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Record Year for British Orthopaedic Association at ACC Liverpool

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05 October 2015

A record number of British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) delegates attended its Annual Congress at ACC Liverpool.


A total of 1817 orthopaedic attendees from the UK and overseas visited the waterfront venue for the four day congress in September.


As well as attracting top surgeons, the event hosts healthcare practitioners and those considering a career in orthopaedic surgery. The association last visited ACC Liverpool in the venue’s opening year in 2008.


Mike Kimmons, chief executive of BOA, said: “This year’s annual congress was our busiest event to date and we were pleased to welcome so many delegates from all over the world.

“The venue and the destination were second to none – from the team to the welcome we received in the city. Our attendees loved the whole ACC Liverpool experience.”


The event included more than 100 exhibitors as well as education seminars, plenary and named lectures and question and answer sessions covering training, research and management responsibilities.  It is set to return to ACC Liverpool in September 2017 and again in 2019. 


Kerrin MacPhie, director of conference and exhibition sales at The ACC Liverpool Group, said: “We were delighted to welcome the British Orthopaedic Association back to the venue.  Liverpool’s location and travel network means it is an easy city to reach and these numbers prove that.  The BOA team focuses on creating a great event for the city and I am thrilled by the excellent attendee numbers and positive feedback received from delegates.


“This is a great example of how multi-year deals can work well for associations and we look forward to continued success when BOA returns in 2017 and 2019.”