gland and its diseases. It is the most important European meeting in the field of thyroidology.

Sage Gateshead’s two main auditoriums – Sage One and Sage Two – were in full use, as well as the Barbour Room and C9 (a studio room located in the venue’s Music Education Centre). The vast concourse, with stunning views of NewcastleGateshead Quayside, was used for the welcome reception.

The conference included 12 industry exhibitors and 203 posters were on display.

Sarah Thackray, director at event management company BeaconHouse Events, said: “Sage Gateshead was the perfect setting for the 41st Annual Meeting of the European Thyroid Association.

“The three world-class auditoriums with second to none acoustics, meant it was well suited to accommodate the ETA’s exciting scientific programme. The views over the River Tyne and Millennium bridge gave delegates a beautiful outlook over NewcastleGateshead.

“The team at Sage Gateshead offered invaluable and highly professional support and assistance in the run up and during the event to ensure the conference was a great success. They are always pleasant and efficient and we look forward to our next event at Sage Gateshead.”

Susanne Rothe from the European Thyroid Association, said: “It was a pleasure to be at Sage Gateshead and we enjoyed working with high professionals in such a beautiful location. Everything worked out very well and we felt that everything was done to make our event perfect.

“The combination of the Convention Bureau, Beacon House and the Sage was a great set up and worked very well together.”

Anna Eyres, Head of Conference and Events at Sage Gateshead, said: “We were delighted to host the European Thyroid Association at Sage Gateshead. It is fantastic to showcase the amazing core strengths of the region with these important and exciting events. Working closely with the NewcastleGastehead Convention Bureau and BeaconHouse Events was hugely important to the overall success.”